Wednesday, August 28, 2019

IndyCar's Other Driver's Championship

But does Anybody really Care?

Although I'd be most Happy to be Wrong! I'm fairly certain Alexander Rossi is Toast, or should that be Cactus? Regarding this year's coveted IndyCar Series Drivers Championship...

As Sadly, and totally Annoying for Mwah; Ho -Hum, Another FREAKIN' Penske Driver wins another Gory IndyCar title; Yawn! Although it'll be funny if Pageantry', nee Simon Pagenaud can pull a Wabbit' outta his Firesuit and Upset Josef newgarden, who I'd say has a pretty firm grasp upon collecting his second Astor Cup, Wee-Wee?

"Therefore, I'm now more intrigued over who'll capture the lesser followed Rookie Of the year (ROY) Honours, which appears to be a two man title fight, with two races remaining.

2019 Rookie Of the Year Standings
1. Santino Ferrucci      326 Points (9th Overall)
2. Felix Rosenqvist      324 (10th)
3. Colton Herta              282 (14th)
4. Marcus Ericsson      252 (17th)
(Points as of Gateway, Round 15 of 17)

And whilst certainly the Media's choice would be the young Colton Herta, especially after the season's long Slobberfest over him... Nonetheless, once again he seems destined to have to settle for second best, a la his Indy Lights career.

While No Noise is being made over Marcus Ericsson, the ex-Formula 1 Driver, presumably since he sits last of the Full Season Rookie Contendahs'.

Yet, of the two Drivers  fighting Hammers 'N Tongs over who'll win this contest, on paper you'd naturally give the nod to Felix Rosenqvist, whom after all is chauffeuring one of the Top-3 IndyCar team's Sleds. None other than for Thee Cheepster', alongside the Defending Series Champion Scott Dixon at Chip Ganassi Racing.

But this Yank' Upstart known here in Nofendersville as The Great Santini! Nee Santino Ferrucci  has Wowed his way to the Front of the Queue, ironically largely on his never ending Highlight Reel Oval-track performances! Most notably with a Treble of Fourth place finishes at Texas, Pocono and Gateway, at the ire of Points Leader Newgarden.

Not to mention his excellent finish of seventh at Mother Speedway, where he was named this year's Indianapolis 500 Rookie Of the year, albeit totally Overshadowed by "Symone" and Rossi's epic Scrum over who'd be Drinking Buttermilk in Victory lane.

And I'll admit, Ferrucci wasn't even on my Radar at the beginning of the season, although Rosenqvist was, since I've liked him ever since his very brief outing in Indy Lights, where he Kicked Tail a few times en route to three Lights W's, before being recalled to Europe at Mercedes beheast.

Thus I'm torn between both drivers, but I'm rootin' for Ferrucci on the basis that he's pedalin' for the small knit Dale Coyne Operation, with assistance from Top Jimmy' (Vasser) and James Sully' Sullivan. Not to mention mentoring from his Pops' le Hamburgular', aka Sebastain Bourdais whom Santino enjoys calling Dad!

Whilst it would be nice for Pancho Carter, his Spotter and Michael Cannon, his Engineer, who's worked with multiple Drivers to also bask in the limelight.

But Santino will have his hands full holding off Felix, since I believe that the Swede's scored better on Twisties', i.e.; Road Courses and Street Circuits, with the final two events being held on proper Permanent Road Courses...