2012 IndyCar calendar announced
- 16th January 2012, 13:51 at 1:51 pm #187932AnonymousInactive
Having said about racing at Sebring, I see that the IndyCars are testing there in the near future.16th February 2012, 12:11 at 12:11 pm #187933
The Baltimore Grand Prix has a new promoter, which may help safeguard the future of the race:16th February 2012, 12:18 at 12:18 pm #187934
I must have overlooked the Milwaukee race being formally added to the calendar, but it’s on there now. Which I’m very pleased to see, I think there should be at least one one-mile oval on the schedule. Hope they get a good crowd – if I was anywhere near there I’d definitely go!
25 Mar – Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg
01 Apr – Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama
15 Apr – Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach
29 Apr – Sao Paulo Indy 300
27 May – Indianapolis 500
03 Jun – Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix
09 Jun – Firestone 550 (Texas)
16 Jun – Milwaukee IndyFest
23 Jun – Iowa Corn Indy 250
08 Jul – Honda Indy Toronto
22 Jul – Edmonton Indy
05 Aug – Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio
19 Aug – Streets of Qingdao
26 Aug – Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma
02 Sep – Baltimore Grand Prix
15 Sep – Auto Club Speedway
For those keeping track, that’s 16 races with seven on street courses, five on ovals and four on road courses (including Edmonton in the latter). The ovals are one 2.5-mile, one 2-mile, two 1.5-miles and one 1-mile.16th February 2012, 13:10 at 1:10 pm #187935
Iowa is less than one mile in length, quite flat too.16th February 2012, 13:44 at 1:44 pm #187936
So it is – got that mixed up. So they’ve actually got five different ovals of 2.5 miles, 2 miles, 1.5 miles, 1 mile and 0.894 miles.16th February 2012, 13:57 at 1:57 pm #187937AnonymousInactive
Thats good that they’ve included 5 ovals that are all different shapes and lengths.16th February 2012, 15:58 at 3:58 pm #187938Joey-PoeyParticipant
I agree with AJ. To me, the appeal of ovals is best when there’s variety in them.17th February 2012, 12:56 at 12:56 pm #187939
Iowa produces great IndyCar and NASCAR Nationwide Races, its a bit under Underrated compared to Milwaukee, but it’s a great track. Richmond has a good chance of returning in 2013, which is great news. The more flat, short ovals the better. The decline of high banked 1.5 mile ovals has been fantastic – less full throttle racing.
With the downforce of open wheel cars, its flat and short ovals where the drivers have to drive the cars with finesse.18th February 2012, 12:26 at 12:26 pm #187940AnonymousInactive
Does anyone have any recommendations for the best way to watch IndyCar in the UK – preferably via an online (ideally free) service?18th February 2012, 15:58 at 3:58 pm #187941
Justin.tv usually has a live stream for the races, free of charge. Otherwise Sky Sports broadcast it.19th February 2012, 9:40 at 9:40 am #187942
@chrisglew Sky Sports showed all the races live last year with I think the exception of the Japanese race (and there isn’t a Japanese round this year). They take the US feed and use their commentators but have fewer ad breaks.20th February 2012, 11:04 at 11:04 am #187943Joel HollandParticipant
Is there any word on whether Sky will be showing it again this year?20th February 2012, 11:09 at 11:09 am #18794420th February 2012, 11:38 at 11:38 am #187945Joel HollandParticipant
Oh excellent, that does suggest it’ll be back.
Quite right, they do tend to ignore things they don’t have. In fact they ignore things they share the rights to if they’re being shown on another channel!28th February 2012, 14:43 at 2:43 pm #187946
“As far as I’m aware YES! First rnd on SS F1 HD :)”
Unfortunately he added he “doubted” the other races would also be on Sky Sports F1 HD – presumably they’ll be on Sky Sports 4 as usual.
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