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#1 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 00:44

I'm starting this thread because my girlfriend just IM'd me this picture and I needed a place to post it.  Searched and realized the thread isn't made yet.

 

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The kicker?  I can't go because I have a pretty important meeting on Friday.



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#2 Deluxx

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 02:07

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#3 jonpollak

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 03:42

She rocks, you suck..

Jp



#4 Muppetmad

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 06:18

Gutted.

 

Looking forward to this one, Baltimore always seems to be a strange race (although hopefully won't be the crash fest that was Sonoma).



#5 PayasYouRace

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 14:59

So we've got some on track activity apparently but without a proper OP I have no idea what's going on  :p



#6 Andrew Hope

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 16:09

Well that's annoying. Spell checking my thread and see I've been Hildebranded to your Wheldon here :D.



#7 sblick

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 17:24

Seems like the fast way around is to cut the chicane getting 2-4 wheels off the ground.  Some interesting pictures from Baltimore.  Seems Power and Rahal have found some Mojo



#8 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 18:10

Epic humblebrag.



#9 Vitesse2

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 19:34

Seems an odd place for a race:

 

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But maybe you don't mean that Baltimore? :p



#10 PayasYouRace

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 20:32

I could certainly imagine a bunch of Vanwalls, BRMs and the like tearing up those streets.



#11 Disgrace

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 20:42

That last chicane is truly hideous. Going to be a caution-fest if it stays as it is.



#12 PayasYouRace

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 20:45

They've still got that final chicane? I'd have thought they have sorted something out by now.



#13 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 21:38

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#14 Prost1997T

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 21:53

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#15 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 22:08

That's not Baltimore. 



#16 Prost1997T

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 22:20

That's not Baltimore. 

 

It was posted in response to the inevitable tirade of "flying Dallaras!!!111oneone". Not that I'm a fan of Baltimore, too many street circuits on the current schedule. The rail tracks are going to send your airborne if you're doing 45mph in a Camry, that's just how they were built. If there was a better solution it would be in place by now.



#17 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 22:51

No one here is that dumb. It was for Saavedra lols.



#18 Andrew Hope

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 22:54

All I thought was "dat Kool Green livery :smoking: ". And then actually lit up a cigarette.

 

Finally got around to watching the post-race stuff at Sonoma. lol @ Dixon's "dick move" comment. All the subtlety you would expect from a man who just ran over another guy's pit crew.


Edited by Andrew Hope, 30 August 2013 - 22:55.


#19 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 23:36

Here's a gallery of sights and sounds from the race track in Baltimore today.  https://www.dropbox....p5ud/PqnDqEGjDN



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#20 jonpollak

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 00:06

You no longer suck!!!
Jp

#21 teejay

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 00:29

Australia does it better for launching cars



#22 MattPete

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 02:37

All I thought was "dat Kool Green livery :smoking: ". And then actually lit up a cigarette.

 

Finally got around to watching the post-race stuff at Sonoma. lol @ Dixon's "dick move" comment. All the subtlety you would expect from a man who just ran over another guy's pit crew.

 

Just got around to watching the last half of the race -- Dixon creamed that guy, and frankly, the pit guy had no where else to go.  So I blame Dixon.

 

Having said that, the pits are too tight, so ultimately I blame Indycar.  Cripes, they hold NASCAR races there, with a field of 7000.  If the pit boxes are wide enough for NASCAR, why aren't they wide enough for Indycar (with a field of 25 or so)?



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Posted 31 August 2013 - 06:32

So we're just gonna let OLB get away with this? Depriving us of Andrew's OP goodness?  :evil:

 

 

BTW, is the chicane the same as last year?



#24 PayasYouRace

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 09:18

 

Practice 2 Highlights. If that is how the chicane was last year then it hasn't changed.


Edited by PayasYouRace, 31 August 2013 - 22:07.


#25 greenman

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 09:38

I think this is more how it was at the first race in '11. Last year they tried without a chicane first, then installed a different and faster one (just left-right). I liked it, it was super challenging.



#26 Muppetmad

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 11:19

It's funny how every year we come here it seems to be that everybody assumes somebody will have done something about the chicane, but because everybody has assumed that, nobody does anything - so nothing changes. Then the cycle starts all over again...



#27 stewie

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 14:13

I know it's Indy Lights, but Peter Dempsey gives his mechanics something to do this afternoon after free practice...

