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29-05-2019, 20:15   #136
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Thanks for posting that, very interesting read!
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30-05-2019, 10:13   #137
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Great post, will.have to research into going next year!
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31-05-2019, 16:28   #138
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Detroit double-header this weekend.

All practice today if you can find a dodgy stream of NBC Gold.

Everything else on Sky F1:
* Race 1 Saturday: qualifying 5-5.30 (tape delay), race 8-11 (live)
* Race 2 Sunday: qualifying 3.30-4.30 (live), race 8-11 (live)
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01-06-2019, 16:52   #139
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He finished third in the 1993 Toyota Atlantic championship; before moving to Indy cars with Team Green, finishing 6th in 1994, and winning the title in 1995.

Still though, if you're looking to pick holes in the examples that we are giving you, perhaps it might be worth writing up a list of drivers from F1 who moved to IndyCar and were as successful as those who went the other way: Emerson Fittipaldi, Nigel Mansell

There have been a bunch of others who have gone stateside to varying degrees of success, but not culminating in a championship: Sato, Rossi, Chilton, Roberto Guerrero, Max Papis, Barrichello, Justin Wilson, Robert Doornbos, Roberto Moreno, Timo Glock, Shinji Nakano, Mark Blundell; and a bunch of Minardi pay drivers.
Derek Daly, of course, Eddie Cheever and Stefan Johansson would be older members of the same category.
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02-06-2019, 22:57   #140
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The Detroit races are great. Plenty of action with drivers chancing some moves and not being too cautious. Well done to 'Rookie' Marcus Ericsson on his first podium in Indy car.
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26-06-2019, 11:58   #141
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Watched the Road America race "30 minutes highlights" last evening (messed up the timing and missed it live) - wow, Rossi was really on a different planet. I'll be curious to see how Colton Herta evolves, he's a bit all over the place - very mature and sedated for a 19 years old at the start, but then started banging wheels late in the race. Also, interesting how Indycars too run out of tires...

Elkhart Lake (old name when I was a kid) is such a great, old school track - often called the "American Spa" for a reason
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26-06-2019, 12:18   #142
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I watched the full race and Colton Herta was unlucky or maybe blame those looking after him. He started on scuffed reds and couldn't match Rossi, on new reds, and then the pit stop was a disaster where the fuel wasn't going into the car and it looks like the guy didn't turn it on fully. I can imagine he was very frustrated later on in the race hoping for a podium.
He had the faster car all weekend just ahead of Rossi and way better than anybody else.
Rossi drove a flawless race and might even have beaten Herta in the better car if he didn't have those problems.
I really think Rossi would win in F1 if he was over there but I'm hoping he stays put, he is a free agent at the end of this season, as he could break records in Indycar. He is still only 27 and already has 7 race wins and looks like giving it a real go for his first Indycar championship this year.
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21-07-2019, 01:27   #143
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Iowa currently in a weather delay. If you plan to watch live tonight, better put on a giant teapot full of coffee, since apparently the latest the teams will start the race is 10:30pm Central - 4:30am here!

I wonder if Sky will still show it on Main Event like they were planning to do tonight 🤔
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Live on sky now, perfect for breakfast. Rain break BTW
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5 cars out on first lap at Pocono race after a big crash. Rossi being one of them.
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Well done Sato. Woohoo!!
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Great race!
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What a difference a week makes !

Pity Dixiel had the mechanical
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I was very confused after the last pit stops. Rossi and Newgarden were on the same lap as far as I was aware but Newgarden was marked a lap ahead so got to come in and get new Tyres and still stay ahead.
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I was very confused after the last pit stops. Rossi and Newgarden were on the same lap as far as I was aware but Newgarden was marked a lap ahead so got to come in and get new Tyres and still stay ahead.
So, basically the entire field bar the top 3 had pitted. Newgarden in P4 was 21sec behind the leaders - thus on the same lap, while Rossi in P5 was about 27sec behind - which was over a lap down.
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