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    Re: Open Wheel Racing 2018- with less winglets.

    Quote Originally Posted by Russell Jaslow View Post
    More like smart.

    Their F1 team is in shambles, and they want to divert resources to Indy car? I don't think so. Fix your number one business before you waste time and energy on something else.
    It's going to take some time to do that, especially with Alonso leaving.
    Yesterdays race was pretty good.! I'm not sure LS should be signed to anyone's team for next year though, he really struggles. I can see Renault being right in there next year and Sauber and Toro Rosso, so next year should be a lot better from a competitive point of view.
    BTW, Hamilton's interview afterward was quite interesting. I believe Wickens is really coming around health wise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by manurespreader View Post
    It's going to take some time to do that, especially with Alonso leaving.
    Yesterdays race was pretty good.! I'm not sure LS should be signed to anyone's team for next year though, he really struggles. I can see Renault being right in there next year and Sauber and Toro Rosso, so next year should be a lot better from a competitive point of view.
    BTW, Hamilton's interview afterward was quite interesting. I believe Wickens is really coming around health wise.
    Good thing his dad bought him a very expensive seat...

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfablue View Post
    Good thing his dad bought him a very expensive seat...
    Indeed. His interview pretty much confirmed him moving. BTW there was not exactly a full house in Austin this last weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by manurespreader View Post
    Indeed. His interview pretty much confirmed him moving. BTW there was not exactly a full house in Austin this last weekend.
    The grandstands looked pretty full on Sunday.

    I know someone who went, and he said though it certainly wasn't like the first year, it was a good sustainable crowd on Sunday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
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    @timhauraney: Breaking: Zak Brown chief Executive of McLaren has said that @McLarenAuto has made the decision NOT to compete in a full #IndyCar season in 2019, they feel they are not ready for it, although no decision has been made on the #Indy500 in 2019. https://twitter.com/timhauraney/stat...346496/photo/1
    Sounds like there is more to this story that just a simple announcement. Autosport has a new vlog up that points out that Fernando's "GP2 Engine" comments of Honda have come back to bite him. Honda will not supply him with an engine, anywhere, so that rules out much of the Indycar field, most notably Andretti. And it also sounds like other teams are hesitant to give him the seat, too- especially when there are many other drivers out there who can bring real money to the teams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfablue View Post
    Sounds like there is more to this story that just a simple announcement. Autosport has a new vlog up that points out that Fernando's "GP2 Engine" comments of Honda have come back to bite him. Honda will not supply him with an engine, anywhere, so that rules out much of the Indycar field, most notably Andretti. And it also sounds like other teams are hesitant to give him the seat, too- especially when there are many other drivers out there who can bring real money to the teams.
    The Honda bridge burning has been talked about all year. Which is why there were rumors that Andretti was going to setup a satellite team with Chevy engines. Not to mention that Alonso drives for Toyota in WEC, which could actually be a bigger obstacle in Honda's minds. Toyota vs. Honda in Japan is like Ford vs. Chevy in the USA.

    Quite frankly, I've never had any sympathy for Alonso. Great driver. Missed potential despite two WDCs. Not since Prost (who did it a lot better to much better effect), there has never been such a political driver as Alonso. And it has bit him in the *ss more often than not, and essentially imploded his career. That delayed pit stop in qualifying while at McLaren when he was totally incapable of dealing with Hamilton's pressure was the beginning of the end for him. He made his bed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Russell Jaslow View Post
    The Honda bridge burning has been talked about all year. Which is why there were rumors that Andretti was going to setup a satellite team with Chevy engines. Not to mention that Alonso drives for Toyota in WEC, which could actually be a bigger obstacle in Honda's minds. Toyota vs. Honda in Japan is like Ford vs. Chevy in the USA.

