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Several comments must be made: First, thankfully there is no NASCAR-style green-white-checker in Indy Car racing. Secondly, despite there being a stretch of 130 or so green flag laps, there were 19 cars on the lead lap at the finish, a good argument for spec racing, of which more anon. Third, the race was covered here in the States by ABC (Always Bad Coverage). Saavedra's accident was caused by a chop move by another driver which they were about to cover when they went to various other things, including an interview with NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski.I do not believe that they ever did tell us who chopped Saavedra. And also,ABC only covered what went on with the drivers at the front of the field, never telling us why such-and-such driver had dropped off the lead lap,etc. (Always Bad Coverage).
Now, on to the eternal debate over spec racing versus technical innovation. Would it help you to know that my favorite racing formula of all time was the 2.5 litre GP formula of 1954-61, which sa