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  • #199423
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    Damon
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    It’s great to see Dario Franchitti finally coming to turns with the new car.
    I notice that in the 2012′s field there is way more known drivers than there initially was during the first IndyCar season after the unification.
    The ones I’m familiar from ChampCar and probably from IRL as well are:
    1 (11) Ryan Briscoe 0 1:08.6089
    2 (12) Will Power 0.0984 1:08.7073
    3 (13) Ryan Hunter-Reay 0.1074 1:08.7163
    4 (1) Dario Franchitti 0.4238 1:09.0327
    5 (15) EJ Viso 0.4545 1:09.0634
    8 (18) Helio Castroneves 0.2330 1:09.0846
    9 (3) Justin Wilson 0.2394 1:09.0910
    10 (19) Tony Kanaan 0.3471 1:09.1987
    12 (5) Scott Dixon 0.5142 1:09.3658
    15 (8) Graham Rahal 1:09.9
    18 (21) Marco Andretti 1:10.5
    20 (23) Oriol Servia 1:10.6
    21 (10) Alex Tagliani 1:10.8
    24 (25) Sebastien Bourdais 1:10.8

    I’m soo happy to have them all racing now in one series.

    #198132
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    Damon
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    I didin’t miss the chat @BasCB!!! Huh! :-)
    I had to log in as “amian”, which is my Google or some other account name. I greeted everybody with my legendary “Hello and dzień dobry my fellow hard rocking IndyCar [F1] geeks!” saying I was Damon.
    What’s funny, when I said goodbye after the whole thing, I reminded all that I was Damon, and you were the person who responded, but somehow missed that. Look:
    http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/f1-information/f1-live/f1-fanatic-live-2012-indycar-grand-prix-alabama/
    You don’t even need to scroll, it’s right there. :)
    The race was awesome indeed. I’m glad we had the chat.

    #198125
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    Damon
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    That was a bad joke. I was looking forward to it the whole day!
    :((((((((((
    I’m watching the race anyway, of course.

    #198123
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    Damon
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    WHERE the hell is the race chat?!?!??!?

    #198397
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    By the way:
    Who was the IndyCar rookie of the year 1993?
    It was none other than Nigel Mansell, then currently reigning F1 World Champion.

    #198412
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    Wow, one of the best F1 drivers is given the same car as anybody else, which is new to him as much as to anybody else, with the only new thing to him being the track, and all he can achieve is 14th place.

    That should open some eyes and make people rethink some bias. :)

    #198396
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    It’s his FIRST season in IndyCar = definition of rookie.

    Being old and having experience in other racing series has nothing to do with it. All drivers who come to IndyCar, or F1 for that matter, often have as much as two decades of racing experience (e.g. having started karting at the age of 5-10, then onto all sorts of junior formulas, sports car series etc. until coming to IndyCar/F1 at the age of 25 ).

    #175925
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    It’s not sport.

    “The LSR also involves direct competition as you’re trying to beat the record that’s been set by your competitors”

    No. This is not ‘direct competition’.

    You could name anything in the world as sport if you wanted to.

    Take a beer drinking contest at a party – fulfils all of your cryteria, and is not a sport by any means.

    Matt90 brought a key point – How can it be a competition if there’s no winner nor loser?

    And the records set are not even attributed to the one that drives the car, but to the car itself.

    #175942
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    Excellent! I’ve always wanted to do that madbob85!

    #172603
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    “Nelson Piquet won his second championship, beating Prost by 2 points, the year I was born (1983).

    The first season I watched properly was Prost winning the 1993 championship. I’ve watched F1 ever since.”

    Same here, Coolbeans!!

    However, the day I was born, Keke Rosberg (’82 champ) was still champ.

    #165438
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    I’m all for <insert series name>’s last race of the season – if it’s a decider.

    The only exception to this ccan be the IndyCar that we could have more of, because of how related it is to F1 and obviously how important.

    “I’d love to do the Macau Grand Prix but there’s so little live video coverage of it I’m not sure it would be worthwhile.”

    Exactly. But posting a report from the qualifying and the race would be good, especially as many of the drivers will become F1 drivers in the future.

    #169324
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    Not by any means!

    Schumacher was already a 2-time champion and regarded as one of the best in history when Barrichello joined him in Ferrari.

    Vettel-Webber is very much like Hakkinen-Coulthard. A the beginning of a season they both aspired for winning races as equals, but at the end of the year it was Hakkinen with the WDC two years in a row. Coulthard would get some Poles and win a couple of races, but that was it.

    #169505
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    The rookie title doesn’t make any sense in F1, since there is usually only one or two rookies in the field, and usually one of the rookies drives a bad car, and the other one drives a totally useless car.

    #158860
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    Wow, most of the cars posted in this thread I watched racing back in the day.

    And now, some amazing designs from the year I was born:

    http://24.media.tumblr.com/FMjAUV0JiqjpncxxWccr2hVdo1_500.jpg

    http://www.cardesign.ru/files/forum/part_6/66416/1983-tyrrell-012.jpg

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