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#2701 Frood

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 10:23

Did Juncos drop out? They aren't on the watchlist?


I think they’re still fishing around for funding. They’ve currently only confirmed appearing at COTA with Kyle Kaiser.

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#2702 jonpollak

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 10:53

Better ask Jon before committing any sins! :lol:


paulb is the admin. Not me.
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#2703 thegforcemaybewithyou

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 11:24

Ah, ok. Has anyone been able to set up a league? I tried to create a test league, but it wasn't possible for me.

#2704 jonpollak

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 11:26

Just had a look.
Boy am I confused.
Can’t find Indycar or the ability to start a league??

Need techie type person to sort this out.
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#2705 thegforcemaybewithyou

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 11:57

If you are registered and click https://www.fantrax.com/games/indycar , you should be able to register for the overall league which seems to be this one https://www.fantrax....pcjswszdtv/home . And there's also the option to create a league from the first link, but that doesn't seem to work currently.


Edited by thegforcemaybewithyou, 06 March 2019 - 11:58.


#2706 paulb

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 12:13

So the Fantrax Indycar league is not yet a go.

 

I'll be checking frequently throughout the day to see when it goes live.

 

Thoughts on a league name, something catchy like Atlas Autosport or something odd like Atlas F1 Autosport?



#2707 Nonesuch

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 12:31

The Indycar.com promoted NBC online viewing subscription is US only.

 

Any word on how the other 96% of the world can watch the races live?



#2708 thegforcemaybewithyou

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 12:31

Something including our favourite driver this season, Benley.



#2709 Frood

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 12:34

Or an anagram. I believe “Sato laps a trout” works.

#2710 Afterburner

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 12:56

I’m so confused. Is the Fantrax league going to be the official one and hasn’t yet launched, or is it still going to be on Indycar’s website and is pending launch?

#2711 MattK9

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 13:27

The fantasy league link on the Indycar website leads to Fantrax website so i guess it will be on Fantrax site. Which says Coming Soon!.

 

Also the Indycar website helpfully told me that Fernando was championship leader! Ha



#2712 paulb

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 13:37

^This, except for the part about Alonso.



#2713 paulb

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 13:39

According to Wicken's twitter feed, he is going to be at St. Pete!

 

How awesome is that?



#2714 PiperPa42

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 13:41

The Indycar.com promoted NBC online viewing subscription is US only.

Any word on how the other 96% of the world can watch the races live?

Zippo or Ziggo or what ever the Max supporters tv Channel is called in the Netherlands should have the rights as far as i understand.

Looks like it is on Ziggo Sport Racing.

BTW, are there anyone local to Rotterdam with said Channel? I’m working there for the next week and half.

Edited by PiperPa42, 06 March 2019 - 14:38.


#2715 Peat

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 13:58

Sorry, I can't help. I'm going to be in Liverpool or Rome. 



#2716 stewie

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 14:13

So the Fantrax Indycar league is not yet a go.

 

I'll be checking frequently throughout the day to see when it goes live.

 

Thoughts on a league name, something catchy like Atlas Autosport or something odd like Atlas F1 Autosport?

We'll leave the league name up to you oh great leader!



#2717 Nonesuch

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 14:29

Looks like it is on Ziggo Sport Racing.

 

Thanks! :up:

 

That's three times as expensive as ESPN's deal last year. :well:

 

If Indycar is going to keep uploading their Fast Forward summaries I might opt for a select few one-off races instead.



#2718 SenorSjon

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 14:46

The Indycar.com promoted NBC online viewing subscription is US only.

 

Any word on how the other 96% of the world can watch the races live?

 

 

Zippo or Ziggo or what ever the Max supporters tv Channel is called in the Netherlands should have the rights as far as i understand.

Looks like it is on Ziggo Sport Racing.

BTW, are there anyone local to Rotterdam with said Channel? I’m working there for the next week and half.

