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February 26, 2009

Formula Dream

Filed under: The Disciple Blogs — Disciple of INDYCAR @ 2:10 pm

Formula One is fun to watch, but I’m mostly done with the whole arrogant lot of them. They waltz into placmoselyes believing beyond a shadow of doubt they are the absolute and complete epitome of everything at the very top of the sport. The antics of their leadership make them easy to dislike, whether it’s dressing up like a Nazi and exchanging playful spanks with hookers armed with bullwhips, allowing a tire debacle that screwed fans completely or ultimately thumbing their narcissistic noses at the entire North American continent, losing their best attended race in the process, mostly because neither Tony George nor Canadians were willing to bend over ever further and hand over more loot.

 

Tendencies toward self immolation and abject stupidity are not limited to open wheel entities in the United States. Killing egg laying golden geese seems to be standard operating procedure in motor sports.

 

For what it would cost to run nearly every team in Indy Racing you could run one Formula One team and perhaps earn points once in a while. Count me in as one guy who would love to see a US Formula One team, but only if it did not cost what it will and be competitive. In other words, fat chance.

 

Given the state of the world economy, the timing of Keith Wiggins’ announcement in Charlotte regarding the new team, called USFI, is rather curious. Wiggins owns HVM Racing in the IRL. We wish him the best of luck. Hopefully he will gain some new perspective about relative costs. He can make good decisions; E.J. Viso became one of my favorite drivers last season.

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3 Comments »

  1. I respect Keith Wiggins; He’s been around the block, as head of Pacific F1 team and VP of Lola Cars. But he leaves me scratching my head:
    ” It’s ideal to have one driver who is more familiar with the cars and the tracks.”
    (obviously)
    ” A.J. Allmendinger may be the best American driver with the most potential to fill one of the spots.”
    I like A.J., but he’s “familiar with the cars and the tracks”?
    (don’t think so)

    Comment by Brian — February 26, 2009 @ 3:55 pm | Reply

  2. Did I miss the annoucement involving Keith? I don’t remember him being brought up in all of this.

    Comment by Kohl — February 26, 2009 @ 8:41 pm | Reply

  3. Keith Wiggins only commented on their driver choices. Ken Anderson and Peter Windsor are the two men involved in starting the team.

    Comment by Jim — February 26, 2009 @ 11:55 pm | Reply


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