Thursday, 23 June 2005

Formula Zero

Most of the Formula One discussion this past week has focused on F1 head Bernie Ecclestone’s idiotic comments about Indy car driver Danica Patrick; perhaps somewhat helpfully for F1’s future in the United States, the debacle that the actual U.S. Grand Prix turned out to be hasn’t gotten quite as much publicity. Jerry Palm and BigJim, however, were paying attention to the race, and neither liked what they saw.

The predictions of Formula One’s demise on this side of the pond seem a bit overblown, though, as F1 was pretty much stillborn here to begin with—notwithstanding Indy’s involvement—and open-wheel racing in America basically is (and has been, for the longest time) the Indy 500 and nothing else.