INTRO: Virtual IndyCar World Series


I’m a big believer in what ifs. So I’m going to create a feature for the blog. I’m going to call it “Virtual IndyCar”.

What is Virtual IndyCar? Simple. VIC is the greatest 30 CART/IRL drivers of the 90s to the present day competing in the ultimate “IndyCar World Series” (my opinion).I say this because I only really know drivers from the 90s to present day and that’s when the driver talent was great. First off we got to name our teams/drivers and engine combinations and cars. Then eventually we got to build a great schedule for these great drivers.

Here are the rules:

  1. Maximum of 6 cars to a team
  2. Minimum of 3 cars to a team
  3. Two engine manufactures (Chevrolet and Honda)
  4. Chassis: DW12
  5. Car numbers will be based on team numbers at the beginning then decided at the end by point standings (similar to Formula One).
  6. I am the race director
  7. Points system is Formula One’s. Top ten get points.
  8. Three wild card entries will be added to the Indy 500.
  9. Full course yellows on ovals, local yellows on road/street/airport courses except for when it gets very bad.
  10. Engine change rule is: plus 5 positions on the grid if it happens after qualifying. If not changed before qualifying there is no penalties.
  11. No avoidable contact penalties.
Drivers:
  1. Alex Zanardi (Italy)
  2. Juan Pablo Montoya (Colombia)
  3. Sebastien Bourdais (France)
  4. Dario Franchitti (Scotland)
  5. Michael Andretti (USA)
  6. Helio Castroneves (Brazil)
  7. Gil de Ferran (Brazil)
  8. Will Power (Australia)
  9. Mario Andretti (USA)
  10. Nigel Mansell (UK)
  11. Marco Andretti (USA)
  12. Dan Wheldon (UK)
  13. Tony Kanaan (Brazil)
  14. Jimmy Vasser (UK)
  15. Scott Dixon (NZ)
  16. Sam Hornish,Jr (USA)
  17. Paul Tracy (Canada)
  18. Bobby Rahal (USA)
  19. Al Unser, Jr. (USA)
  20. Danica Patrick (USA)
  21. Ryan Briscoe (Australia)
  22. Tony Stewart (USA)
  23. Greg Moore (Canada)
  24. Graham Rahal (USA)
  25. Emerson Fittipaldi (Brazil)
  26. Danny Sullivan (USA)
  27. Christano da Matta (Brazil)
  28. Rubens Barrichello (Brazil)
  29. Jacques Villenueve (Canada)
  30. Ryan Hunter-Reay (USA)

Team/Driver Chart

Ganassi: Honda

  • Alex Zanardi #1
  • Juan Montoya #4
  • Scott Dixon #9
  • Dario Franchitti #10
  • Jimmy Vasser #22

Penske: Chevrolet

  • Gil de Ferran #2
  • Helio Castroneves #3
  • Ryan Briscoe #6
  • Sam Hornish, Jr. #8
  • Will Power #12
  • Emerson Fittipaldi #19

Andretti: Chevrolet

  • Michael Andretti #5
  • Mario Andretti #11
  • Marco Andretti #26
  • Dan Wheldon #27
  • Ryan Hunter-Reay #28

Stewart: Chevrolet

  • Danica Patrick #7
  • Tony Stewart #14
  • Paul Tracy #16

Rahal: Honda

  • Bobby Rahal #18
  • Al Unser, Jr. #21
  • Danny Sullivan #30
  • Jacques Villenueve #32
  • Graham Rahal #38
  • Greg Moore #99

NHR: Chevrolet

  • Nigel Mansell #13
  • Tony Kanaan #15
  • Rubens Barrichello #17
  • Christano da Matta #37
  • Sebastien Bourdais #39

Next up is introducing our schedule and TV coverage.

The TV coverage is simple, bring back ABC from the 1990s; Paul Page, Bobby Unser, Sam Posey and Bob Jenkins.

Schedule: Use 2013 calendar

  1. St. Petersburg- March 17
  2. Road Atlanta- March 24
  3. Richmond- March 30
  4. Long Beach- April 13
  5. Portland- April 20
  6. Phoenix- April 26
  7. Indianapolis- May 26
  8. Milwaukee- June 2
  9. Texas- June 8
  10. Iowa- June 15
  11. Michigan- June 23
  12. Cleveland- July 7
  13. Toronto- July 14
  14. Watkins Glen- July 21
  15. Edmonton- August 4
  16. Loudon- August 18
  17. Mid Ohio- August 25
  18. Chicagoland- September 2
  19. Pocono- September 9
  20. Kentucky- September 16
  21. Fontana- September 30
  22. Road America- October 6

Hopefully this idea will be a good one. First three rounds will be over the weekend sometime.

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