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2020 INDYCAR Pre-season testing Livestream @ COTA! 2-DAYS of Aeroscreens and Rain!


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#1 prommer

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Posted 10 February 2020 - 19:48

Wednesday session:

 

Tuesday Afternoon session:

 

Tuesday Morning session:

Welcome one and all to the official pre-season test for Indycar's 2020 formula, live on stream from Circuit of the Americas, Tuesday and Wednesday, February 11 and 12. 

 

Where Indykittens grow up to become Indycats. ™

 

Here are the livestream times in Eastern standard time. Do your own math for your locality -- even Austin itself is on Central time, but whatevs:

 

Tuesday: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 2:30-6:30 p.m.  (EST)

Wednesday: 10 a.m.-noon, 1-5 p.m.  (EST)

 

If somebody would be kind to post in here the live link once it's live, that would be appreciated. But, it will be available on Indycar.com and assumedly Indycar's channel on Youtube.

 

What to expect:

 

RAIN. Hoo boy, Texas. No guarantees that they won't cancel or postpone either of the sessions, so stay tuned. But, since they're running the new Aeroscreen, this sort of weather might be very helpful data for what it's going to be like in the future. Expect tearoffs, tears, and complaints.

 

courtesy (@Indycar_Wxman)

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Who to expect:

 

     Andretti (Honda of America hahahaha jk)

Alexander Rossi

Ryan Hunter Reay

Zach VEACH

Marco Andretti

Colton Herta

 

     Penske (Chevy)

Josef Newgarden ©

Will Power

Simon Pagenaud (Indy 500 reigning champion)

Scott McLaughlin (Supercars champion)

 

     Ganassi Team Sweden bork bork (Honda)

Felix Rosenqvist

Marcus Ericsson

Scott Dixon (not Swedish, but still Icy)

 

     Arrow McLaren Schmidt Peterson lovely SPAM, wonderful SPAM (Chevy)

Oliver Askew ®

Pato O'Ward

 

     Rahal Letterman Lanigan (Honda)

Graham Rahal rave

Takuma Sato

 

     Dale Coyne (Honda)

Santino Ferrucci, team veteran

Alex Palou (w/TeamGoh) ®

Sadly, long-time Coyne test driver "TBA" has lost his seat for this year's pre season test.  :evil:

 

     AJ Foyt (Chevy)

Dalton Kellett ® -and-

Sebastian Bourdais

 -will be ride-sharing an UberX

(Tony Kanaan will be in the broadcast booth)

(Charlie Kimball, status currently uncertain)

 

     Carlin (Chevy)

M A X Chilton

Felipe Nasr ® -and-

Sergio Sette Camara ®

 -will be ride-sharing a Lyft Shared

 

     Ed Carpenter (Chevy)

Rinus VeeKay ®

Conor Daly

 

     Meyer Shank Racing with Andretti (Honda)

Jack Harvey

 

Unclear status as of the moment: Dreyer & Reinbold, DragonSpeed, Juncos, James Hinchcliffe, Dr. Jack Miller, Barney Oldfield, etc.

 

CARD SUBJECT TO CHANGE


Edited by prommer, 12 February 2020 - 16:04.


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#2 PayasYouRace

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Posted 10 February 2020 - 19:53

It's a bit weird not having testing at Sebring.



#3 red stick

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Posted 10 February 2020 - 20:07

Meyer Shank is running Jack Harvey, is it not?  Or do all JH drivers look the same out west?  :smoking:



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Posted 10 February 2020 - 20:25

Meyer Shank is running Jack Harvey, is it not?  Or do all JH drivers look the same out west?  :smoking:

 

WHOOPS!  Honestly, it was a coin flip in my brain between Jay Howard, Jack Harvey, James Hinchcliffe, Jack Hawksworth and JR Hildebrand.

 

James Harden should get an Indycar ride.



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Posted 10 February 2020 - 20:37

WHOOPS!  Honestly, it was a coin flip in my brain between Jay Howard, Jack Harvey, James Hinchcliffe, Jack Hawksworth and JR Hildebrand.

 

James Harden should get an Indycar ride.

 

And yes, I have a five sided coin in my head.

 

#editedbyprommeronmytombstone



#6 ezequiel

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Posted 10 February 2020 - 21:12

:smoking:



#7 M66R

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Posted 10 February 2020 - 21:30

How exciting! Looking forward to getting a proper look at new liveries and the aeroscreen.

#8 theblackangus

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Posted 10 February 2020 - 23:20

Im confused is that a front wing or a bow tie?