 

 

Pssst: https://forums.autos...54#entry8667033 ;)

 

@PiperPa if you can get a hold of someone with Ziggo Go and the Ziggo Sport package, you can watch it on any browser. I live close to Rotterdam, but I'm a bit reluctant to invite complete strangers over. :p



#2719 PiperPa42

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 14:54

Pssst: https://forums.autos...54#entry8667033 ;)

@PiperPa if you can get a hold of someone with Ziggo Go and the Ziggo Sport package, you can watch it on any browser. I live close to Rotterdam, but I'm a bit reluctant to invite complete strangers over. :p

That was on the previous page, you can’t expect people to read everything :p
I believe Nigerian Broadcast Corporation Will broadcast as well, it might be easier to understand the english commentary :)

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#2720 Nonesuch

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 15:29

 

Thanks, I'm doubly sure now that this is how it's being broadcast over here in the Netherlands. That counts for something, too. :cool:



#2721 jonpollak

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 15:53

Hey paulb

 

"Atlas-Autosport"

 

Good frickin luck too..it's a nightmare to navigate

 

i'd check this link for starters

https://www.fantrax.com/faq/other

 

 

However they DO have phone numbers to help you solve issues

US and Canada Toll Free:

1-833-450-0605

UK Toll Free:

0-800-088-5371

Edited by jonpollak, 06 March 2019 - 15:59.


#2722 SenorSjon

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 16:06

Has anyone found a reliable calendar for Outlook WITH start times in your local time zone? Something like: https://www.f1calendar.com/ ?



#2723 DS27

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 16:12

I notice the minimum driver fee is $15. Have they not heard of Max Chilton.



#2724 Joseki

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 16:12



#2725 DS27

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 16:28

I have managed to pick and submit a team, though I do get the following error message when I navigate around to another page.

 

"Your Team roster for future lineup period 2 is illegal. Please fix immediately or transactions may be allowed unexpectedly"



#2726 Anja

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 16:42

I get the excitement for the new season but you guys could exercise some patience instead of trying to play a game that wasn't even announced and launched yet  :p


Edited by Anja, 06 March 2019 - 16:46.


#2727 jonpollak

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 16:49

sorry Anja.
I’m not gonna have time to deal with figuring it out soon.

Not that I’m ever in contention but. ...

Jp

#2728 DS27

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 16:53

I just went to one of the links in a post on here (this one I think https://www.fantrax.com/games/indycar) and registered with the site; then it seemed to steer me through the process of joining the Indycar league and entering a team on the Pick My Drivers tab.

 

It does seem a bit unfinished in some areas though! I mean, Marco is $26 the same as Pagenaud, so clearly it must still be a work in progress   :lol:



#2729 paulb

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 16:56

Join the Atlas Autosport league, https://www.fantrax....07em&isSubmit=y

 

I'm heading off to a meeting, so complaints will be addressed later.

 

There is a 100 team limit.


Edited by paulb, 06 March 2019 - 16:57.


#2730 jonpollak

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 17:26

Join the Atlas Autosport league, https://www.fantrax....07em&isSubmit=y

 

I'm heading off to a meeting, so complaints will be addressed later.

 

There is a 100 team limit.

hmmmm

 

So I click the link and...

error.jpg

 

so I tried to do it manually

 

public-league.jpg

 

No luck.

 

 I reckon the only way to list it as public is to be put into the "Listed League" category.

The FAQ on this is here

 

Jp



#2731 thegforcemaybewithyou

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 17:47

Despite the error message, it looks as if clicking on paulb's link still registers your team for the league. When i click on "My Leagues" on the top left, the league ( https://www.fantrax....3ujsxg07em/home ) is listed as hidden.



#2732 red stick

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 18:09

I think I've registered a team.  How do I get in a particular league? 



#2733 Peat

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 18:49

Cool video, Joeski.



#2734 prommer

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 19:20

Find your country here:

 

https://racer.com/20...roadcast-deals/

 

Lots of grumbling on the twitters about the Canada deal...

 

And it looks like, ironically, Nigeria doesn't need a Nigerian.



#2735 paulb

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 19:31

Sorry for the initial snafu, I am rushed to get this in and likely missed something. I hope to get league access resolved tonight.



#2736 DrArrow

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 20:04

The Indycar.com promoted NBC online viewing subscription is US only.

 

Any word on how the other 96% of the world can watch the races live?

 

I also wanted to buy this pass, I watched the last season on espnplayer, well now it seems I am ****ed as I am from Slovakia and there seems to be no official streaming option for me. Any advice where I could buy a stream/pass?



#2737 ezequiel

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 20:32

Find your country here:

 

https://racer.com/20...roadcast-deals/

 

Lots of grumbling on the twitters about the Canada deal...

