F1 » Webber: IndyCar situation 'not right'

Mark Webber says IndyCar can learn from F1 after the death of Dan Wheldon

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zanardi98 - Unregistered

October 21, 2011 3:48 AM

I think it has more to do with the current shape indycars. In the mid to late 1990's the CART series cars like the reynards, swifts etc never took flight on the ovals and they used to do 240mph at places like fontana! I know Greg moore died in a reynard but he spun on oil and flipped when he hit the grass!

steve - Unregistered

October 21, 2011 7:22 AM

@Droog, Go to america and strap yourself into the 2 seater indy car and go round daytona at 200+mph then you will see if its boring. When was the last time you saw wheel to wheel action through out a whole f1 race? erm 1980 maybe!


October 21, 2011 7:54 AM

commodore. sorry, getting my series mixed up! but was just stating that indycars use road/street circuits as well as ovals.

but if you think of it, ovals are probably safer than road courses. this is due to the less likliehood of a car hitting a wall head on, on an oval. most accidents are sliding accidents. whereas on road courses, you can have a car missing a corner and coming back on to a track and spearing, or being speared by a car already on track.

nedTed - Unregistered

October 21, 2011 8:17 AM

the thing is, they are changing the cars for next year anyway, to a closed wheel, meaning the cars will be less likely to take off, making a lot of what Mark says here redundant.

Chris4240 - Unregistered

October 21, 2011 11:20 AM

Mark for you solution is to sit in your armchair at your home and drive your car with remote controller.

Who are you to talk about Indy racing as for you speed of 60 km/h in Monaco corner is to high.
Nigel can talk about it, Fittipaldi can talk about it and AJ Foyt and Mario Andretti but you go to your armchair.
You would like to stop Motorcycle racing, really racing Stock car racing just to show that you and your F1 pussies are only racers.


October 21, 2011 11:27 AM

@ Richard
Mate 34 cars on that oval was ridiculous.
I don't profess to know the ovals but to me
leave them to NASCAR.
Whilst you have catchment fences to save the public
from danger they are not a place for open wheel cars with open cockpits. I may be over reacting but have watched the series from downhere and have considered how dangerous.
Will Power during the week said somebody is going to be killed on this circuit. It was taken as a throw away line but proved to be true.Sure they could have boycotted the event as was suggested earlier in the thread however passion/money outweighed commonsense as it was the last event with the series on the line.

The Indy guys lead by Alex Tagliani are now calling a meeting to discuss drastic changes.

Dave Smith - Unregistered

October 21, 2011 12:05 PM

Is it time that an open cockpit was a thing of the past? Does it really add anything to be open? Fire is less of a hazard than in the past and if an LMP car can run with a closed lid why not an Indy car. Its still a single seater just crossed with a fighter plane.

Yirmin - Unregistered

October 21, 2011 12:41 PM

Now I know why Webbernever wins, he is an idiot. You don't get a slip stream from two cars beside you when you are running three cars wide, you get it from cars in front. Of course he is an expert since he never raced on an oval but talked to people that have... I talked to a pilot once can I start designing planes now?

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