well I do not want to open a new thread so I will post here
What went wrong in 1998 for Penske -why was that car so bad? Also Riberiro was never a Penske material anyway, just like that Roscoe guy isnt -yet captain hired them -how come? And Roscoe guy still hasnt been sacked at the time of writing
But more importantly I want to know what went wrong with 1998 chassis, because after that they halted their own chassis production. also 1999 was bad
It is a shame they dont do their own cars anymore
Current rules forbid own chassis, No-one who wants it and can afford it can. Only aero packages to be used on the standard chassis (Dallara) and the engine of choise among the permitted ones (Honda & Chevy, I don't think that thee third option deserves the honourable name of engine)
I vaguely remember something like it being written down somewhere that the last of the Penskes were quite good on billiard table flat ovals but entirely useless elsewhere. Not designed all round enough anymore.
They still built their own cars too in 1999. Once you meet Gonzalo Rodrigues you can hear some stories about that car.....
It was indeed something else to see how Ribeiro did fairly well with Tasman and sunk like the Titanic at Penske. I can't imagine this all being car related only.