Gentlemen, start your lawsuits.
Citing concerns regarding driver safety, 7 of the ten Formula 1 teams refused to compete in yesterday's U.S. Grand Prix at Indianapolis. Michelin had requested that it be allowed to substitute another tire after a practice accident-F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone denied the request. Ferrari then vetoed a suggestion that a chicane be placed in turn 13 to hold down speeds.
As a result, only 6, rather than 20, cars "competed" in the race. Most fans left the poorly attended "race"; many of those who remained threw things on the track. It is rumored that the Indianapolis Motor Speedway will cancel its contract with F1.
In other news, Ecclestone commented on Danica Patrick's recent race in the Indianapolis 500. After saying she did "a good job," Ecclestone added: "You know, I've got one of those wonderful ideas. Women should be all dressed in white like all the other domestic appliances."