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


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#151 jonpollak

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 14:23

Sooooooo... Scott McLaughlin will be doing the oval test at TMS tomorrow, like I predicted. :love:


Fast tracking the cobber then.
Too right mate.
Jp

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#152 Rinehart

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 14:28

Didn't want to tempt fate before but I was sure Scottie would do alright. But 3rd... wow!

Its an open secret he wants to leave Supercars and challenge himself. I think he'll go well in his one off race and be on the grid full time in a season or 2.



#153 maximilian

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 14:29

Apparently there's only Gateway that's not clashing with Supercars (as far as ovals this year).  But hopefully that's part of his grooming for a full-time engagement next year?

 

Then again, I shudder to think who he might replace at Penske.  Can we just make it 4 Penskes, please? 



#154 jonpollak

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 14:43

Competition is good.
It drives those three to be their best.
Mind you if Simon wins the 500 again, which it possible , given what Moyer and Bretzman know.....

DJ Willy P may be heading for the gallows.
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#155 red stick

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 14:54

Competition is good.
It drives those three to be their best.
Mind you if Simon wins the 500 again, which it possible , given what Moyer and Bretzman know.....

DJ Willy P may be heading for the gallows.
Jp

Power speculation leads the new 2021 IndyCar Silly Season thread.

 

https://forums.autos...-season-thread/



#156 SenorSjon

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 15:09

Dutch report on Veekay's test: https://motorsportz....-op-cota-26527/

 

Had two runs in the final stages on new tires interupted by red flags. Too bad, I wondered what he could have done. Why was Daly so much slower?



#157 BRG

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 15:11

I actually really like the aeroscreen from most angles.

It's best seen from the back of the car.

 

DEFLECTOR SHIELD

Repeatedly shouting DEFLECTOR SHIELD isn't convincing anyone.  It's an aeroscreen, unless of course you are in Star Trek mode......shields up,Mr Sato.

 

I like the aeroscreen a lot, but there is also a line cutting through in the middle so not much of a difference to Halo unfortunately. 

Indycar have done a fine job of taking F1's unloved halo and making it worse by glazing it. 



#158 PayasYouRace

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 16:04

Repeatedly shouting DEFLECTOR SHIELD isn't convincing anyone. It's an aeroscreen, unless of course you are in Star Trek mode......shields up,Mr Sato.


Sense of humour failure alert, Captain.

#159 maximilian

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 16:10

 

Repeatedly shouting DEFLECTOR SHIELD isn't convincing anyone.  It's an aeroscreen, unless of course you are in Star Trek mode......shields up,Mr Sato.

 

 

And that just reinforces my point.  Its purpose is to DEFLECT incoming objects to SHIELD the occupant, not to screen aero.



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#160 JBJ

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 17:41

Will there be a live stream available for the TMS test?



#161 jonpollak

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 19:03

Unfortunately not JBJ.
Jp

#162 JBJ

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 19:17

Liveries – 2020 NTT INDYCAR SERIES COTA Open Test

 

http://openwheel33.c...cota-open-test/



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Posted 14 February 2020 - 10:24

Competition is good.
It drives those three to be their best.
Mind you if Simon wins the 500 again, which it possible , given what Moyer and Bretzman know.....

DJ Willy P may be heading for the gallows.
Jp

Totally. You know you have a healthy series when there's a bun fight for seats. 



#164 red stick

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 12:05

Liveries – 2020 NTT INDYCAR SERIES COTA Open Test

 

http://openwheel33.c...cota-open-test/

 

I love that they did this.  I wish they would have picked another angle for the photography, because I think we now know that the front quarter view is, well, AWKWARD.  :cool:  



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Posted 14 February 2020 - 12:25

Liveries – 2020 NTT INDYCAR SERIES COTA Open Test

http://openwheel33.c...cota-open-test/


We’re definitely in for a pink and black season.

#166 Beri

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 14:34

Oh dear, that wind deflector thingy needs a lot of time to get used to.

