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Discussion in 'Other Racing' started by yesod, Feb 29, 2004.

  1. yesod

    yesod Formula Junior

    Nov 2, 2003
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    I caught part of the race today.Is it just me or does anyone else think the IRL cars are just plain ugly?. I know they are designed for ovals but they just don't compare to an F1 car.
     
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  3. johnw

    johnw Formula Junior

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    i think they look great
     
  4. Mr Payne

    Mr Payne F1 Rookie

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    I don't prefer the looks of one over the other.
     
  5. aawil

    aawil Formula 3

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    Damn I missed the race.But I've always prefered the look of a CHAMP car over the irl cars for some reason.
     
  6. Auraraptor

    Auraraptor F1 World Champ
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    They kinda look like older F1s....


    ..sorta.
     
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  8. pizzadude

    pizzadude Formula 3
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    I think they are starting to look better. The first few years I thought they were bulky looking and ugly. The "cart" cars or what ever they are calling them now are sleeker. I like the looks of F1 the best. Its a shame,CART used to be a good series and I was a big fan but now I could care less about it.
     
  9. vincent355

    vincent355 F1 Veteran
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    i watched the race today. I have to say that I'm starving for the next WRC event and the start of F1!!!!! All I watch for in these oval races is the spectacular crash. Though the nuances are starting to sink in. These guys are going very fast!!!

    Vincent.
     
  10. GrigioGuy

    GrigioGuy Splenda Daddy
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    All the open wheel series look the pretty much the same to me...
     
  11. tifosi12

    tifosi12 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    As long as they go round and round I couldn't care less what they look like.
     
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  13. FLATOUTRACING

    FLATOUTRACING F1 Rookie

    Aug 20, 2001
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    Superspeedway's (ovals) dictate design though in recent years I have started to question the width increases on IRL cars. This seems to make the even more prone to taking off upside down.

    CART's oval-spec car designs were much narrower and compact and I think that's why we never saw them get airborne like these cars have the past two seasons.

    The design parameters and downforce characteristics make F1 and IRL cars totally different.

    Regards,

    Jon P. Kofod
    www.flatoutracing.net
     
  14. beast

    beast F1 Veteran

    May 31, 2003
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    Jon,

    One thing i have heard is that the current crop of IRL carsthey actually use negative angles of attack on the front wings to lift the nose of the car up since they produce more down force than what is needed and this has been one of the causes for the IRL cars becoming airborn the past couple of seasons.

    Rob
     

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