Indycar 2019

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Wednesday 6th March
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Sheetmaself said:
Long time motorsports fan but this will be my first year with indycar.

Will watch a few youtube guides before this weekend to attempt to understand the finer points.
It's easy....there aren't any!

Sheetmaself

4,260 posts

144 months

Wednesday 6th March
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Haha
Last time i watched it they were still using a hear lever to change gears, guessing its now semi auto gearboxes.

Looking forward to it.

Eric Mc

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211 months

Wednesday 6th March
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Sheetmaself said:
Haha
Last time i watched it they were still using a hear lever to change gears, guessing its now semi auto gearboxes.

Looking forward to it.
Hear Lever?

That sounds very advanced. Voice activation is the way forward. "Car, 3rd gear please".

FourWheelDrift

78,038 posts

230 months

Friday 8th March
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All go on Sky F1 this weekend, St Petersburg.

Saturday. Qualifying live from 7:30pm
Sunday. Race live from 4:30pm

funkyrobot

17,771 posts

174 months

Friday 8th March
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Such a shame Wickens isn't back driving yet.

Will be interesting to see how much of the race is on Youtube considering the fact Sky have their teeth into it now.

MartG

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150 months

Friday 8th March
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funkyrobot said:
Will be interesting to see how much of the race is on Youtube considering the fact Sky have their teeth into it now.
Fingers crossed - though I suspect it will be several days before the full race is uploaded if last year's coverage is any guide

MartG

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Friday 8th March
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Short highlights clip for today's practice https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duxn9OXMX0M

Eric Mc

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211 months

Saturday 9th March
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That'll be my route to Indycar this year. The cars look and sound very good.

ZX10R NIN

15,271 posts

71 months

Saturday 9th March
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New to Indy cars but I enjoyed watching qualifying the commentators made it easy to workout what was going on. The cars look good I like the no tyre warmers rule so the driver has to do the warm up.



Edited by ZX10R NIN on Sunday 10th March 16:39

Sheetmaself

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144 months

Sunday 10th March
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Its interesting to hear a different take on the same event.

I’m new also, well back after about 20 years minus Alonso at Indy, and I struggled a bit initially with how the format was being run. About 2/3rds way through they put how it works on the left hand side of the screen but before then I was clueless.

They said it was quite unusual that first period but it didn’t half seem amateurish both with the drivers and the officials, but the drivers and teams seem more willing to accept things than in F1!

Looking forward to the race later.

2 sMoKiN bArReLs

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181 months

Sunday 10th March
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Weather looking good at St Pete's! Can't wait

2 sMoKiN bArReLs

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Sunday 10th March
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Drivers...start your engines!

Dinoboy

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163 months

Sunday 10th March
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Looking out the window at the sleet and thinking why don't we live in Florida. biggrin

2 sMoKiN bArReLs

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Sunday 10th March
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Well...that's rubbish! On BT we got the whole race. When the yanks showed the ads we still got the action. NOBODY WANTS ADS DURING THE RACE!!!!

2 sMoKiN bArReLs

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Sunday 10th March
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Fuel fill now quicker than tyre change?

2 sMoKiN bArReLs

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Sunday 10th March
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2 sMoKiN bArReLs said:
Well...that's rubbish! On BT we got the whole race. When the yanks showed the ads we still got the action. NOBODY WANTS ADS DURING THE RACE!!!!
Ads now really driving me mad.

ZX10R NIN

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71 months

Sunday 10th March
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The adds don't bother me, I'm enjoying the racing I know they're not faster but they look faster (maybe it's the camera angles) than their F1 brethren.


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Sunday 10th March
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Blimey

FourWheelDrift

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230 months

Sunday 10th March
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Left the room, just walked back in to a Scottish voice but didn't see the picture as it went black, were they broadcasting a Moto3 interview with John McPhee by mistake?

2 sMoKiN bArReLs

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Sunday 10th March
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I think this is the worst coverage of any sporting event...ever