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#1 SR388

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 00:56

Well, after many days of Sato celebration, it's time to talk about the next race. I contend that they just stop the championship now and declare Sato the Champ because it's not gonna get any better.

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HOWEVAH!!! Just in case they decide to carry on let's get into the business of Sao Paulo. Genesis, play us in!!!




So where is Sao Paulo?




Good question! I am an American so I don't really know about places that aren't America. In order to figure this out I went to the local library and consulted an atlas. Lets take a look:




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So there you have it. They will be racing in some place called Brazil, how exciting!



Why would they race in Brazil?



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Because she lives there.




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They also live there.




Sounds good! Have they prepared a track?


No. Sao Paulo is another street circuit, so people who planned to go downtown this weekend will be inconvenienced.




What's the track look like?



Like this:

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The track is 2.5 miles long, with 11 turns. They will race 75 laps.


Looks good! Who's won there in the past?


This man:

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He's won every year they have run it.



Who will win it this year?


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Obviously.



What time is the race?



Sunday, May 5 at 11:00am EST on NBCSports.




Where can I watch it if I don't live in the USA?



No idea, not my problem.

Edited by SR388, 27 April 2013 - 15:26.


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#2 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 01:45

Solid OP. This is usually one of the more entertaining races of the year. Looking forward to it.

#3 SR388

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 02:04

Solid OP. This is usually one of the more entertaining races of the year. Looking forward to it.


:up:

I hope it's a goodun. I haven't watched the previous races for sao paulo.

#4 teejay

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 03:02

Looking forward to it - hopefully we can keep the interesting start going.

Im going to predict Marco Andretti wins.

#5 Deluxx

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 05:10

Hm. I really don't have any predictions for this. I have no idea. It could go in anyone's favor.

I wonder what JP thinks.... He's out watching some superbikes go around some track or something.



#6 Deluxx

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 06:01

& lol I like the comic sans

#7 SR388

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 06:03

& lol I like the comic sans


I gotta give them the comic sans. That's how they know I mean business.

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 06:26

I predict Will Power gets taken out in one of the inevitably numerous incidents that will occur in this race.

#9 muramasa

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 08:42


C'mon Takuma, ride on the momentum.

I'd say he'll be leading championship after this race, and no i'm not being bold.

Another win would be fantastic of course!

#10 PayasYouRace

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 08:57

Fantastic OP. Great choice of music too :D

This year seems unusually open at the front so I hesitate to make any predictions, but I'm willing to say Power will finally be beaten at this track. He's probably due a good race this year though. Maybe a podium or top 5.

OK I'm going to say Dixon for the win, because why not? :cool:

#11 Risil

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 09:38

Oh, marvellous. :D :up:

But why does the Firestone bird get into the background of every picture.

Edited by Risil, 27 April 2013 - 09:47.


#12 Risil

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 09:56

Speaking of Takuma Comic Sansto, here's my favourite part of this year's race. Sato casually overtakes the two most experienced drivers in the whole world on a late restart with the sort of late braking that would make you use all sorts of Japanese WW2 terminology if you hadn't sworn off being a tiny bit racist while discussing motor racing.

Then about half the field manages to crash into each other trying to avoid the cars Sato's held up, causing yellow flag #376 of the race. And extracting a really classic example of the disingenuous "That's not what we wanted to see" from the NBC mouths.

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 13:22

Where can I watch it if I don't live in the USA?

No idea, not my problem.[/font]


Hey in the UK we've no idea either! Maybe ESPN UK if it lasts that long. Maybe the Sailing channel (don't ask!). Maybe some dubious stream with German commentary and ads for "Local Slags" (again, don't ask!). It's a mystery to us too :well:

#14 Deluxx

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 14:37

Do you guys really have a sailing channel

#15 ApexMouse

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 15:18

We have an arabic circus channel. I'm not even joking.

#16 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 15:22

Hold up. We can do fonts?

#17 SR388

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 15:23

We have an arabic circus channel. I'm not even joking.



