Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Pagenaud jumps ship

So I caught the news during Sunday nightsSpeed Report (TSR) where upon Robin Miller finishing off his Milk ‘N Doughnuts rant ‘bout the two IndyCar Diva’s goin’ Figure 8 racing… He followed up with his remarks about:
A) WOW! Michael Cannon says Simona de Silvestro is brutally quick and HVM would like to possibly run her in their second chassis.

B) Gil De Ferran may be joining forces with Tony George’s floundering Vision Racing Operation… Which would see Edward Carpentier joined alongside with whomever Gil is able to run?

Now obviously both of these statements are pure speculation at the moment… But I find it disappointing to have learned that Simon Pagenaud has decided (been forced) to accept rival ALMS Hicroft Racing’s offer to partner David Brabham next year, which seems to cast doubt upon Gil De Ferran’s abilities to run a two car ALMS effort in 2010? Coupled with his hoped for two car Indy Car entity…

But although I’d rather NOT see Gil hook-up with Tony G, at least this may be a way to get his foot into the IndyCar Paddock as a Team Owner and run either Takuma Sato, whose bid to return to F1 with Lotus has failed. Or perhaps Hideki Mutoh’s dream of continuing in the IRL will succeed?