“The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has won the FIA Formula One Promotional Trophy, presented to the best promoter and event organizer in Formula One each year.”Yes, the same FIA that demanded a reported $30 Meeeeellion from IMS to host yet another Formula One “race” in 2008 – a request to which Tony George responded by developing a sudden affinity for motorcycles – has decided to give Mr George and the IMS crew a lovely little parting gift. Namely, this trophy of a shimmering car inside what appears to be a
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At least Tony got a free trip to Monaco outta the whole thing, right? Offers Marc from Full Throttle:
Maybe if the FIA would spring for a few million cheap plastic replicas (free of Chinese lead paint of course) of the Race Promoters’ Trophy it would go a ways toward restoring the FIA’s reputation with the U.S. racing public. Doubtful, but possible. At least they would be in the hands of those most suffering from the FIA’s actions.
They could be handed out to fans attending the Red Bull Indianapolis GP, a replacement for the F1 USGP that actually offers lead changes under green flag conditions, is not reliant on pit strategies and most importantly, isn’t sanctioned by the FIA.