You lie.

#18 Watkins74

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 15:27

Hold up. We can do fonts?

Yeah...it's hidden under "Fonts" when you post. :rotfl:

Edited by Watkins74, 27 April 2013 - 15:28.


#19 muramasa

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 15:38

Speaking of Takuma Comic Sansto, here's my favourite part of this year's race. Sato casually overtakes the two most experienced drivers in the whole world on a late restart with the sort of late braking that would make you use all sorts of Japanese WW2 terminology if you hadn't sworn off being a tiny bit racist while discussing motor racing.

Then about half the field manages to crash into each other trying to avoid the cars Sato's held up, causing yellow flag #376 of the race. And extracting a really classic example of the disingenuous "That's not what we wanted to see" from the NBC mouths.

not Sato fault at all :) :cool:



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#20 billm99uk

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 15:43

Do you guys really have a sailing channel


Two, actually... we like boats!

Here's how NOT to do it:

Former Royal Navy officer denies flouting maritime law after crashing yacht into bright red 120,000 tonne tanker

Obviously he should have read the definitive book on the subject:

How to Avoid Huge Ships

Do read some of the reviews, they're hysterical  ;)

#21 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 16:01

Obviously he should have read the definitive book on the subject:

How to Avoid Huge Ships

Do read some of the reviews, they're hysterical ;)

Brilliant!

#22 SR388

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 16:02

Two, actually... we like boats!

Here's how NOT to do it:

Former Royal Navy officer denies flouting maritime law after crashing yacht into bright red 120,000 tonne tanker

Obviously he should have read the definitive book on the subject:

How to Avoid Huge Ships

Do read some of the reviews, they're hysterical ;)



British people are adorable. I wish I could adopt all of you.

#23 SR388

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 16:25

Big issues from the last race!!


None of the big teams did well! No Penske or Ganassi cars in the top 3. What does this mean? Is AJ Foyt racing the new powerhouse?



Also,


Racism! As a black person I know that you should only pull the race card when the racism is very egregious. After watching several Indy Car races, it is time to pull that card.



The tires have been given some very disturbing names. 'Blacks' are the primary tires for the race while the 'reds' are the option tire. Throughout the race I was insulted as the announcers kept stating, "You know the BLACK tires are slower. Yeah Jim, that's correct, also the BLACK tires can't support a family." Clearly the folks who run the Indy Car series are not interested in getting Lewis "The Hammer" Hamilton, Bubba Stewart, or Darrell "He's Gonna Be A Name" Wallace Jr., in the series soon.



Disgusting.

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#24 billm99uk

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 16:45

We shall henceforth refer to them as "tires of color" or, if you're British "tyres of colour"  ;)

Kind of reminds me of the time Hamilton won the US GP and reports in the American press listed him as "African-American" since you can't say "black" anymore. Which is especially ironic since his dad's family was from Grenada and hadn't been near Africa in hundreds of years...

#25 SR388

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 16:51

We shall henceforth refer to them as "tires of color" or, if you're British "tyres of colour" ;)

Kind of reminds me of the time Hamilton won the US GP and reports in the American press listed him as "African-American" since you can't say "black" anymore. Which is especially ironic since his dad's family was from Grenada and hadn't been near Africa in hundreds of years...


I'm just glad that he is American now.

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 17:21

I'm just glad that he is American now.

You may be more right than wrong on that.
I've heard rumblings that Lewis is the new owner of a winery near Sonoma, and no, that doesn't mean he's soon to join NASCAR.

#27 turssi

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 22:07

Is this broadcast live in Brazil?

#28 Deluxx

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 23:03

I think in Sao Paulo it is

#29 Afterburner

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 23:05

Hold it--of all the models you mentioned who live in Brazil, you forgot this one?

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Madness.

On a serious note: I don't follow the IRL, but I may tune into this one--it's as if I've got a stake in the game now that Sato's won a race. :p

#30 SR388

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 23:13

Hold it--of all the models you mentioned who live in Brazil, you forgot this one?

