Sunday, January 29, 2012

2 hours 40 minutes to go

And Allan McNish and A.J. Allmendinger are changing positions for the lead multiple times in back to back laps. The Shank car seems to handle much better (likely due to having an intact rearend) but this is definitely going to be a continuing battle unless something breaks.

Over in GT we finally got that Ferarri on the lead lap but it still has a large gap to make up. Along with the clean weather, this has been quite a clean race, not many off-track incidents once the Audis get towed and that one Porsche t-boned a wall; gotta wonder how this race plays out if there are no more yellows.

The #01 Ganassi and #8 Starworks still require a driver change before they can end this race, but it looks like Shank is set on Allmendinger which could save them more time in the pits under green flag conditions. Good stuff... as has seemed to be the case more often than not with this race over the last 10 years.

Specifically to this year alone, without much benefit of yellow, the race this year has had more close battling for the lead than IndyCar, NASCAR and Formula One past years combined.