As for Danica, the lack of respect for her racing ability is risible, especially from people who would literally make a mess in their pants if they sat in a car travelling at 200mph on a 30 degree banking, 10cm from a concrete wall! The 'real men' she races against respect her, I have no idea why keyboard warriors do not! Just ask Raikonnen if NASCAR is so easy!
I fully agree that she's a way better driver than I (and probably every one of the other keyboard warriors) will ever be. All the respect for her on that.
But respecting her is one thing, claiming she's F1 material is another. We have a general idea from her IndyCar days and, whilst we agree that IndyCar is not F1, the results didn't exactly show something like Cristiano da Matta or Helio CastroNeves material at least...so I'm still going with Helmut Marko on this one.
For the record, I saw the Daytona 500 and Danica was always in the top 10 (well, except the pit-stop shuffles but that don't count). So, again, just to be clear, respect, she's a good driver, but to get into F1 you usually need to be extra-good. Or just "good" but with huge amounts of cash in the pocket.