A taste of Indy.

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  1. SgtBhaji

    SgtBhaji Well-Known Member

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    Bit of a weird windy day though... Still waiting for him to really get cracking.
     
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    Oops! Error. Please ignore.
     
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    Loving how accessible the practice sessions are, streamed one last night for a bit. Even if it is Alonso, a single car doing practice laps of an oval is hard to get too excited about. Or perhaps I just lack the knowledge to spot the subtleties that would make it interesting.
     
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    it's a bit misleading, he's 4th, but less than half the cars ran, and his average lap speed is 11mph off the expected average of the front runners.
     
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    Yeah. Can't really take a lot from it.
     
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    What they're doing is the equivalent of FP1, but several times over. Some will be in race trim , some in quali trim, so nothing can be taken from it.

    I imagine Alonso is going through a very thorough program of race trim, high fuel, low fuel, quali and running in traffic, so until the flag falls on his 4-lap quli run we won't really know where he stands.
     
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    No idea if they've run him with full low drag yet.
     
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    Starting to pick up speed now.
     
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    yellow, yellow, yellow, yellow, yellow
     
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    Alonso onboard making his way through. Looking good.
     
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    He certainly looks at home.

    Had a few moments on the way though, his throttle control through the corners is not as smooth as the experienced drivers. Quite jabby at times which may not be good when in heavy traffic as the pitching of that will really screw the aero. Still got some decent running ahead to sort these things out.
     
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    Not a bad showing today. Close to breaking the 226mph mark.
     
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    He's not used to all that power
     
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    It has VTEC!?
     
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    Them rice rockets ain't bad
     
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    FA "there's something wrong, everything is working"
     
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    Have you guys seen the Aero kit for next season of Indy? Those things are phwooooar!!!!
     
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    Alonso up to race pace now, 231.95 mph, looks good.
     
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    On to qualifying now... Time to cross some fingers for the weekend. :)
     
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