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    New qualifying format

    What do you think of the new "qualify on Saturday, set your position on Sunday" format? My initial reaction is that it is a reasonable approach to creating entertainment with only 33 or so entrants.

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    Re: New qualifying format

    In my view this is more lipstick on a pig. Fix the pig.

    Fuel allotment = X
    Car Width = X
    Car length = X
    Car weight w/o driver = X
    Tire size = X

    ANY engine
    fuel cell size unlimited
    no wing restrictions

    Go racing!
    Don't waste your time having a battle of wits with an unarmed opponent

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    Re: New qualifying format

    Quote Originally Posted by Blancvino
    In my view this is more lipstick on a pig. Fix the pig.

    Fuel allotment = X
    Car Width = X
    Car length = X
    Car weight w/o driver = X
    Tire size = X

    ANY engine
    fuel cell size unlimited
    no wing restrictions

    Go racing!
    Agree with the exception of fuel cell size. That's a safety consideration since these cars race on high speed ovals. Different from the F1 formula.
    "Old roats am jake mit goats."
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    Re: New qualifying format

    We're stuck with the pig for now, so I'm hoping this qualifying approach -- and the quality of the drivers -- will help attract some more eyeballs. More eyeballs = more money = the end of spec racing. At least that's my hope.

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    Re: New qualifying format

    As an Indy Car newbie. Can someone just explain or put up a link about the new qualifying format for this season.
    Its not crashing it's drifting with style

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    Re: New qualifying format

    Here is the official story about the new qualifying format for the Indy 500: http://www.indycar.com/News/2014/03/3-7 ... ing-Battle

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    Re: New qualifying format

    Thanks very much champcarray. That was useful for me to brush up on those Regs.
    Its not crashing it's drifting with style

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    Quote Originally Posted by steveaki13 View Post
    As an Indy Car newbie.
    Add 1.

    Subtract 50,000
    The secret to winning races: More Throttle, Less Brake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nem14 View Post
    Add 1.

    Subtract 50,000
    Not just because I started watching I hope.
    Its not crashing it's drifting with style

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    There is plenty other and more important stuff that needs fixing before destruction of traditional culture. Creation of new tradition of destroying traditions I guess.
    Keep it fast, keep it real!!!

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