IndyCar » Indy 500: double file restarts stay

Ever since teams and drivers arrived at Indianapolis, there has been a rolling campaign to get IndyCar to drop double file restarts for the Indy 500. But to no avail: they stay.

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FRED - Unregistered

May 31, 2011 3:21 AM

If people don't want as many 'marbles' get Firestone to build tyres with a much harder compound for oval races. It's a bit silly when there is only one 'groove' at the end of a race, as Hildebrand found out the hard way.
Also Indycar should be leading debates/rules on racing, not following NASCAR - that smacks of desperation. Let NASCAR do their own thing - Indycar should follow it's own course.
Ultimately the double/single file rule should rest with the drivers. They're the ones who are going to end up in the wall if things go wrong, not the Indycar management.Why be wise after the event - if there was a di Silvestro type accident on the restarts, with the cars all bunched up, there would be absolute mayhem on the circuit.

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