NASCAR racer Clint Bowyer has said that Formula 1 cars remind him of spaceships. The American races for the Stewart-Haas team and has direct links to Gene Haas, the owner of the Haas F1 team. F1 designers pride themselves on precision and attention to detail, making Bowyer rub his eyes when viewing them.
He admits that he would like to test one, as fellow stock car racer Jeff Gordon did: "I can’t even get up early enough to watch those races, let alone compete in them," he laughed. "I would love to maybe test one. I know [Jeff] Gordon did that and have talked to him about that experience.
"It’s just amazing what those cars are capable of doing, but they look more like spaceships than race cars, if you ask me. I grew up in Kansas, and we didn’t have anything like that. We couldn’t even get the (TV) station that covered F1, so I don’t know. And I can’t understand the announcer that covers it anyway, so I don’t know about that."
"I would like to go to that track that has all the boats on it, with those big yachts," Bowyer added, referring to the glamorous and iconic Monaco dock. "If you can find me a rig like that to back up to the track and watch them when I retire, I’ll go with you -- how about that? You’d have to talk to everybody, though. I won’t be able to do that, either."