Ronnie Bremer © LAT
Frankly, Ronnie Bremer should be driving a Champ Car this year.
Despite switching teams and missing a round in 2005, he finished third in the Rookie of the Year standings. He only needed to start that missed round in Toronto to have ended the season as runner-up to Timo Glock.
But what the Dane doesn't have is money, and the state of play in Champ Cars is still, for now, that the lesser teams need drivers with dosh. But Bremer has kept beating on the door, and has attended all the series' races in '06, striding the paddocks, looking for a deal. And when the action has been on track, he's been in the pitlane, scanning the monitors and making acute observations.
As an observer, albeit in an unofficial capacity, Bremer is the ideal man to give his insight into the 2006 Rookie of the Year battle.