@jb001 Mistakes were definitely made on both sides but CART’s biggest tactical error was surely letting the IRL use their old chassis to begin with.
But I don’t believe in ignoring the mistakes of the past just because they’re uncomfortable. To retread the cliche, those who don’t learn from it are doomed to repeat it. Motor racing seems…[Read more]
One other thing: The irony of CART being formed after a previous split in 1979 (following the deaths of most of the USAC board in a plane crash) is not lost on me. Ten years later, a board consisting largely of team owners had full control over US open wheel racing.
To be fair CART’s leadership made some pretty stupid decisions. They chose boycott and a futile, destructive war rather than showing up at the 500 in ’96 and ending the split there and then. Then came 25/8 etc.
I’d rather not retread this old ground as it isn’t productive – you said it yourself, this was 20 years ago. Besides, there are other…[Read more]
You can find all the F1 Fanatic articles on the 2009 season here:
20 years ago today Indianapolis Motor Speedway president Tony George declared he would set up a rival to the CART championship.
Among George’s complaints were the governance of the championship, which he believed was holding back its development, and the cost of competing:
I have personally made every effort in the past two years to work with…
1) You use shoe-warmers, which you take off about 5 seconds before you put your shoes on.
2) You open your mouth while running, thinking that it would be a form of air box.
3) You try to create a street circuit around your neighborhood
4) You’re presented with the last name “Baumgartner”, you think of Zsolt, instead of Felix.
5) You believe that…[Read more]
Marina-side race, using the wide dual carriageway nearby for the pits and the fast bits, with a sweeping first right hander and a turn 4 hairpin. Also contains a tight chicane that’s situated right next to an actual bus stop and a kinky last corner
A random list of races that I always think of with drivers on the grid:
Perez: Canada 2012
Hulkenberg: Korea 2013/Brazil 2012
Maldonado: Spain 2012
Hamilton: Germany 2011/Britain 2008
Raikkonen: Japan 2005
Vettel: Singapore 2013
Alonso: Malaysia 2012
Rosberg: Monaco 2013
Button: Canada 2011
Webber (I know he’s gone): Australia 2002 or Monaco 2012
There is a generic prediction league here fairly simple but thought I’d put it up anyway
This is my 2nd and last standings prediction. The 1st time was just after Jerez.
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