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  1. Thread: Pretty Indy Car

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    The rear wheel covers were ineffectual for their...

    The rear wheel covers were ineffectual for their intended purpose, and made the cars seriously back end heavy in the bargain.
    Good Riddance.

    They looked like shit and became a dangerously large...
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    Supposedly F1 is the absolute technical pinnacle...

    Supposedly F1 is the absolute technical pinnacle of motorsports, and they come up with a kludge (derogatory term - inelegant, inefficient, clumsy, ugly, or looks patched together) like that.
  3. Thread: The Shield

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    The Shield

    It only took 1 lap to verify what I expected.
    Vettle says the view through the shield is so distorted it made him dizzy, and the air flow pushed his head forward.

    Dead on arrival?
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    qft.

    qft.
  5. Thread: Baku '17

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    The officiating in F1 has been a joke since the...

    The officiating in F1 has been a joke since the 1980s and the reign of FISA president Jean-Marie Balestre.
  6. Thread: Launch Pods

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    Launch Pods

    The 'pods' cars that contact them with their front wheels.
    Thank goodness Scott Dixon was not hurt.

    If they don't launch a car they break off and become deadly debris, like the one that almost...
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    One reason I no longer watch

    Inconsistent officiating because of making officiating decisions by committee.
    Alonso was right a few years back when he said F1 had ceased being a 'sport'....
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    Lauda: "Rosberg gave Mercedes no time for a...

    Lauda: "Rosberg gave Mercedes no time for a back-up plan".

    Wow! Mercedes didn't have a contingency plan in case their World Champion driver (which ever driver won the championship) decided to...
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    Whiner of the race

    Romain Grosjean
    “Honestly, I don’t know what happened,”
  10. Thread: Mexico 2016

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    And so ends another race in the Formula 1...

    And so ends another race in the Formula 1 Whiner's - uh, Driver's World Championship.
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    No. It's racing. Engines, and other car...

    No.
    It's racing.
    Engines, and other car components, are at operated at close to their design limits.

    Lewis Hamilton is a juvenile like whiner, and of all the F1 driver's champions, the one I...
  12. Thread: Amazing!

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    Amazing!

    One can only wonder what Rossi's pit boss & Charlie Kimball were thinking!
    Poor Helio.

    https://youtu.be/m8qw3OBhJSA
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    C. Kimball crash - Pocono

    Watch his steering wheel slide across the track:

    http://www.motorsport.com/indycar/video/main-gallery/charlie-kimball-crash-at-pocono-68234/


    How did that happen?
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    Well Said Stefan Johansson

    Engineering Porn:

    “F1 creates these monstrously complex vehicles and then gets way down the road before they realize that what they’ve done is causing huge problems.

    “The multitude of complex...
  15. Thread: Baku 2016

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    The cars have gotten ridiculous. To many...

    The cars have gotten ridiculous.
    To many computers, too much electronic control, and so much aero crapola the cars are butt-ugly.
  16. Thread: Pretty Indy Car

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    Pretty Indy Car

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galles_Racing#/media/File:BobbyRahalLagunaSeca1991.jpg

    Rolling cluster f***:...
  17. Thread: 100th Indy 500

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    I wonder how much of the winner's purse and...

    I wonder how much of the winner's purse and Rookie of the Year winnings Rossi's contract lets him keep.
    He sure doesn't get to keep it all.
    Andretti and Herta will be splitting the lions share.
    ...
  18. Thread: 100th Indy 500

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    How many teams have won the 500 by stopping 4 or...

    How many teams have won the 500 by stopping 4 or 5 laps from the end to get a splash of fuel?
  19. Thread: Monaco 2016

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    Red Bull. At the pinnacle level of auto racing...

    Red Bull.
    At the pinnacle level of auto racing their driver comes in for tires - and the needed tires are stuck in the back of the pit.
    LMFAO.

    Comparing an unprepared pit crew to a driver who...
  20. Thread: RIP Jules :-(

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    Ya. That's typical these days.

    Ya. That's typical these days.
  21. Thread: What's new?

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    In 1995 the pole was won by Scott Brayton at a 4...

    In 1995 the pole was won by Scott Brayton at a 4 lap average speed of 231.604 mph.
    Just look how far Indy car has come in 21 years.
  22. Thread: What's new?

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    We have Tony George to thank for diminishing the...

    We have Tony George to thank for diminishing the excitement and continued growth of Indy Car style open wheel racing.

    Thanks again T.G. Your vision was seriously flawed.
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    Do you know what is important to the drivers and...

    Do you know what is important to the drivers and teams?
    The lap time - not the speed.
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    Indy has 1st ever presenting Sponsor

    And it only cost D-A Lubricants $5M for 3 years.
    That is dirt cheap.
    Of course the Indy 500 has lost most of it's luster - thanks to Tony George's 'vision' - so IMS couldn't get any more than that....
  25. A Honda CRF 150F top end rebuild done by a good...

    A Honda CRF 150F top end rebuild done by a good shop will run somewhere between ¥ 48278.60 and ¥ 241381.00.
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