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The Pit Straight: Spec F1 & the Spectre of Team Penske

A spectre is haunting IndyCar, and that spectre is Team Penske. Also, Formula 1 can still put on a close race, we have learned.

On the back end of a weekend full of open-wheel racing, Tom Blackburn and Alex Gintz are back to address the biggest stories and questions from the weekend, including an F1 race which was unusually competitive, a hectic race for IndyCar at Road America and the implications of Team Penske’s overpowered performance for the sport at large.

Should F1 become a spec series? Will the Captain allow his team to play the villains in the series he owns? Who are the dark horses for the 2024 IndyCar title? These questions and others are on the chopping block on the latest episode of The Pit Straight.

See also
'It's Insane to Me' - Colton Herta Frustrated by Lack of Penalties at Road America

The Pit Straight is Frontstretch‘s open-wheel racing podcast, available during the racing season weekly on Tuesdays on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and right here on the web.

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Alex is the IndyCar Content Director at Frontstretch, having initially joined as an entry-level contributor in 2021. He also serves as Managing Director of The Asia Cable, a publication focused on the international affairs and politics of the Asia-Pacific region which he co-founded in 2023. With previous experience in China, Japan and Poland, Alex is particularly passionate about the international realm of motorsport and the politics that make the wheels turn - literally - behind the scenes.

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