Formula One is in hot water with with the people of Indiana and Indianapolis for their official Facebook status on Monday night, challenging F1 fans in the Hoosier state to do a video explaining why Formula One is better than IndyCar.
The fact that Formula One, a global sport felt the need to send out this status is in my opinion because the sport feels threatened by the popularity of the NTT IndyCar Series.
As I said in my article about this subject earlier today, what Formula One has done is try to alienate every Hoosier NTT IndyCar Series fan.
It is also the equivalent of the NTT IndyCar Series going to Northamptonshire where the Silverstone circuit is, the home of the British Grand Prix and asking fans why IndyCar is better than Formula One.
Defending Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton managed to alienate the NTT IndyCar Series in 2017 when he enquired as to why Fernando Alonso was able to be so competitive at the Indianapolis 500 against regular drivers.
The post from Monday night just adds fuel to the fire.
The NTT IndyCar Series will head to the Circuit Of The Americas in Austin Texas, for the inaugural IndyCar Classic, at a venue where Formula One has been for many years.
The series and COTA are extremely happy with the deal and NTT IndyCar Series fans who are attending the race won’t have to pay extortionate prices for race tickets and pit-lane and paddock passes.
The NTT IndyCar Series has grown in a popularity over the years with the addition of teams, drivers and new circuits.
The series also provides the possibility for every team and driver to win races in the series however in Formula One at the moment it is all Mercedes.
Is it any wonder why Fernando Alonso left Formula One and is heading back to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to compete in the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500 This year?