2021 R11: Nasville Big Machine Music City Grand Prix

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2021 R11: Nasville Big Machine Music City Grand Prix

Post by MonteCristo » 2 months ago

Sorry folks, this isn't the thread for the Big Machine Spiked Coolers Grand Prix at IMS. Look elsewhere for your Big Machine Spiked Coolers Grand Prix fix.

Rather, it's time to get excited for the first ever run around Nasville. The race is on 6-8 August.

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In race news...

We're looking set for a huge grid.

Everyone's favourite knockabout is back at RLL: https://racer.com/2021/07/20/ferrucci-s ... nashville/

Cody Ware is expected in the third Coyne entry: https://www.indystar.com/story/sports/m ... 313294001/

And as previously announced, four-time fence climber, three-time Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves will be in a second Shank car: https://racer.com/2021/02/12/castroneve ... yer-shank/

27-28 cars in total!
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Post by DaleJuniorFan » 2 months ago

Ah, the Nashville street circuit.

Or as it shall be known forevermore, "The Ladle".

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Post by MonteCristo » 2 months ago

DaleJuniorFan wrote:
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Ah, the Nashville street circuit.

Or as it shall be known forevermore, "The Ladle".
Haha, yeah.

I'm really looking forward to seeing how this one goes. It could be very nice for a street circuit, but it's hard to tell scale often.
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Post by Michkov » 2 months ago

A lap is 3.4km, large for an Indycar street track imo. With the two long straits over the river it should make for interesting racing I think

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Post by MonteCristo » 2 months ago

Michkov wrote:
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A lap is 3.4km, large for an Indycar street track imo. With the two long straits over the river it should make for interesting racing I think
If the road surface is slippery, even the right angle turns might provide a chance to get the odd run on somebody if a car ahead gets a bit loose on the gas.

But the big question in my mind is how wide it'll be.
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Post by John » 2 months ago

Sort of looks like a shopping cart where the handlebars is really really high up.
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Post by Ian-S » 2 months ago

John wrote:
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Sort of looks like a shopping cart where the handlebars is really really high up.
Thanks, now I can’t unsee it, they have them here in Lidl and Poundland, real funny seeing people walk around the shop dragging the basket behind them because lifting it up and carrying it like normal is too much effort lol.
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Post by John » 2 months ago

Ian-S wrote:
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John wrote:
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Sort of looks like a shopping cart where the handlebars is really really high up.
Thanks, now I can’t unsee it, they have them here in Lidl and Poundland, real funny seeing people walk around the shop dragging the basket behind them because lifting it up and carrying it like normal is too much effort lol.
Ha, we have those babies everywhere over here. The carry basket is yesterdays news.
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Post by MonteCristo » 1 month ago

Here she is:



Looks decent.
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Post by Shutterbug » 1 month ago

Hope it’s a great event

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Post by MonteCristo » 1 month ago

Ladies and gentlemen!

The Nasville Big Machine Music City Grand Prix is upon us!

Practice 1 times:
Rank Car Driver Name C/E/T Time Speed Diff Gap Best Lap Total Laps
1 26 Herta, Colton D/H/F 01:16.5875 98.711 --.---- --.---- 26 27
2 9 Dixon, Scott D/H/F 01:16.9653 98.226 0.3778 0.3778 24 25
3 51 Grosjean, Romain (R) D/H/F 01:17.1305 98.016 0.5430 0.1652 26 27
4 27 Rossi, Alexander D/H/F 01:17.1742 97.960 0.5867 0.0437 22 24
5 8 Ericsson, Marcus D/H/F 01:17.2168 97.906 0.6293 0.0426 26 28
6 10 Palou, Alex D/H/F 01:17.2264 97.894 0.6389 0.0096 23 25
7 7 Rosenqvist, Felix D/C/F 01:17.2264 97.894 0.6389 0.0000 19 24
8 12 Power, Will D/C/F 01:17.2436 97.872 0.6561 0.0172 28 30
9 3 McLaughlin, Scott (R) D/C/F 01:17.4072 97.665 0.8197 0.1636 24 25
10 22 Pagenaud, Simon D/C/F 01:17.4535 97.607 0.8660 0.0463 22 23
11 60 Harvey, Jack D/H/F 01:17.4673 97.590 0.8798 0.0138 25 26
12 2 Newgarden, Josef D/C/F 01:17.6603 97.347 1.0728 0.1930 24 25
13 29 Hinchcliffe, James D/H/F 01:17.8570 97.101 1.2695 0.1967 21 22
14 15 Rahal, Graham D/H/F 01:17.9825 96.945 1.3950 0.1255 26 26
15 14 Bourdais, Sebastien D/C/F 01:18.0334 96.882 1.4459 0.0509 25 28
16 21 VeeKay, Rinus D/C/F 01:18.1627 96.721 1.5752 0.1293 27 28
17 30 Sato, Takuma D/H/F 01:18.2167 96.655 1.6292 0.0540 25 26
18 28 Hunter-Reay, Ryan D/H/F 01:18.2922 96.561 1.7047 0.0755 24 26
19 18 Jones, Ed D/H/F 01:18.3479 96.493 1.7604 0.0557 18 23
20 06 Castroneves, Helio D/H/F 01:18.4276 96.395 1.8401 0.0797 24 29
21 5 O'Ward, Pato D/C/F 01:18.6224 96.156 2.0349 0.1948 6 7
22 20 Daly, Conor D/C/F 01:18.8007 95.938 2.2132 0.1783 20 24
23 48 Johnson, Jimmie (R) D/H/F 01:19.8877 94.633 3.3002 1.0870 22 29
24 59 Chilton, Max D/C/F 01:20.1985 94.266 3.6110 0.3108 19 23
25 45 Ferrucci, Santino D/H/F 01:21.3815 92.896 4.7940 1.1830 19 22
26 52 Ware, Cody (R) D/H/F 01:24.0268 89.971 7.4393 2.6453 18 22
27 4 Kellett, Dalton D/C/F No Time No Speed 0.0000 0.0000 0 0

Early and late crashes brought a halt to the session, with the first belonging to AMSP’s Pato O’Ward, who clipped the inside barrier with his right-front wheel while powering onto the bridge. The contact fired the car towards the left of the circuit where the left-front and left-rear suspension assemblies were broken. Ed Carpenter Racing’s Conor Daly was next, which ended the session with four minutes left on the clock, as he locked the rear wheel under braking while trying to shed speed on his return to the city, and slid sideways into the tire barrier with the right side of the car.
Full report: https://racer.com/2021/08/06/herta-tops ... c-city-gp/
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Post by MonteCristo » 1 month ago

Palou has been given a six spot grid penalty for Nashville because of an engine change:

https://racer.com/2021/08/06/grid-penal ... der-palou/
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Post by MonteCristo » 1 month ago

Hooooooooly shit. Some of this track is... bonkers:

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Post by Michkov » 1 month ago

Someone remind me to take the proposal tag of the RCDB entry.

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Post by MonteCristo » 1 month ago

And today's crashes:
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