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DEEP STATE PLOT
Aug 13, 2008

Yes...Ha ha ha...YES!




remember when alex rossi had a great outing in the herta/andretti car, so they swapped marco into it and rossi into marco's old car, where he kept doing great while marco kept sucking red raw anus

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marshalljim
Mar 6, 2013

yospos


Marco's trash, but the appeal to sponsors of him being Mario's grandson could very well be worth more to the team than would adding another competent driver.

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

raring to post



https://twitter.com/AJFoytRacing/st...906795240714241

MazeOfTzeentch
May 2, 2009

rip miso beno


I'm happy he's got a drive but I'm sad he's got a drive with Foyt.

e: Guessing they gave Dalton the boot considering the car number?

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

raring to post



MazeOfTzeentch posted:

I'm happy he's got a drive but I'm sad he's got a drive with Foyt.

e: Guessing they gave Dalton the boot considering the car number?

running 3 cars

IOwnCalculus
Apr 2, 2003





Cygni posted:

running 3 cars

For this race, but next year?

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

raring to post



IOwnCalculus posted:

For this race, but next year?

I guess they said 2 for sure with three a possibility. Both the extra cars would need to bring money, and if were gonna bring money to a team to add a car why would you bring it to Foyt and not literally any other team, so I guess we will see.

WindyMan
Mar 21, 2002

Respect the power of the wind

Nashville is pre-official

https://twitter.com/RACERmag/status/1306027040131358720

IOwnCalculus
Apr 2, 2003





Cygni posted:

I guess they said 2 for sure with three a possibility. Both the extra cars would need to bring money, and if were gonna bring money to a team to add a car why would you bring it to Foyt and not literally any other team, so I guess we will see.

I'm assuming Foyt still has enough name / draw on his own that the checks required to buy one of those rides might be smaller than the sponsor bucks needed for, say, Veach's seat or a third RLL car.

Custard Undies
Jan 7, 2006




I really am surprised that Bourdais was never picked up by Ganassi.

shyduck
Oct 3, 2003



https://twitter.com/a_s12/status/13...0364087298?s=21

thatís a thing

Vasukhani
Jan 13, 2019

fish for the fish god


thats the coolest track i have ever seen

Vasukhani
Jan 13, 2019

fish for the fish god

heres what itll look like

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EiDdK5v...jpg&name=medium

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

raring to post



Roughly 2.1 miles, about the same length and general feel as Long Beach to me with the big straights connected by fiddly bits but uh... hope to god they have the time to widen some of these roads.

shyduck
Oct 3, 2003



Big Dipper GP

Synthetic Hermit
Apr 4, 2012

mega survoltage!!!

Grimey Drawer

Have there been any other courses that crossed water?

shyduck
Oct 3, 2003



Singapore street circuit for F1 crosses a fairly short drawbridge. They have to temporarily pave over the joints before race weekends

harperdc
Jul 24, 2007



shyduck posted:

Singapore street circuit for F1 crosses a fairly short drawbridge. They have to temporarily pave over the joints before race weekends

I think the straight following that section is partially over water too but itís a bigger road. Anderson Bridge to a hard left and Esplanade.

Also the former F1 Valencia street circuit went over a bridge that had to be prepped too if memory serves.

Now letís just see how bad the complaints are that the IndyCar is interrupting a bunch of unrelated bachelorette parties that didnít check the calendar

CactusWeasle
Aug 1, 2006
It's not a party until the bomb squad says it is

Synthetic Hermit posted:

Have there been any other courses that crossed water?

Belle Isle

ok its about 100 feet

hunnert car pileup
Oct 28, 2007

the first world was a mistake



Synthetic Hermit posted:

Have there been any other courses that crossed water?

NOLA

marshalljim
Mar 6, 2013

yospos


Cygni posted:

Roughly 2.1 miles, about the same length and general feel as Long Beach to me with the big straights connected by fiddly bits but uh... hope to god they have the time to widen some of these roads.

Yeah, that seems like it'll be the difference between some scrappy IndyCar racing and something that teeters between being a parade and a big mess. Could be a really cool race to add to the calendar if they get it figured out.

CactusWeasle
Aug 1, 2006
It's not a party until the bomb squad says it is

I am guessing with Roger Penske at the helm this has significantly more chance of happening than Boston did?

Custard Undies
Jan 7, 2006




shyduck posted:

Singapore street circuit for F1 crosses a fairly short drawbridge. They have to temporarily pave over the joints before race weekends

Which Champ Car race was it where they turned the train/tram lines into jumps. I know there is San Jose in 2005, but I swear there was one that was way worse.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kIOxPjPF5A

Edit: I think it was def San Jose I was thinking of.

Custard Undies fucked around with this message at 03:42 on Sep 18, 2020

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

raring to post



baltimore 2011 and 2012 had constant issues with the track crossings. paved over one set and put a chicane before the second set... then they got rid of the chicane in 2012 cause the drivers asked, then the drivers complained that they were gonna break their back, then they put the chicane back in

Custard Undies
Jan 7, 2006




I forgot about Baltimore, I actually liked that track.

Also they started the 2011 race with one of the safety trucks still on the track.... you can see it flying off into the safe area as the cars just come around the corner.

algebra testes
Mar 5, 2011




Lipstick Apathy

There was a bridge in the Wellington NZ Street Circuit but I'm not sure if that was over water.

dsriggs
May 28, 2012

MONEY FALLS...

...FROM THE SKY...

...WHENEVER HE POSTS!


The old IMSA Columbus street circuit went over the Scioto River

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZhI6wzsnqo

Reynold
Feb 14, 2012

Suffer not the unclean to live.

Spectators allowed at the Harvest GP, limited to 10k per day. I'm actually surprised they're allowing that.

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WindyMan
Mar 21, 2002

Respect the power of the wind

Custard Undies posted:

Which Champ Car race was it where they turned the train/tram lines into jumps. I know there is San Jose in 2005, but I swear there was one that was way worse.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfgtcQbRAMw

Baltimore needed A LOT of work to get it driveable. The layout was good (except maybe the chicane before the pits) and the location was perfect, but the track surface wasn't prepared well and obviously there were the maladies with chicanes and race control.

I hope Nashville can stick around. I want to see another legacy street circuit in the series.

WindyMan fucked around with this message at 19:03 on Sep 18, 2020

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