IndyCar Let's not forget Indy

Discussion in 'General Motorsport' started by cider_and_toast, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. F1Brits_90

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    interesting watching the IndyCar qualifying we have a comparsion to F1 & IndyCar, it seems that IndyCar might even me a few seconds slower than a F2 car. as Hamilton was on pole with a 1:32.2 & Rosenquist in Q2 not the pole session did a 1:45.5, also lewis had average lap speed of 133.44mph & Rosenquist was 116.62mph
     
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  3. siffert_fan

    siffert_fan Too old to watch the Asian races live. Contributor

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    In the race you will see another interesting comparison: there will probably be more true competition, wheel-to-wheel racing, and lead changes in the one race than you get in the entire F1 season.

    You could never notice the difference in lap times by watching the races. Competition is more important than lap times, at least to me.
     
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  4. RasputinLives

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    Seems to be an interesting time for me to start watching Indy as looks like a bit of a changing of the guard happening with a lot of young talent coming through. Colton Herta is youngest Indy Car winner ever. Got lucky with the SC but I guess that's just racing. Will Power not happy.

    By the way I thought F1 was bad with track limits but blimey.
     
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  5. F1Brits_90

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    only got around to watching yesterday but I know them bloody track limits. really annoyed me at the penultimate corner because if they wanted cars to go there then track wouldve been built there. but there was no such thing as track limits on that race but that wasnt the only odd rule. how did Hinchcliffe get away with that on Rosenquist. punted him out & ruined victim race, also the top 2 that got caught out

    colton herta was quite good impressed the paddock in st pete, the mechanics love him, the pre race stat "best finish" made me laugh it was his only finish, then wins in his 2nd race as a 18yr old rookie. yeah he got fortunate but always 2nd or 3rd at no point was he going to drop off the podium. maybe when we always talking about who is the American driver to be in F1 its early days but this guy with 2 or 3 yrs in IndyCar might be the 1.
     
  6. RasputinLives

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    So watched my third Indy Car race and I am starting to get into it now. I'm not blown away by the racing but it is interesting stuff. Having Sato and Bourdais on the podium this time out does make me wonder about the quality of the field but I think most people are aware of that.

    Rosenqvist seems to have gone backwards with Ericsson coming on strong. Not what I thought would happen. Always enjoyed seeing Jack Harvey race in junior formula so hoping he does well in Indy Car. Its not happening yet though.
     
  7. F1Brits_90

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    yeah that race was nothing special like an average F1 race that id probally give a 5 for. yeah I would say if it happens next week then maybe Rosenquist is a worry but he was taken out while in 7th in COTA & then struggled for pace in barber but then a lot of drivers stuggled for pace, Power, Hunter reay & pagenuad all struggled. I think it was more down to set up he just had alot of oversteer

    but still I like IndyCar & looking forward to long beach on sunday
     
  8. gethinceri

    gethinceri Daniil Kvyat Fan. Alfa Romeo Fan. Contributor

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    Right, I'm caught up. I'm enjoying the season but I'm glad I'm getting it free; I watch the races after the event and while doing other things, much as I should for F1 but haven't got to that point yet!
     
  9. Ruslan

    Ruslan Points Scorer

    Back in the 1980s and early 1990s it was a so much better series. It is kind of pale shadow of what it used to be. I really don't watch it any more. I used to.
     
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  10. siffert_fan

    siffert_fan Too old to watch the Asian races live. Contributor

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    This year is the 50th anniversary of the great Mario Andretti's victory in the 500.
     
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  11. F1Brits_90

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    bye bye alonso bumped from the indy 500 in 34th by 0.02mph. trying to figure who is more upset alonso or sky f1 bosses who bought the rights for alonso in indy 500

    but you have to wonder if Alonso & McLaren will part ways completely. as since 2015 it been disaster after disaster. if he goes with American knowledge go with ganassi or penske & he can get there

    Screenshot_20190519-222140.jpg
     
  12. cider_and_toast

    cider_and_toast Exulted Lord High Moderator of the Apex Staff Member Premium Contributor

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    Quite why McLaren decided to distract themselves developing a works Indy 500 entry for Alonso is a mystery when they could have saved a lot of time and effort and do what they did last year and run an off the shelf car from one of the bigger teams.

    Anyway, it's quite funny so that's a bonus
     
  13. RasputinLives

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    You shouldn't laugh at others failure and to be honest it's very sad that McLaren have fallen from the great team they were. However yes it's very funny and I do keep chuckling about it.
     
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  14. vintly

    vintly Mostly bacon Premium Contributor

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    I would never take the piss out of Alonso
     
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    vintly Mostly bacon Premium Contributor

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    alonso.jpg
     
  16. F1Brits_90

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    because common sense & McLaren the last 4 years has been sorely lacking
     
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  17. cider_and_toast

    cider_and_toast Exulted Lord High Moderator of the Apex Staff Member Premium Contributor

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    When was the last time an F1 team entered Indy with their own works entrant?

    I know Team Lotus and Ferrari both designed works entrants in the mid 80's but neither raced.

    I'm not sure that I'd count whatever the Lotus car companies entrants were supposed to be because I don't think anyone was ever sure if they were sponsors or entrants.

    I guess you would have to go back to the 70's
     
  18. cider_and_toast

    cider_and_toast Exulted Lord High Moderator of the Apex Staff Member Premium Contributor

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    Pictures of the Lotus and Ferrari Indy Cars. Just because......

    images.jpeg Lotus_96T_front_2012_Goodwood_Festival_of_Speed_(retouched).jpg
     
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  19. siffert_fan

    siffert_fan Too old to watch the Asian races live. Contributor

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    Penske built their own Nigel Bennett designed cars at least until the mid 1990s.
     
  20. F1Brits_90

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    i dont get why they would technical partner up with carlin 2 teams that are rookies at indy 500. surely thats blind leading the blind espically as bottom 3 were alonso & 2 carlins. they certainly too over confident after nearly winning 1st up

    proof things can always get worse espically if your alonso driving for mclaren. as even his miracles couldnt save them this time. this is on a scale of huge incompetence. that I cant think has been equaled recently

    https://apnews.com/a8653967a9714ac7a9a3ba576f712fff
     
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  21. RasputinLives

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    There is a big fall out already brewing from this. I think the Alonso/McLaren marriage is going to come to an abrupt end.....again!
     
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