Monday, December 2, 2019

The Realities of Modern Motor Racing


Although Not sure why people are surprised? Since Formula One's been notorious for Not Honouring Driver Contracts for as long as I can remember...

Otay, I'm skipping my whimsical attempts at catchy No Fenders story titles et Al, since somebody else on Ye Blogosphere's already Beat me Thar with his Gordon Lightfoot Edmond Fitzgerald Wreckage take-off about thoust Gales 'O November, R' Mateys!

Although this musical parity is making me think 'bout an 'Ol 1980's song titled The Politics of Dancing...

R-Matey's, Y'all know who Gordon Lightfoot is, Righto? As where's long missing IndyCar Blogger Jeffie' of One Lap Down's (O.L.D.) fame mythical Spotter to Reel Me back in, Mateys! Uhm, Fish On...


Arse-sumedly Y'all know of the latest IndyCar Driver to be tossed out with Ye Turkey left-over's; R-R-R', since Betcha thought I was gonna mention Lukewarm Bath Water and Der Helmet', Eh? But I Digress...

As le Hamburgular, nee Sealmeister B', aka Sebastain Bourdais was unceremoniously Dumped from the Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan Alphabet Soup Brigade a week before Thanksgiving, on a Friday No less.

With Sebastain's Dismissal from Indy Cars, which he's contested from 2003-07 in Champ Cars, and then IndyCar from 2011-19 with a brief foray in Formula 1 with Tail-gunner Charlie's Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 between 2008-09 is just the latest IndyCar casualty.

As Bourdais follows the Dismissal of Spencer Pigot from Ed Carpenter Racing, being replaced by 2019 Indy Lights series runner-up Rinus VeeKay, who's bringing a Shopping Cart full 'O Sponsorship Dinero' to Fast Eddie's concern.

While everybody knows 'bout the Uber Messy, Tacky Firing; err, Uhm going in A Different Direction machinations at Arrow McLaren Sp, Dumping IndyCar Darling James Hinchcliffe in favour of an infusion of youth.


Yet Monsieur SeaBass' apparently saw the writing on the wall? Since he's already been linked to a move to the IMSA Weathertech SportsCar Championship next year, where he'll co-drive a JDC Miller Motorsports Cadd-Oh-lacc' DPi with another driver in search of a Drive, as João Barbosa will bring his longtime sponsor Mustang Sampling along for the ride.


But at least on the positive side of thou Driver Contract's ledger, it's good news for former IndyCar Driver Ryan Briscoe, who'll replace the departing Jordan Taylor, who along with his alter ego Rodney Sandstorm is moving onto a GM Factory ride for Corvette Racing aboard their brand new mid-engine C8.R GT Le Mans Category racecars as MAGS', nee Jan Magnussen's replacement.

As Briscoe will partner Renger van der Zande Fulltime in the No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac DPi VR next year, with some Dude known here in Nofendersville as Scotty "Thee Iceman 2.0" Dixon filling in as the third driver at Endurance races.

While K-Squared', aka Kamui Kobayashi returns at the #10 keyboard as its fourth chauffer for next year's fast approaching Rolex 24...


But Inquiring Minds wanna Know will Thee Mayor 'O Hinchtown, aka James Hinchcliffe now fill the vacated Coyne-Vasser-Sullivan IndyCar ride, or end up somewhere else?

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