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sean
06-19-2005, 09:33 PM
So for all the Formula One fans who watched the United States Grand Prix at Indy, what the heck was that?

Ultimately I'd place most of the blame on the FIA. They could've put a chicane before turn 13 (I think it's 13). They did it for the Spa-Francorchamps Grand Prix in 1994 in a similar situation, didn't they? Michelin couldn't have forced a solution. The chicane was a good idea, new tires was a good idea, but the only thing they really could've done was just do a safe tire the first time. And after all that I think the responsibilty lies with the teams to not run if they feel they have an unsafe chassis.

I feel for the fans, for obvious reasons, and I think they should be compensated in some way, but I'm glad they caught the guy who threw that water bottle on tape - he ought to be fined.

On the topic of Michelin, when I first heard about them flying in new tires I was suspicious. I thought it was a bit controversial what they did last year with the wide-shouldered tires.

Thoughts on the "race" and on the season so far?

(If it seems as though I"m uninformed about some big event that happens late in the race, I apologize - at this point I've only watched about 10-15 laps. The first Minardi just pitted)