IndyCar: what we learned in Toronto

Toronto’s IndyCar double-header offered thrills and spills galore, and a great insight in to how the final stages of the 2014 season might go. So what did we learn?

Primarily that Sebastien Bourdais is back to the form that won him multiple Champ Car titles. Following a few seasons littered with what can only be characterised as rookie mistakes, the Frenchman is certainly a contender for race wins. It has taken a while but you could imagine ‘Sea-bass’ running strong on the remaining road courses.

Secondly, its clear that Ganassi are ready to finish the season in style. On Sunday all four Ganassi cars showed they are heading to victory lane. The prospect of Chip’s cars taking valuable championship points in the remaining races should worry the main title contenders.

And finally Toronto demonstrated that IndyCar, as a series, is still something of a paradox. Holding out for rain to stop (when it clearly wasn’t going to) on Saturday and leaving fans cold and wet was a bad decision. Yet conversely, IndyCar got it bang on by allowing race 2 to finish under green and rewarding fans for their support.

More excitement is certain at Mid-Ohio this weekend. It just makes you sad this ridiculous compressed season is going so quickly…

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