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Re: 2020 NTT IndyCar series - News, gossip, banter and all the other good stuff

Post by Cheeveer » 1 month ago

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Just had a quick conversation with Felix Rosenqvist, remarkably, the car he won at Road America with was the same car which he wrecked at Texas. Obv the teams don't want to stretch their resources for different chassis for all kind of tracks. He has used that car in every race so far, with a new chassis being taken out now for Indy.
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Post by jimclark » 1 month ago

Cheeveer wrote:
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Obv the teams don't want to stretch their resources for different chassis for all kind of tracks.
Why would they? They're the same chassis, DW-12s
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Post by MonteCristo » 1 month ago

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Obv the teams don't want to stretch their resources for different chassis for all kind of tracks.
Why would they? They're the same chassis, DW-12s
It's the same car across the field, which is why some teams (at least in the past, when there was more money) would have cars set aside for oval and road course configuration to chase those extra tiny bits of possible performance. They could tuck in the little bits and pieces better for oval aero.

Clearly the gains are either so marginal though that they don't matter (eg: CGR won almost everything until the last rounds), or everybody is in financial strife and cutting corners.
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Post by John » 1 month ago

https://www.framericas.com/articles/201 ... ing-streak

My hometown lad Linus Lundqvist has won eight of eight races to start the Formula Regional Americas season, so he's a shoe-in for an Indy Lights ride for next year, assuming A) the season can be finished in good order, and B) there is an Indy Lights championship in 2021. Which would hopefully make it two Swedes there next year.

And maybe four Swedes in IndyCar in a few years, if everything goes according to plan.

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Post by jimclark » 1 month ago

MonteCristo wrote:
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It's the same car across the field, which is why some teams (at least in the past, when there was more money) would have cars set aside for oval and road course configuration to chase those extra tiny bits of possible performance. They could tuck in the little bits and pieces better for oval aero.
Clearly the gains are either so marginal though that they don't matter (eg: CGR won almost everything until the last rounds), or everybody is in financial strife and cutting corners.
'Haven't read Indy car regs. in a looonnnngggg time so I'm "outa the loop" regarding separate chassis for r/c and ovals. I'll give a looksee.

I thought there was only one tub with body and wing variations (spec, of course}, and I assume at least some other spec parts (maybe undertray, suspension, gears, etc.). :dunno:
Back in the CART days (early IRL*, too, I presume; 'didn't jump on the "split" bandwagon) and prior, there were literally different tubs by the chassis builders for the two types of circuits (wheelbase, weight distribution variations L/R and 'stuff). :dunno:

* edit: Having started my research, I see road courses didn't come along in IRL as soon as I thought. Errnnttt! :oops:
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Post by acerogers58 » 1 month ago

Great interview with Hinchcliffe about his 2015 Indy crash.


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Post by jimclark » 1 month ago

'Hope he's doing alot of karting in the meantime..... ;)

And with who(m?)(what quality?) not going for the championship? :huh:
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Post by acerogers58 » 1 month ago

He would probably have the money to do it himself if he can't get a ride somewhere.

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Post by jimclark » 1 month ago

What? Another "McLaren" effort like last year?

Not even asking how much a startup would cost to be uncompetitive. His name ain't Stroll.
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Post by John » 1 month ago

Wouldn't be surprised to see Ally tag along for the ride.
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Post by jimclark » 1 month ago

Ummmm......good possibilty, no?
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Post by John » 1 month ago

Honestly don't know. I don't know the ins-and-outs of their relationship vis a vi JJ.
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Post by MonteCristo » 3 weeks ago

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Post by John » 2 weeks ago

Mid-Ohio double header all but confirmed for September 11th - 13th.
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Jimmie Johnson to CGR for 2021 and 2022.
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