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#251 jonpollak

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Posted 24 November 2018 - 22:14

You'll have to figure that out yourself, I'm not into amateur psychology.


There he goes again with the passive aggressive routine...
Let’s just not respond to each other...
Jp

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#252 as65p

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Posted 24 November 2018 - 22:33

There he goes again with the passive aggressive routine...
Let’s just not respond to each other...
Jp

 

For my part, I have no issues with you that would justify restricting my posting habits in such a way.



#253 jonpollak

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Posted 24 November 2018 - 22:43

Ok.. maybe the internet is too narrow a conduit for me to understand your tact... I apologize for any misunderstanding.
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#254 PlayboyRacer

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Posted 25 November 2018 - 00:58

It's quite a new question actually. Always used to be WDC.

And still truly is.

I'll be following Fernando without doubt and love that he's determined to crack Indy. The triple crown is one thing everyone is talking about and rightly so - but there is another group I want him to join. Almost as rare and exclusive.

F1 WDC/IndyCar champion/Indy 500 winner currently only 3 men hold all of them collectively. Hopefully Fernando does IndyCar for a whole season at some point... in terms of open wheel it doesn't get more exclusive than that.

#255 jonpollak

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Posted 25 November 2018 - 02:15

JV Mario and EMO ?
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#256 Radoye

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Posted 25 November 2018 - 02:21

JV Mario and EMO ?
Jp

 

Yes that's it, JV, i was about to ask who's the third guy beside Mario and Emo, i forgot about Jacques...



#257 PlayboyRacer

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Posted 25 November 2018 - 02:50

JV Mario and EMO ?
Jp

Absolutely 👍

Edited by PlayboyRacer, 25 November 2018 - 02:50.


#258 Joseki

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Posted 25 November 2018 - 21:43

McLaren set for Indy engine announcement before Christmas, says Brown https://motorlat.com...TRf_YZM.twitter


I wonder what engine it will be, I really have no idea.

#259 Owen

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 12:36

It’s Chevrolet.
https://www.mclaren....dianapolis-500/

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#260 Joseki

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 13:08

I wonder what number they'll use, I'm sure they'll want to keep the 29 from 2017.

#261 Joseki

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 16:23

https://motorsportno...sent-for-chevy/

 

Fernando Alonso: Honda’s early Christmas present for Chevy

#262 PeterScandlyn

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 03:15

I wonder what engine it will be, I really have no idea.

 

Short of imagination too, I see..... :smoking:



#263 AustinF1

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 15:57

"Reportedly"

Yeah, that'll be the Chinese whispers death knell alright.

Funnily enough Eric Bretzman said Fernando told him the exact opposite...but you read the internet so that's where the truth is ...

 

However....your second assumption seems spot on.

Formula-e is, as coined by a certain driver I know, "Like trying to ride a flaccid penis"

 

Jp

Yeah I keep hearing that too, but I've never seen a solid source linked to it at all.



#264 AustinF1

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 16:17

Isn't he? I haven't heard him say anything about it but maybe I missed it.

I've seen a couple of stories quoting Alonso indicating he has no interest in FE.

 

https://www.grandpri...y-future-plans/

https://www.gpfans.c...alonso-s-plans/



#265 Joseki

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Posted 20 December 2018 - 18:18

https://www.crash.ne...r-testing-april

McLaren set to commence IndyCar testing in April ahead of 500 entry

#266 Vielleicht

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Posted 20 December 2018 - 20:27

I've seen a couple of stories quoting Alonso indicating he has no interest in FE.

 

https://www.grandpri...y-future-plans/

https://www.gpfans.c...alonso-s-plans/

I think 'no interest' is a little different from 'not part of my plan at the moment'

 

Buemi says Alonso has asked about it a lot when they're together at Toyota and seems rather interested and knowledgeable about it. But the fact of the matter seems to be Alonso's priority to win the big, prestigious races of which Formula E has yet to really even begin to forge, so it's not part of his immediate priorities - which is still a slightly different story from 'no interest'. Semantics, I know, but hey ho.



#267 AustinF1

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Posted 07 March 2019 - 19:39

Fernando's 2019 Indy 500 seat fitting at the MTC. Cool video...

 



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Posted 12 March 2019 - 17:43

Good info here from Fernley & de Ferran.

 

McLaren working hard behind scenes to prepare for Indy 500 https://www.indycar....ndy-500-program



#269 loki

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 19:51

Good info here from Fernley & de Ferran.

 

McLaren working hard behind scenes to prepare for Indy 500 https://www.indycar....ndy-500-program

That answers what I was asking about the Carlin hookup if they were building the car in Woking.

 

“We put one chassis over to McLaren, so we can bring that forward and understand what's going on. This car will be used for the main NTT IndyCar Series program. The test chassis that we would use at the two track tests that we do is being built by Carlin in Florida. We're looking at supervising both of them but fundamentally split the resources in order to make sure we can deliver by the end of March.”

 

 

That seems prudent to double team the testing then race assembly duties.  I didn't realize Carlin is in FL rather than Brownsburg or Indianapolis.



#270 crespo

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 16:54

So! Erm.. How are the Chevrolet engines looking?

#271 revmeister

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 18:15

Does anyone know if McLaren uses the same simulator for both F1 and Indy?



#272 jonpollak

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 18:33

Fernando gets a test at Texas motor speedway on Tuesday.

https://www.motorspo...firmed/4364965/

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#273 Joseki

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 19:36

So! Erm.. How are the Chevrolet engines looking?

