IndyCar » New F1 challenge looms for IndyCar


The IZOD IndyCar Series may soon be facing a threat from F1 in the US, which is reported to be planning to start an Americas-wide 'feeder series' to support its Grand Prix events.

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Rallyroo - Unregistered

November 13, 2012 3:23 PM

William Power should get a transfer to Formula-one. He is too good for Indycar, which has gone to the dogs. The race in Austin may not be a thrill to the American auto lobby, which is very powerful in the states. Would love to see a Dallara tub get laughed off of the Formula-one circuit when William Power was driving for Red-bull or some other great team,

Brad Dill - Unregistered

November 13, 2012 4:41 PM

I think F1 needs to have a successful F1 race in Texas and be able to maintain that event financially, before they can start looking at expansion. And seriously I think people in America will continue to support the series that supports the Indy 500. Sorry to say it, but the only real open wheeled race in the US that gets much attention is Indy and I bet Austin will be hurting for customers after year 1. Its too expensive, why did Long Beach swap from F1 to Indycar? Expense.

Alicia - Unregistered

November 13, 2012 6:57 PM

Poor Rubens. No power steering, no tyre warmers. It's why I like Indycar - it's much simpler. Indycar has the the Indy 500 and that's what counts. And it's the street events that are successful too as they're in the middle of a city, as far as I can tell, this GP2 would have NJ and that's it?

DGAS - Unregistered

November 14, 2012 11:45 PM

The only real threat Indycar has is from itself. It doesnt really matter if another spec series starts up as the damage has already been done. Tha TV ratings says it all.

manic - Unregistered

November 15, 2012 6:35 AM

Nothing Indycar can do for such a "fragmented" fan base. IRL faithful decried Champ Car for being a "spec" series, but the Dallara-dart became just that after the assimilation. the DW12 is a deficient chassis by design, and the one they left to die (the DP-01)has been a more capable (and world-worthy) chassis since day one.

In short: If IMS is involved, it will always be centered around the 500... There are more races to run than just one!!

Indy-MYOPIA... been that way since 1992 (on the political side). I'm not a fan of Bernie's, but if their budget level were to infiltrate the american landscape, It's pretty certain that Euro OW would triumph...

the current "brain trust" in Indy can't fathom how it could last... and possibly thrive.

Adam Rowe - Unregistered

November 16, 2012 6:32 AM

integration!

make the indycars the feeder series, and give double points for F1 events!

Only way I can see Indycar having global relevance.

They could even link up with Australia and race at either Clipsal 500, Melbourne GP or Bathurst...

jetdoc - Unregistered

November 18, 2012 9:46 PM

IndyCar and F1 are two TOTALLY different animals. You don't WANT the F1 mentality to enter the AOW scene. Those BUDGETS that F1 has is NOT something that you'll SEE here in the US. You won't find MANY sponsors, especially in this economy that will fork out $50-$75 MILLION per car! IndyCar is an UNMATCHED Series with so many DIFFERENT types of circuits. Ovals, Super Speedways, Street and Road courses. I LOVE F1, but I don't look at the two as the same type of format at all. IndyCar Drivers are THE most VERSATILE racers in the world. Also, I read above where someone said to have a "Central Figure" (ie:Bernie Ecclestone) as the Figure head of the Series. The LAST thing we want is Bernie Ecclestone running the American OW scene. Jeff Belskus isn't the ONE to CONTINUE the momentum that Randy had built. But there's SOMEONE out there that'll be the RIGHT fit for the Series. Please TAKE YOUR TIME finding that person. But don't take TOO long!

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