The malcontented, disrespectful, arrogant little twit opined in USA Today last week that “…on the planet there are just two good forms of racing, F1 and NASCAR.”
He is one of less than a handful of Indianapolis 500 winners who have no business being likened on the Borg-Warner. Villeneuve tarnishes the iconic trophy. I would like to formally move that we go ahead and retroactively award the 1995 Indianapolis 500 to Scott Goodyear, a Canadian who actually deserves it and would continue to respect the dignity and traditions of the event. His rhythm was correct that day despite the stupidity of a pace car pilot that cost him the win. Villeneuve’s presence on the trophy insults the other winners and participants who have the proper respect.
Hell, as a compromise and in deference to screeching cart apologists still fighting their own stupid pointless boycott war, I am even willing to move to mercy hump Paul Tracy into victory lane late for his 2002 pass under yellow of Helio Castroneves, who has already won multiple times anyway. At least Paul has begun using the respect and intelligence portions of his cantankerous noggin lately.
What is Villeneuve’s issue? Is he not old enough emotionally to have matured beyond pre-pubescence?
Enough bandwidth about some undeserving whining punk. How about something happier? The racing that occurred this weekend was spectacular. At Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet under the lights, fans enjoyed an Indy-in-1992 temperature day as packs of Indy Cars sliced and diced at 210+ lap after lap in the second great oval race in a row. The end was another close shave and fans saw the racing for which the IRL used to be known. Here is hoping it is back to stay.
Ryan Briscoe has come all the way back from that bad crash there in ’05 and could well be the series champion at the end of the year. It would be interesting to have mic’d Tony Kanaan after the race. Marco appeared to have chopped Kanaan at the end, and that cost Tony some positions. Tony appeared livid.
Those who were dismayed at the 10pm eastern start have seen nothing yet. Wait until the middle of the night when they traipse off to Japan. I believe I need to make plans for Homestead to close out the season. That might be fun.
Is there any better F-1 venue than Spa-Francorchamps? Kimi Raikkonen took advantage of some early crashing by other favorites and won the thing.
The weather for the second US MotoGP at IMS was a lot better than last year, and about 75,000 folks got a great show. ALMS also put on a compelling show in Jacques’ home country. They are evidently ‘not a good form of racing’ however.
This is such a great part of the season with the possible exception of it being nearly complete.