Monday, July 26, 2010

F1 VS IndyCar

I had the opportunity to watch both the German F1 race and the IndyCar race in Edmonton yesterday. The F1 race was a snoozer right from the start, Alonso went on to win after team mate Massa lets him go by. Team orders are not allowed in F1, but because it was Ferrari no one cares.
IndyCar in Edmonton, drama from start to controversial finish. Paul Tracy goes from back of the pack to finish P6, proving he still has what it takes to run with the big dogs of IndyCar. Tony Kanaan and Alex Tagliani, on different teams, team up from their start at the back of the field and try to cut their way through traffic, like in the movie Driven. It almost works, until Kanaan hits Tag's and ends his day. Helio Castroneves while leading the race, gets black flagged on the second last lap for blocking, and Scott Dixon who did not lead one lap, sitting in second, ends up winning. After the race, uncharacteristically, Castroneves blows a gasket and tries to fight with Sir. Charles, head of IndyCar security. Hands down one of the most exciting races this year. And they say temporary street courses are boring.
Not up here in Canada.
Ferrari pix courtesy of, IndyCar pix courtesy of MSN FoxSports

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