So here we are, only a week after the Canadian GP we now come to the self styled home of motorsport. The Brickyard. Again, and much like Montreal, this is very much a season highlight, I love the fact that we get to see F1 cars on part of the famous oval. I would have loved to have seen them incorporate more of it though, maybe a couple of more turns so that we could really get an impression of just exactly how fast an F1 car could go on an oval track. I'm not sure what to expect at the Brickyard for this season because of it's change of date on the calendar, but also how some of the other teams performed on Michelins during quali last week for Montreal. Ferrari have always gone strong here, and certainly the F2004 is looking strong at all circuits, Bridgestone are bringing 4 different compounds (Michelin only the 2) so hopefully the lack of Bridgestones one lap pace might be 'bridged' so to speak here at Indy. Either way Schu was supreme here in 2002 and 2003 and I'm expecting much of the same this weekend even more so if the predicted changeable weather hits race day. I'm expecting BAR to be their closest competitors even though they were off the pace in low downforce trim at Montreal, they've got a tight engine in the Honda and a sorted chassis, so it's hard to discount them from doing well this weekend. I'm still interested to see if Sato continues to go quicker than Button. Once he can keep it on the circuit, and Honda can give him an engine that can last the distance, Button wlll really have his hands full. Williams should also be up there, although their car is solid in low downforce trim, the medium downforce settings for Indy might upset them alittle in pace, but again they should figure in the upper regions of the grid and race especially if Ralf has finally found his form this season. Renault is abit of an unknown quantity here, I didn't expect them to go as quick as they did at Montreal, so they could be seriously on the pace this weekend. Although considering their lack of power, expect them to be overtaken on the oval section should they be leading. Watch their starts also. It's one hell of a drag down to the first corner McLaren, will still be over a second off the leaders in pure race pace, but this is likely to be the last outing for the MP4-19 as they're likely to race the 19B in Magny Cours 2 weeks from now. DC will finish likely between 6th to 8th, and Kimi will blow up, around lap 20. So then... gentlemen start your engines Thoughts??