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#2351 maximilian

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 19:36

With all the money Slim has thrown down the throats of Gutierrez, one could only hope that some Mexican sponsorship might find its way to support a kid who has some actual talent!  If it comes to that...



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#2352 Jim Thurman

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 20:11

I betcha George Costanza screwed this up. Somehow.

 

I don't know, his battered car was in the parking lot, but he hasn't been seen for days.



#2353 paulb

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 20:12

You think that, then next thing you know O'Ward's got a half season sponsorship from the Bronx's leading calzone vendor. Stay tuned.

You know it’s not going to be soup dollars. I would very much welcome Oh Henry sponsorship.



#2354 Afterburner

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 20:14

I betcha George Costanza screwed this up. Somehow.
Jp

Maybe Costanza fired him in an attempt to get himself fired. :lol:

#2355 loki

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 21:45

 

This guy?

 

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#2356 Andrew Hope

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 03:11

Every time I read more than 5 posts in an F1 thread here, I want to puke.

#2357 teejay

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 04:08

Laguna testing pics look awesome



#2358 Afterburner

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 04:13

Every time I read more than 5 posts in an F1 thread here, I want to puke.

The Rich Energy thread hasn't been too bad, playing out like some sort of bizarre sequel to Arrested Development, except instead of spending money on dubious investments while building homes in Iraq, our protagonist has been sponsoring an F1 team whilst canning fizzy drinks outside the UK. :lol:

Edited by Afterburner, 11 February 2019 - 04:13.


#2359 Risil

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 15:47

I betcha George Costanza screwed this up. Somehow.
Jp

 

"I qualified fifth for my first Indycar race."

 

"On a road course."

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#2360 Frood

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 16:15

Looks like the Harding/O’Ward split is going ahead. Balls.

EDIT: As per Racer. https://racer.com/20...split-with-hsr/

Edited by Frood, 11 February 2019 - 16:18.


#2361 maximilian

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 16:17

O'Ward is released from Harding... I would hope some smart team principal quickly snaps him up... this kind of talent doesn't come along often.  Third Rahal car?  Fourth Penske car?  :wave:



#2362 Frood

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 16:19

Psst, Dale... put him in Speed Racist’s car.

Edited by Frood, 11 February 2019 - 17:40.


#2363 paulb

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 16:43

O'Ward is released from Harding... I would hope some smart team principal quickly snaps him up... this kind of talent doesn't come along often.  Third Rahal car?  Fourth Penske car?  :wave:

 

So true, he dominates the series he competes in. Please Indycar gods of money, bring large monetary gifts to the very talented, Irish named Mexican.
 



#2364 Radoye

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 18:07

I'm quite disappointed by this, there has been so much positive momentum for the series at the end of the new season but now we're shedding entries like crazy. It seems we'll end up again with 20-21 full time entries and at one stage it looked more like 25-26.



#2365 messy

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 18:11

God, that's rubbish about O'Ward, rubbish.

I was looking forward to seeing the O'Ward/Herta teaming up of young guns this season.

#2366 maximilian

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 18:41

So true, he dominates the series he competes in. Please Indycar gods of money, bring large monetary gifts to the very talented, Irish named Mexican.
 

 

Actually... put him into the #6 until Robert is back... how about that idea?



#2367 JacnGille

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 20:08

This guy?

 

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I know nothing!



#2368 jonpollak

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 21:13



In other news the new NTT Indycar mobile App is out now.
“Select live in-car camera video during NTT IndyCar Series races”... or so it says.
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Jp

Edited by jonpollak, 11 February 2019 - 23:45.


#2369 stewie

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 21:35

Preliminary BT Sport schedules have been released for the St Pete race. Indycar isn't on it at the moment... Let's hope that is sorted out in the next month.



#2370 Frood

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 21:42

Preliminary BT Sport schedules have been released for the St Pete race. Indycar isn't on it at the moment... Let's hope that is sorted out in the next month.

 

That's not good, for me or BT. They'd better have IndyCar this year or they're losing my BT Sport subscription. Unfortunately I can't punish them by going away entirely as my only other choice is our other evil overlord, Sky.



#2371 jonpollak

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 21:50

I’m hearing late February for the International Broadcasters announcement.

Jp

#2372 jonpollak

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 22:26

Tomorrow’s spring training feed.
https://youtu.be/e2bBlUjAeZM

Jp

#2373 stewie

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 22:50

I’m hearing late February for the International Broadcasters announcement.

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Let's hope so, I have a broadband contract to renew... Lol.

#2374 Frood

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 22:59

An angry Santiago Urrutia says that Harding did the same thing to him as they have done with O'Ward.

