Some fans claim one series or another runs "real race cars." What's everybody else running, fake race cars? :confused:
INDYCAR - NOW IZODIER THAN EVER!
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AFS moved to current FT teams
potential teams separated between teams planning to attempt some races this year and those in full "wait for the new car" mode
aerokit and engine information added
Hey Hairpin, you should take a screenshot or save the list from now early on.... would be interested to compare to what our initial thoughts were compared to your final, updated list
Shouldn't Walker be added to the "Potential Teams" list? I know that they had planned to run 2011 but weren't able to. However, they made it sound like they would push hard to get things together for 2012. It's somewhere in the 2011 Thread
I thought Kingdom Racing was a sponsor? And where did you guys hear about Red Bull?
Walker added to list and, as requested, here's the first "archive" list of the 2012 Silly Season
ARCHIVE LIST: MARCH 24, 2011 (Aerokits and Engines added, current PT/one-off teams separated from potential teams)
The View From The Hairpin - 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series
Current Full-Time Teams
Chip Ganassi Racing (?-Chevrolet)
Andretti Autosport (?-Honda)
Team Penske (?-Chevrolet)
KV Racing Technology (Lotus-Lotus)
Dreyer & Reinbold Racing (?-?)
Dale Coyne Racing (?-?)
Conquest Racing (?-?)
Sam Scmidt Motorsports (?-?)
Panther Racing (?-Chevrolet?)
A.J. Foyt Enterprises (?-?)
HVM Racing (?-?)
Newman-Haas Racing (?-?)
AFS Racing (?-?)
Current Part-Time/One-Off Teams
Sarah Fisher Racing (?-?)
Rahal-Letterman-Lanigan Racing (?-?)
Bryan Herta Autosport (?-?)
Highcroft Racing (?-Honda)
SH Racing (Team REDLINE Xtreme) (?-?)
Potential New Teams
Wayne Taylor Racing (Dallara-Chevy)
Tony Stewart Racing (?-Chevrolet)
Red Bull Racing (?-?)
Walker Racing (?-?)
Kingdom Racing (?-?)
Oreca - rumored
Engines - list final for 2012
Whats up with the SH potential FT that had been mentioned all this off season?
Walker and BHA will be the test teams. Will they have full time 2012 teams? I mean they didn't pick Penske or TCG because they would obviously have an advantage. Will they? I also wanted to get this thread back on the main page.
To do something well is so worthwhile that to die trying to do it better cannot be foolhardy. - Bruce McLaren
Ryan Briscoe 2
James Hinchcliffe 27
What about Gil de Ferran with his own car in 2012? It's a possibility to me.
Sara Racing will try only the oval championship?
Just sticking this in here for when this thread gets going, but Jay Penske would like to run Scott Speed and Tracy FT in 2012 http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/201...si_motorsports
Speed is likely to contest just two IndyCar races for Dragon this season but Penske told SI.com that he would like to bring both Speed and Tracy, 42, back in 2012 as full-timers.
"Quite simply, the best case would be having PT finish his career with us next year driving alongside Scott as teammates for the entire 2012 season," Penske said. "The pair would be unstoppable."
Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/201...#ixzz1M9l5fizP
I want to assume these guys are vaporware until they show up but China Racing supposedly was close to an I500 package this year and has tweeted things like:
GM sells more cars and trucks in China than they do in the USA. Does this mean a Chevy IndyCar engine for China Racing in 2012?
From a team perspective, we welcome aero kits for 2012. We anticipate a Chinese aerospace or automotive company will build a kit
Tweet from Brant James earlier today:
gil de ferran says he wants to field a team next year, but still needs sponsors. an #indycar team costs $6m to run baseline, he said, and he's not paying that tab
I thought I would bring this page back up to the front with some new Post-Indy questions.
Will Scott Speed be back? I know some people on here said that Jay wanted to run him and Tracy next year.
Will Pocono make a come back? After Le Mans this morning NASCAR Speed Center was on and they showed how Pocono has a SAFER Barrier on the inside now, and a catch fence down the back stretch.
Will Herta be full time next year and will Weldon be their driver?
Just trying to bring this thread back again.
$6m? cheaper than a V8SC?
A brazilian website talked to Lucas di Grassi. He said that he'd try IndyCar in 2012. But.... he said: "The plan 'A' is racing in F1, the plan 'B' is do what I'm doing now (testing Pirelli tires), and the plan 'C' is IndyCar".
TBH, IndyCar as the plan C? So Mr di Grassi... keep being a test driver for Pirelli...
I'd rather see a thread pulling up the 2011 , 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 , etc. lists and trying to explain why you got it wrong.
There's no point in speculating until the off season. It gives people something to do.