Kimi Raikkonen gave credit to NASCAR as his reason for looking at a Formula One return and with Lotus. Raikkonen said he enjoyed his NASCAR experience and realized how much he wanted to race against someone again. Brittany Force and Ashley Force may be driving tTop Fuel Dragsters for their father in a year. Force want’s to reduce his teams Funny Car count and add two Nitro Dragsters. The top 35 rule helped accelerate two teams into prominence, Tommy Baldwin Racing and Phoenix Racing.
Jason Leffler, Courtney Force, James Hinchcliffe and Bruno Senna are all on the move. Leffler goes to Kyle Busch’s truck team while Courtney Force debuts for Father John Force. Not to be outdone James Hinchcliffe get’s the big break taking the Go Daddy/Andretti seat in IndyCar and in Formula One, Bruno Senna’s backer, Eike Batista insists that the deal is done for Senna’s seat at Williams.
Kurt Busch’s problems wont just go away with a new ride for another team. There aren’t any competitive seats to “Occupy”. James Finch is willing to talk, but won’t pay someone to insult him. Formula One is in full swing for Winter development and two drivers are in, Raikkonen and Grosjean and two are out, Petrov and Senna at Renault. Indycar is struggling with the new DW12 chassis in Speedway configuration and Del Worsham has left Al-Anabi to crew for Alex Dejoria.
The NASCAR, Formula One, NHRA and IndyCar seasons may be over but the action is just starting. The motorsports world has never been more competitive than it is today. What happened in 2011 and what’s coming at us.
Tony Stewart took everyone to school at Martinsville yesterday while they all beat each other like a UFC cage fight. Vettel wins F1 Indian Grand Prix but Lewis Hamilton and Felipe Massa can’t stop hammering each other. Jason Line became the first in the NHRA to clinch a championship at Las Vegas.
Martinsville is critical to Carl Edwards, matt Kenseth and Jimmie Johnson. Formula One and New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie Confirmed A 2013 Race along the Hudson River. The late Marco Simoncelli’s team owner, Gresini Honda, will pay tribute in Valencia.
In NASCAR, NHRA, IndyCar and Formula One it has never been more competitive than it is now despite a Global economic downturn. It seems that true racing competitors fight harder now than they ever have in history.
Thousands of kids want to be professional racing drivers, precious few will ever get close. Michele Rahal of Motorsports Unplugged and http://www.motorsportsunplugged.com gives some advice to the parents of those kids with unrealistic expectations.
Michele Rahal of MotorsportsUnplugged thinks that it’s time to down to racing starting with the Daytona 500 then Formula One, Indycar and the NHRA. It’s time for journalists and pundits to get on with it and lighten up on the changes. It’ too late. http://motorsportsunplugged.com
NASCAR cranks off another season this February at Daytona. The trials and tribulations of NASCAR, Formula One, MotoGP and the NHRA are going to last a while. In the meantime Michele Rahal of The Motorsports Channel and http://www.motorsportsunplugged can’t wait for the season to start.