Posts Tagged ‘Brian Barnhart’
While Race Control has had its share of mishaps this seasons, Indy Japan: The Final was handled in line with precedent.
Marshall Pruett joins us for this week’s podcast to review this past weekend’s Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma.
INDYCAR President of Competition Brian Barnhart officially addresses several controversies stemming from the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach
Paul and Steph are joined by Trackside Online’s Patrick Stephan to preview this weekend’s IZOD IndyCar Series action on the streets of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Paul lets loose on the folly and foibles of the 37th running of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
Brian Barnhart, INDYCAR President of Competition and Operations, speaks with More Front Wing at yesterday’s presentation to clarify some of the questions that have been lingering regarding some of these new rules.
At Chicagoland Speedway, More Front Wing spoke with Brian Barnhart about a wide range of topics, including the Texas Twin Sprints, the terms of the probations currently being served by Helio Castroneves and Milka Duno, his application of the blocking/defending rules, and his thoughts on the drivers forming a unified organization.
Steph’s Saturday thoughts from the 2010 Honda 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
In the days since The Block, the chatter within the IndyCar community has been incessant. Brian Barnhart has defended the rule. Tony Cotman has defended the rule. The vast majority of drivers are backing it as well (everyone but Helio, it seems) with some taking the time to publicly explain the justification for it. Pressdog has tossed his hat into the ring in its favor. However, the vast majority of the masses are still wielding torches and pitchforks and screaming for justice.
According to the definition of blocking as stated in the rules, and according to the statements made by Brian Barnhart in the drivers’ meeting this morning, Helio Castroneves did in fact block Will Power going into turn 1. However, according to what any rational viewer would consider an appropriate definition of blocking in the first place, Helio clearly did no wrong.
My colleague Steph recently wrote a wonderful post about how IndyCar, as the Series, needs to remember its roots and not forget the working men and women that bought tickets, became devoted followers, and formed the bedrock of open-wheel racing’s success here in America. My only qualm with what Steph wrote is that I don’t think she took it far enough. It’s not only the IZOD IndyCar Series and the Indy Racing League that must remember its roots. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation needs to remember how it become the world’s greatest race course.
A series of interviews conducted at Homestead-Miami Speedway during the 2009 championship weekend.