It’s the first of a two-part episode of the Week In IndyCar Listener Q&A show as we dive into a bunch of questions submitted via social media following the Honda Indy 200 doubleheader.
A sampling of the items posed this week (Q&A begins at the 2m48s mark in the episode):
- “Should Ferrucci have faced a harsher punishment? I thought he should’ve been parked because of an unsafe re-entry to the track. He realistically could’ve taken out the entire field, minus the two drivers in front of him.”
- “From the replays it looked very much like Herta ran Ferrucci off the track, but Ferrucci got a penalty. Herta then proudly announces he ran him off track… How do you think that will sit with control going forward? Does Ferrucci have a dump Herta/get out of jail free card?”
- “I gotta say it: the release of Rossi out of his pit stall into the path of Herta during race one looked WAY worse than what got him a penalty during the 500. Thoughts?”
- “It feels like early on this season there was a sense of fear that some IndyCar teams were in real danger of having serious budget issues. Now, as outlined in your first silly season article, there’s a fair amount of talk of possible team expansions. What has caused such a big (positive!) change in rhetoric?”
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