Two races to go.
Hoping Jp hasn't landed yet.
(Not that we're influenced, let alone directed, by Jp's rants. I think.)
One of the most storied turns in all of motorsport. On an Honest-to-God, natural terrain road course.
Continuing a recent Silly Season thread, sausage, etc.-based digression. Remember folks, driving a slow vehicle fast is sometimes more entertaining than driving a fast vehicle fast!
But what, that's not what "The Corkscrew" is most famous for? (Checks notes)
How about this?
THE TRACK (from the IndyCar website)
WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca (previously known as Laguna Seca Raceway) is a paved road racing track used for both auto racing and motorcycle racing, originally constructed in 1957 near both Salinas and Monterey, California, USA. The current racetrack is 2.238 miles (3.602 km) in length with a 300 foot (91 m) elevation change. It has eleven turns, including the famous "Corkscrew" at Turns 8 and 8A. A variety of racing, exhibition and entertainment events are held at the raceway, ranging from superkarts to American Le Mans racing to music festivals.
All times U.S. EDT:
5:30 - 6:15 PM Practice 1 (Peacock)
1:45 - 2:30 PM Practice 2 (Peacock)
5:05 - 6:20 PM Qualifications. (Peacock)
3:00 - 6:00 PM RACE. (NBC)
Marshall Pruett breaks down what the championship contenders need to do this weekend.
Will Palou continue to amaze?
Will O'Ward make a comeback? Or will he have to make more pointed comments about his team's strategy in the post-race interview?
Will Pagenaud and RHR continue to show they have no more f***s to give? Do Will Power and Simon come to blows on track?
Will Penske roll off the truck with a decent setup, or have puzzling qualy results yet again?
Turn 1 (See map) doesn't offer much for Dalton Kellett to stop at. Will he switch it up this weekend?
Whose driving will disappoint Graham Rahal this week?
Last year's race was cancelled due to Covid. Colton Herta won the 2019 race. In a walk. Does the second generation Herta magic continue at this track?
NOTABLE WATER FEATURE (Again, from the IndyCar website, emphasis added)
The name Laguna Seca is Spanish for "dry lake". The area where the track is was originally a lake. The course was originally built around the lake, which has since dried up entirely. An artificial pond has since been added.
(Needless to say, nobody really thinks the pond is an adequate substitute.)
Edited by red stick, 17 September 2021 - 18:49.