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Old 03-28-2012, 02:58 PM   #91
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Do you think at all you could have handled this request in a better way?
You mean like the first two requests?

Thank you for changing it.
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Old 03-28-2012, 03:02 PM   #92
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The 18.5 gallon limit is by default, not design.

The original target was 20 gallons reduced from 22 for the new smaller V6 turbo motors. But the leeg mandated cell mfg produced cells that ranged from over 22 to down to 18.5 gallons. There being no way to expand the capacity of the smallest cells, the smallest became the defacto new rule. Thus the teams that received the larger cells have to run with a brick or two (or more) in their tanks to meet the new limit. Changing the name on the building sign at 16th St. and Georgetown Rd. has sure made everything all top flight and professional and shit.
In the link which I provided, it states that the goal was 19 gallons, but that manufacturing inaccuracies by the sub-contractor forced them to reduce it to 18.5 for all cars.

The article goes on to say that the missing half-gallon is a difference of about half a lap per tankful at St. Petersburg. Not significant.
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Old 03-28-2012, 09:09 PM   #93
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You mean like the first two requests?

Thank you for changing it.
You mean in a thread that I look in at best once a week. PM's work. Do you really think not having IRL in the title will keep the boogie man away?
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Old 03-28-2012, 10:33 PM   #94
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You mean in a thread that I look in at best once a week. PM's work. Do you really think not having IRL in the title will keep the boogie man away?
Had an answer, but a silly tit-for-tat with you only leads us closer to last year's fiasco of a thread. You fixed it. Thank you. I'm stopping.
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Old 03-29-2012, 04:15 PM   #95
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Down 25% from last year.

I know the *ahem* brain trust at mIndyCar was counting on the eggsitement of a new car and multiple engines to bring in the eyeballs.
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Too bad the new car is being called "Visual Punishment"
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Old 03-29-2012, 04:19 PM   #96
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Just to keep things fair and balanced; the golden boy of mIndy did get his due and was voted #1 by Jalopnik!
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Old 03-29-2012, 05:26 PM   #97
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Old 03-31-2012, 10:24 AM   #98
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Anybody at Barber this weekend?

Helio on pole (dammit).

Loti way in the back.

How about the new kid in 2nd? Impressive.
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Old 03-31-2012, 12:19 PM   #99
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Anybody at Barber this weekend?

Helio on pole (dammit).

Loti way in the back.

How about the new kid in 2nd? Impressive.
Love to, but going to Masters on Monday, can't do both. The Barber museum is a must-see.

Helio is rescuing his career. I thought they might dump him after last season.
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Old 03-31-2012, 11:48 PM   #100
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Love to, but going to Masters on Monday, can't do both. The Barber museum is a must-see.

Helio is rescuing his career. I thought they might dump him after last season.
i'm not a penske fan, but helio is just too good to dump after one bad season.

kind of bummed they didn't show qualifying for st pete, but at least i have it tivoed from barber.

here's to seeing lotus get it together and some new bodywork.
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I thought it was a great race today. Lots of wheel to wheel racing, without any serious contact. SB drove a Lotus in to the top 10, and Will Power comes from 9th for the win.
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Old 04-01-2012, 03:18 PM   #102
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I'm fascinated by Dario Franchitti's problems with the new car. If anyone sees an analysis of why his style doesn't mesh with it, please post it. I'd love to understand what's going on. (FWIW the commentators said it's not which foot he brakes with, IIRC.)

That was a satisfying meal of a race. Whatever the combination -- tires, fuel, aero or engines -- they have a formula that allows for passing.

Hurrah!

Great drive by Bourdais. I kept wondering if his Lotus engine would blow-up. Not often you cheer for a 9th place finish. But Lotus is such an underdog it's good to see it have a wee bit of success.

They sure seem to have trouble changing the rear tires. Two consecutive problems with the right rear nut cost Dixon the race. And he wasn't the only one with troublesome pit stops.

Good race.
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Old 04-01-2012, 05:47 PM   #103
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it was a pretty good race. the added uncertainty of mechanical failure is contributing a bit as well. i was hoping tk would have some positive result, but rb held up well.

things are looking up.
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Old 04-01-2012, 05:58 PM   #104
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Old 04-01-2012, 08:14 PM   #105
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maybe you could go hang out at crapwagon.com and reminisce about those fabulous champ car days.
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