IndyCar » Mike Conway to return for Long Beach


Britain's Mike Conway is to make a one-off return to the IndyCar Series after being handed a seat for the Long Beach street race - the event he won in 2011.

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Petethebeat - Unregistered

January 30, 2013 8:21 AM

Not sure how to feel about this. Conway won the event last year and did a great job, but he refuses to participate in oval races anymore. Is it strong to admit you're scared? I'm not sure. Perhaps he's chosen the wrong field of employment, should the indycar series even allow a 'conditional' driver to compete? I mean, each race is a chapter in a championship, that's why we're addicted to the outcome of each race. I think these 'one-offs' cheapen and dilute the show. The main championship is the big one, road and oval course championships don't really have relevance yet as they're quite new. Or perhaps Indycar should just complete ditch the oval races, stop competing with nascar and re-launch themselves as a proper, certified, engaging alternative to F1. Ditch the oval races and attract the talent from open wheeled europe that didn't have the commercial clout to enter f1.

KGBVD - Unregistered

January 31, 2013 5:50 PM

Mike Conway, winner of Biggest Bonehead Award 2012.

Honestly, what would your employer say if you walked up to them and said that you don't feel comfortable performing half of your duties anymore??? He'd fire you.

And this nonsense at a time when there are dozens upon dozens of talented drivers out there without open wheel rides clamouring for the chance.

Racers need b*lls and bravery. And Mike has already lost his at the age of 29. Spooked horsed don't race, and neither should Mike.

indy500 - Unregistered

February 01, 2013 8:50 AM

@KGBVD

its pretty obvious you haven't a clue what you are talking about.

Conway came back from 2 monstrous shunts on ovals to win, the speeds achieved on ovals is crazy, its a miracle more of these guys are not killed. Even indycar are now pairing back the oval calendar because they realize quite a few of the drivers are becoming uncomfortable racing at those speeds in a formula car.

Whats balls is saying you are not comfortable doing it anymore, that takes balls.

Im my opinion he is a top pilot with clever head and values life.

KGBVD - Unregistered

February 01, 2013 5:11 PM

I'm sorry, I thought he got paid to do a job. I didn't realize he was afforded the opportunity to be picky.

If a firefighter 'isn't comfortable' running into burning buildings, do you know what he has to do? Stop being a firefighter.

At least JYS did something about being uncomfortable.

KeepHerLit

February 02, 2013 2:29 AM

His speciality is road courses , he knows how to drive the roads and wouldn't have been given the drive if the owners of the team didn't think he has a reasonable chance of winning again at Long Beach. Many Indycar drivers do well year after year at certain circuits they prefer.

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