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    Open Wheel Racing 2018- with less winglets.

    Game on.

    When was that time a rookie took the pole for the opening race for Indycar? Wickens looks really good.

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    Ouch for that ending. Not quite the great start put Rossi in a place he could not stick, and Wickens could not hold it- it was close.

    A repeat win for Bourdais, though.

    Based on that race, this should be an interesting Indycar season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfablue View Post
    Ouch for that ending. Not quite the great start put Rossi in a place he could not stick, and Wickens could not hold it- it was close.

    A repeat win for Bourdais, though.

    Based on that race, this should be an interesting Indycar season.
    Rossi had to know that the pass would not work and it was his fault that Wickens did not finish. Wickens could have given way and allowed rossi to pass, but would you have?, it was Wickens' corner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by manurespreader View Post
    Rossi had to know that the pass would not work and it was his fault that Wickens did not finish. Wickens could have given way and allowed rossi to pass, but would you have?, it was Wickens' corner.
    Maybe, but 1) Wickens didn't get a great start like he did on the last re-start, and 2) it was likely Rossi's only chance. The way Rossi attacked that corner, Wickens could have done an under/over move.

    Sucks bad for Wickens, as I was totally rooting for him. He had a brilliant race, and would have won had it not been for the normal brain dead driving that we commonly see at the end of Indycar races in the rear of the field.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfablue View Post
    Maybe, but 1) Wickens didn't get a great start like he did on the last re-start, and 2) it was likely Rossi's only chance. The way Rossi attacked that corner, Wickens could have done an under/over move.

    Sucks bad for Wickens, as I was totally rooting for him. He had a brilliant race, and would have won had it not been for the normal brain dead driving that we commonly see at the end of Indycar races in the rear of the field.
    So Wickens goes from 1st to out and the jerk who caused the incident and who sure it was his only chance, finishes forth instead of second. Great decision.
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    Quote Originally Posted by manurespreader View Post
    So Wickens goes from 1st to out and the jerk who caused the incident and who sure it was his only chance, finishes forth instead of second. Great decision.
    He should have had a better start like the last one, then. It's not as if Rossi didn't have a HUGE opening thanks to the poor start, and him able to come along by. If Rossi didn't partially spin, he would have made the pass stick. Other than the partial spin, it was a clean pass- for both drivers, one might add.

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    Paul Tracy said you could fit a truck in the opening Wickens left fwiw.

    It's just one race but ****, looks like we could have a very interesting season.

    ...will Foyt's team finally win again?

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    F1 is underway, with Australia qualifying done. At the front, there's not much shock in the order, a surprise of the distance between 1-2, though. Mid- nice to see Haas and Renault step up, and one can hope that McLaren is making strides. FI needs some work. In the back, Sauber is better than anticipated, but Williams and Torro Rosso are going the wrong direction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfablue View Post
    f1 is underway, with australia qualifying done. At the front, there's not much shock in the order, a surprise of the distance between 1-2, though. Mid- nice to see haas and renault step up, and one can hope that mclaren is making strides. Fi needs some work. In the back, sauber is better than anticipated, but williams and torro rosso are going the wrong direction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Russell Jaslow View Post
    f--- espn!!
    Cripes, all they did was port over Sky's coverage. $0 in house cost, just whatever they have to pay Sky and Liberty.

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    The in race coverage was actually pretty good. Not much different then NBC Sports as they were also getting the world wide "feed". ESPN needs to sort out the commercial break issue so that the announcers know when the U.S. goes to commercial. No recap of what transpired. The announcers are knowledgeable, but Martin Brundle is not quite as polished as Will Buxton in the pits. My wife misses Steve Matchett providing the technical perspective. The virtual safety car fiasco cost Hamilton the race. That needs to be addressed in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Runsub5 View Post
    The in race coverage was actually pretty good. Not much different then NBC Sports as they were also getting the world wide "feed". ESPN needs to sort out the commercial break issue so that the announcers know when the U.S. goes to commercial. No recap of what transpired. The announcers are knowledgeable, but Martin Brundle is not quite as polished as Will Buxton in the pits. My wife misses Steve Matchett providing the technical perspective. The virtual safety car fiasco cost Hamilton the race. That needs to be addressed in my opinion.
    They will never know, and should not care. Sky is feeding THEIR customers, not ESPN/Liberty- who are just taking the signal and broadcasting it. The only fix is if they put 3 talking people in a room, with a few techs to replicate what NBCSN did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfablue View Post
    They will never know, and should not care. Sky is feeding THEIR customers, not ESPN/Liberty- who are just taking the signal and broadcasting it. The only fix is if they put 3 talking people in a room, with a few techs to replicate what NBCSN did.
    ESPN/Liberty must be paying for the signal. I can't imagine it's free. Do all of Sky's customers (other then ESPN), see it commercial free for the entire race?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Runsub5 View Post
    ESPN/Liberty must be paying for the signal. I can't imagine it's free. Do all of Sky's customers (other then ESPN), see it commercial free for the entire race?
    Most English channels only do ads at the beginning and end of a show. If at all.

