Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Open Wheel Wednesday

I was able to scrounge up a few fender-less racing tidbits for this week:

  • IRL: The ex-Champcar teams have completed their pre-season testing at Homestead. And leading the time sheets was none other than a non-ex-Champcar racer Marty Roth, followed by Jay Howard. Yes there were a few IRL guys there as well. It looks as if the Champcar guys are going to be a few ticks off on the ovals and may be lapped traffic for a few races. Look for Newman-Haas-Lanigan’s Wilson & Rahal to come up to speed by mid-season, followed closely by KV Racing. It’s going to be a long haul this year. And why would Wilson be running the McDonald’s livery and not Rahal? Need to have the American running those colors; think of the marketing possibilities….
  • IRL: Danica Patrick doesn’t like the new weight rules. Go figure. Using weight ballast to even out her weight advantage will do her in, unless the IRL gives her ‘the call’. Quit whining and race Danica.
  • IRL: I cannot wait to see the races televised in HD.
  • F1: It looks like Fernando Alonso is going to have a rough year with Renault if that car doesn’t get better. I look for him to be moving to Ferrari or somewhere else by 2009.

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