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#101 jonpollak

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 19:35

i'm baaack..
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#102 SlipLtd

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 19:36

When is green flag? Are they trying to keep this shit a secret?

They want us to watch the per-race show, NASCAR does the same thing.

Edited by SlipLtd, 04 August 2013 - 19:37.


#103 expert

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 19:38

They want us to watch the per-race show, NASCAR does the same thing.


Coverage is actually pretty good thankfully. NBC team doing an increasingly good job for the series.

#104 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 19:40

Green flag is in a few minutes, they're on the pace laps.

#105 jonpollak

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 19:41

Wait..
The OTHER Briscoe in the broadcast booth?
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#106 jonpollak

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 19:52

Man... how good Chuck Kimball has become recently !!!

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#107 Andrew Hope

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 19:52

Simona 7th?

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#108 billm99uk

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 19:55

Oriol gets impressively loose.... :eek:

#109 greenman

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 19:55

Twas a nice save by Servia

#110 jonpollak

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 19:55

Oriol gets impressively loose.... :eek:


and wins the Banco de Catalunya saver of the month award.
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#111 Vitesse2

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 19:56

New trousers for Mr Servia please ...

#112 PayasYouRace

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 20:03

Back from Top Gear. Any Nigerians around?

It's OK I'm sorted from last time. Watching now.

Edited by PayasYouRace, 04 August 2013 - 20:08.


#113 billm99uk

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 20:06

I hate fuel mileage races :well:

#114 PayasYouRace

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 20:08

I'd ask what I missed but I suspect they'll put a highlights segment on at some point.

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 20:10

Refreshing to actually see a track with grass and graveltraps...

#116 Andrew Hope

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 20:10

I'd ask what I missed but I suspect they'll put a highlights segment on at some point.


Filippi battling Rahal, Hinchcliffe and Vautier first to pit, top 8 has been the same all race but closer together now than ever.

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 20:11

Simona 7th?


Now up to sixth.

Edited by SlipLtd, 04 August 2013 - 20:12.


#118 billm99uk

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 20:16

Refreshing to actually see a track with grass and graveltraps...


No hay bales, though  ;)

#119 PayasYouRace

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 20:16

Nice clean pass by Helio there.

Good stuff from Pagenaud too.

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#120 Andrew Hope

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 20:20

I went to an IndyCar siesta and a car race broke out.

#121 greenman

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 20:21

Eugh, this could be a confusing race to follow in terms of strategies. I mean.. is it just me or are at least Pagenaud and Kimball suddenly in an excellent position now?

#122 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 20:21

Not really, they have to stop two(?) more times.

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 20:23

Although, if they continue to pull a second-a-lap on the guys two stopping...

#124 PayasYouRace

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 20:23

That was a pretty hard hit for Kimball before qualy.

So I take it there are two-stoppers and 3-stoppers in this race?

#125 greenman

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 20:23

True, but Pagenaud only stopped 5 laps earlier, he can't be that off sequence? And Kimball is building up a massive lead while others are saving fuel

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 20:25

In fact, Kimball already has an advantage big enough for one extra stop (in front of RHR that is)

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#127 PayasYouRace

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 20:26

Commentator's curse on Helio? That's how you win championships though: getting points on the board.

#128 jonpollak

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 20:29

Go Chuckie Go !!!!
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Posted 04 August 2013 - 20:30

In fact, Kimball already has an advantage big enough for one extra stop (in front of RHR that is)


That's something the commentators never seem to mention. In F1 the commentators are always giving us net positions and estimates for where a car would rejoin. The Indycar guys don't give us that info and it makes following races like this harder to follow.

#130 greenman

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 20:30

Uh-oh, trouble for Helio

#131 Andrew Hope

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 20:31

Helio blowing up?

#132 OvDrone

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 20:33

So, back from Nascar ...... aaaaand I completely lost track of the strategies. Oh well, fuel race...

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 20:34

That's something the commentators never seem to mention. In F1 the commentators are always giving us net positions and estimates for where a car would rejoin. The Indycar guys don't give us that info and it makes following races like this harder to follow.

Yeah this is especially true for the ABC guys. This crew at least mentions the different strategies.
I think the interesting thing to watch now will be Kimball's pace on blacks, but frankly I don't think it matters as when others go back to reds, he'll pit soon as well without losing the lead. This race might end up being between him and Pagenaud

#134 PayasYouRace

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 20:36

OK it's slightly worrying that Indycar is apparently on a par with the Premier League in terms of popularity in the USA, and I suspect football (soccer) isn't all that popular.

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 20:38

OK it's slightly worrying that Indycar is apparently on a par with the Premier League in terms of popularity in the USA, and I suspect football (soccer) isn't all that popular.


And you'd be wrong..
Football is the fastest growing sport in America.
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Posted 04 August 2013 - 20:39

And you'd be wrong..
Football is the fastest growing sport in America.
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So now we will soon see the networks do what they can to make unwatchable as well I guess.

:cool:

#137 billm99uk

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 20:39

OK it's slightly worrying that Indycar is apparently on a par with the Premier League in terms of popularity in the USA, and I suspect football (soccer) isn't all that popular.


I'm kinda worried their headline match is "Liverpool v Stoke". Hardly Clash of Titans is it? (And I'm a Stoke fan...)

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 20:39

I don't really understand why most of the leaders opted for a fuel saving strategy. Considering how much they have to save, surely it was a riskier strategy to choose :confused:

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 20:40

So now we will soon see the networks do what they can to make unwatchable as well I guess.

:cool:



Not at all...they have some Fan-Tastic developments in the pipeline
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#140 OvDrone

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 20:42

And you'd be wrong..
Football is the fastest growing sport in America.
Jp


A little bit of europeness rubbin' off on you yankees. :cool:

#141 billm99uk

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 20:42

Still no yellow...

#142 PayasYouRace

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 20:42

Didn't Indycar adjust the race distances to discourage fuel saving races? Looks like it might have worked.

#143 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 20:44

Do we have a contingency plan for Kimball winning a race on merit?

btw soccer-football as a participant sport is very popular in America, as a spectator league not so much.

Though Indycar vs Premiership ratings battle might be amusing.

#144 Vitesse2

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 20:45

Yay! DIABETES!

#145 expert

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 20:45

Charlie Kimball has diabetes?

#146 Haribo

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 20:45

Just to let you know that Kimball has diabetes.

#147 PayasYouRace

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 20:45

Kimball has diabetes? I wonder why they've never mentioned that before?

#148 expert

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 20:45

HOW DOES HE DO IT

#149 billm99uk

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 20:46

HOW DOES HE DO IT


Apparently he has a little pen...


#150 PayasYouRace

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 20:46

Do we have a contingency plan for Kimball winning a race on merit?


I'm going to have a large sugary drink to celebrate :D