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Madness.

On a serious note: I don't follow the IRL, but I may tune into this one--it's as if I've got a stake in the game now that Sato's won a race. :p


Who is she? She looks old. What was that, the 60's?

#31 Afterburner

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 23:37

Who is she? She looks old. What was that, the 60's?

Cintia Dicker. I think she's in her mid-20's; you can look up the rest for yourself. ;)

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 13:24

I think in Sao Paulo it is


It is (on Band once again), but the happening is only next week!!! That's why I only found Big butted models vs tiny bikini's on the channel programming sheets!!!

I think I'll watch it as a warm up to the Spanish F1 race two weeks from now.

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 15:15



Sato schedule:


13-14 April
Racing in Super Formula at Suzuka

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21 April
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26 April
holding press conference in Japan, at Honda HQ @Aoyama, Tokyo

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2-5 May
Indy @Brazil




Such a busy man :D





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Posted 28 April 2013 - 16:14

Big issues from the last race!!


None of the big teams did well! No Penske or Ganassi cars in the top 3. What does this mean? Is AJ Foyt racing the new powerhouse?



Also,


Racism! As a black person I know that you should only pull the race card when the racism is very egregious. After watching several Indy Car races, it is time to pull that card.



The tires have been given some very disturbing names. 'Blacks' are the primary tires for the race while the 'reds' are the option tire. Throughout the race I was insulted as the announcers kept stating, "You know the BLACK tires are slower. Yeah Jim, that's correct, also the BLACK tires can't support a family." Clearly the folks who run the Indy Car series are not interested in getting Lewis "The Hammer" Hamilton, Bubba Stewart, or Darrell "He's Gonna Be A Name" Wallace Jr., in the series soon.



Disgusting.


hmmm... good point. "African American"tires?


#35 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 16:40

As someone from a State with a large Native population, I object to Red Tires.

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 16:53

As someone from a State with a large Native population, I object to Red Tires.

:lol: :up:

Why they can't just call them 'hards' and 'softs' is beyond me, really. Is it supposed to be some kind of marketing stunt?

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 17:17

Let's go one better and fall them the fast tire and the durable tire so anyone watching understands it.

#38 Deluxx

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 17:54

I think any tire reference I make here will rub off the wrong way

#39 SR388

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 02:12

I think any tire reference I make here will rub off the wrong way


You trying to be punny? I am sick of these tyred old jokes.

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#40 Rob G

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 02:31

Me too. But when you complain and then add another one, you just compound the problem.

#41 SR388

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 02:49

Me too. But when you complain and then add another one, you just compound the problem.



I know, I need to come to grips with the fact that they aren't getting traction on this site.

#42 Afterburner

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 03:32

I know, I need to come to grips with the fact that they aren't getting traction on this site.

Yeah, seems to me they've hit the skids. :p

#43 Deluxx

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 03:44

This thread is getting me pumped

#44 PayasYouRace

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 12:09

I think it's gone flat now.

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 21:15

I'll be there to cheer, even though I couldn't care much less about F-Indy. I like Sato, so... Cmon Takuma!

edit: to the guys above, sorry for ruining your streak, I had only read the OP. If only I could balance it back... this feels like walking on marbles.

Edited by dog-y, 29 April 2013 - 21:23.


#46 Risil

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 21:20

I'll be there to cheer, even though I couldn't care much less about F-Indy.


That's the spirit!

#47 SR388

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 21:29

I'll be there to cheer, even though I couldn't care much less about F-Indy. I like Sato, so... Cmon Takuma!

edit: to the guys above, sorry for ruining your streak, I had only read the OP. If only I could balance it back... this feels like walking on marbles.


Such a shame! I was just about to say that we were really Hankooking now!

#48 Risil

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 21:50

This has gone beyond a Jokohama

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 21:52

Think you can keep this going until Sunday? :D

#50 SR388

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 21:57

Think you can keep this going until Sunday? :D


I dunno, things are really starting to skid out of control.