2013 IndyCar Grand Prix of Houston
- 4th October 2013, 15:06 at 3:06 pm #133718sushant008Participant4th October 2013, 15:21 at 3:21 pm #242558the_sigmanParticipant
Last road cource races. The season has gone through to quickly :(4th October 2013, 15:50 at 3:50 pm #242559
Not off to a good start – hope we’re not going to get a repeat of Detroit last year:
This is a track that’s supposed to hold up to two full-length IndyCar races in 48 hours…5th October 2013, 12:13 at 12:13 pm #242560sushant008Participant
That tire chicane looks really weird. Completely agreed with comments made by Dixon. Why rush and make a track in just 96 hours? n why race in a car park? hope everything gets fixed for the Saturday race. Fingers crossed for that standing start!5th October 2013, 13:24 at 1:24 pm #242561TomskParticipant
A line from another one of Ron Howard’s movies springs to mind.5th October 2013, 15:22 at 3:22 pm #242562
Woeful stuff. That track doesn’t look like it’s any way suitable for holding a race – let alone two. And that tyre chicane is the worst thing I’ve seen since the ‘Beirut’ one at Barcelona in ’94.5th October 2013, 15:36 at 3:36 pm #2425635th October 2013, 15:56 at 3:56 pm #242564
That chicane is gonna be a nightmare. They already announced that restarts would be single file because of the bumps in turn 1, and that was after the overnight work. Turning into a bit of a joke. The tracks not even anything special given the blank canvas of a car park to work with. I’m not a fan of the turn 2 chicane where high kerbs are just randomly in the middle of a vast expanse of tarmac.
If that tyre chicane does come back, I expect at least 10% of the today’s race to be under full course caution. :(5th October 2013, 16:23 at 4:23 pm #242565cmckinleyF1Participant
That track is farcical. Astounding that they’re racing round that5th October 2013, 16:32 at 4:32 pm #242566mildertduckParticipant
Ok, so Power is currently in the lead of qualifying as Vautier crashes into the barriers at Turn 10…5th October 2013, 16:44 at 4:44 pm #242567
Apparently no chicane, but only one line thru turn 1. Dunno how a standing start into single file will work…5th October 2013, 16:56 at 4:56 pm #242568
Sato on pole with a 1:00.4535
Power 2nd; Dixon 3rd; Bourdais 4th; Pagenaud 5th5th October 2013, 17:08 at 5:08 pm #242569
Less than two hours to the start of the race – we’ll be up on F1 Fanatic Live to see how this all turns out…5th October 2013, 17:19 at 5:19 pm #242570
Oh yeah, Castroneves starts down in 22nd. Very interesting for the title battle.5th October 2013, 18:07 at 6:07 pm #242571
Indy Lights were instructed to start the race single file. Hope we still get a standing start in Indy Car. Surely the speeds thru turn 1 would be safe enough for two wide if they’re launching from stand still?
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