Indycar 2019

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ash73

15,798 posts

162 months

Thursday 16th May
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Lucky he didn't roll, looked like it was getting some air under the floor after hitting the first barrier.

Eric Mc

106,130 posts

206 months

Thursday 16th May
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That's what happens with flat bottomed cars.

thatsprettyshady

893 posts

106 months

Thursday 16th May
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rallycross said:
thegreenhell said:
scary when things go wrong at 220 mph plus....
Looked like the aero was close to picking it up and rolling when it was going sideways for a second... are there aero bits in place to prevent that ala Nascar?

rdjohn

3,404 posts

136 months

Thursday 16th May
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Qualifying seems to be on from 4pm to 10pm on Saturday. There seems to be a special bit of the program between 9-10pm.

Does everything happen in the last hour, or do you have to watch the whole thing?

I understand that 1-9 will be decided on Sunday.

FourWheelDrift

76,804 posts

225 months

Thursday 16th May
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Rosenqvist's crash, good avoidance from Power - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMldjS-BARA
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entropy

3,595 posts

144 months

Thursday 16th May
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rdjohn said:
Qualifying seems to be on from 4pm to 10pm on Saturday. There seems to be a special bit of the program between 9-10pm.

Does everything happen in the last hour, or do you have to watch the whole thing?

I understand that 1-9 will be decided on Sunday.
You'd have to watch the whole thing on Saturday. It's single car qualifying. Every driver gets one chance to complete a 4-lap time trial with the average speed determining the starting position.

It looks like Alonso might struggle in quali. He has lost track time dealing with tranmission issues as well as the notable aforementioned crash. His FP non-tow speeds are so low he could be bumped ie. knocked out of the starting grid. As well as being Pole Day Sunday is also Bump Day which will also determine the final row ie. final 3 positions.

rdjohn

3,404 posts

136 months

Thursday 16th May
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entropy said:
You'd have to watch the whole thing on Saturday. It's single car qualifying. Every driver gets one chance to complete a 4-lap time trial with the average speed determining the starting position.

It looks like Alonso might struggle in quali. He has lost track time dealing with tranmission issues as well as the notable aforementioned crash. His FP non-tow speeds are so low he could be bumped ie. knocked out of the starting grid. As well as being Pole Day Sunday is also Bump Day which will also determine the final row ie. final 3 positions.
Thanks

It just has to be way better than Eurovision smile

Is the order that they go in based on anything special, or are they just drawn from a hat?

Bullitt Five-Oh

664 posts

8 months

Thursday 16th May
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entropy said:
rdjohn said:
Qualifying seems to be on from 4pm to 10pm on Saturday. There seems to be a special bit of the program between 9-10pm.

Does everything happen in the last hour, or do you have to watch the whole thing?

I understand that 1-9 will be decided on Sunday.
You'd have to watch the whole thing on Saturday. It's single car qualifying. Every driver gets one chance to complete a 4-lap time trial with the average speed determining the starting position.

It looks like Alonso might struggle in quali. He has lost track time dealing with tranmission issues as well as the notable aforementioned crash. His FP non-tow speeds are so low he could be bumped ie. knocked out of the starting grid. As well as being Pole Day Sunday is also Bump Day which will also determine the final row ie. final 3 positions.
Chances are that Alfonso will get bumped because he's now in an old chassis, one that was build for/by Carlin Racing. The one that he crashed (and struggled in anyway) was a McLaren built chassis.

jsf

12,768 posts

177 months

Thursday 16th May
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Bullitt Five-Oh said:
Chances are that Alfonso will get bumped because he's now in an old chassis, one that was build for/by Carlin Racing. The one that he crashed (and struggled in anyway) was a McLaren built chassis.
Probably put it on pole then.

thegreenhell

5,486 posts

160 months

Thursday 16th May
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Red Bull's latest signing... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baBCVCGBozs

FourWheelDrift

76,804 posts

225 months

Thursday 16th May
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thatsprettyshady said:
Looked like the aero was close to picking it up and rolling when it was going sideways for a second... are there aero bits in place to prevent that ala Nascar?
Could be something in the design of the floor maybe, Patricio O'Ward nearly went over today - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baBCVCGBozs and I'm sure that would have flipped previously. Unless other forces were at play, too slow and wind blowing the other way, who knows.

Speed Badger

924 posts

58 months

Thursday 16th May
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There are holes cut in the floor specifically to stop the wind getting underneath the bottom and flipping it over like a couple of years ago. Check out the Indycar twitter feed, they show a clip of the accident and outline the areas.

FourWheelDrift

76,804 posts

225 months

Friday 17th May
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Kyle Kaiser today nearly went over too - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUXm_YaTlpQ

FourWheelDrift

76,804 posts

225 months

Saturday 18th May
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Qualifying just starting.

thegreenhell

5,486 posts

160 months

Saturday 18th May
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Alonso slowest so far. He's going to need some luck to even qualify for the race from there.

37chevy

2,484 posts

97 months

Saturday 18th May
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thegreenhell said:
Alonso slowest so far. He's going to need some luck to even qualify for the race from there.
Yup, finding the harsh reality of Indy, and these newer cars being harder to drive than the previous generation.

Can’t use the engine as an excuse, the Chevy is the faster engine, and even his teammate is ahead of him.

FourWheelDrift

76,804 posts

225 months

Saturday 18th May
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Pucture, slowing him further but he was never going to do more than 226/7mph on that run, they said they intend to scrap this run and go again later.

37chevy

2,484 posts

97 months

Saturday 18th May
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FourWheelDrift said:
Pucture, slowing him further but he was never going to do more than 226/7mph on that run, they said they intend to scrap this run and go again later.
Not got any choice! Tomorrow will be a washout so it all or bust today

ash73

15,798 posts

162 months

Saturday 18th May
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Can't find a live stream frown

What channel is it on?

jsf

12,768 posts

177 months

Saturday 18th May
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Some of those cars look proper dodgy, Alonso's being one of them.