Wednesday, September 11, 2019

INDYCAR: Gonzalo Rodriguez, A Forgotten Driver

As why does Nobody ever mention the Uruguayan's Name when talking about Fallen Open Wheel Racing Drivers?

Sadly, it seems almost Universal, when anybody writes about Fallen Open Wheel Racing Drivers, the name Gonzalo Rodriguez is never mentioned. Which I find somewhat Odd since after all he drove very briefly for El Capitano', nee Roger Penske.

And I Don't think I've heard his name since a few years ago, when fellow Countryman Santi', nee Santiago Urrutia won what then was the Pro Mazda Championship in 2015, Karmically at the very same Racetrack over the weekend of Rodriguez's passing.

As today marks the Twentieth Anniversary of Gonzalo Rodriguez's Death during Saturday practice for the Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART_ race at Laguna Seca Raceway, where the 27yr Old Uruguayan Died Instantly from his Injuries.

As I find the Video above to be very poignant in light of Anthoine Hubert's recent Death in Formula 2. Along with F2 racer Juan Manuel Correa being Critically Injured in the ensuing Accident, especially since it eerily denotes why Racers do what they do...