I mean, you spend all that time, effort, and money to get a car and driver into the Indy 500. Probably over a million dollars just to earn a starting position….
And at the start of the race your car won’t start because it has a dead battery. A simple dead battery. You’d think that that would be one of the things your team would verify at the beginning of the day of racing. Chargers are cheap, or simply put in a freshly charged new one a few hours before the race. Do they not have a Before Race car preparation plan? (You know, check tire pressures, oil, fuel,, make sure the windscreen tear-offs are in place, lug nut on each tire is correctly tightened, etc.) A checklist? Or are they just winging the whole thing? What kind of management is there if this can happen?
That simple oversight cost the Rahal Racing team 2 laps….at the start of the race.
There are so many things that can go wrong, things that break, things that just happen. But if you don’t eliminate the things you can, you start out at a disadvantage.
Nothing like shooting yourself in the foot.