IndyCar » Series "needs more ovals" says Danica


Danica Patrick says that IndyCar is too dominated by street and road courses, and American drivers are leaving for NASCAR as a result.

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Honestly really? - Unregistered

June 19, 2011 12:40 AM

@scampsuzi
Unfortunately you have missed my original point. "Honestly" basically slagged off America as not producing any drivers capable of hold a F1 seat and that oval racing is all we are capable of, as if it doesn't take skill. I just wanted to bring to his attention that there were drivers in the development series' representing both the US and Canada. Is Rossi ready for F1 right now? Probably not, but he is in the mix. He was good enough to test for BMW F1 at 15, and is currently the lead driver in the Lotus/Air Asia development program. I know, like Wickens situation at Virgin, they aren't the best teams, but it still is an opportunity to get on the big stage and a chance to move up to a better seat, if they can do anything with inferior cars.

bigjohnsd - Unregistered

June 19, 2011 4:03 AM

Watching Indycars on road courses is like watching paint dry!

Danica is right. The series won't survive if it isn't. Circle track centric. Face it, American racers turn left!

scampsuzi - Unregistered

June 19, 2011 10:37 AM

The system in America for bringing on young drivers seems to have rather hit the buffers in recent years, you only have to see who is winning Indycar races to appreciate that something is not quite right. I long for the return of supreme talents like Mario Andretti, possibly the best all round driver in the history of motor sport. He followed such greats as Masten Gregory, Phil Hill, Dan Gurney, all brilliant on thier day, and with the possible exception of Phil Hill, charismatic as well. To have such has beens as Paul Tracy making a return yet excluding talents like Dan Wheldon seems bazaar. Tracy was hot in 1993 for pitties sake!!, and yes I know he's Canadian. I totally love Indycar and regret it hasn't taken off in the UK

scampsuzi - Unregistered

June 19, 2011 12:00 PM

PS., I think Wickens will definitely make it and if he and Rossi do make it it can only be very good for the Sport. No more Scott Speeds please!!!!! I wonder how long it will be before hordes of very talented Chinese start washing up, a commentators nightmare on the way!!

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