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NTT IndyCar Series 2019 - Official Season Thread


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#1601 noriaki

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Posted 03 October 2019 - 07:57

At the moment I like it much less than I thought I would.

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#1602 pacificquay

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Posted 03 October 2019 - 10:21

For what reason will the drivers need a helmet anymore? Give them some extra protection around the cockpit and show us their full faces while racing  :clap:

 

Drivers in GT, Touring Cars, Nascar wear helmets. You can still be battered around a fair bit.



#1603 red stick

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Posted 03 October 2019 - 11:18

Extended discussion of Power and Dixon's test of the aeroscreen.  Quieter inside the car, less buffeting around the helmet, and more forward weight distribution actually may be better on the tires.

 

https://www.motorspo...edback/4551637/



#1604 maximilian

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Posted 03 October 2019 - 11:34

Perplexing how, depending on the viewing angle, the reaction varies from "Gahhhh WTF?" to "Heyyy there, Sexy!".  It also appears to look better in video than in still pictures?



#1605 red stick

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Posted 03 October 2019 - 17:26

Missing IndyCar.

 

Had lunch at Taco Bell.



#1606 BRG

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Posted 03 October 2019 - 18:06

Isn't that aeroscreen just a Halo with extra glazing added?



#1607 Ben1445

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Posted 03 October 2019 - 18:17

Isn't that aeroscreen just a Halo with extra glazing added?

Yeaaaah pretty much 



#1608 Dolph

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Posted 03 October 2019 - 18:49

Yeaaaah pretty much 

 

 

I thought it was more for deflecting, but not so structurally strong



#1609 boomn

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Posted 03 October 2019 - 18:59

I thought it was more for deflecting, but not so structurally strong

This aeroscreen version with integrated halo is supposed to meet the same strength target as the F1 halo, i.e. 150 kN



#1610 ezequiel

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Posted 03 October 2019 - 19:02

It's not an actual halo as the DW12 or whatever is called these days can't support one



#1611 boomn

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Posted 03 October 2019 - 19:14

It's not an actual halo as the DW12 or whatever is called these days can't support one

They must have figured out something because it does have a very similar titanium structure in the aeroscreen.  Note how much the front center support resembles the standard FIA halo

 

From the IndyCar press release

"The titanium framework will mount in three areas around the cockpit..."

"The load bearing is expected to be 150 kilonewtons (kN), which would equal the FIA load for the Halo design currently used in Formula One"



#1612 red stick

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Posted 03 October 2019 - 20:07

Posted a bit back, but the two systems have a common origin.

 

https://www.roadandt...ction-red-bull/



#1613 ArchieTech

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Posted 03 October 2019 - 22:02

Yes the attachment needed to be different to the halo because the existing chassis couldn't support the required loads through the mounting points behind the cockpit opening, hence it is attached further up on the base of the roll hoop structure instead.



#1614 teejay

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 03:05

Who's man is this? 

 

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#1615 prommer

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 05:10

Enjoy Rossi and the naked driver on Australian TV:

 

https://twitter.com/...754655858626561



#1616 teejay

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 06:46

I'd normally request you banned for making me watch the project but you're let off this time.



#1617 paulb

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 10:59

Enjoy Rossi and the naked driver on Australian TV:

 

https://twitter.com/...754655858626561

 

That was great! I think James and Alex made a lot more Indycar fans from that segment.
 



#1618 jonpollak

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Posted 15 October 2019 - 10:29

https://motorsportbr...a-few-thoughts/

DMN has invited @JackAinslie to relay his observations on SKYF1’ first season as sole broadcaster for Indycar in the U.K.

#1619 jonpollak

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Posted 15 October 2019 - 21:19

Today’s test at Richmond
https://twitter.com/...180902303358977

Jp

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#1620 loki

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Posted 15 October 2019 - 23:45

Enjoy Rossi and the naked driver on Australian TV:

 

https://twitter.com/...754655858626561

The Naked Driver...  love it.  It’s Stig for the new age.



#1621 PayasYouRace

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Posted 17 October 2019 - 18:11

Looks like the 2000 season will be Indycar's way of keeping us entertained in the off season:

 

 



#1622 red stick

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Posted 22 October 2019 - 16:36

Headline:  "Brown Energized by McLaren IndyCar Progress"

 

Story:  Eight paragraphs of our people have been getting to know their people.  We're psyched.

 

The off-season is going to be slooooooowwwww.  :smoking:

 

 

 

https://racer.com/20...dycar-progress/



#1623 juicy sushi

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Posted 22 October 2019 - 17:40

Headline:  "Brown Energized by McLaren IndyCar Progress"

 

Story:  Eight paragraphs of our people have been getting to know their people.  We're psyched.

 

The off-season is going to be slooooooowwwww.  :smoking:

 

 

 

https://racer.com/20...dycar-progress/

So, which seasons shall we re-watch on youtube to pass the time?

 

Last winter I had fun with the early-mid 1980s, as I wasn't old enough at the time to watch any of it.  

 

Late 1980s Classic CART?  The early 1990s pre-Mansell?  Or the glorious 1995-1999 run of open-wheel racing's peak (and I don't care what F1 fans say, it really was as good as racing ever got)?



