IndyCar » Recriminations rage on after Toronto


The action on track on the streets of Toronto during Sunday afternoon was spectacular and fierce enough, but it paled next to the verbal fall-out that followed.

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RawDawg

July 11, 2011 12:27 PM

Rahal got hosed.

Ryan Hunter-Ray CLEARLY knocked him out of podium contention with a pass attempt that was beyond optimistic. His day was completely ruin by a boneheaded attempt.

I have to give it to Will Power. He gave one of the most classic pit interview you will see. He held NOTHING back for Franchitti and Tagliani. Tagliani was an absolute tool in the way he crashed Will out and his response afterwards.

Double file restarts on a street circuit are freakin' stupid.

I'm sure this race gave the "anti-Lewis Hamilton penalize everyone who touches another car" brigade a heart attack.

RawDawg

July 11, 2011 1:13 PM

I hate to upset your bias and preconceived notions but oval track racing an Indycar 200 mph wheel to wheel with concrete walls and no run off isn't exactly all peaches and cream Mr. Sunshine.

CaptainKaramelo - Unregistered

July 11, 2011 1:26 PM

No peaches and cream - agreed.

Oval racing sure takes a lot of talent, but on such a limited set of skills that it all becomes kind of irrelevant - in the same sense than picking your nose with your toes takes "talent"...

RawDawg

July 11, 2011 2:26 PM
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@CaptainKaramelo

Your backhanded comment that categorize IndyCar guys are "carousel drivers" that don't know how to race on "a real track" is misleading and incorrect.

If you were talking about NASCAR than you would have a point. If you actually look at who is on the track you would see that they all have come through the lower ranks with road racing back ground - most never even drove an oval until they landed in IndyCar or Indy Lights. Hell, over half the field isn't even American. IndyCar drivers don't come from oval circuit backgrounds like NASCAR drivers.

cruachan - Unregistered

July 11, 2011 4:55 PM

I've said it before and I'll say it again, in my opinion the IndyCar series is a better test of a driver's skill than F1 due to the mix of oval, street and circuit courses. Maybe the overall level of the driver's isn't quite as high but as a series it's a very stern test.

Surprised at Power's reaction TBH, I think the stewards called it right because he did leave the door open and then shut it in the corner. I think as much as anything he's frustrated at the number of issues caused by bad pitstops etc that have affected him, and he would have been calmer about Dario had Tagliani not wiped him out. The stupid TV coverage announcing a non-existant penalty really added fuel to the fire too.

Great race though, loads of action and looking forward to Edmonton.

Dave1

July 11, 2011 6:34 PM

How sad that it's come to this...real live race car drivers banging it up on track, getting really pissed, then sending stern, catty Tweets back & forth.
The IRL Nancy Boys & Girly Men Tweeters need to man up..."I am soooo angry I could just scratch your eyes out, oh!"

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