INDYCAR: Owners Reject 2012 Car
Another owner, who requested anonymity, was more blunt.
“This isn’t a revolt and we aren’t going to start another series, it’s plain and simple, we don’t have the money to buy new cars. Roger (Penske) and Chip (Ganassi) are saying the same thing. But the IndyCar series signed a deal with Dallara to spend our money without us signing off on it and we’re the guys writing the checks.
“What are they going to do if nobody buys it?”
With the open wheel championship in a mess, it time a new series with proper international backing takes root in the US. I am thinking Flavio Briatore with all his flair and ambitions should head back to the US and start a proper road racing open wheel championship under the guise of GP2 America with races in both north and south. With no shortage of tracks and the old panoz DP1 refurbished, I think it will form a decent championship.
American Le Mans Series started in 1999 and has grown in popularity since. It will also be a great way leverage for F1 teams to run the US GP2 with its huge marketing potential and fan base, there by stepping out of the realm of FIA and creating a breakaway series (when required).
GP2 America series will be the best way for young American men and women to showcase their talent in a international road racing championship and being a great stepping stone to F1.