 

And it looks like, ironically, Nigeria doesn't need a Nigerian.

 

Bar Brazil it seems the rest of Latin America won't have IndyCar on TV



#2738 Risil

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 20:33

I have managed to pick and submit a team, though I do get the following error message when I navigate around to another page.
 
"Your Team roster for future lineup period 2 is illegal. Please fix immediately or transactions may be allowed unexpectedly"[/size]

 

Did you try and pick a team of Randy Lanier, John Paul and the Whittington brothers?



#2739 jonpollak

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 21:25

Great to see Myanmar and Vietnam have coverage.
I bet they’re relieved !!!

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#2740 sblick

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 23:02

I am in just waiting to join the 'public league"



#2741 maximilian

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Posted 07 March 2019 - 00:05

Right, now with the Silly Season kinda over (it never really is over in IndyCar, is it!), I move that we start the official 2019 NTT IndyCar Series Thread for the main stuff discussions (besides the Race-specific threads, of course).

 

Also move that we have a "Run up to the Indy 500" thread to separately discuss all things concerning the 103rd Running before the Month of May.

 

You know me... the more IndyCar threads, the better  :blush:  :love:



#2742 Risil

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Posted 07 March 2019 - 00:16

We can probably handle the endless lists of 500 entries in the official 2019 thread. An official 2019 thread would be a really good idea.



#2743 paulb

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Posted 07 March 2019 - 00:48

I get the excitement for the new season but you guys could exercise some patience instead of trying to play a game that wasn't even announced and launched yet  :p

Why bring logic into this? 

 

From what I can tell, the Indycar league is not fully functional. You can create a team and pick drivers. But I cannot yet create a public commissioner league. Check the NASCAR league for expected fuctionality.

 

Everyone should create a team and select drivers to get on the board. I suspect the league could form at any time during the season.


Edited by paulb, 07 March 2019 - 01:00.


#2744 Radoye

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Posted 07 March 2019 - 02:12

Lots of grumbling on the twitters about the Canada deal...

 
Well, the only race i'll be able to watch legally it seems will be the one i'll watch at the race track.

 

I'm seriously pissed off about this.



#2745 maximilian

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Posted 07 March 2019 - 02:42

In the podcast, Robin Miller expressed hope for some kind of last-moment common-sense concession from NBC to somehow make it possible for Canadians to watch...  perhaps there's still something brewing?


Edited by maximilian, 07 March 2019 - 03:27.


#2746 Radoye

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Posted 07 March 2019 - 03:36

In the podcast, Robin Miller expressed hope for some kind of last-moment common-sense concession from NBC to somehow make it possible for Canadians to watch...  perhaps there's still something brewing?

 

No, THIS is it, the last moment common sense. Otherwise there would be nothing at all for Canada.

 

Basically, there's no way to watch any of the free practice or qualis not shown on US TV (used to be free on YT, now its only available on NBC Gold streaming which doesn't do business in Canada). And all the TV content is pushed onto a specialty channel which is ~$20-$40 CAD per month extra on top of your current overpriced cable subscription depending on the provider, and is not necessarily available in all markets. And it won't even show St.Pete, the deal starts with the second race.

 

Nigeria, here we come!



#2747 maximilian

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Posted 07 March 2019 - 03:56

They mentioned that perhaps NBC could be persuaded to un-geo-block... but they were optimistically speculating.



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Posted 07 March 2019 - 08:45

Find your country here:

 

https://racer.com/20...roadcast-deals/

 

Lots of grumbling on the twitters about the Canada deal...

 

And it looks like, ironically, Nigeria doesn't need a Nigerian.

 

Asia – Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Hong Kong, Guam, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, North Korea, Thailand, Vietnam and Mainland China (English language), Fox Sports/Star Sports

 

 

North Korea?   :drunk:  



#2749 Frood

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Posted 07 March 2019 - 09:18

North Korea? :drunk:


Of course. Kim Jong-un wants nothing more than the destruction of the Western civilisation. Sage Karam will do a fine job of that at Indy. :p

#2750 thegforcemaybewithyou

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Posted 07 March 2019 - 10:19

Join the Atlas Autosport league, https://www.fantrax....07em&isSubmit=y

 

This links seems to be working now.