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Cessna
Feb 20, 2013

KHABAHBLOOOM

I think Grosjean has had enough BBQ lately.

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Basticle
Sep 12, 2011




Cessna posted:

I think Grosjean has had enough BBQ lately.

MazeOfTzeentch
May 2, 2009

rip miso beno


The Race mentioned he had an option for a test at gateway and if he takes it and that goes well he might do it.

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

raring to post



Hildebrand is gonna run an IR18 up Pikes Peak to try to set the all time record, lol

https://jalopnik.com/jr-hildebrand-really-wants-the-pikes-peak-record-1846263086

(and a fun reminder that the pikes peak hill climb was a points paying race in IndyCar until 1970, hell yeah)

harperdc
Jul 24, 2007




Cygni posted:

Hildebrand is gonna run an IR18 up Pikes Peak to try to set the all time record, lol

https://jalopnik.com/jr-hildebrand-really-wants-the-pikes-peak-record-1846263086

(and a fun reminder that the pikes peak hill climb was a points paying race in IndyCar until 1970, hell yeah)

somewhere in Albuquerque, Uncle Bobby simmers.

Vasukhani
Jan 13, 2019

fish for the fish god

Cygni posted:

Hildebrand is gonna run an IR18 up Pikes Peak to try to set the all time record, lol

https://jalopnik.com/jr-hildebrand-really-wants-the-pikes-peak-record-1846263086

(and a fun reminder that the pikes peak hill climb was a points paying race in IndyCar until 1970, hell yeah)

Won't do it, not at least with adding a lot of downforce. Some indycars still go up, but they have been so modified they aren't recognizable.



IOwnCalculus
Apr 2, 2003





Honest question, if they're just treating it as an unlimited class attempt, why not find a pre-IR18 manufacturer aero kit? Those things were loving glued down.

harperdc
Jul 24, 2007




IOwnCalculus posted:

Honest question, if they're just treating it as an unlimited class attempt, why not find a pre-IR18 manufacturer aero kit? Those things were loving glued down.

branding? but yeah dusting off one of those would be smart. I think it was the Honda that was a real monster?

I also wonder how efficient the tunnels and underbodies are on those homemade specials versus an actual IndyCar...

Vasukhani
Jan 13, 2019

fish for the fish god

IOwnCalculus posted:

Honest question, if they're just treating it as an unlimited class attempt, why not find a pre-IR18 manufacturer aero kit? Those things were loving glued down.

still would probably much need more, for the record, this is the current record holder



it's electric too

Vasukhani fucked around with this message at 08:14 on Feb 13, 2021

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

raring to post



https://twitter.com/grahamrahal/status/1361330166925041664

Looks good

Cessna
Feb 20, 2013

KHABAHBLOOOM

I'm starting to like the aeroscreen.

dsriggs
May 28, 2012

MONEY FALLS...

...FROM THE SKY...

...WHENEVER HE POSTS!


https://twitter.com/ims/status/1361691860733992962

Oof...

Basticle
Sep 12, 2011




gently caress

Frond
Mar 12, 2018


I begin to wonder what if Sato had a decent car in like 2013 instead of wasting 4 years at Foyt.

Frond
Mar 12, 2018


harperdc posted:

branding? but yeah dusting off one of those would be smart. I think it was the Honda that was a real monster?

I also wonder how efficient the tunnels and underbodies are on those homemade specials versus an actual IndyCar...

The Chevrolet was the superior one. And not very - converted Formula Cars are usually compromised in some way.

IOwnCalculus
Apr 2, 2003





Frond posted:

I begin to wonder what if Sato had a decent car in like 2013 instead of wasting 4 years at Foyt.

I mean, his first Indycar win was in a Foyt car, and he pulled off two other seconds and a fair bit of top fives for a bottom-rung team.

I suppose he'd have more wins since he's actually got a four-season winning streak going since he left Foyt. But I suspect the end results of those seasons would be pretty similar to what the last four have been - front of the midpack. Not a terrible place to be. I don't think he would have learned / gained anything he didn't get anyway by just putting in laps in a Foyt car.

Reynold
Feb 14, 2012

Suffer not the unclean to live.

Music City GP tickets are up for presale today, looks like $110ish for GA and $210ish for grandstand seats. Everything's being sold as a 3-day bundle. The race is set for early August, and I'm hoping they get it done, but I don't think I'll be attending this year.

gret
Dec 12, 2005

goggle-eyed freak



https://twitter.com/MusicCityGP/status/1362837871779053570

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

raring to post



(Reminder that most of the daily chatter is in the discord now)

Here is a cool raw onboard:

https://twitter.com/RLLracing/status/1364289053756190721

Grosjean spun in barber testing but the car was fine, he seems to be having fun:

https://twitter.com/IndyCar/status/1364298305275052042

Dudley
Feb 24, 2003

Tasty



"After my first run I was a second off the pace and thought 'Yeah now I'm home'"

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Vasukhani
Jan 13, 2019

fish for the fish god

Dudley posted:

"After my first run I was a second off the pace and thought 'Yeah now I'm home'"

"As I went into the tyre wall, I knew when you're here you're family"

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