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4th July 2014, 0:32 at 12:32 am #265310
I don’t know what you are expecting from a bunch of electric cars, but I think they are awesome. Why? If you are into cars you won’t go watch a category like this because of the sound. It is obvious they are going to sound like giant Traxxas cars. What is really exciting me is the level of racing these things can produce. The mix of young and old blood. We have Quick Nick and Jarno Trulli. Hell, we have Prost and Senna! (2nd gen XD). All great drivers. And the car, as silent and silly-sounding as it may be, looks pretty powerful. That start was unique, and they seem to produce all the freaking torque instantly!
I will be attending the Punta del Este race for sure. And I will certainly follow the rest of the season closely. I think this series has huge potential, and doesn’t deserve to be ditched just because they sound like ghosts screaming ;-)
I think I became the greatest FE fan on this site, LOL.29th April 2014, 7:30 at 7:30 am #258441
JPM is, from a very personal point of view, a driver who I despise as a person but admire his reckless style. Today he taught F1 a huge lesson, first by saying what we all think of DRS, then demonstrating how to overtake with a very angry car, on a bad surface, without any gimmicks. Hats off.
It was another hell of a race, IndyCar is beating F1 in almost everything this year. Action, sound and mostly, how close to the fans the series is. Last year there were lots of requests for onboards, and now we have the In-car Theatre. If only FOM and other series were like this…27th March 2014, 14:23 at 2:23 pm #254091
The front does look ugly, but it’s not F1 ugly… it’s more badass ugly. And if it has that savage power, I don’t care! WEC is shaping a milliom times better than F1. I’m sure more and more manufacturers will join in years to come if they keep doing a good job with the regulations.25th February 2014, 20:37 at 8:37 pm #249836
Currently the only active guy I remember with chances of winning the real Triple Crown as Graham Hill did, is JPM. And with the Indy 500, the Monaco GP and the Daytona 24h under his belt, a successful shot at Le Mans would consolidate him as a driver.
As for JV, I too am curious. But if Dennis Vitolo returned after so long, why wouldn’t him? And I’m sure he still remembers how to handle a turbo car.25th February 2014, 0:11 at 12:11 am #249724
Kimi Raikkonen with a mustache so that Ferrari doesn’t find out30th November 2013, 13:53 at 1:53 pm #246472
@fer-no65 Yep it is, the team is owned by Enrique Cadenas (director of Peugeot Cobra TC2000) and currently it’s the third estate van to race in our series. Before the 207 came the 206 (which you remember) http://blogs.montevideo.com.uy/imgnoticias/200811/17722.jpg and before it, the first was a 306 break http://www.lr21.com.uy/publicaciones/101/20020205/images/48f2.gif (horrid image but I couldn’t find another, heh ;) )30th November 2013, 2:11 at 2:11 am #246469
In our local championship we have a pretty nice Peugeot 207 estate racing (and has won championships): http://motormario.com/wp-content/uploads/rama-2.jpg
But that Civic looks really really awesome!14th November 2013, 21:16 at 9:16 pm #245241
I’ve never been a fan of Franchitti but I admired him a lot, his style and how versatile he was (is). The success he achieved in both CART (where I can still remember his beautiful Team Green Reynard) and IndyCar is enough to consider him one of the greatest drivers of American Open Wheel Racing. We’ll miss him a lot in the track, but he hinted he may still be involved somewhere in the team.
So long Dario, thanks for everything. Dan would be proud.15th October 2013, 22:51 at 10:51 pm #24156415th October 2013, 17:33 at 5:33 pm #241547
Bring Danica Patrick to Formula E, I say!
(Seriously, that is the most pathetic rule in any form of sport known to mankind. What’s next, championship points per text? Come on Jean, that’s plain and absolute nonsense.)7th October 2013, 19:26 at 7:26 pm #242622
The rear-wheel-guard is there to give drivers a last opportunity to back down before making wheel-to-wheel contact and be launched, like Wheldon, Conway in Indy 2010 and many others. Even Dario suffered it in Kentucky 2007 (I think?), but the difference in crashes like this or like Graham Rahal and Marco Andretti in Long Beach last year, is that the guard can’t prevent a faster car being launched over a slower one, and remember Takuma got loose in that long right hander, so the speed difference was important. What would be sensible for Dallara, is to find a way to make those guards tougher (maybe making them with the same material as the safety cell) without unbalancing the cars too much due to the obvious added weight. But so far, the things, ugly as they are, are doing a good job. They just don’t work well when the cars have great speed differences. Those are my 2 cents. :-)7th October 2013, 2:27 at 2:27 am #242603
Ow shucks! That was massive! I didn’t watch the race and I was waiting for ESPN to air it again in an hour and I come across this in the roundup, certainly an unpleasant unintended spoiler. Ever since Wheldon, when I see an IndyCar or any other single-seater flies towards a catchfence, I’m terrified. But really glad he is only a bit broken, and has nothing that cannot be fixed. Even tough I’m a Penske fan, my best wishes to Dario, and hope he’s back for St. Pete next year.5th October 2013, 21:59 at 9:59 pm #242763
Whoa, they couldn’t have done it if they tried!
Seriously now, that was veeery close. The camera placements needs to be revised, at least in corners like that one. Maybe a catchfence could’ve come in handy.28th September 2013, 16:31 at 4:31 pm #241955
And here’s an onboard lap. Damn it’s narrow!28th September 2013, 16:28 at 4:28 pm #241954
Not the most exciting series I’m expecting for, but certainly pleased that they chose Punta del Este for a race. Though, if it happens like the Argentinean TC2000 race some years ago, it’s gonna be a crashfest. I hope the guys in charge make the track a little wider.
Last time it was used, the layout was like this: