IndyCar » Chevy teams grow restless with Bernard

Reports that team owners affiliated with Chevrolet are growing increasingly unhappy and want IndyCar CEO Randy Bernard out have gained momentum following the Indy 500.

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James - Unregistered

May 30, 2012 8:18 PM

This is just a joke, anyone with big pockets can pay an engine preparator, put a sticker on the final product and take the plaudits. Chevrolet is just supplying Ilmor engines, Lotus put their money on the wrong horse (Judd), but at least Honda are building their own engine (HPD).

Just make this joke of a series use the same engine and chassis so the human factor takes precedence, because in its current status even GP2 is better than this.

SHAKEN - Unregistered

May 30, 2012 11:05 PM

Not great reading (about Chevy / Bernard). What I don't agree with is the suggestion last Sundays race was the best for a long time, could not really say it lived up to its claim of being the 'Greatest Spectacle in Racing' - and not certainly with the controversial end that had Franchitti's rather dirty win instead of Sato - the former also having 'won' all three Indy500's under caution (yellow flag)- something that also needs to be changed. Too many 500's have been won under caution/yellow flag.

SP3 - Unregistered

May 31, 2012 1:19 AM

I said last week before the race that Honda was sandbagging among other issues with the series. The race proved what I said. The Chevy powered cars were nowhere to be seen for most of the race.

FrankG - Unregistered

May 31, 2012 1:20 AM

@ Laydowndriver1

Wow, you need some updating...
Chevy isn't Gov motors any more... in fact never really was.
And ... if it were not for the government there probably wouldn't be a Motors currently either...

Jonov - Unregistered

May 31, 2012 3:14 AM


How was Franchitti's win "dirty"? Sato hit him, not the other way around. Plus the fact that Sato was on the white line which was causing drivers to spin-out all day. What was Dario supposed to do, move up the track and let Sato through? Dario was in the lead and holding his line, in no way what it his fault.

Just Observing - Unregistered

May 31, 2012 5:20 AM

I don't think the criticism of Judd is deserved.

They were 2 months late in starting due to the late involvement of Lotus and then because of financial problems at Lotus, had to halt work until that was sorted...

... and according to at least 1 article, the very rule by which Honda got it's turbo changed (& Chev appealed against so hard) is not being applied to the Lotus engines as the teams have repeatedly had issues with engine mapping and electronics (preventing teams running high boost at high revs) but Judd is prevented from making any changes until Mid-June... and as typical of a lot of motorsport some teams just don't want to wait that long

Gorbachov - Unregistered

May 31, 2012 7:37 AM

Let's not play idiots guys. Honda had a faster car on Sunday period. Lotus were NOT allowed to touch the engines while Honda were allowed to make significant changes to their engines and decided Ganassi and Rahal were the teams to be favoured. Bernard made a series of big mistakes and should pay for it and get fired that's what happens when CEOs don't do their job as they promised!

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