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Indy Cars at Sao Paulo 2013 - Let's Dance!


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#51 Deluxx

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 21:57

Is that a nail in your pocket or are you deflated to see me

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#52 SR388

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 21:58

I don't know about you all but I think this has been a really GoodYear for the sport.

#53 PayasYouRace

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 22:18

Keep this up and it'll start to wear a bit thin. We'll have to tread carefully.

#54 dog-y

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 19:58

It's been days, come on... what are you, getting super soft?

#55 PayasYouRace

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 20:26

I think the pressure got too high for him.

#56 Dolph

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 20:27

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



So its the more enjoyable rubber vs. the more durable rubber.







I'll get my coat.

#57 Deluxx

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 21:06

So its the more enjoyable rubber vs. the more durable rubber.







I'll get my coat.


....get a grip

#58 Dolph

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 21:13

....get a grip



I'm worn out.

#59 dog-y

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 21:13

pun(cture) intended

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#60 Red17

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 21:39

So its the more enjoyable rubber vs. the more durable rubber.

All this talk about rubber will get Max on this thread soon.

#61 turssi

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 00:48

The local newspapers (in this case the Estadao) are layng foundations for a local hero story on Tony Kanaan who hurt three tendons of his right hand in the last race. He talks about immobilizing his thumb and molding the wheel to adapt to his hand together with his medics. This way he will be able to maximize his chances of seeing the race weekend through!

What a guy!!!

On other news the organizers expect full grand stands even if Rubinho will not be racing :-)

#62 MattFoster

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 04:19

Avon-ted to keep this thread going :)

#63 Deluxx

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 04:44

this tread is amazing

#64 Dolph

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 07:07

Why wouldn't it be. It's been a goodyear for IndyCar racing.

#65 Deluxx

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 22:27

Weekend schedule. (in est, -4gmt)

Saturday, May 4th
IZOD IndyCar Series Practice
7:30 AM
IZOD IndyCar Series Practice
11:05 AM
IZOD IndyCar Series Qualifying
1:35 PM

Sunday, May 5th
Sao Paulo Indy 300
11:30 AM


.....hopefully I won't be too tired at the race start.

Edited by Deluxx, 03 May 2013 - 22:28.


#66 Physicist

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 22:39

.....hopefully I won't be too tired at the race start.


It was only a matter of time before wear became an issue.

#67 turssi

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 23:39

Winter should be coming around here in Sao Paulo, but the weather has been real hot. Also no rain in like two weeks!

Are the Indycars weather sensitive? I guess it's hot and dry in most parts of US of A as well, so situation is normal in that aspect?

#68 Andrew Hope

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 15:47

Winter should be coming around here in Sao Paulo, but the weather has been real hot. Also no rain in like two weeks!

Are the Indycars weather sensitive? I guess it's hot and dry in most parts of US of A as well, so situation is normal in that aspect?


IndyCar does race in the rain (on road courses), if that's what you're asking. They are no strangers to hot weather.




#69 Andrew Hope

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 15:49

Quality opening post by the way. I am going to have to step up my game when Toronto rolls around.

#70 HaydenFan

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 16:37

If it doesn't rain, wouldn't it be the first time they've had a race at Sao Paulo with no weather effecting the race? The circuit sucks, but always a fun race. A bit of a crapshoot, with some odd races (Simona leading a few years ago, the first corner complex creating big pile-ups).

#71 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 16:46

Onboard lap

http://www.youtube.c...4pbOgis_A#t=54s

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 17:05

Onboard lap

http://www.youtube.c...4pbOgis_A#t=54s


Much better than the virtual laps.

Is the first chicane different this year? I seem to remember they said some changes would be made but I might have just imagined it.

#73 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 17:17

Little wider, kerbs are a little flatter.

#74 Deluxx

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 17:50

This year couldn't be worse than this 1st corner

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 19:14

Hunter-Reay and Viso (:eek:) complete an Andretti Autosport 1-2-5. Another good qualifying performance from Franchitti in third. Indycar's very bad at posting results up on its website so I'm gonna go ahead and assume there's no one at all in positions 7-25.

Apparently Bore Day wasn't last?

