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


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#51 AustinF1

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 19:01

Apparently there's maybe some talk of pushing everything back to Thursday? Makes a lot of sense given the sections of brand new asphalt + cold + wet.


Edited by AustinF1, 11 February 2020 - 19:07.


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#52 Peat

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 19:09

@prommer - I meant your Twitter link



#53 prommer

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 19:16

@prommer - I meant your Twitter link

 

Oh! You're right, it IS gone. Looks like it got ixnayed by somebody.

 

Even more reason then for:

 

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#54 maximilian

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 19:25

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/

 

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(not YOU, Prommer... but this news.  I HATE WEATHER!!!!!!!!!!)  :mad:



#55 prommer

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 19:30

Back on in one minute with an "update" at least:

 

We’re going back up on http://IndyCar.com & the

 

app at 2:30 ET with an update & more #IndyCar chatter from

 

 

 

 



#56 prommer

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 19:33

New link!

 



#57 Joseki

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 19:41

Have the tv crew talked about silly season so far?



#58 prommer

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 19:41

Per Cara Adams, Firestone is waiting for a "couple more" degrees of temp before they allow them to send the cars out.

 

#feelmaximilianspain



#59 prommer

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 19:46

Have the tv crew talked about silly season so far?

 

Nothing definitive.  No word from Carlin about anything beyond today's test. Nasr went out for an install lap.  Sette Camara has not gotten in yet.

 

I enjoyed the fact that TK said he was working hard to get him and Helio to run a full season together as teammates at Foyt. Didn't work out.

 

For 2021, Jimmie Johnson is apparently in line for a few races with AMSP, per PT.

 

The guys mentioned that Scott McLaughlin is there to keep the other Penske drivers nervous, especially Willy P.



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#60 prommer

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 19:50

WTF! Kevin Lee mentions there's a "TBD" driver for Penske listed for an oval test at Texas on Friday.

 

TK, with a wink in his voice says, "you know who that is..."

 

:drunk:  :drunk:  :drunk:  :drunk:



#61 l8apex

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 19:51

I had to work, but my wife and son went to practice. 

 

My son just got the experience of a lifetime!  He is a big Simon Pagenaud fan.  He went to his first race last year on his 2nd birthday and picked Simon's car as his favorite.  He always says "Where's Pagenaud" when we are watching.

 

https://drive.google...12hdjv6iKzfg5He

 

https://drive.google...mTrC7R9ZAq9Trgj



#62 prommer

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 19:53

I had to work, but my wife and son went to practice. 

 

My son just got the experience of a lifetime!  He is a big Simon Pagenaud fan.  He went to his first race last year on his 2nd birthday and picked Simon's car as his favorite.  He always says "Where's Pagenaud" when we are watching.

 

https://drive.google...12hdjv6iKzfg5He

 

https://drive.google...mTrC7R9ZAq9Trgj

 

That's beyond awesome!! He looks comfortable in that seat... time to start the 2040 silly season thread!



#63 l8apex

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 19:59

That's beyond awesome!! He looks comfortable in that seat... time to start the 2040 silly season thread!

 

Haha.  College fund, Karting fund ... it's fungible right?

 

The best part about last year was when my kid kept asking "Is Simon going to win Daddy?".  I was explaining how he had a tough year last year and he might have another one.  Then he went ahead and won 3 races, including the Indy 500 :)


Edited by l8apex, 11 February 2020 - 20:07.


#64 prommer

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 20:09

GREEN IN FIVE MINUTES



#65 jonpollak

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 20:10

Great commentary
Jp

#66 jonpollak

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 20:10

PS. I’m in love.
Jp

#67 prommer

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 20:14

PS. I’m in love.
Jp

 

Your date with @PitLaneRapunzel went well I take it?  :lol: 



#68 prommer

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 20:16

Alex Palou in the lipstick #55 is without question my favorite livery.



#69 TF110

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 20:19

If there's dry running it will be interesting to compare times to the wec lmp1's coming next weekend.



#70 prommer

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 20:49

RED FLAG for the rest of the day.  Come back tomorrow, y'all hear?



#71 Peat

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 20:50

In the tongue of the Scotch - "It's pishin' doon"



#72 Peat

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 20:51

I would hasten a guess that this is what NewJive shared earlier?

 



#73 paulb

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 20:59

Look at all the room for sponsorship opportunities inside the aeroscreen!



#74 AustinF1

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 22:32

RED FLAG for the rest of the day.  Come back tomorrow, y'all hear?

TK mentioned possibly some Thursday morning running. Anyone hear any more about that?



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Posted 11 February 2020 - 22:33

WTF! Kevin Lee mentions there's a "TBD" driver for Penske listed for an oval test at Texas on Friday.

 

TK, with a wink in his voice says, "you know who that is..."

 

:drunk:  :drunk:  :drunk:  :drunk:

I haven't been keeping up. Who? Who is TK running the ovals with?



#76 prommer

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 23:34

TK's still with Foyt for ovals, sharing the car with Dalton Kellett, while Charlie Kimball and Sebastian Bourdais are sharing the other Foyt car.

