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#101 PayasYouRace

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 13:09

Right let's try this (to the nearest second. Can't be much more accurate than that)

DW12s do Mid-Ohio in about 1:06.

Champcars used to do Mid-Ohio in the same sort of time. 1:06. Those same cars would do Montreal in 1:19 ish.

2002/3 Spec F1 cars would do that same Montreal in ~1:13. Now we'll compare Interlagos which hadn't changed at all between 1993 and now. Those F1 cars did Interlagos in ~1:13 (about the same interestingly)

1993 F1 cars did Interlagos in ~1:16.

Therefore my massively unscientiftic conclusion is that DW12 ~ 2002 Champcar >6s> 2002 F1 <3s< 1993 F1.

So a DW12 would be about 3s slower than a 1993 F1 car. :cool:

Edit: And I'm guessing Damon had a fair bit in reserve for that demo run too.

Edited by PayasYouRace, 05 May 2013 - 13:13.


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#102 Deluxx

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 13:15

that just hurt my head.

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#103 Andrew Hope

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 13:59

Given a day to zero in I'd imagine a DW12 would get around Thruxton in the 53-, 54-second range.

#104 Andrew Hope

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 15:02

God dammit, is it on the same time as Nascar? I thought the Dega race was later.

#105 OvDrone

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 15:03

Wasn't it supposed to start now?


#106 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 15:04

It'll be touch and go for overlap of Indycar finish and NASCAR start, but it's not like we care about the first 10 laps of NASCAR.

#107 Boxerevo

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 15:04

Wasn't it supposed to start now?

More 30min i think,idk for sure.

Drivers parade.

Edited by Boxerevo, 05 May 2013 - 15:08.


#108 Andrew Hope

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 15:09

11:30 Eastern is what I keep reading, 22 minutes from now. They don't mind adding a goofy podium to try and be like F1 but a countdown timer to green flag on their homepage, now that would be pushing things too far.

#109 HaydenFan

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 15:11

Live timing and scoring banner says 11:40am ET. Good as I can get an early lunch (early breakfast to catch DTM).

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#110 billm99uk

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 15:16

So a DW12 would be about 3s slower than a 1993 F1 car. :cool:

Edit: And I'm guessing Damon had a fair bit in reserve for that demo run too.


I shall defer to your superior knowledge sir :clap:


#111 PayasYouRace

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 15:23

I shall defer to your superior knowledge sir :clap:


Let's just call it my superior boredom and spare time. It would be so much easier to compare if Indycar went to Interlagos.

#112 Andrew Hope

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 15:24

dat pass on the GoPro commercial.

#113 OvDrone

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 15:29

Let's just call it my superior boredom and spare time. It would be so much easier to compare if Indycar went to Interlagos.


Indycar at Interlagos would be the tits.

#114 Deluxx

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 15:31

dat pass on the GoPro commercial.

his finger dance annoys me lol

Edited by Deluxx, 05 May 2013 - 15:34.


#115 Andrew Hope

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 15:33

Don't you know it's in the IndyCar rulebook that whenever they leave the US they can only race at the 2nd-best track in that country? They're like those Greatest Hits CDs that are all the 2nd-best singles a band released, so you get Lyla instead of Wonderwall and Creep instead of Karma Police.

Edited by Andrew Hope, 05 May 2013 - 15:34.


#116 PayasYouRace

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 15:34

I think with the ridiculous ad breaks I'll take a break for BTCC Race 3 when it's on.

#117 Risil

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 15:35

Checking in. Man Indycar takes a while to get started.

Who'll have the highest difference between qualifying and finishing position, Viso or Power?

#118 PayasYouRace

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 15:35

Don't you know it's in the IndyCar rulebook that whenever they leave the US they can only race at the 2nd-best track in that country? They're like those Greatest Hits CDs that are all the 2nd-best singles a band released, so you get Lyla instead of Wonderwall and Creep instead of Karma Police.


If this is the 2nd best track in Brazil I weep for the state of their motorsports facilities.

#119 Risil

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 15:36

Don't you know it's in the IndyCar rulebook that whenever they leave the US they can only race at the 2nd-best track in that country? They're like those Greatest Hits CDs that are all the 2nd-best singles a band released, so you get Lyla instead of Wonderwall and Creep instead of Karma Police.


Heh.

Goes deeper than that, this is the second-best track in Sao Paulo, and in 2003 Champ Car managed to race on only the second best track at Brands Hatch.

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#120 Andrew Hope

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 15:38

Heh.