A.. lot..

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 14:43

 

 

Oh dear, that wind deflector thingy needs a lot of time to get used to.

A.. lot..

 

I'm thinking Max's argument wins the day--it's clearly a DEFLECTOR SHIELD.  But's it's already background.

 

Can't wait to see these guys at St. Pete.  With even Foyt looking racy, and the rookies looking veeerrrry promising, it should be a great year. 



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Posted 14 February 2020 - 15:04

 

I'm thinking Max's argument wins the day--it's clearly a DEFLECTOR SHIELD.  But's it's already background.

 

 

Thanks!  I also just wrote this to Robin Miller's mailbag.  My quest to make this term catch on shall continue.  :drunk:

 

Now watch him NOT publish my email!  :lol:



#169 BRG

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 17:26

Alright already, but why do we need to SHOUT IT EVERY TIME?



#170 red stick

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 18:06

Thanks!  I also just wrote this to Robin Miller's mailbag.  My quest to make this term catch on shall continue.  :drunk:

 

Now watch him NOT publish my email!  :lol:

 

Good luck.  FWIW, I think your efforts to create a new popular term is streets ahead* of Chevy Chase's.

 

 

 

 

* Obscure reference to the sitcom, Community.



#171 PayasYouRace

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 12:40

Alright already, but why do we need to SHOUT IT EVERY TIME?

 

Same reason we always shout VEACH.



#172 FLB

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 12:44

Just watching the test on YouTube and hearing that Oliver Askew has now named as this year's Young American™.



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Posted 15 February 2020 - 12:46

Just watching the test on YouTube and hearing that Oliver Askew has now named as this year's Young American™.

Why did I think he was British?



#174 FLB

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 12:52

Why did I think he was British?

Because you hadn't watched this?  :p

 



#175 PayasYouRace

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 12:57

Because you hadn't watched this?  :p

 

 Very much so. I don’t really follow the US junior formula. In a way I like that way, as each season I end up discovering a bunch of new rookies in Indycar that I’d never heard of.



#176 Anja

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 13:06

Why did I think he was British?

 

I did too for the longest time. Kinda just assumed that right away, must be something about the name. 



#177 Peat

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 13:16

He's half Swedish, y'know.

 

I tell ya, the Swedes are taking over IndyCar.

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#178 BRG

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 14:29

Same reason we always shout VEACH.

And SAATTOOOOOOOOOOOOO!...and now PAATTOOOOOOOOOOOO!.  That's fully justified and hallowed by forum tradition, but for a piece of junk that is basically a glazed halo?  No way.



#179 Risil

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 15:10

Why did I think he was British?

 

Did you also imagine him escaping the workhouse and living by his wits amongst the urchins of Dickensian London?



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#180 maximilian

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 15:50

DeFlEcToR ShIeLd - better?  :wave:



#181 red stick

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 15:57

And SAATTOOOOOOOOOOOOO!...and now PAATTOOOOOOOOOOOO!.  That's fully justified and hallowed by forum tradition, but for a piece of junk that is basically a glazed halo?  No way.

 

I see your error.

 

It's DEFLECTOR SHIELD.

 

Not DEFLECTOOOOOOOOOOOOOOR SHIIIIIIEEEEEEELLLLLLLDDDDD, like we're introducing it at an NBA game or a WWE event.   :smoking:

 

If and when it catches on properly, I'm sure it will be lowercase.   :up:


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#182 Peat

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Posted 16 February 2020 - 10:49

Did you also imagine him escaping the workhouse and living by his wits amongst the urchins of Dickensian London?

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#183 maximilian

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Posted 16 February 2020 - 13:42

The sheer fact that now y'all are actively discussing the DEFLECTOR SHIELD shows me that my strategy is working  :wave:  :kiss:  :lol:



#184 FLB

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Posted 16 February 2020 - 13:55

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Someone has *got* to be saving this for the season…  :up:  :rotfl: