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Discussion in 'Other Racing' started by pilotoCS, Sep 11, 2021.

  1. pilotoCS

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    Things are about to get underway. It's all on Peacock today. Tomorrow's race is on regualar NBC.
     
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  3. pilotoCS

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    First practice session is over. Palou P1 ahead of Castroneves and Harvey.
     
  4. GuyIncognito

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    Alex Pole-o!

    :p
     
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  5. GuyIncognito

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    I love this track. was always one of my favorites back in the CART days
     
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  7. pilotoCS

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    Pre-race starts at 3pm eastern on NBC.
     
  8. GuyIncognito

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    overcast with some slight mist :eek:
     
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    popcorn ready…
     
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  11. pilotoCS

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    The usual first corner schlamazole . . . to quote David Hobbs.
     
  12. GuyIncognito

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    aka cluster****
     
  13. GuyIncognito

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    yellow for Ilott and Kellett stopped on circuit
     
  14. pilotoCS

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    Considering how crazy the Portland track can be, it was relatively calm. I was pulling for Rossi but P2 behind Palou is quite good.
     
  15. GuyIncognito

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    great recovery for Palou and Dixon

    interesting race. cautions well timed to screw up strategies :p
     
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    Seems like any time anyone on track makes a mistake, the Ganassi cars get penalized. :p

    Rossi can thank Newgarden for letting him by both him and Dixon.
     
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    I think they should bypass the turn 1 chicane on the first lap.
     
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  18. GuyIncognito

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    I understand why the chicane is there, T1 doesn't have enough runoff room for Indycars that would be approaching at 180 mph, and there's no room to expand the runoff due to a creek and golf course just beyond the corner.

    but that chicane has always been a problem. reconfiguring it to a Watkins Glen style bus stop would probably help a lot, not sure why that's never been done.
     
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    Looks a lot like 'bumper cars' at Coney Island! How many were still on track at the checker? :p
     
  21. GuyIncognito

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    23 of 27 finished, so only 4 retirements; amazingly Hinch was the only one taken out at the start.

    Helio and Grosjean went behind the wall for repairs, and came back out later. Grosjean proceeded to run into someone else :p
     
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    Well at least the two cars that STAYED within the track had speed to pull ahead of the others that took a detour!!!
     
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    Lesser drivers equals lesser performance.
     
  24. Gatorrari

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    The problem is that the cars come down the straight at as many as six-wide (!) and then have to funnel down to two to make it through the chicane. Maybe they need to put curbing on the straight to limit its effective width.
     
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  25. GuyIncognito

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    Monza is relatively narrow going into a similar chicane with similar results so I don’t think that’s the issue.

    give racers a high speed straight followed by a heavy braking zone and first gear chicane and this is the result.

    a bus stop would be a second/third gear corner, still create passing opportunities and less likely to result in “brake when you see god” nonsense
     
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