Sunday, July 8, 2012

Winners and Losers: Toronto

Here are the winners, losers, and Cone of Shame winner following the Honda Grand Prix of Toronto:

Winners

Ryan Hunter-Reay
Another win. I lost count of how many that is now but it is very impressive for Ryan. Just think, in 2009 he almost didn't have a ride. Now look at him. Points lead and looking in great shape.

Charlie Kimball
A statement race for Charlie Kimball. He had that amazing overtake on Pagenaud and TK in turn 3, and capped off with a P2 finish. We need to see this more on a week to week basis.

Mike Conway 
Maybe I should write negative more often, because when I do, I end up looking like a clown when the person does the exact opposite of what I wrote. Well done to Conway. Keep an eye for a blog this week on America's economy..........

'Merica
RHR wins, Kimball finishes second, Newgarden was looking great until getting boned by Pagenaud. All on Canadian soil. But no matter, a great way to cap off Independence Day. Go 'Merica.

Losers

The Death Star
No Dario, Dixon, Power, Briscoe, and Rahal in the top-ten. 10 different teams in the top-ten. Tally one for the Rebellion.

James Hinchcliffe
Another hit in the championship. Hinch has some work to do now. Equally painful because he had a top-five car but mechanical issue cost him. Hinch fans will be once again in full support in Edmonton.

Lotus
Nice upgrades.....

Sebastien Bourdais
Yeah it was a bummer to be taken out, but who are you to call the rest of the field "idiots"? Especially since you blamed the wrong man for your shortcomings. That really made you look like an idiot. I don't mind a driver be outspoken, but get the facts straight first.

Cone of Shame




Simon Pagenaud
I am trying to figure out which is worse: Simon Pagenaud trying to squeeze Newgarden into the wall, which would have inevitably caused an accident, or Simon Pagenaud trying to figure out why what he did was considered wrong. Either way, Simon, you just got coned.

Let me know what you think.

-Matthew Hickey

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