 

The plot thickens.



#2375 paulb

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 01:44

Interesting. That Harding behavior was one of many interesting points made in the Kat Dinner with Racers podcast.

 

Actually, sucks and not interesting.



#2376 Frood

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 06:52

A bit more from O’Ward on this whole sorry saga:

https://www.motorspo...arding/4335995/

Sounds like there’s no love lost between him and Colton Herta either.

In other news, same article appears to claim we’ll have a third Carlin entry at the 500 for Radio-Controlled Enerson.

#2377 BiggestBuddyLazierFan

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 07:19

so just 1 Harding car?


Ex mrs.Harding will field another car.

#2378 Peat

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 08:59

Interesting. That Harding behavior was one of many interesting points made in the Kat Dinner with Racers podcast.

 

Actually, sucks and not interesting.

 

Kat (Legge?)

I may have a re-listen. 



#2379 ezequiel

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 12:03

LOL some funny guy modified de Wikipedia page for IndyCar and put Esteban Guerrieri to drive #6 in St. Pete. But it seems it's just a joke (?) I deluded myself for an instant.



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#2380 paulb

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 12:22

Kat (Legge?)

I may have a re-listen. 

 

Yes. Not about Harding in particular, just general comments about people promising money in racing.
 



#2381 red stick

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 13:06

Miller's take.

https://racer.com/20...arsh-realities/

Basically, it's never been a well-funded team, Harding's divorce greatly complicates matters, and it would have nice if everybody had been more realistic/less starry-eyed several months ago.

#2382 Afterburner

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 13:33

Yes. Not about Harding in particular, just general comments about people promising money in racing.

Josef Newgarden has a good story like that, but Ryan Dalziel's episode probably tops them all...

#2383 paulb

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 13:39

Josef Newgarden has a good story like that, but Ryan Dalziel's episode probably tops them all...

 

By the way, thank-you, AB for the tip to the podcast. It is totally engrossing for me. A refreshing change from the standard PC-speak.

 

It also reminds you how difficult the early phases of some careers were and how much respect drivers deserve.



#2384 HistoryFan

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 14:41

Kyle Kaiser confirmed for Juncos in Austin:

 

https://racer.com/20...aiser-for-cota/



#2385 jonpollak

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 15:45

GOOD NEWS KIDS...

We may have our Nigerian refuge back this year.

 

https://i.ibb.co/GsBfp5C/besweeet.jpg

 

Jp


Edited by jonpollak, 12 February 2019 - 15:56.


#2386 jonpollak

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 16:09

The Last Official Indycar YouTube broadcast...is LIVE

Jp

#2387 prommer

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 16:12

We're up and running!



#2388 jonpollak

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 16:16

Good shots of Rosey wrestling it through the esses.

Jp



#2389 paulb

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 17:06

Conor talking the biz now.



#2390 prommer

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 17:31

Rossi has some red on his livery now. Me likey.



#2391 prommer

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 17:53

As of right now we're looking at 1:48.8. Good place to start, anyhow.

 

They're definitely sliding around a lot out there.



#2392 paulb

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 18:20

The cars look small on COTA. Turn 1 could be a Cleveland surrogate.



#2393 prommer

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 18:26

The cars look small on COTA. 

 

Especially compared to skinny ol' Laguna Seca last week!



#2394 jonpollak

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 20:06

So... was it Ericsson or Colton with the top time this morning ?
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#2395 Risil

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 20:40

GOOD NEWS KIDS...
We may have our Nigerian refuge back this year.

https://i.ibb.co/GsBfp5C/besweeet.jpg

Jp


They can bring Besweeeet out of retirement but they can't bring Indycars back to Cleveland. Figures!

#2396 prommer

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 21:50

The real Will Power just showed up... 1.48.0.  Rossi has had a few below 1.48.4, but no one else has gone lower than 148.7.



#2397 Afterburner

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 22:00

They can bring Besweeeet out of retirement but they can't bring Indycars back to Cleveland. Figures!

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#2398 Frood

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 22:03

Oddly, the only decently sized track I've ever properly raced on in real life is in Cleveland. Well, it was called Cleveland.

 

...Teeside Autodrome in Middlesbrough. Bit small for an IndyCar race I reckon.



#2399 midgrid

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 22:21

I did a 24 hour kart race on that track! Perhaps IndyCar should move into endurance?

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#2400 prommer

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 22:23

Colton Herta with a 1:46.6 out of nowhere?! I'd say he's on red tires, but T&S shows him on blacks. Hmm.


Edited by prommer, 12 February 2019 - 22:23.