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    #156926

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    @ratboy You might need to update your post tomorrow…

    #188027

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    As it seems this discussion is supposed to be about the 2011 car I have changed the title accordingly.

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    @ajokay In F1 I’d certainly like to see more variety. But here my concerns are more practical: street circuits are more difficult to organise races at then purpose-built venues and the longer they are the harder they are to run.

    Also spectators at street circuits can generally see much less of the track because of all the buildings. Therefore a short lap is preferable so they can see more of the action.

    But I must admit I’m down on the whole idea of IndyCar racing in China. Nothing against the Chinese, I’m just concerned it won’t work out. After all, several series have tried and failed to hold races in China. I hope whoever is footing the bill is paying them a lot of money… and well in advance.

    #187289

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    Added Mike Conway at Foyt.

    #183141

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    I think we can close this thread now as there’s a similar discussion going on here following the publication of the official report:

    Dan Wheldon

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    I appreciate the feedback and there certainly should be no ‘spoofing’ style ads on the site.

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    #187951

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    The red ones in China had retro appeal:

    http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/2011/04/16/2011-chinese-grand-prix-qualifying-pictures/hami_vett_butt_shan_2011/

    But I only remember most of them for being ugly and over-designed.

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    Las Vegas was a reply of the wide open and nose-to-tail racing that’s been happening since 1997.

    I think it was similar to but not the same as. The degree of closeness of the pack racing at Las Vegas was highly unusual – in excess of what had commonly been the case before.

    As I wrote back in October:

    Two weeks earlier at Kentucky, an oval of similar length, within ten laps of the start the first six cars had spread out and were covered by two seconds. The same was the case in the last race at Texas on another similar layout.

    But at Las Vegas the field remained incredibly tight throughout the opening laps. The first 21 cars were still covered by two seconds after seven laps.

    Rethinking oval racing for IndyCar after Las Vegas

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    @ajokay The account of it in Steve Olvey’s book “Rapid Response” is revealing if harrowing stuff – you could say that about several passages in that book, actually.

    It’s definitely worth a read, as CART and F1 faced parallel safety challenges and a lot of what CART did was innovative and helped save lives not just in that series but in other forms of racing as well.

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    @damonsmedley I think you may be thinking of Jeff Krosnoff, who went through a barrier and into a tree in a crash at Toronto in 1996, and was killed (along with a marshal).

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    @icthyes The worrying thing is, even if they’d recognised at the time that the pack was too close together and an accident was inevitable, could they have safely stopped the race?

    If they’d thrown a caution, would all the cars have been able to slow down without hitting each other? I think of Ernesto Viso’s GP2 crash at Magny-Cours in 2007, which began when other cars were slowing for a safety car deployment:

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    @debaser91

    Best car chase scene (I haven’t seen Bullitt) I have seen was in The French Connection.

    That’s a cracking film, definitely worth watching. I’ve not seen Bullitt either.

    @paulipedia
    Ugh, can’t stand Herbie. Or Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

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    Oh, and everyone keeps telling me to watch the TT film that came out this year around the same time of Senna. Definitely on my “to-watch” list.

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