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Rubens in Indycar – How is he going to do?

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  • #195065
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    Joel Holland
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    Didn’t mean to rhyme in the end to the above comment but, reading it back, it is wonderfully lyrical :D

    #195066
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    Im expecting a title challenge. not less.

    they all start from zero with the new car

    #195067
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    It levels the playing field but they don’t all start from zero. There’s decades of experience and knowledge in the top teams that help them learn how to set up and adapt to the new car. Think of Penske and Ganassi as being like the Ferrari and McLaren of Indy: they won’t be so easily toppled. I think there’s a good chance some lesser teams could come to the fore, but I anticipate the big 2 still making up most of the front of the field.

    That said, I do think Rubens could realistically snag some podiums. Do I want him to come in and dominate Mansell style? Hell yes. But I don’t want to go in starry-eyed and be let down. More than anything, I’m excited at the fact that this could be a great opportunity for me to not only get to watch him race, but actually go meet him and shake his hand.

    #195068
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    He is the reason I’ll follow indy this season. And I think he’ll do great,because he looks interested and ready to race with the indy. He’s been a competitive driver all carer long and now,when he’s in indycar,where all teams has almoast eaqual chances of winning. With his talllent,he could become a title contender.

    #195069
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    If anyone from outside Ganassi and Penske is still in with a title shout with three races left I’ll be shocked. If it’s Rubens I’ll be stunned. If he wins the title in his first year I will be utterly blown away. Were I a betting man I would not put my money anywhere beyond Dixon/Franchitti/Power.

    #195070
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    Keith Collantine
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    Here’s Barrichello talking about testing at Sebring, and some shots of his car:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyDttjqGMNM

    #195071
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    Victor_RO
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    Oh no, Rubens is catching the “y’know” bug! :))

    #195072
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    Joel Holland
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    Just listened to the Trackside with Cavin & Kevin podcast (which every IndyCar fan should check out). When Kevin Lee interviewed Rubens he sounded almost reverential! His voice was low; he could even have been nervous. They’re treating him like such a star.

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    #195074
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    Keith Collantine
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    Well if he does still prefer right-foot braking he’ll be catered for:

    http://indycar.com/news/show/55-izod-indycar-series/51255-franchitti-moves-to-right-of-center/

    #195075
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    Keith Collantine
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    Here’s part two of that interview:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2aXwQ4mrZQ

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