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2014 Grand Prix of Indianapolis (inc open test)

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  • #258503
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    SP
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    Cars are on track now for the open test: http://racecontrol.indycar.com/

    The GP itself is May 10th, all of Indycar’s feeder series will also be racing that weekend.

    View from the Turn 7 grandstand:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BmehefEIEAAxDb6.jpg:large

    #258562
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    Keith Collantine
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    Here’s onboard footage of Bourdais lapping the track.

    It looks a lot better than the two versions used for F1 and Moto GP – the horrible double hairpin has gone and the whole course is a bit quicker. Not much grip but they’ve just done some resurfacing so it’s bound to improve.

    #258564
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    Not a big fan of the end of the track, the double corner before rejoining the main straight, but it’s a lot better than the double hairpin of yesteryear.

    #258565
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    Oh I’m a fan of that. That’s very nice. Much better, much faster. Looks great, can’t wait for this race.

    #258584
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    Yeah, that is a good improvement, really like the high speed chicane.

    #258623
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    thetobs
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    Sounds very similar to an F1 car.

    #258648
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    I do like it, though I wish they had kept the final corner (turn 1 on the oval). This is actually the second time they’ve changed it. Here’s what it was like after the removed those double hairpins some years ago: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B19PRnhKZUbWVl9PM29DU0hXenc/edit?usp=docslist_api

    #258690
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    Iestyn Davies
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    Indeed – is the last section to improve overtaking on the long straight? The rest looks good.

    #258846
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    Keith Collantine
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    ESPN promo for the race:

    #259147
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    Livestream of practice is up at http://racecontrol.indycar.com/

    #259173
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    Livestream is still up for USF2000, Pro Mazda and Indy Lights practice sessions.

    #259230
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    Some impressive trap speeds on the front straight, despite the use of turns 12-14 ala the MotoGP layout. 175mph for Lights and almost 200mph for the Indycars.

    #259244
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    Highlights from the first day of practice:

    It’s a very competitive field. P1 to P25 in just 1.1sec! Looking forward to the race.

    #259342
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    Third practice is streaming now: http://racecontrol.indycar.com/

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    Keith Collantine
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    Well, I wouldn’t have put a penny on Saavedra for poe position. And Hawksworth alongside makes for a very unusual front row!

    Look forward to watching this one tomorrow, we’ll be on F1 Fanatic Live as usual. Here’s the grid:

    1. (17) Sebastian Saavedra, Dallara-Chevy, 01:23.8822 (104.675)
    2. (98) Jack Hawksworth, Dallara-Honda, 01:24.0788 (104.431)
    3. (28) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Dallara-Honda, 01:24.8882 (103.435)
    4. (77) Simon Pagenaud, Dallara-Honda, 01:25.2881 (102.950)
    5. (12) Will Power, Dallara-Chevy, 01:25.5216 (102.669)
    6. (9) Scott Dixon, Dallara-Chevy, 01:25.6548 (102.509)
    7. (11) Sebastien Bourdais, Dallara-Chevy, 01:24.5187 (103.887)
    8. (2) Juan Pablo Montoya, Dallara-Chevy, 01:24.6209 (103.762)
    9. (10) Tony Kanaan, Dallara-Chevy, 01:24.7099 (103.653)
    10. (3) Helio Castroneves, Dallara-Chevy, 01:24.8839 (103.440)
    11. (27) James Hinchcliffe, Dallara-Honda, 01:25.1318 (103.139)
    12. (15) Graham Rahal, Dallara-Honda, 01:25.4748 (102.725)
    13. (25) Marco Andretti, Dallara-Honda, 01:10.2488 (124.990)
    14. (8) Ryan Briscoe, Dallara-Chevy, 01:10.2261 (125.030)
    15. (67) Josef Newgarden, Dallara-Honda, 01:10.3601 (124.792)
    16. (14) Takuma Sato, Dallara-Honda, 01:10.2804 (124.934)
    17. (18) Carlos Huertas, Dallara-Honda, 01:10.4264 (124.675)
    18. (19) Justin Wilson, Dallara-Honda, 01:10.4141 (124.697)
    19. (34) Carlos Munoz, Dallara-Honda, 01:10.5097 (124.528)
    20. (41) Martin Plowman, Dallara-Honda, 01:10.4591 (124.617)
    21. (26) Franck Montagny, Dallara-Honda, 01:10.5571 (124.444)
    22. (16) Oriol Servia, Dallara-Honda, 01:10.5996 (124.369)
    23. (83) Charlie Kimball, Dallara-Chevy, 01:10.6413 (124.296)
    24. (20) Mike Conway, Dallara-Chevy, 01:10.6535 (124.274)
    25. (7) Mikhail Aleshin, Dallara-Honda, 01:11.2704 (123.198)

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