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2013 IndyCar Grand Prix of Houston

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    sushant008
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xn9mIM09aYU
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWW-s3nqVzw

    Championship Standings-
    Helio Castroneves – 501
    Scott Dixon – 452
    Simon Pagenaud – 431
    Marco Andretti – 430
    Ryan Hunter-Reay – 427

    #242558
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    the_sigman
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    Last road cource races. The season has gone through to quickly :(

    #242559
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    Keith Collantine
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    Not off to a good start – hope we’re not going to get a repeat of Detroit last year:

    https://twitter.com/SpencerPigot/status/386155082808438784

    This is a track that’s supposed to hold up to two full-length IndyCar races in 48 hours…

    #242560
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    sushant008
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    Friday highlights-
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ruhs-MZH0s

    That tire chicane looks really weird. Completely agreed with comments made by Dixon. Why rush and make a track in just 96 hours? n why race in a car park? hope everything gets fixed for the Saturday race. Fingers crossed for that standing start!

    #242561
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    Tomsk
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    A line from another one of Ron Howard’s movies springs to mind.

    #242562
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    Keith Collantine
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    Woeful stuff. That track doesn’t look like it’s any way suitable for holding a race – let alone two. And that tyre chicane is the worst thing I’ve seen since the ‘Beirut’ one at Barcelona in ’94.

    #242563
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    Keith Collantine
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    Seems they’re having to stick with the chicane:

    #242564
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    Euro Brun
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    That chicane is gonna be a nightmare. They already announced that restarts would be single file because of the bumps in turn 1, and that was after the overnight work. Turning into a bit of a joke. The tracks not even anything special given the blank canvas of a car park to work with. I’m not a fan of the turn 2 chicane where high kerbs are just randomly in the middle of a vast expanse of tarmac.
    If that tyre chicane does come back, I expect at least 10% of the today’s race to be under full course caution. :(

    #242565
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    cmckinleyF1
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    That track is farcical. Astounding that they’re racing round that

    #242566
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    mildertduck
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    Ok, so Power is currently in the lead of qualifying as Vautier crashes into the barriers at Turn 10…

    #242567
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    Euro Brun
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    http://www.racer.com/indycar-drivers-find-a-line-through-houstons-freshly-ground-track-section/article/315000/

    Apparently no chicane, but only one line thru turn 1. Dunno how a standing start into single file will work…

    #242568
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    Euro Brun
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    Sato on pole with a 1:00.4535
    Power 2nd; Dixon 3rd; Bourdais 4th; Pagenaud 5th

    #242569
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    Keith Collantine
    Keymaster

    Less than two hours to the start of the race – we’ll be up on F1 Fanatic Live to see how this all turns out…

    #242570
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    Euro Brun
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    Oh yeah, Castroneves starts down in 22nd. Very interesting for the title battle.

    #242571
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    Euro Brun
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    Indy Lights were instructed to start the race single file. Hope we still get a standing start in Indy Car. Surely the speeds thru turn 1 would be safe enough for two wide if they’re launching from stand still?

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