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  • #301292
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    Christopher Hoher will make his debut with Campos this weekend in place of Samin Gomez.

    #301257
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    Keith Collantine
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    Good to see:

    #301194
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    #301144
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    Keith Collantine
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    Wasn’t this in the round-up months ago?

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    McLaren has revealed a ‘Prost’ edition of the P1 which features his helmet colours incorporated into the livery:

    This weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed will see a collection of McLaren models, displayed statically at McLaren House, adjacent to the famous Goodwood House, and in the Supercar Paddock prepared by McLaren Special Operations (MSO). The bespoke arm of McLaren Automotive has prepared models from the Sports Series, Super Series and Ultimate Series, the three newly-announced model tiers. Each of these celebrate this year’s Festival of Speed ‘Flat-out and Fearless’ theme, highlighting a milestone or ‘moment’ from the history of McLaren, and honouring some of the legendary drivers who have driven for the team over the years.

    The Ultimate Series is represented by the McLaren P1™, prepared by MSO, with inspiration drawn from the patriotic French livery of the helmet worn by four-time Formula 1 world champion, Alain Prost. Colour-matched to the famous design, the carbon fibre bodywork of the Prost-themed McLaren P1™ is white with blue graphics and red highlights. Representing the Heritage division of MSO is one of the rarest McLaren roadcars ever built, the McLaren F1 GT. Kindly loaned to McLaren for display at Goodwood, chassis #58F1GT is one of only three examples, designed and built to homologate the McLaren F1 GTR ‘Longtail’ for GT racing during the 1997 season. The livery echoes the famous monochrome design of the Formula 1 team during the late 1990s, driven to back-to-back world titles by Finnish racing driver Mika Hakkinen in 1998 and 1999.

    McLaren P1 Prost Front 3_4

    McLaren P1 Prost Front

    McLaren P1 Prost Interior Dash

    McLaren P1 Prost Interior Seats

    McLaren P1 Prost Rear three-quarter

    McLaren P1 Prost Rear

    McLaren P1 Prost Wheel

    McLaren P1 Prost Wing

    #300155
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    Great question! I was 12 at the time of Imola ’94 and I’m told by my mum I cried when I was told Ayrton Senna had died.

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    @huhhii That is spectacularly random. Why is he in that? Presumably this is from 1999?

    #299366
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    Thanks for the feedback guys. I like the idea of distinguishing each team, I’ll see what I can do with the code @spaceman1861 has provided.

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    Another awesome find @junior-pilot!

    For anyone who doesn’t know, the Ford Pinto became notorious when the manufacturer was accused of having put the car on sale despite knowing that a design flaw could lead to its fuel tank being ruptured, causing a fire. Ford was even shown to have produced internal documents which estimated the cost of rectifying the fault would be higher than the potential cost of paying settlements to victims of the defect.

    But hey, it out-accelerated anything those pesky foreigners could build…

    #298903
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    @dragoll @davidnotcoulthard @falken @mickey18 Thanks for the feedback and suggestions so far. I’ve implemented a few changes for tomorrow to address some of your concerns – these are fairly cosmetic alterations, however. Deeper changes are required to get the whole thing working as we wanted it, and they need a bit more work first.

    However on narrower screen widths the Twitter columns will now vanish and the comment area will take up the space, allowing you to follow the conversation on devices with small screens. And the ‘Report user’ function has been taken out to tidy that up.

    This is just a small step for now, there is more to come in future.

    If the page seems no different to you, refresh the page to make sure you’re seeing the latest version.

    #298766
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    More official details coming out. The race will be held on Labor Day weekend – Labor Day in America is the first Monday in September.

    http://www.indycar.com/News/2015/05/5-21-INDYCAR-announces-Labor-Day-2016-event-in-Boston

    #298765
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    Can’t help but notice the video of the Castroneves crash on IndyCar’s YouTube account now has over two million views. It’s hard to ignore the uncomfortable truth that a lot of people like scary crashes.

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    Briscoe to stand in for Hinchcliffe, he will have to start last:

    Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (SPM) has announced that Ryan Briscoe will fill the seat of the No. 5 Arrow Electronics Indy car on Sunday, May 24 for the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500.

    The seat became available after SPM’s contracted driver, James Hinchcliffe, was injured in a crash on Monday afternoon during practice at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. When doctor’s determined that the 28-year-old Canadian driver would not be cleared to drive for the foreseeable future, the team began exploring replacement options.

    Briscoe, a native of Australia, boasts an impressive track record at the Indy 500, including a pole position and two top-five finishes. As SPM owners Sam Schmidt and Ric Peterson went through the list of options, Briscoe’s results put him at the top of the list of contenders.

    “We explored quite a few options and felt confident in Briscoe,” said Schmidt. “We were glad he was available and willing to drive for us with such short notice. Obviously this was not a situation we were expecting to be in for the biggest race of the year but we’re making the best of it. Our thoughts and prayers are with James [Hinchcliffe] and his family right now while we work through the details of finding his replacement. We’re excited to have an accomplished veteran in the seat of the No. 5 Arrow Electronics car.”

    Briscoe commented, “First and foremost, I feel absolutely terrible for Hinch. I wish him the best and a speedy recovery. Under the circumstances, I’m thrilled to have been given the opportunity to be here and fill in for him. I really hope to do a great job for Arrow Electronics, Lucas Oil and the SPM team, and I’m looking forward to being back here in the Indy 500 again.”

    Because of the switch, the No. 5 car will be 33rd on the starting grid.

    The team reported that details will be announced soon about Hinchcliffe’s replacement until he is cleared to return to the seat.

    The 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 will take place on Sunday, May 24. Fans can purchase tickets for the Greatest Spectacle in Racing at IMS.com/tickets or watch the race broadcast live on ABC starting at 11 a.m. ET.

    http://www.spmindycar.com/spm-announces-ryan-briscoe-as-replacement-driver-for-indianapolis-500/

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    Good news on Hinchcliffe’s progress in this statement from IndyCar:

    Verizon IndyCar Series driver James Hinchcliffe has been transferred out of the Intensive Care Unit at IU Health Methodist Hospital as the Canadian continues to make substantial improvement following surgery on May 18 for injuries to his pelvic area and upper left thigh. Upon further evaluation this morning, it was determined that Hinchcliffe will require no further procedures and is expected to make a full recovery from his injuries.

    “We’re very pleased with his progress and his condition continues to improve,” said Dr. Timothy Pohlman, Senior Staff Trauma Surgeon at IU Health Methodist Hospital, who performed the surgery. “Our expectation, in consultation with the IndyCar medical staff, is that a normal recovery is to be expected.”

    Hinchcliffe was transported by ground to the hospital following a single-car accident during practice for the 99th Indianapolis 500 on May 18.

    Additional updates to Hinchcliffe’s condition will be released when available.

    #298537
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    Good to see Hinchcliffe’s condition is not serious, though the reports of him requiring leg surgery were unfortunately correct:

    Medical update from Dr. Michael Olinger, INDYCAR medical director: Verizon IndyCar Series driver James Hinchcliffe is in stable condition and is undergoing surgery at IU Health Methodist Hospital for an injury to his left upper thigh.

    Hinchcliffe was awake when he was transported by ground to the hospital following a single-car accident during practice for the 99th Indianapolis 500 earlier in the day. The Canadian’s Schmidt Peterson Motorsports car made heavy right-side contact with the Turn 3 SAFER Barrier.

    Additional updates to Hinchcliffe’s condition will be released when available.

    The difficult question now is how this latest crash factors into thinking around the safety of the race. Hopefully data from the car gives them a clear picture of what happened and whether any further changes need to be made.

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