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Friday 27th March 2015
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So, first race this weekend?

I bought BT Sport last year especially for the Indy Car, and I see Sunday's race is on ESPN.

Does anybody know if this year it's going to be alternating, or has it shifted?

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Friday 27th March 2015
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bernie_eccle said:
I'm lead to believe that in the UK ESPN is available as part of the BT Sport package. Might be worth checking.
Aha! I can get ESPN, and that's maybe why. biggrin

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Friday 27th March 2015
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Result! Thanks...Sunday should be good

F1, MotoGP, Indycar!

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Sunday 29th March 2015
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C'mon Monster, take it to Power!

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Sunday 29th March 2015
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Brill! (apart from I kept getting basketball popping up)

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Monday 30th March 2015
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geezerbutler said:
Man, this basketball is irritating! As if the constant ads weren't bad enough...
I thought it was my Sky box doing a wobbler! (the guide even says basketball rather than Indy)

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Monday 30th March 2015
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MartG said:
Gah - set it to record on BT box, recorded so watched it right up to 'recording ended' with 30 laps to go frown
Yes, it's not right is it?!

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Saturday 11th April 2015
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Is it on TV on Sunday 12th April?

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Saturday 11th April 2015
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BT Sport red button? Help!

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Saturday 11th April 2015
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Think I've found the answers

Sunday 12 April: Grand Prix of Lousiana (BT Sport Extra, 8pm)

Sunday 19 April: Grand Prix of Long Beach (BT Sport 2, 9pm)

Sunday 26 April: Grand Prix of Alabama (ESPN, 8pm)

That's OK for watching live, hard for recording!

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Sunday 12th April 2015
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So,

website says

Sunday 12 April: Grand Prix of Lousiana (BT Sport Extra, 8pm)

...and I miss the first 9 laps!

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Sunday 12th April 2015
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What's the record for the most laps under yellow!?

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Monday 13th April 2015
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Speed Badger said:
Well that was one of the most boring races I've ever sat through. It's typical, I usually record the Indycars because of the time difference as it's usually on Sunday evening/night, and Mrs Badger doesn't want to watch it because we have to watch Britain's Got Fat Dragons on Den Benefits Poldark Something Something arscensoredhole.

Anyway, she was doing some work on the laptop in the other room and had the whole damn evening to myself to watch it. And what did I see? A bunch of cars plodding round under the safety car for 1hr 40mins. Seriously they only completed about 12 laps under green, and only managed 30 something laps out of 70 odd!

My question is this though; yes I know the drivers should have been more careful and gentle in tricky conditions, but why do they leave the safety car out for so damn long after everything has been cleared away?

I guess to make sure they've swept up. What's the chance of watching two races finish under yellow on the same day?!

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Monday 25th May 2015
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Those last 20 laps were breathless! Well done Monster

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Tuesday 26th May 2015
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onomatopoeia said:
FourWheelDrift said:
Back to ESPN SD as the HD feed seems to have gone stty, stormy weather about?
Mine was doing the same, checked the signal on the box and it had full signal strength but zero quality, had to watch the second half of the race in SD.

Reassuring that I wasn't the only one affected!
I was recording, so it knackered that. Had to watch the last 20 laps on the re-run

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Sunday 14th June 2015
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hornet said:
Scary crash in the Indy Lights race in Toronto - driver thankfully ok, but horribly similar to Jeff Krosnoff's accident back in 1996.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6poqSS3tVi4
Holy moly

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Monday 29th June 2015
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Holy moly!!!!

Fontana...was there more than 100 lead changes?

That was some super race

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Tuesday 30th June 2015
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Speed Badger said:
Just caught up with the race, had to record it due to a BBQ. Wow, what an enjoyable race! Fantastic pack racing, everyone mostly tempering aggression with sensibleness, got a little messy at the end but that's probably down to general fatigue after 450 odd miles.

Will Power is still as mad as a sack of owls and a great win for Graham Rahal, who won on his Indycar debut aged 19, then never again since until now.
I still don't get why the fuel hose thing didn't get a penalty. They usually get one for driving over an air-hose....

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Sunday 2nd August 2015
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Getting a bit tight for Monster!

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Tuesday 1st September 2015
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Poor old Monster. But, poor old Justin puts it in perspective.