Europe, India, Indycar discussed on Jim Beaver's Project Action


So how was it for you moving to Europe as an American driver trying to make it over there. What was the reception for you when you first hit Europe, and how is the learning curve for you? You grown up in the states. You'd run here. You know, how is the adjustment period to to European racing. Well, it's a two parter. So first of all, the reception was actually really good. I, I was going over there kind of expecting, you know, to be treated differently. So it was American and I was kind of in on their turf and kind of team to be talented just because European arrogance type of thing and and really that never happened. I mean, obviously, there's there is definitely egos, you know, because they feel that they are the home of motor sports and all of this stuff. And Americans are just rednecks and all this stuff, but it was more in a light hearted way. You know, I never had any issues because I was American. So I thought that was that was very pleasant surprise in terms of the adjustment period, for sure the rations a lot different. It's a lot more aggressive. It's they stewards kind of, you know, they, they put rules out there. There and then kind of turn a blind eye every once in a while and it's it's very political, which was the one thing I really disliked about it. I mean, there was a lot of positive things. I mean, the tracks were amazing. The events were were spectacular and all of this stuff, but it was a businessman in. I know that existed little bit in IndyCar in in here, but it's it's a much more pure form, a motor sports. I feel like and then having done both. It's amazing to me how much European racing kind of forget the roots of it can forget the fact that we're all here because we love motor sports and we love cars and we left competing all about who's making money and that not as of an enjoyable environment. IndyCar so much and and I really have no interest in going back. Yeah. Well, definitely, yeah. And it does seem like you know, with with Formula one and and just all kinds of motor racing there in Europe, but it is very much money driven. You see a lot of guys in seats that maybe they don't quite deserve, but they came with the deep pockets and it was able to buy their way in and you know, and I feel like in the United States. I mean, there's a bit of that, but I do still feel like the best drivers are still on track at any given time. One hundred percent. You're right. I mean it. It's never going to go away, but you don't have. I mean, we can use a current example of you. Don't have a father, you know that spending upwards of fifty million dollars buying a Formula one team. I force India, so his son Camille drive like, that's just it's just not. It's not normal, right. I mean, what? What other sport is that really thanks. Yeah. No, that's funny because I was thinking that as I was saying that, I'm like, yeah, the whole force India thing. That's just yeah. I think everybody was just kind of big shock like, wow, this is for real like man. But a little bit weird. Yeah, exactly. So why appreciate the time, man? It was always fun. Catching up. Good luck at Pocono and in the, you know, in this championship hunt, I'm sure at some point this year where we're going to catch up again on the on the show, but good luck with podcast Hinch as well and look forward to watching this this championship battle play out buddy. Appreciate man, I suppose, support talk to you later. All right, you too thinks. And that wraps up today's fund mash up version of project action and the down and dirty radio show. So thank you guys for tuning in once again, make sure and subscribed of of project action and the down and dirty radio show. We've got to shows going on one hundred episodes in a project action, three hundred fifty into that down and dirty radio..

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