    Quite frankly, I've never had any sympathy for Alonso. Great driver. Missed potential despite two WDCs. Not since Prost (who did it a lot better to much better effect), there has never been such a political driver as Alonso. And it has bit him in the *ss more often than not, and essentially imploded his career. That delayed pit stop in qualifying while at McLaren when he was totally incapable of dealing with Hamilton's pressure was the beginning of the end for him. He made his bed.
    Yep totally true. I would have said he was high Maintenance. Real high. Like being married to Sophia Loren!
    I'm not really sure how much of my car struggles/searches in Formula cars I should share but i'm willing to tell my tale if there is interest. Otherwise i'll just keep it to commenting on F1 and indycar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by manurespreader View Post
    I believe Wickens is really coming around health wise.
    IDK... upper body yes. This latest video and his clarification of his lower extremities was extremely sobering for me. I hope he can regain control of his legs some day.
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    Max wins a race, Lewis wins a World Championship, all while everyone struggled with tires- some a LOT more than others (Mercedes).

    I was hoping the top 6 would be a lot closer than that, especially Daniel finishing. That really sucked for him. In terms of the gaps, it was a really old school race....

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfablue View Post
    Max wins a race, Lewis wins a World Championship, all while everyone struggled with tires- some a LOT more than others (Mercedes).

    I was hoping the top 6 would be a lot closer than that, especially Daniel finishing. That really sucked for him. In terms of the gaps, it was a really old school race....
    I believe only top 5 on the same lap at the finish. That says a lot.
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    Re: Open Wheel Racing 2018- with less winglets.

    Quote Originally Posted by manurespreader View Post
    I believe only top 5 on the same lap at the finish. That says a lot.
    And Lewis was one straight from being lapped, too....

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    Quote Originally Posted by manurespreader View Post
    I believe only top 5 on the same lap at the finish. That says a lot.
    And then after Bottas, everybody was lapped twice.
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    Marcus Ericsson to spm. Interesting!

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    Marcus Ericsson to spm. Interesting!
    I guess he still has Swedish money behind him...
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    Alonso ride swap with Jimmie Johnson. Yawn. Who cares about this?

    Johnson canít hold a candle to Dale Sr., and doesnít have the guts to race the 500.
    Alonso is a narcissist who hasnít done squat in years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by solovsfett View Post
    Alonso ride swap with Jimmie Johnson. Yawn. Who cares about this?

    Johnson can’t hold a candle to Dale Sr., and doesn’t have the guts to race the 500.
    Alonso is a narcissist who hasn’t done squat in years.
    I went to the Tony Stewart - Lewis Hamilton ride swap at Watkins Glen. It was great! Just seeing an F1 car scream around the Glen again was amazing. And seeing the NASCAR rednecks get schooled into how great an F1 car was hilarious.
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    @CTVNews: Hanoi announces Formula One street race starting in 2020 https://ctv.news/oivv1rD

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    @CTVNews: Hanoi announces Formula One street race starting in 2020 https://ctv.news/oivv1rD
    Hold onto your horses on this one.

    There is no contract. No one in Liberty Media or the FIA has even come close to confirming this. This is simply Vietnam saying, "Yeah, we can have a grand prix." Nothing more. Nothing less. Remember all the announcements New Jersey made? Heck, it even got on the provisional calendar...

    I'm not saying Vietnam is not going to happen. But that announcement is not an announcement.
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    Re: Open Wheel Racing 2018- with less winglets.

    Quote Originally Posted by Russell Jaslow View Post
    Hold onto your horses on this one.

    There is no contract. No one in Liberty Media or the FIA has even come close to confirming this. This is simply Vietnam saying, "Yeah, we can have a grand prix." Nothing more. Nothing less. Remember all the announcements New Jersey made? Heck, it even got on the provisional calendar...

    I'm not saying Vietnam is not going to happen. But that announcement is not an announcement.
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    Re: Open Wheel Racing 2018- with less winglets.

    Quote Originally Posted by TovarishchLisa View Post
    I just saw that and came here to say, "I guess I wasn't keeping up with the news close enough."

    Too busy paying attention to some elections somewhere... LOL

    Okay, so who's going to Vietnam to watch this?
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