#1624 rghojai

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Posted 22 October 2019 - 17:43

Omani IndyCat says, "Going to be?"

 

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#1625 Risil

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Posted 22 October 2019 - 17:45

1995 is my all-time high. It had everything.

Which races stood out for you from the early 1980s? I was surprised looking back how much fun Sanair was. Not a place you'd want to crash but then which ovals were.

#1626 loki

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Posted 22 October 2019 - 17:54

Headline:  "Brown Energized by McLaren IndyCar Progress"

 

 

Hopefully they’ve found a better paint store...



#1627 king_crud

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Posted 22 October 2019 - 22:08

Watch the first Gold Coast race in 91. Not a stellar season but that race had a lot going on

#1628 juicy sushi

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Posted 22 October 2019 - 23:37

1995 is my all-time high. It had everything.

Which races stood out for you from the early 1980s? I was surprised looking back how much fun Sanair was. Not a place you'd want to crash but then which ovals were.

Laguna Seca was fun just because it was do different. Milwaukee and Phoenix were always good. Michigan was terrifying when it was basically just guardrail. Riverside stood out for being much less interesting than I thought it would be.

#1629 Frood

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Posted 23 October 2019 - 23:31

F1’s Beyond the Grid podcast has a familiar face this week:

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=MwMYs5UO9GQ

 

Unfortunately he doesn’t have time to go over his IndyCar career but it’s still a good listen on the commute. 



#1630 Jim Thurman

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Posted 24 October 2019 - 00:13

Laguna Seca was fun just because it was do different. Milwaukee and Phoenix were always good. Michigan was terrifying when it was basically just guardrail. Riverside stood out for being much less interesting than I thought it would be.

 

To be fair, the last Riverside race in 1983 wasn't very interesting due to it being on an incredibly hot day, combined with its longer distance than the norm for a road course, which contributed to a very high number of retirements.

 

Besides, Riverside saw enough drama and downright bizarre things in the season ending 1967 and 1968 races to more than make up for a lackluster 1983.



#1631 juicy sushi

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Posted 24 October 2019 - 13:25

To be fair, the last Riverside race in 1983 wasn't very interesting due to it being on an incredibly hot day, combined with its longer distance than the norm for a road course, which contributed to a very high number of retirements.

 

Besides, Riverside saw enough drama and downright bizarre things in the season ending 1967 and 1968 races to more than make up for a lackluster 1983.

Probably fair, but I can only comment on what I've seen, and the 1981 and 1983 Riverside races were not the most awesome of events.  Other than seeing Brabham run away and hide in the AAR BLAT.



#1632 Lennat

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Posted 24 October 2019 - 14:43

F1’s Beyond the Grid podcast has a familiar face this week:

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=MwMYs5UO9GQ

 

Unfortunately he doesn’t have time to go over his IndyCar career but it’s still a good listen on the commute. 

 

Really good, but a shame indeed it didn't include any of his Indycar career.



#1633 B Squared

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Posted 25 October 2019 - 20:31

RP receives The Presidential Medal of Freedom. my Nation's highest civilian honor. Well done Mr. Penske. His first employee was my friend Karl Kainhofer and his second was another aquaintance with Mark Donohue. He now employs nearly 65,000 people on (I believe) five different continents. Not bad for this Shaker Heights, Ohio native.

https://www.teampens...edal_of_Freedom

I know this is fodder for the anti-Americanism that permeates this place. If you could refrain from political nonsense and focus on Mr. Penske's numerous accomplishments, it would be appreciated.

Edited by B Squared, 25 October 2019 - 20:36.


#1634 loki

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Posted 25 October 2019 - 20:50

I know this is fodder for the anti-Americanism that permeates this place. If you could refrain from political nonsense and focus on Mr. Penske's numerous accomplishments, it would be appreciated.

He’s a successful business person but based on the criteria used in past administrations and others that have received his accomplishments fall short.  Let’s keep it in perspective.  He sells cars, rents trucks and owns race teams.  I don’t see how that merits an award of that magnitude.  Sergey Brin has done more for society than Penske (and is arguably more successful) but you won’t see the current admin award him for that.



#1635 PayasYouRace

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Posted 25 October 2019 - 20:58

RP receives The Presidential Medal of Freedom. my Nation's highest civilian honor. Well done Mr. Penske. His first employee was my friend Karl Kainhofer and his second was another aquaintance with Mark Donohue. He now employs nearly 65,000 people on (I believe) five different continents. Not bad for this Shaker Heights, Ohio native.

https://www.teampens...edal_of_Freedom

 

Well done to him. What he's achieved in his career as a racer and a businessman is of the highest standard and any recognition is well deserved. The equivalent for a Brit would be a well deserved knighthood.



#1636 B Squared

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Posted 25 October 2019 - 21:48

He’s a successful business person but based on the criteria used in past administrations and others that have received his accomplishments fall short.  Let’s keep it in perspective.  He sells cars, rents trucks and owns race teams.  I don’t see how that merits an award of that magnitude.

 
He seems to be rather civic-minded to me. That is far from all he does.

https://www.mlive.co...ve_final_i.html

Edited by B Squared, 25 October 2019 - 21:49.


#1637 prommer

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Posted 02 November 2019 - 04:11

WANT