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Franchitti and Power back on speaking terms

And he was insistent that the series had to toughen up on how it handled on-track collisions like the one between him and Franchitti at Toronto.

"I think that's what needed to happen because it will deter people from doing it again. They know if they're going to hit someone, they're going to get a drive-through and end up at the back, as well," he said. "I think all the drivers, all the drivers I spoke to, they all feel the same: it needs to be more strict in every way."

"I wouldn't want Brian [Barnhart] or Al Unser Jr.'s job or Tony Cotman's job, it's a very difficult one," admitted Franchitti, referring to the trio responsible for reviewing on-track incidents and handing out penalties. "There were a lot, including Will and I's incident, that I would say were racing incidents at Toronto. There were a couple that weren't. It's a very fine line.

"I think all the drivers are kind of looking for more of a - I don't know how to say it - but we want to know what's acceptable and what's not," he said, echoing Power's own thoughts. "I think Brian and the guys, they're trying to address that.

"Hopefully we'll get back to what we know is acceptable and what isn't."




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Will Power, driver of the #12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6, celebrates capturing the pole Saturday, August 23, 2014, with the fastest qualifying time for Sunday`s IndyCar race at at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)
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f1fan - Unregistered

July 25, 2011 6:47 PM

People moan and complain about F1 drivers being corporate robots who don't speak their minds anymore, then moan and complain about Indycar drivers that do.



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