Why Baltimore was great for IndyCar

Why Baltimore was great for IndyCar

The inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix suffered from its fair share of teething problems when IndyCar and the ALMS came to town earlier this month. But, as Mark Glendenning explains, the race has a very bright future indeed

IndyCar's plans to visit to the east-coast harbour city of Baltimore had its detractors, be they locals concerned about road closures, or the forces of nature – the area was hit by an earthquake and a hurricane in the week prior to the race.

But Baltimore is a city toughened by its past, and it takes more than a bit of rain and some angry locals to derail things. This, after all, was the staging ground for the battle between the British and US forces that led to Francis Scott Key writing 'The Star-Spangled Banner' after witnessing the bombardment from the deck of a prison ship.

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