Posted by Jim Casey on March 16, 2010
The IRL’s first race this weekend was on the verge of being a complete disaster, but it turned into a fairly entertaining and competitive event; with great drives from Will Power and Ryan Hunter-Reay.
What I’d like to know first is, why did they go to all of the expense of building a street circuit when Interlagos is already there and is a great, challenging circuit. There was no Friday practice. Qualifying on Saturday had to be cancelled after it became apparent that the front straight was slick as snail snot, and the drivers could not control their cars. So overnight, the pavement in that area was ground, and the drivers had to qualify and race the same day.
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Posted by Les Williams on January 14, 2009
Can the Indy Racing League (IRL or IndyCar Series) survive on its own even after the CART merger? 2009 will be a complete season, but 2010…
With the combination of the 2 open wheel series, can the new league field 20 cars in these poor economic times? Those teams were already in financial distress before the combination, and now the loss of sponsorships will make it worse for 2009.
You have experienced drivers out of racing, Justin Wilson, Ryan Hunter-Reay, and Sebastian Bourdais to name a few. Some will crossover into other forms of racing, for example ALMS and Grand American.
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