    Sky may be getting money for it, but I don't see them altering their broadcast just for US viewers, especially when we hear F1TV is coming (whatever that is).

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    Liberty Media, owners of F1 are currently negotiating with the new owner of the Nurburgring for a return in 2019. Mirco Markfort says the terms are tough and he needs help from the region. Chase Carey CEO of Liberty Media also wants F1 to return to its roots. At least the German Grand Prix will return to Hockenheim this year and it's good to have the French Grand Prix back after a 10 year hiatus.
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    I liked the GP but I hated the Aussie announcer.

    And here's update number 1 on the race car front.
    I decided that the Road Hog chassis I was given was just too much work and a money pit, so i'm not going forward with it.
    It didn't fit very well because the car was ultra narrow. I'm 5'9 and barely could get in and so the frame would have to be modified to be slightly wider to fit me. Second, there were no shocks or springs, 5000 dollars, no engine, 7000 dollars, no gearbox or transmission 6500 dollars, no spare parts either. Also before we drove it we'd need to do a complete set of drawings so that if the front end got wiped off we could rebuild it. And of course we'd have to build a jig for that. The car would have been very fast. It had the radiator behind the driver, inboard front and rear suspension, and had been really quick before, but it would not have run Vintage or in Club Ford unless I converted one end back to outboard. Most likely then regular FF, which meant not competitive.
    And that was just the beginning.
    So I have my eye on one of three cars out there for sale right now. I'll let you all know what I end up with and post some pictures after the deal closes.The goal is to run Club Ford, and the occasional regional. I'll save enough money just on tires that I could fund a Formula Vee for a whole year. Anyone contemplating going into racing, don't think FF is a slow class because these are real fast cars.
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    INDYCAR switches to NBC for 2019!!!

    Things are looking up, great rookies, Newgarden is a champ, Rossi should have a good year and the smaller team are more than competitive.

    I missed Australia...too bad Haas had such terrible luck.

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    Comments in this video about passing might be appropriate here.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unL7MAiXdXM&t=28s

    BTW, some tracks, the indy road course here is one, elkhart lake is another one, trail braking doesn't work all that well. Others, it does.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    Cripes, all they did was port over Sky's coverage. $0 in house cost, just whatever they have to pay Sky and Liberty.
    You do realize ESPN is not paying anything for F1? It was "dumped" on them by their old pal Sean Bratches and Liberty Media after talks with NBC broke down over the streaming/digital rights.

    ESPN doesn’t give a crap about F1. They are not going to spend anything on it. They get the Sky feed for free (again, through LM), slap it on the broadcast, throw a bunch of ill timed commercials over it, and as soon as the two hours are up, they cut the link.

    It’s a cluster—— of epic proportions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Russell Jaslow View Post
    You do realize ESPN is not paying anything for F1? It was "dumped" on them by their old pal Sean Bratches and Liberty Media after talks with NBC broke down over the streaming/digital rights.

    ESPN doesn’t give a crap about F1. They are not going to spend anything on it. They get the Sky feed for free (again, through LM), slap it on the broadcast, throw a bunch of ill timed commercials over it, and as soon as the two hours are up, they cut the link.

    It’s a cluster—— of epic proportions.
    The quality was not significantly better when NBC Sports was doing it. The actual production of the race is still pretty much unchanged. You had three talking heads in North Carolina trying to figure out what was going on with a production they had no control over. I think these announcers are actually at the track and are knowledgeable. The big difference to me was having the guys in North Carolina being able to do a re-cap when on commercial break. ESPN not doing that is a downgrade to me. I do miss Will Buxton too. Martin Brundle is knowledgeable but not as polished.

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