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KR158

512 posts

125 months

Sunday 30th May
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Congratulations to Helio on win number 4, superb! He comes across as a genuinely warm & lovely Guy, really enjoyed his celebrations. True passion, joy & enthusiasm. Chuffed to bits for him & the Team, what an achievement!

I think that's the cleanest '500 I've ever seen, other than the bizarre, Pit lane Brake issues & Rahals wheel, no nasty accidents & relatively few retirements of any kind. What chance of Helio going for win #5 in '22??

FourWheelDrift

82,287 posts

250 months

Sunday 30th May
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A win on his debut for Meyer Shank Racing, their best result at the Indy 500 since Jack Harvey finished 3rd in 2019 and their very first IndyCar race victory.

I think he will back with them if not again this year definitely next year at Indy.

itsallyellow

3,617 posts

186 months

Sunday 30th May
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Joined most of you with the wine drinking! What a spectacle and what a great result!

Would have been nice for scotty Mac to finish higher up but hey you can’t have it all!

So pleased for Helio!!!


mattikake

4,888 posts

165 months

Sunday 30th May
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I loved how the crowd were willing him on. Good race and difficult to call without some lap time info.

MissChief

5,877 posts

134 months

Monday 31st May
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KR158 said:
Congratulations to Helio on win number 4, superb! He comes across as a genuinely warm & lovely Guy, really enjoyed his celebrations. True passion, joy & enthusiasm. Chuffed to bits for him & the Team, what an achievement!

I think that's the cleanest '500 I've ever seen, other than the bizarre, Pit lane Brake issues & Rahals wheel, no nasty accidents & relatively few retirements of any kind. What chance of Helio going for win #5 in '22??
The way half the grid and quite a few other drivers came to congratulate him was nice to see as well. he's driven for or worked with most of the grid!!

WilsonWilson

411 posts

115 months

Tuesday 1st June
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Has anyone seen any good online (free) articles explaining the brake issue and why Wilson and Hunter-Reay said the pedal was on the floor?

realjv

918 posts

132 months

Friday 4th June
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WilsonWilson said:
Has anyone seen any good online (free) articles explaining the brake issue and why Wilson and Hunter-Reay said the pedal was on the floor?
MP on the case as ever with the insight.
https://racer.com/2021/06/03/insight-what-was-goin...

WilsonWilson

411 posts

115 months

Saturday 5th June
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Thanks! It could have resulted in a massive crash either on the track or on pit road. Seems a lot of risk for tiny gains but I guess that’s motorsport in a nutshell.

Leithen

7,631 posts

233 months

Wednesday 9th June
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Grosjean first laps at Road America.

https://youtu.be/AKjDuUiZ2oM

geeks

6,833 posts

105 months

Wednesday 9th June
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Leithen said:
Grosjean first laps at Road America.

https://youtu.be/AKjDuUiZ2oM
That's a great view!

JonChalk

4,587 posts

76 months

Wednesday 9th June
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geeks said:
Leithen said:
Grosjean first laps at Road America.

https://youtu.be/AKjDuUiZ2oM
That's a great view!
IndyCar have really nailed the driver's eye camera.

Speed Badger

1,504 posts

83 months

Sunday 13th June
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Well that was a very exciting end to the second Detroit race! Felt sorry for Will Power yesterday, such bad luck.

paulguitar

11,512 posts

79 months

Sunday 13th June
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Really enjoyed that, great last few laps!

Wh00sher

1,350 posts

184 months

Sunday 13th June
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JonChalk said:
IndyCar have really nailed the driver's eye camera.
The rotating camera catches a lot of great action doesn't it.

That change of the lead and you could clearly see they touched.

MissChief

5,877 posts

134 months

Sunday 13th June
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Hot take Pato O'Ward in at McLaren F1 once Danny Ricc's contract is up? he seems the real deal and it'll be interesting to see how he gets on at the YD test at Abu Dhabi.

carl_w

6,686 posts

224 months

Eight rounds done, eight different winners.

Muzzer79

4,883 posts

153 months

MissChief said:
Hot take Pato O'Ward in at McLaren F1 once Danny Ricc's contract is up? he seems the real deal and it'll be interesting to see how he gets on at the YD test at Abu Dhabi.
Difficult one. The differences between Indycar and F1 are significant.

O'Ward has done well, but it would be a risk for a top 3 or 4 team, like McLaren now are.

I can't recall a driver moving into F1 from Indycar since Juan-Pablo Montoya.

I listened to the excellent 'Beyond the Grid' podcast with Jeff Gordon the other day, which is relevant.

Gordon had a few tests in F1 - notably for Jaguar and BAR. However, as he said, he was winning in NASCAR and would likely have had to drop down the grid or even to a lower series to maybe come back up. That takes a real desire to do F1 and big risk-taking attitude.

Muzzer79

4,883 posts

153 months

carl_w said:
Eight rounds done, eight different winners.
Seven different winners?

O'Ward won in Texas and yesterday in Detroit.

MissChief

5,877 posts

134 months

Muzzer79 said:
MissChief said:
Hot take Pato O'Ward in at McLaren F1 once Danny Ricc's contract is up? he seems the real deal and it'll be interesting to see how he gets on at the YD test at Abu Dhabi.
Difficult one. The differences between Indycar and F1 are significant.

O'Ward has done well, but it would be a risk for a top 3 or 4 team, like McLaren now are.

I can't recall a driver moving into F1 from Indycar since Juan-Pablo Montoya.

I listened to the excellent 'Beyond the Grid' podcast with Jeff Gordon the other day, which is relevant.

Gordon had a few tests in F1 - notably for Jaguar and BAR. However, as he said, he was winning in NASCAR and would likely have had to drop down the grid or even to a lower series to maybe come back up. That takes a real desire to do F1 and big risk-taking attitude.
McLaren are a well run, well funded team who will, I hope anyway, be chasing podiums much more regularly come the new regs next year and maybe even chasing wins and the WCC/WDC. If they like him, he already has the McLaren connection, Jeff Gordon had none of those things.

carl_w

6,686 posts

224 months

Muzzer79 said:
Seven different winners?

O'Ward won in Texas and yesterday in Detroit.
Whoops, I guess that's why he's leading the championship.

The point still stands, even if it's a little bit inaccurate.