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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Remembering the USGP - 2006

In recent years, this is the week on the calendar I would be making my annual trek to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for my home grand prix. There is plenty of blame to go around, but the lack of a US date on the calendar is a wrong that must be righted. All week, I will post some visual memories of my home race.

The USGP at Indianapolis has always been a Ferrari race. The United States is Ferrari's biggest market, and the team dominated most of the races held there.

The crowd, often the largest on the F1 calendar, steadily builds over the course of the weekend. By race day, the Tifosi arrive from all over the world in force. Much of the speedway is staffed on race weekend by local volunteers, who, like the yellow-shirted gentleman above, often shake their heads in amazement at the colorful crowd F1 draws.

This group of fans got what they paid for, as Michael Schumacher won his final USGP, after a third of the field was taken out in separate accidents at the first two corners.
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