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FourWheelDrift

82,267 posts

250 months

Sunday 30th May
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Speed Badger said:
carl_w said:
Same for Justin Wilson with a detached wheel from Sage Karam's car.
I believe it was the front wing wasn't it? Either way, not something you want to be hitting at 200+ mph.
Nose cone.

Smollet

6,442 posts

156 months

Sunday 30th May
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Getting interesting now. Second bottle of Malbec opened

FourWheelDrift

82,267 posts

250 months

Sunday 30th May
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So many braking issues entering the pits today, Hunter-Reay just now, that's 4.

Speed Badger

1,499 posts

83 months

Sunday 30th May
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Smollet said:
Getting interesting now. Second bottle of Malbec opened
Yep we are synchronised, just opened mine, although the one I started with was only half full. Would love to see Castroneves win this.

FredericRobinson

2,390 posts

198 months

Sunday 30th May
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Wouldn't want to be a mechanic working in the first few spots on pit lane.

Smollet

6,442 posts

156 months

Sunday 30th May
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Speed Badger said:
Yep we are synchronised, just opened mine, although the one I started with was only half full. Would love to see Castroneves win this.
That’s spooky. My first one was about half full too

Speed Badger

1,499 posts

83 months

Sunday 30th May
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Trying to keep track of things - how did Veekay end up down in 13th?

Speed Badger

1,499 posts

83 months

Sunday 30th May
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Speed Badger said:
Yep we are synchronised, just opened mine, although the one I started with was only half full. Would love to see Castroneves win this.
Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

Teppic

5,769 posts

223 months

Sunday 30th May
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Well done Helio! Joining the 4 times Indy 500 winners club.

unrepentant

20,343 posts

222 months

Sunday 30th May
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Well done Helio. Would have liked one of the kids to win but Helio is a legend here.

Smiljan

8,915 posts

163 months

Sunday 30th May
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Brilliant, what a great way to finish too. 4th time's a charm cool

Smollet

6,442 posts

156 months

Sunday 30th May
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Proper bloke wins.

df76

3,073 posts

244 months

Sunday 30th May
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Great result! And at 46 there's hope for me yet (but I best get on with it..).

Speed Badger

1,499 posts

83 months

Sunday 30th May
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Four years off 50 and you smash the Indy 500 when you're not even an Indycar driver any more! Fantastic performance, and great credit to Palou and O'ward. Will Power is great by the way.

Smollet

6,442 posts

156 months

Sunday 30th May
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Speed Badger said:
Four years off 50 and you smash the Indy 500 when you're not even an Indycar driver any more! Fantastic performance, and great credit to Palou and O'ward. Will Power is great by the way.
Montoya and Kanaan in the top ten too.

jsf

22,701 posts

202 months

Sunday 30th May
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c6erb said:
jsf said:
Henry was hit on the head by a wheel/tyre that came off another car. Can't happen now.
It (still) can if the wheel isn't fitted properly/securely after a pit-stop for tyres.
It cant hit the driver now, that's the whole point of the Halo/Aeroscreen.

Speed Badger

1,499 posts

83 months

Sunday 30th May
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Smollet said:
Montoya and Kanaan in the top ten too.
Yeah man, experience is everything. The young 'uns might be a couple of tenths faster, but if you've got the experience it can be worth more.


carl_w

6,679 posts

224 months

Sunday 30th May
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I only started watching IndyCar because it came with the Sky Sports F1 package, but at least once they line up on the grid you have no idea who is going to win.

Scott Dixon was down in 13th I think?

Smollet

6,442 posts

156 months

Sunday 30th May
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carl_w said:
I only started watching IndyCar because it came with the Sky Sports F1 package, but at least once they line up on the grid you have no idea who is going to win.

Scott Dixon was down in 13th I think?
Yes. Came from a lap down and then at one stage was a contender for the win but drifted back for some reason. No way in current F1 if you’re a lap down do you stand a chance of scoring points let alone win.

paulguitar

11,479 posts

79 months

Sunday 30th May
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Smollet said:
Yes. Came from a lap down and then at one stage was a contender for the win but drifted back for some reason. No way in current F1 if you’re a lap down do you stand a chance of scoring points let alone win.
So much of the 500 is down to luck with flags though, it is worse than F1 in that regard.

Still enjoyed today though, really good at the end I thought.