#9 paulb

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 01:06

I want to see the aeroscreen in the wild, not in carefully controlled photographic conditions.

#10 Beri

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 06:23

I want to see the aeroscreen in the wild, not in carefully controlled photographic conditions.


Paul, I fear you might want to take some calming medicine. Because it ain't gonna be nice.

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 08:44

Just got to get on with it. I have recently been made to wear a gumsheild when i sleep to stop me grinding my teeth away (so much angst). It's awful. But gradually getting less and less awful by dint of not remembering what it was like without it. 



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Posted 11 February 2020 - 10:51

Ah, I always wondered why Power was stuffing his mouth full. But now I understand its you putting your gumshield in.



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Posted 11 February 2020 - 11:52

And yes, I have a five sided coin in my head.

 

 

Quantum coins are TIGHT!

 

Fabulous OP, what excitement!!   :clap:   And yes indeed, THANK YOU for starting another IndyCar thread  :kiss:

 

The weather better not stuff this one up.   Did I ever mention that I HATE WEATHER?  :evil:  :wave:

 

Official Entry List also here http://www.imscdn.co...List 021020.pdf


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Posted 11 February 2020 - 12:57

Just got to get on with it. I have recently been made to wear a gumsheild when i sleep to stop me grinding my teeth away (so much angst). It's awful. But gradually getting less and less awful by dint of not remembering what it was like without it. 

 

Yup, I do need to do that. Aesthetics are important to me in racing and losing the last bastion of the elegance of top-level open wheel racing is taking me time to get over. :|
 



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Posted 11 February 2020 - 13:21

indy.jpg

 

The boys out for a pre-dawn stroll



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Posted 11 February 2020 - 14:03

All the best drivers right there. ^

Best of luck with Aero shields and Gum shields.
I’ll try to stop in and say hey after my meeting tonight here in Москва.

PS... I’m staying in the most ridiculous hotel I have ever experienced. It’s a cross between a palace and a prison.
The rooms are gigantic and absolutely freezing.
I’m waiting for some hot water to be delivered by room service for a shower ( yes that’s right gang... have to call room service for hot water !!!)

BE243-F7-F-DB19-45-C0-96-F5-C1546-B32-BC
Jp

Edited by jonpollak, 11 February 2020 - 14:09.


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Posted 11 February 2020 - 14:05

Just got to get on with it. I have recently been made to wear a gumsheild when i sleep to stop me grinding my teeth away (so much angst). It's awful. But gradually getting less and less awful by dint of not remembering what it was like without it.

 

I love this analogy. It's 100% lede-worthy.



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Posted 11 February 2020 - 14:17

All the best drivers right there. ^

Best of luck with Aero shields and Gum shields.
I’ll try to stop in and say hey after my meeting tonight here in Москва.

PS... I’m staying in the most ridiculous hotel I have ever experienced. It’s a cross between a palace and a prison.
The rooms are gigantic and absolutely freezing.
I’m waiting for some hot water to be delivered by room service for a shower ( yes that’s right gang... have to call room service for hot water !!!)

BE243-F7-F-DB19-45-C0-96-F5-C1546-B32-BC
Jp


It better be steamy. The water and the female housekeeper.

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 15:13

Update: Hot water delivered.
Don’t know if they have some guy in the basement of this place switching on taps with room numbers on them or what but it was a supremely wonderful shower. .... I’ll give them that.

Off to meeting with @PitLaneRapunzel now.
Jp

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#20 maximilian

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 16:07

Where is the stream?

 

Edit:  there it is https://racecontrol.indycar.com/


Edited by maximilian, 11 February 2020 - 16:07.


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Posted 11 February 2020 - 16:07

Update: Hot water delivered.
Don’t know if they have some guy in the basement of this place switching on taps with room numbers on them

Now I am disappointed.  I was picturing two babushkas arriving with buckets and waiting for you to strip off so that they could pour it over you.  

 

If you book into the Sovietskaya Retrohotel, that is what you get - unless it is Wednesday when there is no water at all.  CCCP OK.



#22 maximilian

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 16:08

It's f#@#@!&@ing raining!!!



#23 Peat

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 16:09

I don't care. There are Indycars going round a track. 

WARM & FUZZY



#24 prommer

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 16:10

Link added in OP!

 

Or here:

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=BdzqFWiA4Vk

or

racecontrol.indycar.com

 

TK and PT and Keith Lee in the boooooooth



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Posted 11 February 2020 - 16:14

It's f#@#@!&@ing raining!!!


