First off... the 2003-2004 were an all oval schedule. Considering the IndyCar in 2003-2004 were pack racing with no skill and just floor it the entire race. That's way more boring than the streets anyday. Sorry, but I prefer to see racing with skill not just floor it with no lift off and just left for 2 hours.BoomBoom wrote:IndyCar had 3 engine manufacturer and two chassis suplier beetween 2003 and 2005. Now we have a fugly and slow spec dallara and 2 manufacturer. The racing is less interesting because the calendar is full of crappy street wreckfests. IndyCar is dead for me.lizardfolk wrote:BoomBoom wrote: Also the current DW12 is less spec than the mid 2000s IR03 when there was literally only one engine manufacturer for all teams, and the new Indy streets has been pretty fun to watch. Sao Paolo is literally one of the best street tracks I've ever seen it lends itself to a lot of passing especially on that massive straight.
Second of all, there's barely a difference between the G-Force and the Dallara. They are both the IR03. I'll only give you 3 engine manufacturers and that's literally it.
Third of all, you constantly call the DW12 "slow". How was the IR03 any faster on the roads? You do realize that the IR03 at Motegi road course is actually slower than Formula Nippon right? That IR03 was a travesty of a chassis. Atleast the DW12 is a much better performing car both on the ovals and on the road. Or did you not notice that the DW12 is actually faster at Indy as well...
LASTLY, prove to me that the racing is less interesting with the DW12 on street courses than the IR03 at street courses. I dare you. The IR03 at Sonoma, Long Beach, and Barber Motorsports Park was more of a parade march with the cars being so hard to race against each other than the DW12 has been for the past 2 seasons including this one. That is a fact. I dare you to show me an IR03 road course race, road or street, that's actually more interesting.
Also, since the merger, 2009-2011 were pretty spec as well. Need i remind you... (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_IndyCar_Series_season)
Because the DP01 was an unsafe car. Justin Wilson broke his back while crashing at Long Beach. which is a horribly slow street circuit. If that car had a pile up on the ovals we would have multiple fatalities. Besides, the DW12 is almost as fast as the DP01 now and it just takes the team figuring out the car a little more because it'll be faster.WilliamsF1 wrote:Why didn't they just bring in the DP01 rather than the new car tender