Is Formula 1 a Better Competition Than the IndyCar Series?

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Is Formula 1 a Better Competition Than the IndyCar Series?
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Formula One race winner Juan Pablo Montoya is heading to IndyCar after more than six years racing in NASCAR.

At 37, the Colombian is likely to be past the peak of his powers. So there is an automatic suggestion that by choosing IndyCar to make his single-seater return, the series is inferior to F1.

IndyCar is fantastic—it is America's premier single-seater series after all. But it is a domestic series and runs to limited regulations.

So which is better, F1 or IndyCar? As with any kind of series comparison, each has its own strengths and weaknesses. There is also a serious amount of personal preference that can go into to different areas—what you perceive as competitive, fair or reputation, for example.

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