IndyCar: GMR GP

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Chuckjr
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I dunno how many of you saw the Indycar race yesterday, but it was fantastic.

It was wet/dry conditions the whole race and Colton Herta put on a racecraft show. Let’s just call a spade a spade and admit, the man is gifted. A joy to watch drive the car.

On lap 4 Herta was the first to pit for slicks and went out onto a slowly drying track, and basically took the field to school in how to drive a car in unpredictable conditions. It was incredible. Haven’t seen hands move that fast since Fred in his prime.

Conditions like this really exemplify the skill sets of the better drivers, and the ones who instinctually know when to make major changes that ultimately win them the race — as was the case yesterday with Herta.

The McLaren drivers ended up taking each other out, which was sad as they were having a good race.

Bummer, Rossi screwed the pooch late in the race and went with wet tires early to try and accomplish what Herta did earlier going to dry’s, early. Then the rain decided not to cover the whole track, he had to re pit, and that was that.

Lots of storylines in an exciting race. It was a thriller. I encourage everyone to watch.

Btw, would be nice if Andretti lands an F1 slot as we would see Colton go against the F1 guys — which would be awesome. The guy should have a shot in F1, imo.
Watching F1 since 1986.

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Yep.
Watched the race and it was engaging, full of action and really was a good value race.

Colton is talented. If he landed a seat in F1 then he might do ok. He's no messiah.

Slicks and rain though! Cool
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Herta's hands at work.

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https://www.autosport.com/indycar/news/ ... /10315734/

A new article on what was the first properly wet race with aeroscreens, and an issue came up with water building up on the front of the screens so drivers had to look sideways and rely on spotters. Testing the screen never went as far as driving 20+ cars at speed together in the rain, so this was the first time it's happened. There are suggestions for running without the glass in the wet, effectively making it an F1 halo, some asking whether wipers could be fitted, and some asking whether the same would have happened with no screen because of the amount of water getting kicked up.