Although Octane Management of Montreal and city officials in Edmonton have declared the Honda Indy Edmonton dead (earlier blog item here), business people in the community are still trying to save the event by getting one of the local paving companies to put down the asphalt for nothing.
But my friend Frank Lowe has a better idea. Why not hold the race in Toronto — a week after the Honda Indy race here?
Allow him to explain.
“The facilities are already up in Toronto and the roads are closed. Everything’s ready. The teams won’t have to drive all the way to Edmonton, saving them thousands of dollars in travel costs.
“To differentiate between the two races, run the Toronto Indy clockwise (as normal) and the Edmonton Indy counter-clockwise. Turn One as we now know it at the Princes’ Gates would be the last turn for the Edmonton Indy.
“It can’t miss.”
I don’t know about that, Frank, but it’s definitely interesting.
Meantime, in my Monday Morning Racing Roundup (above), I suggested that Formula One doesn’t need Brazil any longer because, frankly, it’s a dangerous country. Jenson Button had a close escape last weekend. Some Sauber mechanics weren’t so lucky.
Others are thinking the same thing (read more here).