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#701 skid solo

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 19:11

I really don't think anyone can complain about the looks of f1 cars this year. Indycars are just plain ugly

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#702 Sulman

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 19:14

I really don't think anyone can complain about the looks of f1 cars this year. Indycars are just plain ugly

The DW12? She's a chunky girl, but honestly, they really really grow on you. 



#703 djparky

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 19:18

the comentary team were awful- aside from Alan Bestwick...



#704 PayasYouRace

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 19:20

F1 cars are hot body, shame about the face kinda girls. Indycars are the cute chubby girl next door.



#705 Deluxx

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 19:22

F1 cars are hot body, shame about the face kinda girls. Indycars are the cute chubby girl next door.

 

With Personality. And doesn't whistle when she talks :D


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#706 Prost1997T

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 19:31

Found some trackside fan footage (including the junior series support races):

 


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#707 jonpollak

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 21:07

In Hinchtown guns are a comedy prop.

 

http://instagram.com/p/mLxhj1gkz1/

 

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#708 Vitesse2

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 22:08

Indycars are the cute chubby girl next door.

Built for comfort. And they can keep going for longer.  ;)



#709 DanardiF1

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 22:38

F1 cars are hot body, shame about the face kinda girls. Indycars are the cute chubby girl next door.

 

BOBFOC

 

Body

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Face

Off

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#710 stewie

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 22:47

I prefer a slightly chubby girl. Gives you something to grab hold of as you enjoy the ride. And what a ride indycars is!!

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 22:49

Jimmie Johnson is the same age as Montoya :p  I think JPM's going to take time to settle in (that and he had some gearbox issues at St Pete).

 

and (according to the commentators at least, I personally did not know about it) the red tyres are not allowed to be used during testing, so with the wet qualifying the first time he ever used them was on race day



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Posted 31 March 2014 - 22:58

So Bourdais got penalized for not packing, thats a shame since he was running well.  I wonder what other oddities are in the rules?

 

I had another look at this, he did get that penalty for not packing because it took him too long to close the gap when the yellow came out. Background on that is, that he was nearly out of fuel, when the pits finally were opened there was nothing left and he barely made it. A bit harsh to give him a penalty, especially because he still closed the gap to the frontrunners before pits were opened anyway, so no one was harmed



#713 Prost1997T

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 23:25

I had another look at this, he did get that penalty for not packing because it took him too long to close the gap when the yellow came out. Background on that is, that he was nearly out of fuel, when the pits finally were opened there was nothing left and he barely made it. A bit harsh to give him a penalty, especially because he still closed the gap to the frontrunners before pits were opened anyway, so no one was harmed

 

Pretty sure it's because he left a gap when the field was going to green, allowing him to potentially accelerate early and get a jump on the cars in front.



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Posted 01 April 2014 - 00:00

Thanks for the yt link, also got it from racing for me eventually. Fell asleep as it was late here, but cars look and sound good, Will Power is Will Power, and good to see Indycar again.



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Posted 01 April 2014 - 02:33

In Hinchtown guns are a comedy prop.

 

http://instagram.com/p/mLxhj1gkz1/

 

Jp

Is that his GF in the paint-on jeans?  I love how she is turned around during the shot, she turns around, looks and gives polite applause.

 

Hinch needs to take lessons from Colin Edwards II. That man knows how to launch t-shirts.

 

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#716 Andrew Hope

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 14:16

Anyone else ever get St. Pete and Long Beach mistaken in their head? Even after making the OP and watching practice I was still like "Oh yeah, Long Beach is the track with the fountain".



#717 LuckyStrike1

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 14:24

Glad to hear I wasn't the only one. 



#718 PayasYouRace

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 14:43

Anyone else ever get St. Pete and Long Beach mistaken in their head? Even after making the OP and watching practice I was still like "Oh yeah, Long Beach is the track with the fountain".

 

Not really, but I can see why it would happen.



#719 Muppetmad

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 15:34

Anyone else ever get St. Pete and Long Beach mistaken in their head? Even after making the OP and watching practice I was still like "Oh yeah, Long Beach is the track with the fountain".

Haha, I do the same.



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#720 paulb

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 15:46

Anyone else ever get St. Pete and Long Beach mistaken in their head? Even after making the OP and watching practice I was still like "Oh yeah, Long Beach is the track with the fountain".

How times have changed.  In the original F5000/F1 days, it used to be Long Beach is the track with the porn theater.



#721 Marc Sproule

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 17:21

How times have changed.  In the original F5000/F1 days, it used to be Long Beach is the track with the porn theater.

