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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob View Post
    going round any track is going round in circles, is it not?
    Agreed. A substantial amount of Monza is like this also isn't it?

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    Oval racing should not be underestimated. They are racing flat out in heavy traffic. One mistake and you end up in the wall at over 220mph. Besides, IndyCar is mixed with track circuits so those drivers are skilled as an F1 driver. Also, i'm not really sure an F1 car is harder to drive with all those electronics inside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stormy View Post
    Oval racing should not be underestimated. They are racing flat out in heavy traffic. One mistake and you end up in the wall at over 220mph. Besides, IndyCar is mixed with track circuits so those drivers are skilled as an F1 driver. Also, i'm not really sure an F1 car is harder to drive with all those electronics inside.
    What electronics help driving? Anyway I remember Lauda saying much the same then went out on track and spun it countless times....LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greig View Post
    What electronics help driving? Anyway I remember Lauda saying much the same then went out on track and spun it countless times....LOL
    To be honest, i don't really know. Alonso mentioned something on the Indy 500 press conference that F1 drivers had help from electronics. I think he mentioned power steering.

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    I never understood Indy as a challenge compared to F1 tbh.
    "If someone said to me that you can have three wishes, my first would have been to get into racing, my second to be in Formula 1, my third to drive for Ferrari" - Gilles Villeneuve

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    Move this thread to motorsport forum ?!

    If Alonso don't want to compete in Monaco, the race McLaren has best chances to make decent points he is tuning out of F1, for now at least.

    It will be interesting to see how he fares with those underdeveloped cars. I am sure he would do great if he had more time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erikejw View Post
    Move this thread to motorsport forum ?!

    If Alonso don't want to compete in Monaco, the race McLaren has best chances to make decent points he is tuning out of F1, for now at least.

    It will be interesting to see how he fares with those underdeveloped cars. I am sure he would do great if he had more time.
    I think he'll do OK at least. I predict 7-8 place if he doesn't crash. Who knows though, maybe he will surprise and end up on podium. I strongly doubt he can win though, the competition is just too strong. After all, FA never raced on ovals before.
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    Timo Glock for a "seat" fit......making a comeback to F1...

    "realglocktimoHappy to announce after a positive start in to 2017 @dtm_motorsport season i got straight a call from F1 Team for a seat fit! Will let you know soon which one will be the first race! Still in talks ��#F1 #f1comeback #comebackstronger"

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BT1lVtKDJYY/?hl=en

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgonzalesm6 View Post
    Timo Glock for a "seat" fit......making a comeback to F1...


    https://www.instagram.com/p/BT1lVtKDJYY/?hl=en
    No way haha. Maybe some team called him to do a promo run or something.

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    Carpenter tops Day 3 practice, Alonso jumps up to fourth

    Ed Carpenter topped the third day of Indianapolis 500 practice, but all eyes were on Fernando Alonso as he leapt to fourth fastest late in the day.

    Strong winds meant that far fewer laps were turned on Wednesday than on previous days – and speeds were slower than usual too.

    Carpenter set the fastest lap of the day in his Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet with an hour remaining, lapping at 222.894mph.

    He said: "I'm happy with the car, happy with the handling and I'm feeling comfortable. We knew it was going to be challenging to go out there with all the wind, but that's why I thought it would be a good idea. We could have these conditions on raceday."

    Scott Dixon was second quickest for Chip Ganassi Racing, and top Honda runner, with a speed of 222.599mph – his laptime just 0.0536s down on Carpenter. JR Hildebrand was third fastest in ECR’s second entry.

    McLaren Honda Andretti’s Alonso began to move up the speed charts with 40 minutes to go, a 218.375mph effort that put him seventh, eight tenths off Carpenter’s fastest lap.

    He then ran again, 10 minutes later, and found another two tenths to leap up to fourth fastest at 219.533mph.

    AJ Foyt Racing's trio, Conor Daly, Carlos Munoz and rookie Zach Veach grabbed fifth, seventh and eighth fastest, with Max Chilton sixth in the second-fastest Ganassi entry. Teammate Charlie Kimball was ninth and Schmidt Peterson Motorsports-Honda's one-off third car for Jay Howard was 10th.

    Veach turned 46 laps, more than anyone bar the ECR duo.

    Only 14 cars turned meaningful laps with Tony Kanaan, Graham Rahal, Mikhail Aleshin and James Hinchcliffe completing fewer than 10 each.
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    What an UGLY car!!!!

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    Takuma Sato side by side...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIEK View Post

    awesome job by Alonso

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIEK View Post
    3 of the top 5 were F1 drivers.

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    Engine boost issue cost Fernando Alonso shot at Indy 500 pole


    http://www.espn.com/f1/story/_/id/19...-indy-500-pole

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    New images of 'NEXT' car for Verizon IndyCar Series unveiled ------ 2018


    http://www.indycar.com/News/2017/05/...ar-images-2018

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    Rain looks to be in the forecast today for todays race.

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    I'm really excited for this!!

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    Going backwards already!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seb View Post
    Going backwards already!!!
    he is having issues with the fuel mapping

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgonzalesm6 View Post
    he is having issues with the fuel mapping
    Aw for real? ):

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seb View Post
    Aw for real? ):
    yup....team radio got him str8 now.

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    Indy500 security...one of several snipers

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    Come on Alonso !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seb View Post
    Come on Alonso !!
    so far he is doing well....3rd....alot pitted though

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    wow, Alonso leading...

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    Quote Originally Posted by KimiBot View Post
    wow, Alonso leading...
    Our old 'champion'

    I lov'it

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    Quote Originally Posted by KimiBot View Post
    wow, Alonso leading...

    yup....now team-mates (rossi) will leap-frog each other and build a gap from the group.

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