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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 in action during practice for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Friday April 17 2015. (Photo by John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Will Power in his pit stand prior to practice for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Friday April 17 2015. (Photo by John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Will Power, driver of the #1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6 races to a seventh-place finish Sunday, April 12, 2015 during the Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of Louisiana at NOLA Motorsports Park in Avondale, Louisiana. (Photo by Russell LaBounty/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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