“Scott Dixon could have become F1 world champion,” are the enthusiastic words of Stefan Johansson, former teammate of Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost, among others. The former F1 driver is the manager of living IndyCar legend Dixon and believes the Brisbane man’s six IndyCar titles show his qualities.
In 2004 Scott tested for Williams F1. In addition, discussions were underway with Ferrari about a test day at the Italian team, ”said Johansson. “We were very close to being in F1, but an attractive offer from Chip Ganassi Racing made us choose to stay in the United States.” Johansson continued: “I am still convinced that Scott could have won one or more world titles in F1. He has a lot of talent. Of course there are a lot of good drivers out there, but not everyone is capable of winning races at the highest level, “the Swede told RacingNews365.” Scott hears from the list of pilots capable of this. ??
F1 much more predictable than the IndyCar
Johansson also comments on the differences between F1 and the IndyCar series: Every IndyCar race is spectacular. You never know who will win. It’s something I miss in F1. There are only a few drivers who can compete for victory and there is hardly any full title fight. It’s because of the huge budgets and all the strict regulations I think. It’s a shame, sport has become very predictable.
Dixon’s trophy cabinet is now fully stocked: Dixon won the IndyCar series in 2003, 2008, 2013, 2015, 2018 and 2020. In 2008 he won the Indy500. In 2006, 2015 and 2020, he won the 24h of Daytona.