skipper_G wrote: »
Haven't watched an Indy race live in a while, I forgot that in the US, advertising is more important than seeing the racing.
Solid start from Rosenqvist, been a big fan of his since his F3 days. Would love to see him do well on his debut. Meanwhile Ericsson running around at the back, reminding everyone why the wrong Swede has been in F1 all these years
acquiescefc wrote: »
i think the problem is they havent been able to handle or received handover for the split screen. Plus the complete outage.
TheChrisD wrote: »
Sky seemed to be literally taking the raw NBCSN feed, because there were periods were the American ads were playing! Whereas every other country (including Germany, Brazil, and the countries covered by viasat) had the specific international feed with a graphics package from last year (but not the ****ty old ESPN International one, thank god!) but no ads, just a track-audio-only feed.
People are rather mad Sky didn't have that international feed and that they didn't run it completely ad-free like they do for F1.
Vic_08 wrote: »
They sort of fixed it for the second race today, still the NBC feed but went to no commentary, no graphics track feed when the many yank ad breaks were on.
The US presentation style can be annoying especially the constant product shilling but I guess as it is Sky that if they had done it in house the alternative would probably have been even worse; Croft and Valsecci anyone?
Nic_Col wrote: »
Wouldn't be surprised. First turn is the most likely overtaking opportunity but it's very tight and is the straight even long enough to gain any meaningful DRS benefit?
Looks a bit dated too. Investment required. Hopefully all the grass and gravel isn't replaced with tarmacked run offs and silly stripy paint. The only positive I can see is maybe this track might actually punish drivers who go off track.
Cool_CM wrote: »
It can happen to the best of ushttps://www.crash.net/indycar/news/920188/1/fernando-alonso-crashes-second-indy-500-practicehttps://youtu.be/jkdtDQMomoc
H3llR4iser wrote: »
Truth be told, the track is an old relic from a past long bygone that is utterly unsuitable for modern racing, let alone Formula 1. The one and only reason it's going to be back on the calendar is to cash in on the Verstappen craze in the Netherlands paired with the fact the population is well off thus there'll be an huge financial return. It's also close to the UK and Ireland, only a short flight away...I might actually go
What's going to happen is that in the 12 months leading up to the event the track will be butchered and "Tilkeified", vast runoff areas, straightened corners, maybe a couple of chicanes just for kicks.
Runoff areas are likely to be added...we can bellyache all we want about them, gritty unforgiving "real men" sandtraps will not happen in the "skinny soy spice pumpkin latte" age
We Europeans usually fail to understand how much of a delicate process it is to drive an oval track: you need minimal steering inputs in order not to scrub off speed and to avoid unsettling the car (which is set up pretty much for zero downforce), yet the IMS corners are quite sharp at 400Kph and the walls come up hard and fast. Usually an ex-F1 driver's first impact with an oval is an...impact (ask Nigel Mansell), Fernando has done absurdly well up to this point, this CAN indeed happen