Yeah Ganassi are indeed a strange team. Dixon really carries that team, there just isn’t a consistent enough team mate to back him up. When they had Dixon and Franchitti as their lineup a while back, was a proper strong team. As you say, Penske and Andretti as all round team efforts are stronger, but Dixon does wonders for that team.
I’ve seen people say that about Rossi, but in all honesty, when he joined Indycar in 2016, there was never any space for him in F1 and I really don’t believe he would’ve achieved much anyways in F1, so he totally did the right thing going back stateside, he’s found his calling in Indycar, and fair play to him. One guy who should’ve been in F1 is rookie, Robert Wickens, Best rookie for many a season, been super impressed by him, but I’ve always rated him quite well. Should’ve been Canada’s next big hope in F1 after Villeneuve but never found a chance.
Yeah it’s interesting seeing them go back to Laguna Seca! Though despite the legendary Corkscrew, I think the racing though will be pretty awful. How far away do you live from there?