Crash.Net User: JoaoSousa

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JoaoSousa

December 01, 2009 12:43 AM

IndyCar » Sao Paulo to host IndyCar opener


The bashing comes from a long-time US open wheeler fan who is extremely disappointed with the direction this series has been going. The fact that the unification was only in 2008 is a non-argument, because the structure of the series has been in place for quite some years now. And it has been going downhill for a while too. Compared to what we used to get, this is scaringly scarce. Splitting the PPG Indy Car World Series in two was a wrong idea to begin with and it cost the discipline dearly. Things can be sorted out, yes, and I know it'll take time, but it seems as if no progress is being made. Oh, and something should be done about economy runs. Derek Bell was right back in the 80s.

JoaoSousa

November 30, 2009 1:28 AM

IndyCar » Sao Paulo to host IndyCar opener


Road America and Cleveland close to home? And why are they still going to the snooze-fest that is Iowa? And Infineon? Why not Detroit or Vancouver, some exciting and unforgiving street circuits that really distinguished man from children? The coverage is awful too. Everything is wrong, especially the presentation. The layout is completely dated and flows very badly. And I haven't even got to the worst bit: this is probably the most predictable series today. You turn it on and you instantaneously know that either Ganassi or Penske are going to win. They won all but one race this season and were miles ahead of everyone. Yet this a spec series. Explain. Something needs to change, and soon.

JoaoSousa

November 30, 2009 1:24 AM

IndyCar » Sao Paulo to host IndyCar opener


The only thing the IndyCar Series has produced is a midfield driver for NASCAR. Even most of the IndyCar frontrunners are CART products. What's more, these cars were not designed for road course use. They were built for ovals, which was the only type of circuit they raced on before 2004 or so. And they did produced some good racing, although at the expense of power (they tended to level the field by the slowest's standard, which is never a good thing). They badly need a new car, new engines, new everything. And by new everything I also mean new tracks. What is up with these people? Why are they going to Brazil for a street race likely to produce yet another chunk of boredom when they have

JoaoSousa

November 30, 2009 1:18 AM

IndyCar » Sao Paulo to host IndyCar opener


The IndyCar Series is desperately in need of a shake-up. These cars are obsolete by now. They were already far from the most advanced form of single seater motorsport back when they were introduced and they're certainly not any better now. The Indy 500 was the only thing that lured the big teams to this series because, truth be told, there's not much more of interest in it. It lacks the sheer power of the multi-manufacturer turbos of the old CART World Series, it lack the competition between chassis-builders, the eventful and exciting races, the great drivers... That series produced some great, great drivers.

JoaoSousa

October 26, 2009 6:36 PM

WSBK » Fabrizio feeling sorry for ‘winner’ Haga


I bet the same people that are saying "oh, come on, Fabrizio should have let Haga through" are the ones who criticised Ferrari for their move at the A-1 Ring in 2002. Fact is, people, team orders do more bad than good for the sport. And they ought to end, once and for all. Or do you really want a phantom champion like Loeb in the WRC this year, who won only because the 3 or 4 Citroens in front of him at some round he had crashed misteriously stopped for half an hour at the service area? I know I don't. Congrats, Ben, you are the man.


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