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Button, Hamilton say no to 'dangerous' Indycar

  • Published on 19 May 2016 11:38
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  • By: Rob Veenstra

Two fellow champions have no intention of following Fernando Alonso into Indycar once their F1 careers end. Two-time world champion Alonso told the Spanish press last month: "There are three competitions at the top of the legend of motor sport: Monaco, Le Mans and the Indianapolis 500. I know it's difficult to win all three but it would be a great challenge."

Alonso's current teammate and the 2009 world champion Jenson Button, however, said of Indycar: "Too dangerous." And, also according to Auto Motor und Sport, reigning triple world champion Lewis Hamilton added: "When Nigel Mansell raced in 1993, the cars were skill cool. Today not." (GMM)

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  • Im no fan of indycar really, so good move from Button. Maybe Honda can get him into SGT or something later, or otherwise Le Mans can be a good option.

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    • May 19 2016 - 12:32
  • RacetoWin

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    indy cars look horrible, the low nose that leads up to the drivers head is also dangerous.

    indy should look at moving into the Redbull X1 style cars. they are in a need of a new direction, the last GOOD indycar was the CART panoz design, unfortunately those cars only raced half a season before being merged back into Indycar as one series, losing the panoz design which was a superior car to what indycar was using.

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    • May 21 2016 - 05:01

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