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IndyCar 2017 Indianapolis 500

Discussion in 'General Motorsport' started by Galahad, May 20, 2017.

  1. F1Brits_90

    F1Brits_90 Pole Sitter

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    watched plently of indy 500s before but not few yrs since sky lost contract. am i right in thinking Alonso actually got realistic shot at this. as for most of this month its been like Leicester. nice while it lasts but never believed he could be this competitive

    not bad company abit ago he was 4th he was surrounded by 3 former winners hunter reay rossi kanaan & family of winners in Rahal
     
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  3. FB

    FB Not my cup of cake Valued Member

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    Deja vu all over again for Fernando.
     
  4. Porceliamone

    Porceliamone This cost me a tenner, but so L'Oreal. Contributor

    Just savage. **** sake.
     
  5. Porceliamone

    Porceliamone This cost me a tenner, but so L'Oreal. Contributor

    All we wanted was a full run chance. Again, robbed of the spectacle.
     
  6. cider_and_toast

    cider_and_toast Everything in moderation Staff Member Premium Contributor

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    Gutted for Alonso on this occasion. He's taken to Indy like a duck to water and deserved better.

    He must really really hate Honda right now.
     
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  7. F1Brits_90

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    gutted for alonso never been out of top 10 & making his way up into 5th & guess as much as things change they stay same whether its indy 500 or F1 same outcome. blown honda engine :teary:

    I'd love to see him back for the 2018 500. Even with no victory, brilliant month of May for him, everyone been a winner out of this (well apart from honda :D). id worry about F1 getting him back as after being so competitive. i bet canada & more grid penalties seems quite unappealing after today
     
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  8. gethinceri

    gethinceri "suck my balls honey" Contributor

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    I love Taku, so I don't mind that he won and Alonso didn't.
    Max would've been a very satisfactory result, too.
     
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  9. cider_and_toast

    cider_and_toast Everything in moderation Staff Member Premium Contributor

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    Really pleased for Taku. I honestly thought he was a better driver than he was often given credit for in F1. A great result for him.
     
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  10. teabagyokel

    teabagyokel #bringbackmaldo Valued Member

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    I mean, he scored points for Super Aguri. Twice. But this is a good achievement too. ;)
     
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  11. F1Brits_90

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    i think alonso will likely be back next year. possibility as a full time indycar drive with a duel LMP contract in 2018. as it seems every door is shutting & he called that 1 of his greatest experiences of his career

    gethinceri i was worried if chilton won indy 500, that would be 2 ex manor drivers in consecutive yrs. that Rio Haryanto might thought ill have go at that in 2018. LOL

    also getting back into watching it after couple yrs away. 1 big difference between f1 & indycar, if f1 team does 7.3sec pitstop. someone gets fired. indycar high 5
     
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  12. Lewywo4

    Lewywo4 Race Winner

    I guess that I'm just biased towards any F1 driver at winning the Indy 500, even the monied Chilton. By the way who had done an excellent job.

    Fantastic performance from Alonso, but I'd like to see him at Monaco next year rather than Indy, in a front running F1 car.
     
  13. Rutherford

    Rutherford Points Scorer

    Chilton did what Chilton does best. He was consistent, error free and stayed out of trouble, he's a poor man's Fernando Alonso.
     
  14. teabagyokel

    teabagyokel #bringbackmaldo Valued Member

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    Personally, I suspect he'll never win the World Championship again, so I'd love to see him have a proper tilt at the Triple Crown by returning to Indianapolis and by having a go at Le Mans too.

    Don't think seeing the sad shadow-Alonso overachieving into 8th is a more enjoyable experience than seeing him cement a legacy as a true motorsport legend.
     
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    Given Alonso's reception and performance we might see half the grid at Monaco made up of reserve drivers next year LOL
     
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  16. siffert_fan

    siffert_fan Too old to watch the Asian races live. Contributor

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    I don't see how anyone can say Honda engines were c**p when they had six of the top ten places, including the winner!

    I also think that, if Honda had 100% reliability, Hunter-Reay would have disappeared into the distance! IMO, HE is the one that should be most annoyed with Honda.
     
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  17. Bushi

    Bushi Pole Sitter

    Someone's pinky has to go at Honda after this. Feel gutted for Alonso.

    I rather see the entire F1 field doing this than race at Monaco, let the reserve drivers race there.
     
  18. teabagyokel

    teabagyokel #bringbackmaldo Valued Member

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    I certainly hope so - might just kill off the F1 sleeping pill.
     
  19. cider_and_toast

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    No chance. According to the Motorsport global survey, its one of the top 4 essential tracks don't you know.

    :rolleyes:
     
  20. Bushi

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    Well they can still keep it, but it's for the reserve drivers.

    Don't know how you guys watched Indy, but I watched an american stream. And I do not know if i watched more indy 500 or commercials,
     
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  21. teabagyokel

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    cider_and_toast - Let me dream. LOL
     

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