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Post by John » 2 months ago

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So where next for Bourdais? Foyt?

https://racer.com/2019/11/22/bourdais-out-at-coyne/
Only reasonable ride left seeing as Carlin is pay-to-ride. Wouldn't be the least surprised if Hinch gets the Dale Coyne ride.
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Post by John » 2 months ago

And just now Bourdais is confirmed at IMSA.
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Post by Vassago » 2 months ago

Bourdais has had a genuinely invisible season in 2019, Santucci had those three 4th places which can foolishly make people believe he's actually a great prospect. Let's see if Hinch can make a run at this sudden opening?
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Post by MonteCristo » 2 months ago

Damn. Bye-bye French-Fry!

But @Vassago is right - he had a pretty rubbish season.

Hinch with Honda at DCR would make sense, and it would be the type of ride that would suit him.

It would also make for a funny team... The most likable guy with the least likable.
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Post by JR90 » 2 months ago

Maybe Coyne is hoping for his free engines back from Honda if he signs James Hinchcliffe? Or maybe this is Honda's way of making Coyne place Hinchcliffe in one of his cars?

The free engine loss from Coyne seems fishy with Hinchcliffe on the sidelines.
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Post by John » 1 month ago

Sergio Sette Camara has his sights set on IndyCar, and plenty of sponsor money to boot. How I yearn for DCR to announce Sergio and Hinch for next year.
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Post by Vassago » 1 month ago

He can't be any worse than the revolving door of Speraficos DCR used to run :tongue:
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He can't be any worse than the revolving door of Speraficos DCR used to run :tongue:
That is Bona Fide Brazilian Legend Ricardo Sperafico to you, sir!
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Post by kals » 1 month ago

The Sperafico brothers were actually fairly talented, had decent junior careers, plus were highly regarded. That is until they reached F3000.

As for DCR, I’d happily see a Hinch and Camara line up.

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Post by JR90 » 1 month ago

Santino Ferrucci is supposed to be returning to DCR next year.

I know a lot of people don't like him (rightfully so), but he had a great season and it would be a loss if he didn't come back.
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Post by John » 1 month ago

JR90 wrote:
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Santino Ferrucci is supposed to be returning to DCR next year.

I know a lot of people don't like him (rightfully so), but he had a great season and it would be a loss if he didn't come back.
It's been strangely quiet about Ferrucci.
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Post by MonteCristo » 1 month ago

John wrote:
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JR90 wrote:
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Santino Ferrucci is supposed to be returning to DCR next year.

I know a lot of people don't like him (rightfully so), but he had a great season and it would be a loss if he didn't come back.
It's been strangely quiet about Ferrucci.
Just an undercurrent of racism?
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Post by kals » 1 month ago

Regardless of how his 2019 season went, it wouldn’t be a loss to see him gone. The only loss would be to NBCSN who invested a huge amount of time and effort into his redemption arc.

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Post by JR90 » 1 month ago

Ferrucci was the Indy 500 rookie of the year for a reason.

He may have had issues in the past, but he has talent.
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Post by John » 1 month ago

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Ferrucci was the Indy 500 rookie of the year for a reason.

He may have had issues in the past, but he has talent.
He was also the lowest finishing full-time rookie, unless you count Ericsson. Also the only rookie not to get a podium finish.

Indy 500 ROTY doesn't mean anything other than bragging rights.
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Post by John » 1 month ago

The burning bag of poop (talent wise anyway) that is Dalton Kellett is apparently a front runner for the second Foyt car. In 2019 he finished seventh out of eight drivers in Indy Lights. But he was 7th and last in 2018 so that's improvement, I guess....?

No wonder Foyt is rotting in the basement.
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