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#101 JimmyTheFox

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 00:41

So Hamilton lapped Watkins Glen faster than Stewart in the Nascar?

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#102 pingu666

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 00:56

different conditions and stuff
tony was faster in the f1 than lewis too ;)

#103 Cenotaph

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 00:59

Did they run the full boot or just the cup layout?

#104 pingu666

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 01:03

boot :)
shame they didnt do more laps, the speed coverage was pretty decent :)

#105 Kvothe

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 01:07

<grub>pit this lap
<lewis>sorry didnt hear that
<everyone> :D :D:D

Yeah I loved that bit.

Really enjoyed watching that, they were both beaming after they'd driven, and you could really feel their appreciation
I just wish they both could have gone out again on slicks :D

I also found funny the slight disappointment in the american commentators voice when Tony didn't do a burnout, it almost seemed a matter of pride.



#106 CodeRacing

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 01:11

Yeah I loved that bit.

Really enjoyed watching that, they were both beaming after they'd driven, and you could really feel their appreciation
I just wish they both could have gone out again on slicks :D

I also found funny the slight disappointment in the american commentators voice when Tony didn't do a burnout, it almost seemed a matter of pride.



Haha no offense but there was no way Tony couldve managed that in just a few laps of running in an F1 car

#107 Kvothe

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 01:14

Haha no offense but there was no way Tony couldve managed that in just a few laps of running in an F1 car


Yeah Tony even said he was going to just take it easy and enjoy it, I was just amused at the commentator :lol:

#108 pingu666

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 01:17

going out on slicks isnt hard, notsure if it really dried up enough, plus that car was the silverstone gp winner, and maybe the one lewis clinched the title in, so its worth quite abit i guess, including sentimentaly :)

oh and t stew runs sprint cars for fun, so he is pretty darn good

#109 f1fastestlap

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 01:26

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#110 Dunder

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 01:40

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Many thanks.
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#111 jonpollak

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 02:19

Nice Job f1fastestlap
Jp

#112 f1fastestlap

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 02:22

Nice Job f1fastestlap
Jp

 ;) :up:

#113 Cenotaph

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 02:41

these guys suck, i can go around watkins much faster in iracing :p

glad they had a blast.

#114 T-Mobile

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 02:44

It was good stuff for sure, and interesting to see how the NASCAR fans received the Mclaren. Then again everyone loves a loud racing car.

#115 bourbon

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 03:16

Just watching - so far both have come off very well in the pre show interviews. That is how far behind we are in California...lol.

#116 chrisj

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 03:18

Thanks a lot f1fastestlap. That was great.

#117 Menace

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 03:29

http://video-embed.s...id=993282084001



Thanks! Really appreciated! Great interview really! Is it really the F1 press that makes them look like such dick heads?! So enjoyable to be able to listen to them take it easy...

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#118 Menace

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 03:29

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Woot!!!!

#119 pingu666

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 03:45

still all :D about this

and tony is really smart and eliquient

Edited by pingu666, 15 June 2011 - 03:54.


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#120 nosaj100

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 04:51

Great show. I would have liked to have seen some telemetry, at the very least a timer or something, but it was still a fun watch. You could tell both drivers were just as happy as kids in a candy store.

#121 fauxhemian

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 05:18

Enjoyed that hugely -

Both guys looked stoked :up:

#122 karlth

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 10:04

Thanks for videos. :up:

In regards to Lewis' experience he taught at PalmerSport in the UK several years ago so he has some experiences in driving touring cars.



#123 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 10:05

Well, that and he's a world champion...

#124 bogi

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 10:14

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Is that FAT BASTARD behind :eek:

#125 karlth

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 10:15

Well, that and he's a world champion...


He just got lucky and was allowed to train so much in a simulator before F1.



#126 TURU

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 10:19

Thanks for videos from me too. :up:
It looked like a great fun for everyone involved. Certainly it was fun to watch. Only these Speed commercials are real pain in the ass. They always happen in the worst possible moment. :well:

Is that FAT BASTARD behind :eek:


:rotfl: :rotfl:

My first thought as well. :lol:

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#127 Sakae

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 10:49

Some fans were holding handwritten signs such as BRING F1 BACK to WAT...

#128 Tsarwash

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 11:24

Such a total bullsh1t line from speed, saying that there have been more F1 drivers from America than any other country apart from the UK. While technically correct, it is actually totally misleading. We all know why this is the case, but the casual viewer would not know that.

#129 Coral

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 11:35

Thanks for the videos, they were great! :up: :up: :up:

Lewis looked as if he was having a great time, he was really enjoying himself, which is great to see after the weekend he has had. :)

#130 Callisto

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 12:36

The videos were excelent :smoking: :up:

#131 maverick69

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 12:41

Hamilton must have just been happy that there were no pesky FIA stewards about!

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 13:37

still all :D about this

and tony is really smart and eliquient

LMAO. Sounds like Tony's been doing things like Ham did last race his whole career!

#133 Bunchies

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 16:21

Just watching - so far both have come off very well in the pre show interviews. That is how far behind we are in California...lol.


No matter though, as California is the greatest state in the Union. :D

#134 Bunchies

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 16:24

Wow, this was actually extremely good coverage. Good job Speed. If they were going to do anything to promote F1 in the states, this is the way to do it. Very classy.

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 16:43

Did you guys noticed that they didn't drive side-by-side? Perhaps based on lessons learned in Monaco they decided on solo performances, so those two do not clash? I did actually find it boring; sorry about it. I am not sure what did they tried to prove, other than to kill an hour full of PR.

#136 inca_roads

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 16:53

Stewart seemed like a nice chap :up:

#137 skid solo

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 16:58

Both of them were somewhat tip toeing around. Neither wanted to jack up the others ride.

