IndyCar » Probation for Rahal after Long Beach

IndyCar has placed Graham Rahal on a six-race probation, following an accident at Long Beach that saw Marco Andretti's car launched into the air.

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April 18, 2012 4:14 PM

There's been a fair amount of front - to - rear contact in the first three races, and in most cases the bodywork has helped prevent damage.

If you have a big enough difference in closing speed, it doesn't matter if it's F1, NASCAR , Indy Car or any other series, you're going to get airborne.

Maxx - Unregistered

April 18, 2012 5:36 PM

So it's okay for Marco to try a bansai move, that he was never going to pull off? I know drivers have to take chances, but, he would not have made that turn. If a driver is allowed 1 move then whether it was a chop or not Rahal made his 1 move and got nailed.

Phil - Unregistered

April 18, 2012 9:48 PM

Exactly Maxx - Michael's allowed to drive (as he usually does) like an idiot and play the martyr. It was his completely unreasonable maneuvre which ruined Rahal's day. A few years ago, we'd shrug and say he's young & impetuous. Now he's just a liability and a danger with his "I'm coming thru so get outta my way" attitude

Maxx - Unregistered

April 20, 2012 4:19 AM

Okay "BlowMe" I'll re-phrase it. Marco is the 3rd best driver on his dad's team, so, he has to push harder than most other drivers. Hinchcliffe doing good in the Danica ride is bad news for Marco and Danica as well.

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