2005 Mexico City Thoughts
RACE: Some really nice battles in various parts of the field and lots of controversy to end the season.
TRACK: We still love that baseball stadium section.
START: Absolutely perfect formation. The best start in years.
WILSON: A definite championship contender for next year.
ALLMENDINGER: Yet another second place finish.
RUSPORT: Perhaps now the second best team in Champ Car?
TRACY: This race is the perfect example why Paul has so much trouble winning championships. This race is the perfect example why we wouldn't want Paul anywhere else but in Champ Car.
SERVIA: A quiet weekend for Oriol.
GLOCK: Timo never had a chance, and it almost caused him to never have a chance to escape Mexico alive.
DOMINGUEZ: To add insult to injury, not only did Glock's mugging cause Mario to lose the position in the race to him, but it also caused Mario to lose a position in the final standings to Glock.
VASSER: Whatever you decide Jimmy, we know you will do it with style and grace. Just like you carried yourself throughout your whole career.
PHILIPPE: Another fine run to the obvious choice of most improved driver.
RANGER: Another disappointing run for Andrew considering the start of his rookie season.
POWER: Excellent, excellent run. Will definitely deserves to take Marcus Marshall's ride.
MCDOWELL: Michael certainly did better in the Grand Am race.
ZWOLSMAN: A learning weekend for Charles' first race, and there should be better things to come from him.
DA MATTA: Now Cristiano knows how it feels to be punted from behind.
BOURDAIS: Sebastien finally pays for his mistake. But, it's a bit too late as far as the other drivers care.
LAVIN: Involved in one of the wildest restarts we've ever seen. And best of all, Rodolfo was more than willing to mix it up.
SPERAFICO: We thought Ricardo was the talented Sperafico...
BREMER: A rough ending to Ronnie's season.
DEL MONTE: There's a reason why Fabrizio doesn't belong in this series.
MARSHALL: Hey, Marcus, we don't care about your contract dispute. Because we don't want wankers back.
TV: Though the TV schedule for 2006 is not as big of a network improvement as everyone hoped, going back to the days when all the races got repeated and a better qualifying show is a step in the right direction.
WORD OF THE WEEKEND: Adios.
STAT OF THE WEEKEND: 1-2 -- RuSport's first, and long overdue, top two finish.
HISTORICAL STAT OF THE WEEKEND: Sebastien Bourdais just missed out on becoming the fifth driver since 1956 (the post-AAA era) to finish every race in a season. The four who did so were Jim McElreath and A.J. Foyt in 1963, Al Unser, Jr. in 1992, and Jimmy Vasser in 1996. Only Foyt and Vasser won championships in those years.
QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND: In a quote that has numerous meanings and ramifications, A.J. Allmendinger said, "P.T. is an idiot. I hate to agree with Sebastien on anything, but I might have to agree with him on this one."
QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND RUNNERUP: Timo Glock after being called to the principal's office after his road rage incident during Saturday's practice session, "I'd rather not talk about if they want to hold kindergarten classes on race weekend."
SCHEDULE: It's been a long time since a season ended without feeling any trepidation on what was going to happen in the offseason. This year, we have just one thing to worry about -- is it 2006, yet?
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