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Author Topic: Alonso's Indy Ride  (Read 1015 times)

Offline lkjohnson1950



Lonny

Offline Calman

Re: Alonso's Indy Ride
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2019, 08:09:50 AM »
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  • Incredibly simple appearance, in comparison to an F1 car.  Wonder if he missed F1 yet? ... even if he suggests otherwise to the media??

    Good Luck Alonso!!  :good:

    Best Regards,
    Cal :)
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    Offline Jericoke

    Re: Alonso's Indy Ride
    « Reply #2 on: April 09, 2019, 03:04:18 PM »
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  • Incredibly simple appearance, in comparison to an F1 car.  Wonder if he missed F1 yet? ... even if he suggests otherwise to the media??

    Good Luck Alonso!!  :good:

    Best Regards,
    Cal :)

    Part of the simplicity is that at Indy (and most ovals) cornering speed isn't as important as straightaway speed.  An F1 configured to run at Indy (oval) would look stripped down too.

    When Indycars race at road/street tracks, they do have more aero bits.  Still nothing like an F1 car, but much more complicated than the one and done chassis McLaren is sending to the 500.

    I'm not sure if Alonso is missing F1 or not.  It's a ton of pressure, and without the ability to deliver meaningful results, it must've been very hard on him.  Indy is something he can win, so I would imagine he's happy to do that instead of hope for a miracle at Monaco.

    Offline Scott

    Re: Alonso's Indy Ride
    « Reply #3 on: April 09, 2019, 03:18:40 PM »
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  • He surely had/has some unfinished business in F1, but I doubt he missed the cars he drove the last few years.

    Indy is a far more relaxed atmosphere out of the car, but Im not sure hes the type to enjoy that or not.
    The Honey Badger doesn't give a...

    Offline lkjohnson1950

    Re: Alonso's Indy Ride
    « Reply #4 on: April 09, 2019, 03:50:25 PM »
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  • IndyCar's aero rules are very restrictive. A couple years ago they made the decision to drastically reduce downforce in the hope of increasing competition. With no barge boards, no vortex generators and low noses the cars do look much simpler.  It was not as successful as they hoped, but you do see more passing than in F1.
    Lonny

    Offline cosworth151

    Re: Alonso's Indy Ride
    « Reply #5 on: April 09, 2019, 07:43:27 PM »
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  • Last year they went backwards to a spec retro racer body based on the old CART cars. I mostly lost interest in the series at that point. I watch some of the support series (and the Indy 500) but that's about it.
    You can search the world over for the finer things, but you won't find a match for the American road and the creatures that live on it.
    ― Bob Dylan

    Offline lkjohnson1950

    Re: Alonso's Indy Ride
    « Reply #6 on: April 09, 2019, 10:34:16 PM »
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  • I know, except for engines, it's a spec series, but it's still pretty good racing. And the last 2 races were won by guys who are usually mid pack, and not by a fluke yellow or on fuel strategy. Don't see that in F1.
    Lonny

    Offline John S

    Re: Alonso's Indy Ride
    « Reply #7 on: April 10, 2019, 03:22:26 PM »
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  • I'd hardly call pole to Win, at Barber, mid pack racer Lonny.  ;)

    Maybe they just ain't as good as top F1 pilots.  :tease:
    Racing is life - everything else is just waiting. (Steve McQueen)

    Offline lkjohnson1950

    Re: Alonso's Indy Ride
    « Reply #8 on: April 10, 2019, 06:18:25 PM »
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  • I meant he usually runs mid pack. There are a number of ex F1 drivers in IndyCar. Including Sato. Most would be competitive in the F1 mid field I think.
    Lonny

     


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