The close of the season was barely
Isn't this a touch premature?
Hardly. May as well set up a spot to move on from the carnage, either the wrecked cars from last weekend or the debris from Palou's "9th place is for amateurs" run through the season's schedule on his way, at 26, to Championship Number Two, so we can discuss the pressing issues of tomorrow.
Questions, so many questions . . .
Will "hybrid" powerplants change the prevailing status quo of Ganassi, Penske, and the minnows?
Will McLaren find a way to turn cubic dollars into wins?
Will Colton Herta stop spending his mega-salary long enough to rediscover his mojo?*
Will Marcus Ericsson show us it's the driver, not those well-prepared CGR machines?
Will Marcus Armstrong show us he's worthy of those well-prepared CGR machines?
Will Linus Lundqvist, surely the feel-good story of late 2023, carry the magic into 2024?
Will Alexander Rossi rediscover his mojo?
Will Malukas find it, hide it, and leave him in the dust?
Will a major league open wheel rookie and a journeyman Swede, now in his third and worst team, raise the game at Meyer Shank Racing where two ex-Penske champions could not?**
Will Palou find a way to get through a season finishing no lower than 6th?
Will RLL find the magic on ovals and sweep Andretti aside in the "Big Four?"***
Will Ed Carpenter hire new engineers/strategists?
Will Juncos Hollinger find inner peace?
Will a long-awaited third engine manufacturer finally appear?****
* Although, seriously, great gift for your father.
** A reminder, also seen in opinion polling, that how you frame the question often suggests the answer.
*** We still speak of a "Big Four," but, if we're honest, it's really a situation as referred to in the first question.
**** Grandfathered-in question, out of habit. See also, where's the new chassis?
Edited by red stick, 13 September 2023 - 03:43.