Goes deeper than that, this is the second-best track in Sao Paulo, and in 2003 Champ Car managed to race on only the second best track at Brands Hatch.


lol'd heartily.

But is that accurate?




#121 nosecone

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 15:39

Is it normal that the race starts with a 40min delay?

#122 X61

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 15:39

Didn't realize it started so early, glad I checked in here instead of working this morning.

#123 Diablobb81

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 15:39

Start already...

#124 PayasYouRace

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 15:40

Everyone got through :eek:

PS. Someone tell the Americans how to say "snooker".

#125 Prost1997T

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 15:40

Clean start :)

#126 PayasYouRace

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 15:42

Franchitti and Kanaan look like the Newman-Haas teammates in the late 90s.

#127 Deluxx

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 15:42

Everyone got through :eek:

PS. Someone tell the Americans how to say "snooker".


You mean pool? :p

Edited by Deluxx, 05 May 2013 - 15:43.


#128 PayasYouRace

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 15:44

You mean pool? :p


:lol: Do they pronounce it "pull" over there too?

#129 Deluxx

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 15:45

omg look at that traffic on the highway haha.

#130 DKMoto

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 15:45

Go Sato!

Go Banzai or go home!

1st or last!

#131 PayasYouRace

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 15:45

That camera on the back straight does a wonderful job of making 190mph look like 30.

#132 billm99uk

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 15:47

Go Sato!

Go Banzai or go home!

1st or last!


First or in the barriers more like :p

#133 Andrew Hope

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 15:47

That camera on the back straight does a wonderful job of making 190mph look like 30.


If there weren't 500 cars standing still on the highway the other side of the wall you'd never know they were approaching 200.


#134 OvDrone

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 15:47

Don't you know it's in the IndyCar rulebook that whenever they leave the US they can only race at the 2nd-best track in that country? They're like those Greatest Hits CDs that are all the 2nd-best singles a band released, so you get Lyla instead of Wonderwall and Creep instead of Karma Police.


Didn't know that was in the rulebook. How come?

#135 Andrew Hope

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 15:48

FCY, someone's stopped 3/4 around the lap.

#136 Deluxx

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 15:49

because they're poor and can't afford the fee

#137 Prost1997T

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 15:49

Didn't know that was in the rulebook. How come?


His way of saying FIA\F1\Bernie lock Indycar out of better circuits. Or at least that's my impression.

#138 Deluxx

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 15:49

i'd rescue ana

#139 turssi

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 15:49

omg look at that traffic on the highway haha.


It's normal light sunday traffic. And Marginal Tiete is no highway, just some 12 lanes crossing the city :-(

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#140 Prost1997T

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 15:50

i'd rescue ana


Third mechanical DNF in four races.

#141 Andrew Hope

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 15:51

Didn't know that was in the rulebook. How come?


It isn't actually, just a nod to the fact F1 tends to block any attempts by IndyCar to go to the more popular tracks. If IndyCar go to Italy, it won't be Monza, it will be Mugello or Misano or Vallelunga. If they went to Belgium it wouldn't be Spa, it would be Zolder, etc.


#142 PayasYouRace

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 15:51

Hey Bernie has even managed to get the Indycar commentators advertising F1. :lol:

I hate American commentators. They're not commentators, they're advertisers who happen to mention what's going on on screen occasionally.

#143 billm99uk

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 15:53

i'd rescue ana


Mail her $1,000,000 then :p

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#144 OvDrone

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 15:53

I thought the F1/Indy spat was more heavy in the 90's. Shame. I'd love to see 'em race at Montreal, Austin and Interlagos at least.

#145 X61

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 15:56

I love listening to the commentary, they make the NASCAR guys appear competent.

Top four didn't pit.

Just kidding, top fifteen didn't pit :drunk:.

#146 Deluxx

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 15:57

Anyone else think there is an abnormal amount of diabeetus related product commercials?

#147 Risil

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 15:57

It isn't actually, just a nod to the fact F1 tends to block any attempts by IndyCar to go to the more popular tracks. If IndyCar go to Italy, it won't be Monza, it will be Mugello or Misano or Vallelunga. If they went to Belgium it wouldn't be Spa, it would be Zolder, etc.


They did go to Zolder, actually. ;)

Phew, Kanaan's up for this one.

#148 Diablobb81

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 15:57

It's tough racing with a hurt thumb? Remember some are racing with diabetuus.

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#149 PayasYouRace

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 15:58

TKs on it.

Don't like RHR's silver nosecone. Look like they've been breaking so many noses that they've had to use an unpainted spare.

#150 SR388

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 15:58

I'm here.