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2014 IndyCar Grand Prix of Sonoma

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  • #271032
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    It is the second to last round of the IndyCar 2014 season. Last year, the race was a mess with Will Power winning it. Speaking of power, here’s his on-board lap of around this twisty track.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjWe-VFdRJg

    Get all the info @ http://www.racesonoma.com/

    #271061
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    Penske have been strong here historically so that bodes well for Power, although Scott Dixon and Simon Pagenaud could crash the party.

    #271074
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    Just to mention it, in 2012 we had changes to the layout. So Power’s lap, doesn’t exactly show the circuit Indycar’s layout.

    And I hope Kanaan gets his second win at Sonoma, he deserves one this year.

    #271076
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    Yes, the current Indycar layout is 2.385 miles. WTCC used a wider\longer version of turns 7 and 11.

    #271109
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    @sigman1998 – Correct. New layout looks like this:

    And Here is the famous visor cam video of Simon Pagenaud.

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

    #271161
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    Imagine if Pagenaud used the same camera while testing the Honda McLaren F1 car!

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    Catch him if you can! You’d expect Power to stay ahead of Castroneves based on history at Infenon, but we’ve all said these things before, have we not? Gonna be fun seeing JP from 10 Rows back.

    #271751
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    Major earthquake (6.0) in the Napa Valley area today, some of the drivers and team members reported their hotel windows were broken. Not sure how this will affect the track schedule.

    #271770
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    http://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/24/us/california-earthquake/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

    Some infrastructure damage reported, track activity may be cancelled as major roads in the area are inaccessible.

    #271784
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    Tweet from Townsend Bell says track ok and everything expected on schedule.
    Hope so, really looking forward to it.

    #271785
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    Yup, race is still on.
    Conformation from Sonoma raceway:

    #271788
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    Power looks well clear, while Newgarden is starting to show his pace. Q always looks odd with the either/or layout for the back rows of the grid.

    #271792
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    They use the split groups to minimise qualifying interference on-track, but it can disadvantage some drivers if one group is weaker than the other.

    #271936
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    Fantastic race. Enjoyed it. Anything can happen this sunday with 100 points separating top 5. It’s going to be great.

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

    Championship Standings:
    1.Will Power – 626
    2.Helio Castroneves – 575
    3.Simon Pagenaud – 545
    4.Ryan Hunter-Reay – 534
    5.Scott Dixon – 523
    6.Juan Pablo Montoya – 519

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