 



#28 dweller23

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 14:55

The hole in the wall on the exit of chicane is ridicolous, I can see someone crashing there in the race. I doubt it'd be as bad as Waltrip's crash at Bristol back in time, but it could be something nasty.



#29 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 15:09

It's not angled in the same way though. It's a cut out but it's protected from the car side.



#30 PayasYouRace

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 18:07

Wow!

 

By the way how are you embedding the video? I tried and all I got was code appearing.



#31 Myrvold

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 19:45

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Extremely large picture, oh well. Just past the URL in the media-url part that shows up ;)

 



#32 JHSingo

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 20:24

Huge pile-up at the start of the ALMS race, involving eight cars. Hopefully we don't see a repeat of that in the IndyCar race tomorrow.



#33 Peat

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 21:17

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WHY NOT?



#34 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 21:36

Huge pile-up at the start of the ALMS race, involving eight cars. Hopefully we don't see a repeat of that in the IndyCar race tomorrow.

Yeah I saw that.

 

But keep in mind that in ALMS there are multiple formulas on track at the same time, and there is much greater standard deviation in the level of driving.

 

They'll be fine tomorrow--the pileup will be in Turn 1!



#35 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 21:37

Who are these guys?

 

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#36 Rob G

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 22:33

Who are these guys?

 

 

Jonathan Bomarito, Dominik Farnbacher and Kuno Wittmer.



#37 JHSingo

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 00:26

Yeah I saw that.

 

But keep in mind that in ALMS there are multiple formulas on track at the same time, and there is much greater standard deviation in the level of driving.

 

They'll be fine tomorrow--the pileup will be in Turn 1!

 

You'll probably be right (on both counts :lol: ) but I still think it is a rather stupid circuit. That chicane in particular is asking for trouble. Do they want to see expensive racing cars getting damaged, or something?

 

There has been a lot of terrible street circuits over the years, but this one should rank pretty close to the top of that list...



#38 Andrew Hope

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 02:39

So we're just gonna let OLB get away with this? Depriving us of Andrew's OP goodness?  :evil:

 

 

BTW, is the chicane the same as last year?

 

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I had a few good bits but truthfully it would've been the weakest OP to date.



#39 teejay

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 02:48

Marco doing his title chances a great things by starting 400th or whatever it is 



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Posted 01 September 2013 - 06:19

I think I may be getting more perverse in my old age but I love the chicane.  I wish they had a channel devoted just to watching cars go through/over/into it.

 

The highlight of qualifying may have been Dario giving props to Newgarden as the chicane-master.



#41 Victor_RO

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 09:22

Huge pile-up at the start of the ALMS race, involving eight cars. Hopefully we don't see a repeat of that in the IndyCar race tomorrow.

 

Indycar is going to have to go a LONG way to match that race for the sheer amount of ridiculousness. That was nuts.



#42 JHSingo

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 11:43

Indycar is going to have to go a LONG way to match that race for the sheer amount of ridiculousness. That was nuts.

 

Don't say that! They'll probably accept it as a challenge.  ;)



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Posted 01 September 2013 - 12:48

Jonathan Bomarito, Dominik Farnbacher and Kuno Wittmer.

Thank you.

 

When is green flag of this one?



#44 Spillage

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 13:13

Can anyone let me know the start time for the IndyCar race? Cheers guys

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 14:17

2:30pm eastern, 19:30 british time, 20:30 cet



#46 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 15:10

So we get about 30-40 minutes of Trucks at Mosport before we need to tune in for Indycar. I think that will be enough to satisfy my curiosity. And Indycar is making a strong counter-bid with their chicane.



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Posted 01 September 2013 - 15:58

Video of pile-up in ALMS



#48 Haribo

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 17:35

That ALMS race was chaotic and a bit ridiculous. First the "big one" before the first corner which wiped out half the GT field, and then the hour or so of red flag, meaning a race of about an hour and 15.

 

Then the restart - that was aborted. Then another restart. Then about 4 laps of green before a caution. Then a multitude of cars doing their best to knock the chicane halfway down the straight.

 

The GTC field probably had the cleanest racing and the fewest foul ups. I remember some time back, one of the chaotic Indy Car races was edited with the Benny Hill theme tune music in the background. I think it needs to be done again for that ALMS race :well:



#49 PayasYouRace

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 17:40

I would have thought for an endurance race a single file start would be find in a place like this.



#50 Vitesse2

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 17:41

Thank you.

 

When is green flag of this one?

Shortly before the first yellow? :p