 

Difficult to judge since IndyCar has yet to run an official test session on a oval this year.



#274 crespo

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 20:08

Difficult to judge since IndyCar has yet to run an official test session on a oval this year.

Gotcha, thanks.



#275 Owen

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 09:22

Full reveal 2pm BST. :stoned: 



#276 Owen

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 13:03

Here it is:

https://www.mclaren....ndy-500-livery/



#277 Peat

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 13:11

hubba hubba



#278 Nonesuch

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 13:18

Looks fine, and will certainly be easy to spot. :up:

 

Is the 66 deliberate? I know McLaren did their first F1 race in 1966, but it seems a bit odd to connect that to Indianapolis.

 

Props to the PR person who wrote the "Alonso" statement. Sounds just like him... I guess. :p



#279 maximilian

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 13:29

No big surprises in the livery, and I like that they keep it essentially the same as their F1 version, unlike 2 years ago.  Man, that reveal video sure whet my appetite for "the Month of May"!!  :love:



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#280 pacificquay

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 13:45

Looks fine, and will certainly be easy to spot. :up:
 
Is the 66 deliberate? I know McLaren did their first F1 race in 1966, but it seems a bit odd to connect that to Indianapolis.
 
Props to the PR person who wrote the "Alonso" statement. Sounds just like him... I guess. :p


66 was the number of the first McLaren to win the Indy 500

#281 Vielleicht

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 13:51

Livery as expected which is a huge positive. Looks fantastic.



#282 Nonesuch

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 13:54

66 was the number of the first McLaren to win the Indy 500

 

Thanks. Let's hope this one will prove equally successful. :up:

 


#283 BertoC

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 14:19

Livery was the expected, but it looks very good!



#284 Henri Greuter

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 14:19

66 was the number of the first McLaren to win the Indy 500



Though that was not a McLaren factory entry: it was a Team Penske entry !!!!!

Factory cars won with 3 (74) and 2 (76)

Edited by Henri Greuter, 08 April 2019 - 14:20.


#285 DRSwing

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 14:35

Can’t wait to see this car on track. Livery looks great even if it is no surprise. I hope the driver overalls look much better than the one for the F1 team.

It seems that there will be invited media for tomorrow’s test at the Texas Motor Speedway. Hopefully we get to see some track action

https://twitter.com/...9856057345?s=21

#286 DRSwing

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 14:56

Does anyone know if McLaren uses the same simulator for both F1 and Indy?


Don’t think so. Alonso was at Charlotte in March to drive in the simulator there

https://www.instagra...d=1s36jkade7xia

#287 Owen

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 15:08

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#288 muramasa

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 15:27

Don't know what's with those ◤◣◥ and why they dont use their logo, blue swooshes on sidepods would be very cool and original to them.



#289 Stephane

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 16:00

With the same livery, we can really see how beautifuler is an IndyCar compared to an F1, at the moment.



#290 AustinF1

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 16:01

Can’t wait to see this car on track. Livery looks great even if it is no surprise. I hope the driver overalls look much better than the one for the F1 team.

It seems that there will be invited media for tomorrow’s test at the Texas Motor Speedway. Hopefully we get to see some track action

https://twitter.com/...9856057345?s=21

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#291 TheJammin

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 16:05

That is one beautiful car. I do love the aesthetic of the Indy machines.



#292 DRSwing

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 16:50

Saw this photo on the McLaren Indy twitter too. So my hopes are not answered. Oh well, doesn’t matter as long as the car is good.

But looks like they have deleted the tweet with the photo. Maybe it’s because they have photoshopped Fernando’s head over Carlos’ body who has exactly the same pose in the F1 launch photos :D

https://twitter.com/...2265297920?s=21

Bit sloppy by the McLaren PRs guys, but I’m sure they will remedy it.

#293 Spillage

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 17:56

It looks fantastic - better on the Indycar than the F1 equivalent.

#294 BRG

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 18:20

With the same livery, we can really see how beautifuler is an IndyCar compared to an F1, at the moi

I am sure that Fernando will notice that, especially when the last Indycar he raced was uglier than a $5 whore.  Compared to an F1, at the time.



#295 Joseki

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 18:43

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#296 crespo

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 19:05

Love how the differences in racing philosophy are so clear to see here. This thing looks like an arrowhead next to a F1 car: pure, no-frills speed machine.

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 19:17

Just saw this about the Indy 500 car. So is this an MCL35 then?



#298 AustinF1

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 19:18

Saw this photo on the McLaren Indy twitter too. So my hopes are not answered. Oh well, doesn’t matter as long as the car is good.

But looks like they have deleted the tweet with the photo. Maybe it’s because they have photoshopped Fernando’s head over Carlos’ body who has exactly the same pose in the F1 launch photos :D

https://twitter.com/...2265297920?s=21

Bit sloppy by the McLaren PRs guys, but I’m sure they will remedy it.

I thought something looked a little 'off' there.



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Posted 08 April 2019 - 19:21

Just saw this about the Indy 500 car. So is this an MCL35 then?

 

They didn't include the 2017 effort in their numbering did they?

 

I don't think they would. It's a Dallara after all.



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#300 AustinF1

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 19:31

It's a Dallara after all.

OK, so I just saw someone claiming "What I really love is THEY designed it...they didn't use one of the standard chassis the rest of the teams use".

 

That's not right, is it? Doesn't seem so...