Indycar 2019

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chunder27

2,309 posts

168 months

Sunday 14th July 2019
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The more I see Power the more I think what a total bell end, stupid move early on, and daft again end.

InfamousK

607 posts

150 months

Sunday 28th July 2019
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Nice to see a proper circuit. Minimal run off and Rossi looks strong!

JonChalk

3,765 posts

70 months

Sunday 28th July 2019
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No blue flags in Indycar. Fight for your place or you don't deserve it.

ZX10R NIN

19,310 posts

85 months

Sunday 28th July 2019
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Great circuit it's like Cadwell on steroids great racing & I really like the fact they have to race for every position no blue flags is great.

37chevy

3,280 posts

116 months

Sunday 28th July 2019
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Proper dog fight on a proper circuit. Great race!

eastlmark

1,636 posts

167 months

Monday 29th July 2019
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cracking finish to that one!

Daston

5,693 posts

163 months

Monday 29th July 2019
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Started watching IndyCar earlier this year so still getting to grips with names and past exploits etc. Was a cracking race yesterday love that they have refuelling and that seems to open up the podium to anyone outside the starting 3 (which doesn't happen too much in F1). The cars sound great and it also goes to show that out right speed doesn't instantly make things exciting!

Do the engine manufactures earn points or prize money? The commentators were made a comment in one of the races about a Chevy driver letting another Chevy driver through but then blocking the Honda driver in 2nd.

Considering IndyCar is similar pace to GP2 you would think more of them would come across to F1, however I guess a lot of them are fairly "old" in F1 standards by the time they get a championship.

One thing F1 could learn from is the screen within a screen replays and stuff, nothing worse than seeing the start for the 4th time whilst there is a fight on track.

covboy

2,374 posts

134 months

Monday 29th July 2019
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Daston said:
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One thing F1 could learn from is the screen within a screen replays and stuff, nothing worse than seeing the start for the 4th time whilst there is a fight on track.
Thought that myself when watching. If you get chance watch some NASCAR coverage. A few broadcast lessons to be picked up there as well

entropy

3,942 posts

163 months

Tuesday 30th July 2019
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Daston said:
Started watching IndyCar earlier this year so still getting to grips with names and past exploits etc. Was a cracking race yesterday love that they have refuelling and that seems to open up the podium to anyone outside the starting 3 (which doesn't happen too much in F1). The cars sound great and it also goes to show that out right speed doesn't instantly make things exciting!

Do the engine manufactures earn points or prize money? The commentators were made a comment in one of the races about a Chevy driver letting another Chevy driver through but then blocking the Honda driver in 2nd.

Considering IndyCar is similar pace to GP2 you would think more of them would come across to F1, however I guess a lot of them are fairly "old" in F1 standards by the time they get a championship.

One thing F1 could learn from is the screen within a screen replays and stuff, nothing worse than seeing the start for the 4th time whilst there is a fight on track.
There's a championship for engine manufacturers

A few years ago Lewis Hamilton made an ignoramus remark dismissive of Indycar drivers but I do agree with him. Personally I don't particularly rate the Indycar drivers. Scott Dixon has stood out as head & shoulder above his peers for a number of years now and he's the elder statesman of the series. The younger generation show potential but are inconsistant, Newgarden has potential to be a great.

The only driver who really interests me and would do well in F1 is Alexander Rossi. No doubting he is IC championship material. Jumped into ManorGP some years and blew away more experienced Will Stevens IIRC. Never had a chance to further himself in F1.

Rosenqvist I was expecting him to light up the series similar to Montoya. Not quite happened for him yet. Maybe next year a la Alex Zanardi. Shame about Robert Wickens who definitely had the X factor last year.

covboy said:
Thought that myself when watching. If you get chance watch some NASCAR coverage. A few broadcast lessons to be picked up there as well
My bro is a casual race fan and even he wonders why F1 doesn't incorporate split screens for pitstops!

FourWheelDrift

81,131 posts

244 months

Sunday 18th August 2019
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Pocono first lap multi-car crash.

They really need to dump this crappy circuit and leave it to NASCAR.

jonny142

1,088 posts

185 months

Sunday 18th August 2019
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Wow ....Glad Sato is out the car .. seems like a demolition derby on some of these oval circuits

Edited by jonny142 on Sunday 18th August 20:06

alfie2244

11,292 posts

148 months

Sunday 18th August 2019
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Wow.......................and all got out ok by the looks of it.

alfie2244

11,292 posts

148 months

Sunday 18th August 2019
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FourWheelDrift said:
Pocono first lap multi-car crash.

They really need to dump this crappy circuit and leave it to NASCAR.
Not sure how the track was at fault.....Sato moved over from what I can see.

rallycross

11,035 posts

197 months

Sunday 18th August 2019
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Shame it’s not on a tv channel that any normal person can view !

2 sMoKiN bArReLs

25,646 posts

195 months

Sunday 18th August 2019
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wobble I'm normal

anonymous-user

14 months

Sunday 18th August 2019
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Scary watching cars come back across the track like that.

Fan video up on Twitter:-

https://twitter.com/mrdemmendaal/status/1163163723...

Regarding suitability (or not) of the track, I do wonder whether the sheer amount of space there lulls drivers into thinking they can take more risks?

rallycross

11,035 posts

197 months

Sunday 18th August 2019
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Lentilist said:
Scary watching cars come back across the track like that.

Fan video up on Twitter:-

https://twitter.com/mrdemmendaal/status/1163163723...

Regarding suitability (or not) of the track, I do wonder whether the sheer amount of space there lulls drivers into thinking they can take more risks?
That’s a scary incident the speed is huge and the forces involved are massive

jingars

821 posts

200 months

Sunday 18th August 2019
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Was about to write that Rosenvqist was a very lucky chap, but just been advised that FR is the subject of further medical investigation.

No idea what Sato thought he was doing.

2 sMoKiN bArReLs

25,646 posts

195 months

Sunday 18th August 2019
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Are they really going to send Rossi out with suspension wrapped up in tape? yikes

jsf

19,793 posts

196 months

Sunday 18th August 2019
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2 sMoKiN bArReLs said:
Are they really going to send Rossi out with suspension wrapped up in tape? yikes
Why not, they seem happy enough to tie wrap new fence sections to a damaged fence.

IndyCar is a joke when they race at these dumps.