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MissChief

6,399 posts

148 months

Sunday 31st July
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Racespannermonkey said:
Work for a Indycar team got any questions I’ll try and Answer them.
The general reliability seems poor with 2-3 cars out most races with mechanical DNF's rather than accident or crash damage. Are there many spec parts? I'd imagine there are quite a few to keep costs down? Are Indycar the Series promoters good at allowing changes for reliability reasons?

Racespannermonkey

15 posts

29 months

Wednesday 3rd August
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MissChief said:
The general reliability seems poor with 2-3 cars out most races with mechanical DNF's rather than accident or crash damage. Are there many spec parts? I'd imagine there are quite a few to keep costs down? Are Indycar the Series promoters good at allowing changes for reliability reasons?
Car is pretty much spec. Dampers are free, fasteners are free. Chevy had a weird number of engine failures at mid Ohio. Andretti are just a bit rubbish in my opinion. Everyone rates Herta who is clearly very fast for 2/3rd of a race but I’m my opinion with such a mature car to have 2 mechanic DNF over a 17 round championship is unacceptable. Unlike F1 there’s no penalty for changing parts apart from the engine.

To be really honest I don’t pay much attention to mechanical DNF of other cars so can’t say I notice a pattern. I certainly still have a European approach to racing.

Racespannermonkey

15 posts

29 months

Wednesday 3rd August
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MissChief said:
The general reliability seems poor with 2-3 cars out most races with mechanical DNF's rather than accident or crash damage. Are there many spec parts? I'd imagine there are quite a few to keep costs down? Are Indycar the Series promoters good at allowing changes for reliability reasons?
Car is pretty much spec. Dampers are free, fasteners are free. Chevy had a weird number of engine failures at mid Ohio. Andretti are just a bit rubbish in my opinion. Everyone rates Herta who is clearly very fast for 2/3rd of a race but I’m my opinion with such a mature car to have 2 mechanic DNF over a 17 round championship is unacceptable. Unlike F1 there’s no penalty for changing parts apart from the engine.

To be really honest I don’t pay much attention to mechanical DNF of other cars so can’t say I notice a pattern. I certainly still have a European approach to racing.

JonChalk

6,057 posts

90 months

Sunday 7th August
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Storm warnings, spectators asked to take shelter and race delayed.

Forecast doesn't look god - maybe no race today....

carl_w

7,759 posts

238 months

Sunday 7th August
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Looks like a dry line?

FourWheelDrift

84,936 posts

264 months

Sunday 7th August
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carl_w said:
Looks like a dry line?
They say they are only holding it because of the storm front and danger of lightning strikes.

carl_w

7,759 posts

238 months

Sunday 7th August
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FourWheelDrift said:
They say they are only holding it because of the storm front and danger of lightning strikes.
Would it not be better to start and red flag if the storm front arrives?

thatsprettyshady

1,652 posts

145 months

Sunday 7th August
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They red flag and clear the Marshalls/cameramen if there is any lightning within 8 miles.

FourWheelDrift

84,936 posts

264 months

Sunday 7th August
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Looks like the storm is close, the picture's gone all techno rave.

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28,404 posts

215 months

Sunday 7th August
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FourWheelDrift said:
Looks like the storm is close, the picture's gone all techno rave.
I was in Malaysia in 09. Our grandstand got struck by lightening 3 times. The locals scarcely flinched, the Europeans were more than a bit worried. Me included.

Speed Badger

2,018 posts

97 months

Sunday 7th August
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Why is this taking so damn long to start now they've decided the weather is ok?

JonChalk

6,057 posts

90 months

Sunday 7th August
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Start due 5 minutes past the hour - no pre-race ceremonies apparently.

JonChalk

6,057 posts

90 months

Sunday 7th August
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Speed Badger said:
Why is this taking so damn long to start now they've decided the weather is ok?
They only lifted the lightning/storm warning about 10 minutes ago - 15 minutes from that to drivers to cars.

Tyre Smoke

22,429 posts

241 months

Sunday 7th August
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Green sidewalls are...?

FourWheelDrift

84,936 posts

264 months

Sunday 7th August
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Tyre Smoke said:
Green sidewalls are...?
https://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2022/04/22/indyc...

Tyre Smoke

22,429 posts

241 months

Sunday 7th August
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Green is the new red! thumbup

JonChalk

6,057 posts

90 months

Sunday 7th August
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Herta’s an idiot. Fast, but an idiot.

He’s consistently making unnecessary mistakes- hopefully Piastri’s arrival at McLaren will put paid to any thoughts of him driving for them in F1.

Plus, he needs a haircut.

Tyre Smoke

22,429 posts

241 months

Sunday 7th August
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JonChalk said:
Herta’s an idiot. Fast, but an idiot.

He’s consistently making unnecessary mistakes- hopefully Piastri’s arrival at McLaren will put paid to any thoughts of him driving for them in F1.

Plus, he needs a haircut.
I can't argue with any of this.

But I am a Scotty Mc fan.

FourWheelDrift

84,936 posts

264 months

Sunday 7th August
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Ridiculous yellows

Leithen

8,608 posts

247 months

Sunday 7th August
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Grand Prix of Gibraltar.