This weekend’s F1 alternative: Champ Car Road America

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Robert Doornbos, Sebastian Krauss, San Jose, 2007 | GEPA / Sebastian KraussIf you’ve never seen racing at the fantastic Elkhart Lake (Road America) then make sure you tune in to the Champ Car World Series round this weekend.

The ultra-fast circuit has been described as America’s answer to Spa-Francorchamps – and if Bernie Ecclestone weren’t so sniffy about paddock standards and the like it would be the perfect venue for an American Grand Prix.

Check out the other top racing picks for this weekend – and video of Katherine Legge’s terrifying shunt in last year’s Champ Car round at Road America.

Champ Car World Series, Road America

Former Red Bull driver Robert Doornbos got himself back into championship contention with a fine win at San Jose two weeks ago.

He and Sebastien Bourdais will resume their battle for the Champ Car World Series title at the fabulous Elkhart Lake circuit this weekend.

Read more about the Champ Car World Series at Maximum Motorsport.

Indy Racing League, Kentucky

Dario Franchitti and Scott Dixon will continue their battle for the IRL championship that was interrupted at Michigan last weekend by a terrible crash for Franchitti.

The Scot survived flipping into the air at over 200 mph and landing on Dixon’s car – but he’s furious with fellow Briton Dan Wheldon (Dixon’s team mate) for causing the crash. Here’s the video of what happened:

Read more about the Indy Racing League at Maximum Motorsport.

British F3, Silverstone

The last round of the British Formula Three series wasn’t much of a race – the drivers only had three laps of green flag running in appalling wet conditions at Spa and a fortunate Jonathan Kennard took his first win.

After a poor showing there and at the F3 Masters race at Zolder British championship leader Marko Asmer needs to get his title campaign back on track.

Read more about British Formula Three at Maximum Motorsport.

What motor racing are you watching this weekend? Are you off to a track somewhere? Let us know below…

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