#76 Risil

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 19:28

Okay! Will Power's in 22nd! What the hell.

I'm going out on a limb here and predicting a Willard W. Power victory tomorrow.

#77 Deluxx

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 19:28

Well I think they like to not post the quali times before it airs in the US, which in some of the races it's tape delayed. But in general they just suck at it, lol.

Edited by Deluxx, 04 May 2013 - 19:29.


#78 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 20:27

It's not on TV until tomorrow. Which is odd with the nearly 10am race start.

1 RHR
2 Viso
3 Franchitti
4 Kanaan
5 Hinchcliffe
6 Dixon
7 Bourdais
8 Silvestro
9 Wilson
10 Andretti
11 Hildebrand
12 Sato
13 Servia
14 Carpenter
15 Tagliani
16 Beatriz
17 Wilford Brimley
18 Castroneves
19 Rahal
20 Saavedra
21 Vautier
22 Power
23 Newgarden
24 Pagenaud
25 Jakes

#79 Andrew Hope

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 21:46

I always forget how mega that straight is just after the start of the lap.

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#80 turssi

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 22:29

Okay! Will Power's in 22nd! What the hell.

I'm going out on a limb here and predicting a Willard W. Power victory tomorrow.


A James Jakes red flag left Will Power and Hélio Castroneves without a flying lap.

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 22:57

Looking like an annus horribilis for Power.

#82 Dolph

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 23:01

Looking like an annus horribilis for Power.


I thought he was in the habbit of saving his bad luck for the last race of the season. Arguably 2013 is his best bet to win yet with the largest percentage of non-oval races. But he just has no luck at all.

#83 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 23:10

Will is going to pull a Bizzarro World and win the oval triple crown.

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 00:47

Great! Power doesn't even get to start the race before something goes horribly wrong this time :(

#85 Watkins74

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 00:50

I thought he was in the habbit of saving his bad luck for the last race of the season. Arguably 2013 is his best bet to win yet with the largest percentage of non-oval races. But he just has no luck at all.

I don't think his spin in the last race of last year was bad luck. It was bad driving. The pressure got to him and he gave away the Championship.

#86 Deluxx

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 06:05

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww, both Q1's were a jokeeeeeeeeeeeee.

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 09:22

So I think UK viewers will be needing this:

ESPN - 5/5 at 16:00 BST (Live) // 9/5 at 00:30 BST (Highlights)

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 10:03

Will is going to pull a Bizzarro World and win the oval triple crown.


qft

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 11:30

So, just to check, is green flag meant to be in 4 hours time from now?

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 11:37

So I think UK viewers will be needing this:

ESPN - 5/5 at 16:00 BST (Live) // 9/5 at 00:30 BST (Highlights)


Thanks! Better get lunch in early then...

#91 Risil

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 11:38

So, just to check, is green flag meant to be in 4 hours time from now?


Just so.

#92 Andrew Hope

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 11:59

Reporting in 4 hours early :D.

#93 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 11:59

Doing a bit of pre-Indycar stretching with MotoGP on the screen and the live DTM youtube broadcast.

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 12:04

Currently watching Renault Clio Cup at Thruxton :smoking:

#95 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 12:09

Oh, the new Clio EuroCup thing looks amazing. There's nearly 30 entries and it's a turbo charged paddleshift Clio with like 225hp. I want to race one so bad.

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 12:11

Whereas I'd like to race one well :p ;)

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 12:47

Wonder how fast you could get an Indycar round Thruxton?

#98 PayasYouRace

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 12:52

Thruxton's lap record is 1:01.96 in an unspecified EuroBOSS car. I'd imagine the current Indycars would be in that sort of range. Comes out to about a 135mph lap.

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 12:58

Thruxton's lap record is 1:01.96 in an unspecified EuroBOSS car. I'd imagine the current Indycars would be in that sort of range. Comes out to about a 135mph lap.


Damon Hill did a demo run in a Williams FW15C in 1993 in 57.6 seconds. Trying to figure out the relative performance of a DW12 :confused:

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#100 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 13:01

Mid to low 50s probably. Because a Euroboss won't be driven competitively and tire technology has come on *a lot* since 1993. And the DW12 actually makes big downforce.