FBC indi Episode #22 – Long Beach Review: Strength vs Reliability

Tonight, we look back at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Reliability issues claim all four Andretti Autosport cars, while the Chevrolet teams make a comeback and Dale Coyne Racing’s Sebastian Bourdais quietly establishes himself as the dominating leader in the championship points standing. We also look forward to the Month of May and marvel at what may be the most impactful one-off driver deal in the history of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race.

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  • Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach
  • News
    • Hildebrand broke hand at Long Beach, not cleared
    • Alonso to race at Indianapolis
    • Other one-offs
      • Andretti Autosport/McLaren-Honda – Fernando Alonso
      • Andretti Autosport/Michael Shank Racing – Jack Harvey
      • AJ Foyt Racing – Zach Veach
      • Dreyer & Reinbold Racing – Sage Karam
      • Dale Coyne Racing – Pippa Mann
      • Harding Racing – Gabby Chaves
      • Schmidt-Peterson Motorsports – Jay Howard
      • Team Penske – Juan Pablo Montoya
      • Juncos Racing – (Speculation: Kyle Kaiser?)

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John The Race Fan

I had to make that my Facebook cover photo, at least in the short term. Thanks Mike Whitesell for the expedient Photoshopping! That said, there is so much more to the Alonso to Indy story that we DIDN’T touch on during the podcast: – Speculation on how well Alonso will get up to speed in the DW-12 and the unique animal that is Indianapolis. – Comparing Alonso’s immense talent and depth of experience to the prospective grid at Indy, especially “the old guard” like Helio, TK, Power etc. – How well will Alonso adapt to the very different driver/fan relationship… Read more »