Love the comment..." watch the wall" !



#138 pingu666

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 17:02

they did drive side by side, but not a speed


#139 Sakae

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 18:00

Stewart seemed like a nice chap :up:


...oh, talk to his peers... :wave:

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#140 djd

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 18:43

Wow, this was actually extremely good coverage. Good job Speed.


Except they had the program as 30 minutes in the guide so my DVR only recorded up to the first lap or so of Lewis in Stewart's car. ):

#141 nordschleife

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 18:55

Such a total bullsh1t line from speed, saying that there have been more F1 drivers from America than any other country apart from the UK. While technically correct, it is actually totally misleading. We all know why this is the case, but the casual viewer would not know that.


Actually, it's not technically correct either. If you only did the Indy 500 (1950-1960) you participated in the WDC but you were not driving a Formula One car.




#142 Jim Thurman

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 19:39

He did a special one off of Tony Stewart Live the night before Eldora and talked a bit about working out and getting back in shape. He looks good. He's always been a bit big boned for a race driver but the few seasons before this one he was packing on the pounds.

Big boned? You know the deal, when people say someone's "big boned", it means they're fat and trying to come up with an excuse! :)

Seriously, Tony has slimmed down quite a bit (yet again!), and seems to have kept it off...so far. As loki writes above, while Tony has yo-yoed a few times weight wise, he had really packed the pounds on. 2009 in particular. He lost a lot of weight going into last season, but put much of it back on. Rinse, lather, repeat.

I'm hardly a Stewart fan, but he is hardly fat at the moment, and has done a good job of shedding the poundage.


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Posted 15 June 2011 - 21:16

Yeah, my bro-in-law is 'big boned' and he has to run 4-6 miles a day to keep his weight where it is at to keep his job.
He's max weight for an F-16 pilot.
As far as NASCAR goes I don't think there is a max weight for a driver, and even if they are 'big boned' like Jimmy Spencer, I think the cars are way under their weight limit, so there is plenty of room to distribute weight and keep the cup car balanced.

#144 pingu666

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 21:57

they probably all run underweight tbh, as there weighed twice a year for the car+driver amount (the driver that is), at the daytona races i think. so i expect the drivers would drink and eat as much as possible before weighing day XD

lighter driver is still a advantage as the weight ballest would go lower in the car, in the frame rails probably

#145 pingu666

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 21:57

http://www.telegraph...for-Nascar.html

vid that was posted on iracing forums :)

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 23:42

they probably all run underweight tbh, as there weighed twice a year for the car+driver amount (the driver that is), at the daytona races i think. so i expect the drivers would drink and eat as much as possible before weighing day XD

lighter driver is still a advantage as the weight ballest would go lower in the car, in the frame rails probably


There are a few ways to ballast. One is the construction of the car itself. In the frame rails they have the capability to load tungsten blocks as ballast. There still is a max distribution to meet as well so you can't ballast your outside of the percentages the rules state.

On edit, a bit from Longacre on stock car ballast basics...

http://www.longacrer...rt.asp?ARTID=20

Edited by loki, 15 June 2011 - 23:43.


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Posted 15 June 2011 - 23:51


WATKINS GLEN, N.Y.—Before Tuesday’s ride swap with Lewis Hamilton, there was a section of the Watkins Glen International road course Stewart had never seen, the .95-mile boot-shaped section called—you guessed it—the “boot.”

After racing on it in both a Sprint Cup and a Formula One car, Stewart would like to see NASCAR incorporate the boot into its August Cup race here.

Tony Stewart enjoyed running on the long course at Watkins Glen, and he hopes NASCAR uses it in the future. (AP Photo)“I enjoyed the long course,” Stewart said. “I’d never been around it till today. I told (NASCAR executive and pace car driver) Brett Bodine when we got out of the car after our setup runs that I would like the opportunity to see us having a shot at running the long course.

“I think it would create more passing opportunities, for sure, and it’s just such a historic racetrack, and there are some really cool corners down there that we don’t get a shot to run on a Cup weekend.”

Five-time defending Cup champion Jimmie Johnson said much the same thing after running a Grand-Am race at the Glen last year. Armed with the endorsements of Stewart and Johnson, WGI president Michael Printup plans to lobby NASCAR president Mike Helton, vice president of competition Robin Pemberton and senior vice president of racing operations Steve O’Donnell about running the full course.

“By tomorrow morning, I’ll have a message in to Mr. Helton and Mr. Pemberton and Mr. O’Donnell,” Printup said. “I’ve asked them over and over again, and I think this was just the real live testimonial that it can happen.

“Our races are becoming shorter now (in duration), because we’ve paved all the gravel traps, and we’ve taken out a lot of the mishaps and (loss) of track time. Now we just have to pave (Turn) 8, which is down in the heel of the boot, and I think we could have some great racing.”

The tradeoff would be a reduction in the number of laps on a longer course.

“Like Tony and I were talking after the event (Tuesday), it’s just going to give us a lot more opportunity to pass,” Printup said. “I think that would make it more exciting for the fans, and it opens up another major section where fans love to view racing.

“I’m going to cross my fingers and work on NASCAR next.”



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#148 Louis Siefert

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 00:10

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y.—m
“I think it would create more passing opportunities, for sure, and it’s just such a historic racetrack, and there are some really cool corners down there that we don’t get a shot to run on a Cup weekend.”


don't let them ruin the boot with "modern" run offs and moving people back from the three rows of barb wire that keeps the drunks off the track

#149 T-Mobile

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 00:20

Tony in the Mclaren

The old sounding guy I was next to said he was at the last 5 Canadian Grand Prix.

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 02:04

For anyone who was at The Glen the other day - was there a medical unit. a crane/operator and a helicopter/pilot there? Just asking.