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    Another disappointing quali for Will Power. What is going on with him and to some extent Penske this season? They completely dominated the beginning of last year and were pretty strong throughout the season. Currently Will is in 14th place in the championship while Helio is 3rd. Could not having a full-time third car be their problem in terms of setup? That said, Chip Ganassi is not doing great either (8th, 11th and 17th).

    #237365
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    @bendana,

    Both races at Belle Isle will have rolling starts, but the other double headers (Toronto and Houston) will have a standing start for Race 1.

    #237357
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    Really happy for Ryan – he was great at Sonoma and Baltimore last year.

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    @adityafakhri
    They have a mix of street circuits, road courses (traditional race tracks) and ovals. For this season they will go to 16 venues of which the breakdown is as follows:
    – 6 ovals
    – 7 street circuits
    – 3 road courses

    I would like for it to balance out and have a couple more road courses (Glen anyone?), but I doubt that will happen.

    #236225
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    Looking forward to Vautier and Pagenaud making their way through the field. I wonder what is going on with Power. He has had three very bad races – especially when compared to his start of the season last year. Think we might see a different winner for the first time at Sao Paulo…

    #232140
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    They used Honda engines from 1983 (I think) to 1987. They won the 1987 WDC with Nelson Piquet and the WCC in 1986 and 1987.

    #232169
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    Isn’t this just Bernie’s way of putting pressure on the Port Imperial project (in terms of completion or maybe something else). Similar to Donington vs Silverstone in 2008. Or that is at least how I perceived the Donington situation – from the media coverage it never looked like a serious offering.

    #231921
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    Best Driver: Alonso. No mistakes all race long. Clever overtakes using DRS to defend.
    Worst Driver: Gutierrez – Poor quali and then ruined Sutil’s race.
    Best Team: Ferrari.
    Worst Team: Williams. Completely invisible throughout the race.
    Best Overtake: Massa on Hamilton in turn 1.
    Best Funny-moment: -
    Most Surprising Result: Ricciardo’s 7th.
    Least Surprising Result: Bianchi outclassing the other “new” team drivers again.
    Special Mention to: Ricciardo and Bianchi.
    Race Rating: 7/10

    Best BBC/Sky commentator/presenter: Martin Brundle
    Worst BBC/Sky commentator/ presenter: Simon Lazenby
    Best Commentary moment: Ted’s advice “Don’t drink and forklift”

    #141452
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    There was indeed a yellow Ferrari in the 1961 Belgium GP. It was driven by a Belgium driver – Gendebien. I am not 100% sure if it is the reason, but yellow is (was?) the racing colour assigned to Belgium.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxOwxsob67Q

    #141449
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    Yes, that’s it. Long Beach 1983.

    #141447
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    OK maybe a slightly easier one :)

    Who is the driver who made up the most places from the start (throughout the entire race) to win?

    #141445
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    John Crichton-Stuart (7th Marquess of Bute) – descendant of 18th century prime minister (John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute) On his father’s side, he is a direct male-line descendant of King Robert II of Scotland and from his mother’s side, he is descended from King Charles II of England and Scotland. Could not find the link to the 14th Century nationalist.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Dumfries

    #231087
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    Hunter-Reay and Power sharing the front row. Dario all the way back in 17th.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyUy8a0TXxU

    #231086
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    @keithcollantine
    Just saw that AJA has been given an additional race at Long Beach:

    http://www.indycar.com/News/2013/04/4-6-Allmendinger-races-extended-to-Long-Beach

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