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Time to think outside the box

Here's a rumor from autoracing1.com:

"Luca di Montezemolo shocked the reporters' pack at Le Mans, as he hinted the Indy 500 as a possible destination for Ferrari in case of a breakup with the FOTA constructors and failure in getting an agreement with FIA. The arrival of Ferrari would require rule changes, Montezemolo said, though it'll be a viable option."

I don't think that's going to happen, but I will float my previous theory again with some modifications:

FOTA defects, and after looking seriously at the costs/logistical problems of a new series, goes to Le Mans where they can spend to their hearts delight. Le Mans becomes the premier technological series.

Tony George pulls the plug on the IRL, after leaking his desire well ahead of time (he's already started.)

The strong Indycar teams Penske, the Chipster, AGR and the newly formed Lanigan/Rahal/Letterman seize the opportunity of a global sponsor platform and join the new 40mm capped F1 in a new schedule broken down into continent specific campaigns, with mini championships for each campaign with a major annual championship awarded at the end.

Oh, and Danica goes to NASCAR, where she flounders and then goes to F1. Where she does fairly well.

As I've said, stranger things have happened.
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