Some good stuff here from the Schmidt Peterson Motorsports crew, as its video team recaps the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series season for drivers Simon Pagenaud and Mikhail Aleshin.
This video serves as more of a “blooper reel” than a season highlight video, but if we’re honest, it’s a good solid 3 minutes of highlights and laughs.
Pagenaud banked his third straight top-five finish in the championship, ending fifth. Meanwhile Aleshin is recovering from his Fontana accident, fresh off a year where he made a net positive impact on the series and championship as a rookie.
Much would need to be worked out, starting with how much garage and grandstand access would be afforded for a 2021 season opener that likely would occur during a still ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
He was a spectator (with racing legend Mario Andretti) at four-time champion Jeff Gordon’s final Cup race as a full-time in the 2015 season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. In 2011, Hamilton swapped cars with three-time champion Tony Stewart at Watkins Glen International.
Having rubbed shoulders with other racing greats so often, it only would be fitting if Hamilton — who is one victory from tying Michael Schumacher’s career record and also could tie the F1 record with a seventh championship this season — spent some time with the greatest basketball player of all time.