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df76

3,328 posts

255 months

Sunday 10th April
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Flowers and turf everywhere. Clear up job looks a bit sketchy to me.

jsf

25,896 posts

213 months

Sunday 10th April
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The way they put those trucks on track give me the creeps.

Sandpit Steve

5,881 posts

51 months

Sunday 10th April
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Great opportunity for Ericsson here.

Sandpit Steve

5,881 posts

51 months

Sunday 10th April
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jsf said:
The way they put those trucks on track give me the creeps.
Trucks going the wrong way should always be a no-no.

At the first yellow, the truck deliberately put itself between the racing line and the crashed car, so another car going off at the same corner would hit something heavy.

JonChalk

5,605 posts

87 months

Sunday 10th April
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Sandpit Steve said:
jsf said:
The way they put those trucks on track give me the creeps.
Trucks going the wrong way should always be a no-no.

At the first yellow, the truck deliberately put itself between the racing line and the crashed car, so another car going off at the same corner would hit something heavy.
They do the same on the ovals. Quite happy to park the trucks on the racing line under yellows.

It’s a different world.

Not better or worse, just different.

I’ve always marvelled at no blue flags - back markers are allowed to defend to maintain lead lap position- bonkers.

FourWheelDrift

84,403 posts

261 months

Sunday 10th April
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fking Ericsson.

Sandpit Steve

5,881 posts

51 months

Sunday 10th April
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JonChalk said:
They do the same on the ovals. Quite happy to park the trucks on the racing line under yellows.

It’s a different world.

Not better or worse, just different.

I’ve always marvelled at no blue flags - back markers are allowed to defend to maintain lead lap position- bonkers.
Yes, they don’t use blue flags for the first lap down in Indy, only if you’re two laps down do you see them.

18 lap sprint coming here, two ex-F1 drivers with a great opportunity.

Edit: then Ericsson bins it!

Sandpit Steve

5,881 posts

51 months

Sunday 10th April
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0.7 covering three cars.

jsf

25,896 posts

213 months

Sunday 10th April
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That track is a mess now. biggrin

Jimmy is a super nice guy, but not sure Indycars are for him on the street and circuit courses. He did well on the Oval though.

jsf

25,896 posts

213 months

Sunday 10th April
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FourWheelDrift said:
fking Ericsson.
biggrinlaughbiggrin

Speed Badger

1,911 posts

94 months

Sunday 10th April
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Come on Romain, win or crash!

jsf

25,896 posts

213 months

Sunday 10th April
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What, a race can finish under yellow? wink

Speed Badger

1,911 posts

94 months

Sunday 10th April
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Speed Badger said:
Come on Romain, win or crash!
Don't listen to me, solid 2nd place.

Sandpit Steve

5,881 posts

51 months

Sunday 10th April
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Anticlimax, but a great race.

Bedtime.

Adrian W

12,622 posts

205 months

Monday 11th April
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Great race, and showed how dull Formula one has become. at first I thought it was going to be a precession but then things got interesting after the pit stops.

and of course as the FIA are not involved it sensibly finished under Yellow.

Muzzer79

6,386 posts

164 months

Monday 11th April
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jsf said:
That track is a mess now. biggrin

Jimmy is a super nice guy, but not sure Indycars are for him on the street and circuit courses. He did well on the Oval though.
I desperately want Jimmie to do well and at least get some respectability.

But, in the same way that Dario Franchitti couldn't crack NASCAR, I really think Jimmie can't crack Indycar.....

FourWheelDrift

84,403 posts

261 months

Monday 11th April
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He did well at the Race of Champions, but Indycar....no.

entropy

4,610 posts

180 months

Monday 11th April
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Sandpit Steve said:
Surely one of the F1 teams signs Herta for the Vegas GP next year?
Zak Brown organised a test for Colton in an old McLaren.

df76

3,328 posts

255 months

Sunday 1st May
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Decent race this evening.. should be a good finish.

FourWheelDrift

84,403 posts

261 months

Sunday 1st May
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Circuit helps.