McMrocks wrote:do you refer to Power and Dario?NathanOlder wrote:Anyone find it strange that once the cars were all changed for 2012, The 2 guys that dominated nearly every week before that were nowhere.
Power is still a front runner. He's just had horrible luck in 2013 and he's shown great form in the DW12. I don't know why Dario lost his edge recently. But it's likely down to the IR07 being around for so long that the top teams have gotten it figured out from and back. Hopefully aero kits in 2014 and on means that competition will be switched up =D>NathanOlder wrote:McMrocks wrote:do you refer to Power and Dario?NathanOlder wrote:Anyone find it strange that once the cars were all changed for 2012, The 2 guys that dominated nearly every week before that were nowhere.
i do indeed.
I've seen better and safer drainage at my local swimming baths. No running, shouting or peeing in the shallow end at that track presumably?lizardfolk wrote:A track for people who don't like super smooth sterile Tilkedomes.munudeges wrote:My goodness. What kind of track surface is that?hairy_scotsman wrote:https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hph ... 9330_n.jpg
So both sports cars and open wheel cars raced there in the rain fine and there wasn't any large puddles standing. And the World Challenge races had heavy rain btw. You done trying to be a wise arse? What... next you'll say the V8 Supercars shouldn't race at Adelaide or the Homebush because it wasn't ruined by Tilke. Besides, what's the draining like at Monaco or Macau? There's only so much you can do at a street course.munudeges wrote: I've seen better and safer drainage at my local swimming baths. No running, shouting or peeing in the shallow end at that track presumably?
But, that's the head in the sand talking again
Franchitti didn't have to retire because that crash alone. That crash aggravated injuries left over from previous crashes both in IndyCar and NASCAR. Franchitti has had multiple massive shunts both at Talladega in the NASCARs and at Indy's super speedways. Great examplemunudeges wrote:It's a shame that Franchitti has had to retire because of an accident like that.
They are? Well, I suppose it's magic that the World Challenge cars are able to race and, many times, fight two wide at this street circuits then going through those "lakes" that you described. I suppose it's also magic that the World Challenge cars didn't aquaplane as much as you described.munudeges wrote:Large puddles? They're lakes that invite uncontrolled aquaplaning and a ludicrous track surface that invites accidents. I'm afraid it's not 'skill' driving on that as some desperately try and tell us, it's pot luck. No, I've never seen Monaco or even Macau like that and neither has anyone else.
Had Franchitti not been involved in 3 previous back injuring shunts in both NASCAR and IndyCar he wouldn't have had to retire from that accident. Franchitti's retirement was a build up. It wasn't completely because of one specific shunt. That's what I'm trying to point out and what you are refusing to get (despite, assuming based on your comments, not following Franchitti's career)munudeges wrote:Franchitti retired after that accident, not after any previous ones, and it was pretty clear it was more violent than most can imagine.
It never ceases to amaze me how closed minded some can be. It's obvious you dont follow ALMS, IndyCar, or NASCAR (judging by your ignorance of Franchitti's injuries in NASCAR). And, again judging by your ignorant comments, you've probably never watched the 12 Hours of Sebring (which is one of the races Audi uses to prepare for Le Mans btw) or a Houston race (that same track was used in ChampCar, Indycar, and World Challenge... just an fyi this isn't a "new" track). So tell me. On such little information and Franchitti needing to retire from the wreck he had at Houston you've decided to condemn IndyCar, the Houston track, and... essentially... any track with a concrete surface?munudeges wrote:It never ceases to amaze the mental gymnastics that are performed over Indycar's pretty obvious, and not so obvious, problems.
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