Top 10 things we learned at the Toronto Indy

James Hinchcliffe is an outstanding ambassador for wannabe race car drivers in Canada. (Jack...

James Hinchcliffe is an outstanding ambassador for wannabe race car drivers in Canada. (Jack Boland/QMI Agency)

MIKE ZEISBERGER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:24 PM ET

TORONTO - DOUBLE TROUBLE: Organizers and sponsors loved the format; the fans ate it up en masse. But the drivers and crews, well, other than the guys who trotted out onto the podium on Saturday and Sunday, they weren’t thrilled by it. While the competitors and their teams say they’ll drink the Kool-Aid offered by IndyCar suggesting that weekend back-to-back races will spike interest and television viewership in the series, the dangers of fatigue and mechanical failure escalate by running two events in a 28-hour span.

JUST TO CLARIFY: Oakville’s James Hinchcliffe does not want doubleheaders at EVERY venue — he does not want them at ANY venue. Hinchcliffe’s point is this: Because some cars run better on certain circuits than others (ie this weekend’s doubleheader winner Scott Dixon), the playing field is not level unless it is held at every track. And, from a logistics point of view, that simply is not realistic. You can’t have doubleheaders every weekend.


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