Life on the other side of the ocean

Life on the other side of the ocean

Thomas O'Keefe attended the IndyCar finale at Homestead and gave his impressions of an IRL race from a Formula 1 perspective

It was killing me to miss the pivotal Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos this year for scheduling reasons, so I was determined to do my best to go to the nearest best thing, the Homestead-Miami IndyCar Series race.

How are these two race weekends similar? Like Sao Paulo, Miami is hot and increasingly Latin, including Cuban (indeed, Miss Cuba put in an appearance in the Homestead paddock), sometimes called the Capital of South America, and the atmosphere in the paddock – including Brazilian-based sponsors like APEX Brasil – is actually very much like attending a Formula 1 race in South America.

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