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  • Ideal 2011 IICS Driver Lineup

    With silly season in full force, I'm curious who everyone would like to see in FT rides for 2011 in a realistic, but ideal situation. Just a few simple rules:
    1. 25 drivers
    2. try to limit "what if" circumstances (i.e.: Kasey Kahne if he been given the opportunity to make money in open-wheel 10 years ago...Kahne will be in NASCAR, let it go)
    3. Based on the current 2011 IICS schedule (not what you think it should be, all ovals or dirt or whatever)
    4. Do not worry about IICS team associations. (Drivers do not need to be assigned to owners/sponsors)
    5. Money is not an issue (all drivers created equally regarding funding)
    6. If a driver is contracted to another series in 2011, dont include him/her
    7. Don't include fantasy Indy 500 one-offs (i.e. Tony Stewart, Michael Schumacher)
    8. USAC drivers who have no open wheel experience are not allowed. When I say open wheel, I mean IICS, FIL, ChampCar, F3000, Star Mazda, et al. Not trying to get into semantics of what is open wheel, just trying to be realistic about NEXT YEAR
    My List:
    1. Dario
    2. Power
    3. Dixon
    4. Helio
    5. Briscoe
    6. Kanaan
    7. RHR
    8. Marco
    9. Wheldon
    10. Danica
    11. J Wilson
    12. Meira
    13. Tagliani
    14. Simona
    15. G. Rahal
    16. Sato (yea he crashed, but he's entertaining and I like him)
    17. Tracy
    18. Junqueira
    19. Scheckter
    20. Townsend Bell
    21. Servia
    22. Hildebrand
    23. Lloyd
    24. Summerton
    25. Simon Pagenaud

    Just missed:
    Hinchcliffe, Matos, Baguette, Romancini, Vernay, A. Carroll, Montagny, Antinucci, Viso, Carpenter (ovals only hurt his chances)...All I500 candidates and one-off participants


    Decent mix of foreign and US, older vs. young up and coming drivers, experience on ovals vs. twisties, etc...

    Let the debating begin...
    Last edited by Eau Rouge; 10-04-2010, 12:58 PM.

  • #2
    1. Franchitti
    2. Dixon
    3. Helio
    4. Briscoe
    5. Power
    6. TK
    7. RHR
    8. Marco
    9. Danica
    10. Wheldon
    11. Rahal
    12. Wilson
    13. Vitor
    14. Tags
    15. Matos
    16. Servia
    17. Viso
    18. Scheckter
    19. Tracy
    20. Lloyd
    21. Bell
    22. Carpenter
    23. de Silvestro
    24. Junquiera
    25. Conway

    if I Could Add More:
    (26)Moraes
    (27)Baguette
    (28)Hildebrand
    (29)Carroll
    (30)Mutoh
    (31)Hinchcliffe
    (32)Sato
    (33)Cunningham

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    • #3
      Ill Raise you to 28 (yes it can be done)

      Dario Franchitti
      Will Power
      Scott Dixon
      Helio Castroneves
      Ryan Briscoe
      Tony Kanaan
      Ryan Hunter-Reay
      Marco Andretti
      Dan Wheldon
      Hideki Mutoh
      Justin Wilson
      Vitor Meira
      Alex Tagliani
      Simona de Silverstro
      Graham Rahal
      Mike Conway
      Paul Tracy
      Bruno Junqueira
      Tomas Scheckter
      Townsend Bell
      Oriol Servia
      JR Hildebrand
      Alex Lloyd
      Jonathon Summerton
      Alex Ranger
      Rafael Matos
      Adam Carroll
      Sebastien Bourdais

      Only Ovals /500

      Ed Carpenter
      Danica Patrick
      Sarah Fisher
      Charlie Kimball

      Only RC / SC

      Franck Montagny
      Takuma Sato
      Bertrand Baguette
      Richard Antinucci
      JK Vernay

      Out Completely

      Mario Moraes
      EJ Viso

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      • #4
        The 5 guys at Penske and Ganassi are implied, so i'll start with 6.

        6. Kanaan
        7. Hunter-Reay
        8. Danica
        9. Marco
        10. Graham Rahal
        11. Summerton
        12. Servia
        13. Tracy
        14. Baguette
        15. Sato
        16. Viso
        17. Lloyd
        18. Wilson
        19. Scheckter
        20. Matos
        21. Moraes
        22. Meira
        23. Wheldon
        24. Simona
        25. Junqueira
        Insert something witty here. I don't care.

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        • #5
          I'd rather not bother, only leads to disappointment.
          "If your car was a dog, then you had to figure it out and test your own limits. And we didn't go to a wind tunnel – we did it in the first turn at Indianapolis."

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Grizzlor View Post
            I'd rather not bother, only leads to disappointment.

            No Conor Daly? Marco was 18 when he almost won the 500. I think Daly needs a shot before F1 takes him... even though I don't care much for his Dad.

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            • #7
              Man, I'm sure I'll forget someone(s):

              (no particular order)

              1) Briscoe
              2) Power
              3) Helio
              4) Dario
              5) Dixon
              6) TK
              7) Hunter-Reay
              8) Danica
              9) Marco
              10) Hildebrand
              11) Carpenter
              12) Wheldon
              13) Tagliani
              14) Viso
              15) Rahal
              16) Mutoh
              17) Hinchcliffe
              18) Mann
              19) Tracy
              20) Lloyd
              21) Wilson
              22) Conway
              23) Baguette
              24) Simona
              25) Beatriz
              26) Summerton
              27) Scheckter
              28) Meira

              If Sarah Fisher is done full-time, I'd at least like her at Indy...

              Also, one-offs such as Hamilton, Buddy Lazier, Junky, Bell, and John Andretti for Indy...

              We'll see how many actually show, of that lot...
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