Mays must be a Crapwagoner.
Mays must be a Crapwagoner.
Another reason is that it's mid season. It's awesome and exciting to see F1 drivers do a race or two in other series while still competing in F1. I'd love to see HAM, VER, RIC, VET and the rest do Le Mans this year if that was at all possible. I don't care that Fischicella is running a GT class Ferrari in Le Mans because he's long one from F1, but to see HAM, who's at the top of his game, to go race in another series for one race, I'd love it. Imagine HAM doing Watkins Glen or Sonomo for Nascar this year. Are you going to tell me that wouldn't be exciting? I'd think something like that would be exciting for most F1 fans.
Heck, I was just watching an old video , courtesy of Drivetribe of Senna and Prost racing go karts in '93 . It was awesome to watch.
Or maybe, Marco is generally strong at Indy. Could you imagine Marco is leading with Alonso maybe a second or two behind. Then Marco hears his father on the radio: "Marco, Fernando is faster than you. Sorry."
Last edited by mx5er; 04-13-2017 at 06:26 PM.
So either he "shunts" the race day and leaves early. or just dicks around Monday. There is no way he is going to be mentally ready to start practicing again Monday. I'm being extremely pessimistic, so I'll shut up on this subject now.
Last edited by MaysEffect; 04-13-2017 at 08:48 PM.
Worse case scenario, he'll end up doin' a Jean Alesi. He qualified dead last and was black flagged after a hand full of laps because he couldn't sustain minimum lap times. But then again Alesi wasn't with a top team and his car had the under powered Lotus engine.
This Alonso deal, as stated by somebody else, is nothing at all like Rossi or anybody else recently. I can't believe some of the reactions in here... I think many of the regulars in this thread *only* casually watch F1 because it's viewed as "exotic" and "superior" and have literally never ventured into any other aspect of motorsport in their lives, and really don't even understand F1 (i.e. previous calls for Alonso to quit the sport now because he's hopeless, etc).
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Can you name 10 riders in MotoGP? Moto2 and Moto3?
Can you name 3 drivers in Formula Drift? FD Japan?
Can you name 5 drivers in DTM, WEC LMP2 class?
Can you name 2 drivers in Formula Renault?
How many other lower class racing series are we going to brag about being knowledgeable of....but thank you for assuming i have no idea what Isle of TT is...
You confusing genuine sporting heirachy with the level of "risk and danger" is invalid in all forms. Jumping out a plane with one parachute is dangerous to some extent as well. How about we make that a sport, then base how dangerous people can make it.
Dangerous motorcycle racing around a island once a year is not even remotely comparable to a national sporting series with several races a year.
You seem to also be confused about how i stated this as an opinion rather than a fact.
F1 drivers get paid more, there are less of them, and head to head, a 2017 F1 car would smoke the living hell out of a Indy Car on just about any comparable track. So YES, factually IndyCar is a lower class. This is not to be confused with it being a less entriguing or any less demanding.
This is as far as I'm going on the subject ✌️.
I like the Indy 500 and Monaco. Monaco for Alonso would be an abysmal waste of time and talent. It's a parade for all but the top two or three drivers/cars.
Indy has history and drama, more cars and closer competition, crashes, anything can happen and it's a huge draw in the US. I see it as a win win for Formula 1 and Indy. It will gin up interest in both sports. And it's good for Alonso. As I said earlier, his future in F1 is murky and if he can find an outlet for his talent, even for this one race, good on him for it.
Mays is definitely a crapwagoner.
This thread is turning into a **** show.
[somebody doesn't get how Indy in dangerous]
[reasonable post about danger levels comes as response]
[NAME 3 FORMULA D DRIVERS! NAME THEM OFF I DARE YOU!!]
[(rest of us) ]
Speaking of, I haven't kept up with the drifting scene in a long time, but back years ago I used to converse with JR Gitten over myspace private messages a bit (yeah, I said myspace) and he actually personally sent me a big merch pack with a hat, t-shirt, a ton of stickers, some patches, lanyards, and a signed hero card that I still have. Really cool dude. I was giving Falken stuff out to my car friends at school for a couple weeks after that.
How's that for off topic?
Not sure if trolling...
https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/e...moters-893764/Bernie Ecclestone says that new F1 owners Liberty should cut the fees that promoters pay to host races, amid fears that events will be lost because governments no longer want to subsidise them.
The former F1 Group CEO, who set up all the current deals himself over the years, now believes that promoters are paying too much to host races, and that the costs could prove to be unsustainable for some events.
"The only thing that would be good for everyone, I think, would be if we could charge the promoters a lot less money," Ecclestone told Motorsport.com.
"I did some good deals commercially. They are paying a lot of money, and most of them if not all of them are not making any money, quite the opposite.
"Sooner or later I'm frightened that the governments behind them will say enough is enough, and bye bye.
"If we could reduce the fee they pay they could then charge less for tickets and sell more tickets. So if you want to look after the fans, that's the way to do it."
Asked why he didn't cut rates in the past, he said: "I know I could have done, but I was trying to make money for the company, that was my job.
"It appears that it's not [Liberty's] prime objective, to make money. Their objective is to please the fans, which is good."
Ecclestone's fear about governments pulling out is backed up by the recent news that this year's Malaysian GP will be the last, as well as ongoing doubts about the future of Singapore.
Ecclestone was involved in the agreement to end the Sepang deal a year early.
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