F1 » Andretti: CotA can be 'fixed home' of US GP

Mario Andretti expects the new home of the US GP to not only survive but also to 'thrive' in future years

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November 12, 2012 2:17 PM


Money may be the main lubricant however the
prime ingredient is the U.S fans support this event
for the extention of the sport in there country.

The U.S have been provided with a fine circuit and
now is the time for fans to respond as the world
will be watching.

carman - Unregistered

November 12, 2012 4:06 PM

..........and Nigel Mansell blew this man (Andretti) into the weeds in his first season (after he left Williams/F1) of Cart/Indycar. Not only this, but Mansell won the Cart/Indycar title that year too. So eat your words and humble pie Mario.


November 12, 2012 9:31 PM
Last Edited 317 days ago

@carman What a ridiculous and shameful post. It has nothing to do with the article, just hating on a legend for no reason.

Mario was 53 years old at the time that Nigel 'blew this man into the weeds'. Nigel was much younger and the current F1 world champion. The fact that a 53 year old was even will or able to compete with him is a testament to Mario's skills and passion.

At 53 years old Mario was racing 20 somethings and F1 WDC's at 240 + mph and holding his own. What will you be doing at that age???

Focus - Unregistered

November 12, 2012 10:38 PM

Bunch of trolls. Your "wisdom" has nothing to do with the fact that the CotA folks have done what most, including many of the geniuses here on Crash, said was impossible. They've built a world-class facility in record time, despite all the efforts to derail the project. I drove by there in June, when most if not all of the track was still dirt, and to compare those images with what appeared on Speed Channel's half-hour special last night is simply astonishing. CotA really doesn't need Mario as an ambassador--the city is fantastic, the weather will be perfect, and the track looks to be a good one with over 130 feet of elevation change and a lot of interesting corners. I've got my tickets ready and can't wait for Friday.

Ian - Unregistered

November 13, 2012 12:50 AM

I've played it on F1 2012 on PS3, the layout looks fun with lots of variety and elevation changes, I'm looking forward to seeing it on TV this weekend.

It's nice to see a new track on the calendar that's NOT a featureless and soulless place.

Mario6 - Unregistered

November 13, 2012 12:50 PM

I agree that your post was shameful. As was Nigel the year he came to CART. He performed on the track as a Champion should but off the track was another story. He waited for his much more experienced and technically savvy teammate to set up his car for him, enabling him to get to the end. He couldn't even manage to not trip over himself to rush to the cameras. He was a bit of a whiner and certainly not a team player. I thought he was a primadona and a drama queen but very talented driver.
I wonder if he would have done as well if he didn't have a consummate professional as a teammate.

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