 

there were fans who had signs they carried, throwing down on the race for being ungodly,  some of them in front of the porn theater.

 

one of them was a self-styled preacher who railed against the heathens.

 

have pics of him somewhere, i'll have to dig them out and post them for the world to see.



#722 whitewaterMkII

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 17:45

How times have changed.  In the original F5000/F1 days, it used to be Long Beach is the track with the porn theater.

Right across from the pits...



#723 whitewaterMkII

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 17:57

I really don't think anyone can complain about the looks of f1 cars this year. Indycars are just plain ugly

They look like they had two designers, an LMP designer at the rear, and an OW designer for the front.

Yes, now the F1 cars have been beat by the same ugly stick that was used on the IndyCar 


Edited by whitewaterMkII, 01 April 2014 - 17:58.


#724 skid solo

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 18:07

If Indycars are the cute chubby girl next door and F1 cars look like they are on Viagra just imagine what would happen if we got them together!

#725 king_crud

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 18:46

just make them look like they did in the 90s!



#726 whitewaterMkII

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 18:55

just make them look like they did in the 90s!

notgonnahappen.com

Honda leaves after this year to chase the F1 ring again, and these cars are locked in until 2018.

IndyCar is SpecCar after this year.



#727 Risil

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 18:55

just make them look like they did in the 90s!

 

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#728 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 19:07

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Honda leaves after this year to chase the F1 ring again, and these cars are locked in until 2018.

IndyCar is SpecCar after this year.

 

It's American Honda, and they're not going anywhere.

 

I think if you had more open chassis regs, you'd probably still end up with the hump ahead of the rear wheels. You'd want to reduce how much of the tire is exposed to the air.



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Posted 01 April 2014 - 19:51

How times have changed.  In the original F5000/F1 days, it used to be Long Beach is the track with the porn theater.

Oh Yeah...

Mitchell Bros cinema :lol:

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#730 Dolph

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 22:32

 

 

So Bourdais got penalized for not packing, thats a shame since he was running well.  I wonder what other oddities are in the rules?

 

Its the same rule in F1. Vettel got penalized for that as well a few years ago.



#731 paulb

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 23:47

Oh Yeah...

Mitchell Bros cinema :lol:

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Jp

I recognize Gurney and Moss, but not the driver.



#732 Zeroninety

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 00:09

I recognize Gurney and Moss, but not the driver.

 

Ronnie Peterson--three of the best F1 drivers to never win a World Championship, in one picture.


Edited by Zeroninety, 02 April 2014 - 00:14.


#733 DanardiF1

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 05:52

Thinking about it now, I thought that St Pete was an... okay... race this year. Nothing really went on other than a couple of smart moves (Neugarten I'm looking at you) and then Will the Wanker going braindead on the restart from probably the most tenuous SC I've seen in a while. Kimball's car was fine, he got it fired up, he just kissed the tyres overshooting his braking.



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Posted 02 April 2014 - 10:05

Its the same rule in F1. Vettel got penalized for that as well a few years ago.

 

yeh, but as I said, he was not penalized for that, but for not packing up quick enough when the safety car came out



#735 Andrew Hope

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 01:21

Not sure if it's been posted before, but I am sure I don't care if it has been:

 



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Posted 03 April 2014 - 06:17

^ I really hope they do one in practice at Indy and send Simon out in a pack of traffic. And overlay the spotter radio track over the video too.  :clap:



#737 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 23:14

Whomp Whomp

 



#738 ezequiel

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 00:45

It seems that under the new managment we are not getting the Indy Lights highlights anymore (and it would be nice to see some Pro Mazda highlights too) :well:



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Posted 08 April 2014 - 05:43

It's really surprising how little coverage Indycar gets here. Long Beach is this weekend, and there are no Indy stories in the 'motosports' box. Maybe because this is mostly an F1 site, and a British site. But in that box are 3 Nascar articles. Not much love, here. Personally, I think the Indy series is pretty exciting. I sometimes watch an Indy road-race before the F1 race, when run on the same day. (F1 seems to have re-invented excitement this year!)

I do wish that Dario was still racing. And maybe they could someday give Will a penalty for any one of his bone-head moves. Or at least send him out with a broom to clean up his carnage, after the race. But the directors seem to like to see him win... 



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#740 PayasYouRace

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 07:11

You mean here on Autosport? I thought they gave it pretty good coverage. There are we plenty of features on the series on the run up to the season. I just don't think there's been any noteworthy news this week. Am I wrong?