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Jim Eagan

August 29, 2008 5:44 PM

F1 » BMW, Renault push for turbo return in F1.

With the proper system of HP regulation and ballast, etc. Why not? Why not have a variety of engine types in F1? Ferrari can have their V-12, Audi or Peugeot can enter a diesel (plus, with F1's trying to be 'green' it can run biodiesel), Toyota and Honda can have their hybrid systems (with or w/o turbochargers) in place .... the possibilities are endless. I think that would add an interesting element into the sport that hasn't been there in quite a while.

Jim Eagan

August 21, 2008 9:25 PM

F1 » Cheever: Indy is right place for US GP.

I agree that Road America would be awesome. So would Atlanta or Laguna Seca. Or even Barber Motorsports Park. That looks like a great track. As for Mr. Cheever, it's been a long time since I really listened to what he said. Mostly because whenever he talked he was usually whining about something or someone as an excuse as to why he wasn't winning. In my opinion, the only reason he won anything in the IRL is because at the time it was full of junior-league drivers and he just happened to be slightly better than they were. It's time that the event organizers at each track that F1 goes to rise up to Scrooge McEcclestone and refuse to pay the outlandish fees he charges to put the race on.

Jim Eagan

July 07, 2008 5:50 AM

IndyCar » Hunter-Reay breaks through at Glen.

I thought the same thing. And became vocal at the television for it too. The only people who really know what a local yellow is seem to be the SCCA and ALMS. Every other series, I'm convinced, learned to drop a full course yellow anytime there's an errant eyelash on the circuit. CART, during its prime, understood that too. Then they got stupid. What gets me is that the whole situation(s) could be avoided by having more tow trucks or cranes at more turn stations. That's the best thing that F1 does. Heck, even SCCA puts out a white flag at the corners leading up to where the yellow is if they need to get a tow truck on the track, and don't throw the full-course until they absolutely have to.

Jim Eagan

July 03, 2008 3:22 AM

IndyCar » Indy champ Franchitti loses NASCAR ride.

I respectfully disagree, Mark.... I think DF had the team very much behind him. Otherwise he would not have won either "The 500" or the championship. Having said that, he IS a rookie in NASCAR, and I'm sure it's quite a big learning curve to go from light single-seaters to huge lumbering behemoths. Especially as most teams (with the exception of Gibbs) are still struggling to come to grips -- sometimes quite literally -- with the new car. And yes, Hornish may be making more races, but he's not staying in them for very long.

Jim Eagan

May 13, 2008 12:13 AM

A1GP » New car revealed.

This is what future F1 cars should look like. I''m getting a little sick of all teh extra things that the aero designers are sticking onto the cars now. Yes, they''re within the rules, but they''re ugly as all get out -- and isn''t F1 supposed to be glamourous? Give me a Lotus 49 or Eagle Mk1 any day.

Jim Eagan

February 15, 2008 3:18 PM

IndyCar » Confusion amid bankruptcy rumours.

If I remember correctly, IMSA, which is the 'official' sanctioning body for ALMS, already runs the STAR Mazda pro series, which is very much like the FA championship. The big question is, will whatever new IRL/CCWS series be successful enough and be a legitimate feeder series into F1 as has been successful for the likes of JPM, JV and now SeaBass? Or will it devolve into drivers saying 'oh well, I guess I'll go to NASCAR...' Hopefully not the latter. It seems that sports car racing and the various touring car formats (WTCC, BTCC etc.) are also becoming legit series to go to. That's just my two cents.

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