Maybe the problem is we don't see what is going on behind the scenes. This simply may be a marketing operation to effectively increase McLaren's exposure to the USA customer base. The entire way the last year was done seemed rather unusual. How one prepared for the Indy 500 seemed almost comical. I can not see how one can wait unitl a few months away before preparing for the race. Most preparation for the 500 begins the day after the previous years 500. SPM will benefit from this but I can not see them giving a customer a 500 winning car. Fred is an excellent driver, but without the supporting cast, he simply becomes another driver. I would like to know why McLaren simply didn't offer Team Penske the funds and give Fred every opportunity to win. Same for Andretti. They have all the tools to put the name McLaren in the victory lane.