 

At the end of the session today, the team managers met to plan out the rest of the test, but because they haven't yet released any updated schedule, I wonder if they're holding off on officially adding Thursday until they see how much they get in on Wednesday. That's my guess. Some of the teams do have that Friday test at Texas Motor Speedway, and I know it's a relatively short drive up I-35 to get there, but I'm sure they'd rather not force themselves into a tight space by testing on Thursday, if they can help it.



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Posted 11 February 2020 - 23:36

As for who's the "TBD" driving for Penske on Friday, I know who I WANT it to be, but so far I seem to be alone in making a big deal of it of it possibly being a big deal.  :drunk:



#78 prommer

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 23:44

It would help if I checked twitter before answering questions.  No Thursday as of yet, just a lengthened Wednesday.  Looks like I'm getting up early tomorrow:

 

Circuit of The Americas
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Due to today's weather, Wednesday's NTT @IndyCar Series Open Test is now open to the public. On-track sessions are scheduled to occur from 9:00am – 12:00pm and 12:30pm – 6:00pm.


#79 red stick

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 23:45

Kimball's in the #4. The other three are splitting the #14.

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 00:09

I had to work, but my wife and son went to practice. 

 

My son just got the experience of a lifetime!  He is a big Simon Pagenaud fan.  He went to his first race last year on his 2nd birthday and picked Simon's car as his favorite.  He always says "Where's Pagenaud" when we are watching.

 

https://drive.google...12hdjv6iKzfg5He

 

https://drive.google...mTrC7R9ZAq9Trgj

 

 

That is awesome - always good to see drivers giving back. 



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Posted 12 February 2020 - 06:41

l8 apex.
Your pics made my morning.
Especially this one.

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 07:39

I had to work, but my wife and son went to practice. 

 

My son just got the experience of a lifetime!  He is a big Simon Pagenaud fan.  He went to his first race last year on his 2nd birthday and picked Simon's car as his favorite.  He always says "Where's Pagenaud" when we are watching.

 

https://drive.google...12hdjv6iKzfg5He

 

https://drive.google...mTrC7R9ZAq9Trgj

Fantastic stuff  :up: Pagenaud got a video of it, as you can see below!

 

https://www.facebook...3bzL7&__tn__=-R


Edited by Muppetmad, 12 February 2020 - 07:40.


#83 AustinF1

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 13:45

Rained pretty hard most of the night ... supposed to clear out by about 9 or so, though.



#84 maximilian

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 13:48

It'd better!!  :mad:  :mad:  :mad:



#85 Risil

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 14:24

You tell 'em, Max!



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Posted 12 February 2020 - 14:31

Accuweather saying clear for the rest of the day, going over the sacred 50degF mark at 10am, climbing to a dizzying 60 in the aftrernoon. 

 

I dare say we'll get some images of cars with some grip. 



#87 AustinF1

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 14:45

Accuweather saying clear for the rest of the day, going over the sacred 50degF mark at 10am, climbing to a dizzying 60 in the aftrernoon. 

 

I dare say we'll get some images of cars with some grip. 

Yeah the line of showers is moving off to the east now. Should be past COTA any minute.



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Posted 12 February 2020 - 14:45

Carlin  @CarlinRacing
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#INDYCAR We have an updated schedule for today's test at @COTA. We're delayed another hour as the rain (hopefully) stops and the temps (hopefully) come up a bit! 
 
10 am - 12 pm CT
12:30 pm - 6 pm CT
 
Watch live on IndyCar.com and the INDYCAR App!


#89 maximilian

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 14:51

:mad:

 

I sure hope they'll stay for some more action tomorrow.


Edited by maximilian, 12 February 2020 - 14:51.


#90 prommer

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 15:59

Fingers crossed??

 



#91 Joseki

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 16:07

PATOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO is leading :smoking:



#92 maximilian

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 16:45

Now they're saying maybe NOON Central Time.

 

I hate weather SO much... 



#93 paulb

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 17:02

^max, your avatar is perfect!!!!!! :rotfl:



#94 l8apex

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 17:33

Fantastic stuff  :up: Pagenaud got a video of it, as you can see below!

 

https://www.facebook...3bzL7&__tn__=-R

 

That's awesome.  Just saw that :)  Thanks for sharing.

 

When I got home my son was so excited, he was talking a million miles per hour about meeting Pagenaud and sitting in his car  :clap:



#95 l8apex

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 17:50

It's green now!



#96 Peat

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 17:51

SO, Rossi was out in a grey/pink car earlier. They must have brought LOADS.



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Posted 12 February 2020 - 17:58

Cannot get over aeroscreen, from certain angles (front) it looks so oversized, cars look clumsy/unwieldy with it  :rolleyes: , at least we had two years of great sleek looking cars :( .


Edited by DrArrow, 12 February 2020 - 17:59.


#98 BiggestBuddyLazierFan

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 18:23

So. How did aeroscreens cope with rain?

#99 Joseki

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 18:28

The weather cleared, but now no one is running because the track is half dry half wet. :stoned:



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Posted 12 February 2020 - 18:28

So. How did aeroscreens cope with rain?

 

They talked about it a little yesterday during installation laps.  It seems like it might actually be better, but until we get all the cars in a pack with insane spray ... it's probably hard to know.