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    Quote Originally Posted by schmoo View Post
    Can anyone honestly contest what Michael said:

    - that Indy is a step down from F1 in hierarchy of global series
    - that Indy drivers who move to F1 have, in general, struggled (JV and JPM being the only exceptions)
    - that the Indy driver field is littered with those who could not make it in F1
    - that Indy is way more dangerous (particularly in the past) and the risk-reward balance is worst than F1

    Does anyone dispute that FA was the driver in the 2017 Indy 500 field with the most raw talent?

    There are some former F1 drivers that couldn't make it work in Indycar too. Sato for example. Yes he won Indy this year, but aside from that, he is pretty horrible.

    The other thing is that having money behind you is a big deal. Obviously you need a lot more to race F1. A young racer may have enough to secure a top ride in Indycar, but only a bottom feeder ride in F1.

    More dangerous, absolutely I agree with.

    FA has emense talent. But to say he had more raw talent than based on one race is just not viable. He had a top level car, and ran upfront the same as his teammates. Ed Jones was also a rookie that finished 3rd in very underfunded team.
    F1 and Indycar are very different series too. Indycar is a lot more competitive for drivers. Not like F1 where it's a race between 4 cars.

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    Let's hope that Stroll's luck will not turn tomorrow. I'm glad he's finally in front of Massa. I'm one of the few who has faith in him.


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    Interesting so far...
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    I just tuned in. Stroll running second??? Wtf?

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    Not anymore. Lol

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    Crazy race.
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    02-catch-me-outside.w710.h473.jpg

    C'mon...first season.
    He's figuring it out. If he's pulling the same shit next year, then fine.
    I'm willing to bet we'll see a decent improvement.
    Last edited by karmaboy; 17 Hours Ago at 11:36am.

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    A lot of luck to get that finish from the highlights I saw. But he did everything he needed to do. And didn't crash. Good to see.

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    IMG_2007.JPG

    Look at Stroll!


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    Nicely done

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    What a great race! I love street courses. But shoeys are freak'in gross.
    Last edited by faster; 14 Hours Ago at 02:16pm.
    Sarcasm is over rated.

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    Great race, lots of drama, bromance is officially over.

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    Much race. Many safety car.

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