Omg what's gonna happen to the aeroscreen???

#26 prommer

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 16:20

By the way, Jimmie Johnson is a special guest in the McLaren pit today. But don't read anything into that, they say

 

(Don't tell Bran)....



#27 prommer

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 16:23

Nasr on track for installation lap? Or Camara? Nope, it's Nasr.



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Posted 11 February 2020 - 16:24

I think Sette Câmara has a yellow helmet?

#29 maximilian

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 16:25

I hate weather so much...  :cry:

 

So much.



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Posted 11 February 2020 - 16:27

It's amazing how the aeroscreen perception can go from "it actually looks kinda nice" to "oh my god what a disaster" depending on the angle. 



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Posted 11 February 2020 - 16:30

By the way, Jimmie Johnson is a special guest in the McLaren pit today. But don't read anything into that, they say

 

(Don't tell Bran)....

 

And lots of SERIOUS commentator talk about JJ running some IndyCar races in 2021  :eek:



#32 red stick

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 16:32

Not going to learn much about aeroscreen cockpit cooling issues.



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Posted 11 February 2020 - 16:35

Aeroscreen looks ... fine?



#34 maximilian

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 16:37

Aeroscreen looks ... fine?

 

I really don't mind it anymore.  When the cars are moving, it's easy to totally forget about it.



#35 red stick

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 16:39

So far all we really know is that TK has a bright future in the broadcast booth if he so chooses.



#36 prommer

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 16:40

Whoa, Tony Kanaan just mentioned he worked very hard on having him and Helio together as a Brazilian Superteam at Foyt this year!



#37 red stick

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 16:41

Robert Wickens sighting!



#38 paulb

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 16:44

... and with the short joke!!!!   :lol:



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Posted 11 February 2020 - 16:58

Red flag until the temp gets over 50F... Stream will resume live later.



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Posted 11 February 2020 - 17:20

Red flag until the temp gets over 50F... Stream will resume live later.

So I went bck to the beginning. Interesting comments by TK re: COTA not resurfacing the esses...



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Posted 11 February 2020 - 17:24

So I went bck to the beginning. Interesting comments by TK re: COTA not resurfacing the esses...

What did he say, for those of us that missed it?



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Posted 11 February 2020 - 17:29

What did he say, for those of us that missed it?

Sorry, my bad. Got sidetracked...

 

Kevin Lee was talking about how weathered the areas were where they didn't resurface, and TK said "It's funny, because they repaved some parts of the track that were bumpy but I did a recon lap and a track walk two days ago, yesterday, and they didn't repave the quick esses, which was the biggest bumps that we had, which is funny. I don't know how that was the option, that they decided to pave one part and not the other part."


Edited by AustinF1, 11 February 2020 - 17:35.


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Posted 11 February 2020 - 18:06

Interesting.

 

Yes, #IndyCar will allow extra crew member: “Aeroscreen Attendant:” full firesuit, only clean the screen/pull tear-off; must wear helmet; stand on, or behind the wall until the car stops; Aeroscreen can only be attended when rear wheels are off the ground


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Posted 11 February 2020 - 18:07

Seabass fitting in perfectly at Foyt already: 

 

https://twitter.com/...289971884687361

 

:rotfl:  :rotfl:



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Posted 11 February 2020 - 18:16

So, no running?

 

Boo.



#46 maximilian

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 18:17

I HATE WEATHER!!!!!!!!!!!  :mad:  :mad:  :mad:



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Posted 11 February 2020 - 18:40

Visorcam view of JoNew's install lap this morning:

 

https://twitter.com/...299948015898624

 

Honestly, this may be the worst angle of the aeroscreen of all. Where's that old meme of Ray Charles with the x's on his eyes when you need it?

 

EDIT: linkee no workee no moreee


Edited by prommer, 11 February 2020 - 19:20.


#48 prommer

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 18:53

^^^^^ reminds me of Marco driving in the rain in Detroit last year:

 



#49 Peat

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 18:55

Can't see anything on that link? Gone?



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Posted 11 February 2020 - 19:01

Can't see anything on that link? Gone?

 

They haven't officially red flagged the afternoon session, which starts in half an hour (2:30 eastern), but the temp is still under 50 in Austin, so it's looking unlikely to me....

 

(from racer: "A combined track and ambient temperature of 100 degrees is broadly-accepted benchmark for the lower end of the tires’ operating window, but three-quarters of an hour after the track went green, the thermometer was still showing an ambient temperature of 44, and a track temperature of 45.")

 

https://racer.com/20...cota-open-test/