2014 Grand Prix of Long Beach
- 14th April 2014, 8:05 at 8:05 am #256852Keith CollantineKeymaster
That was shaping up to be am interesting race but was spoiled by some silliness and, I’m sorry to say, weak stewarding calls.
Power took Pagenaud out with a speculative lunge which wasn’t even a half-move and should’ve been penalised. Then Hunter-Reay did the same to Newgarden.
It’s disappointing because that means the highlights video turns into a crash feel on a day when there was some really good racing.14th April 2014, 12:36 at 12:36 pm #256886
I was confused by the non-call on Power. Unfortunately RHR’s mistake collected cars behind them due to the nature of turns 4 and 5 (low visibility, barriers all the way round). Though Sato seemed make zero effort to avoid the wreck… I think he’s going to be out of a seat next year if he continues to produce poor results.14th April 2014, 17:59 at 5:59 pm #256922R.J. O’ConnellParticipant
Death, taxes, questionable stewarding at IndyCar.
Good result for Mike Conway. He could be a bonafide title contender if he hadn’t sworn off ovals.17th April 2014, 21:30 at 9:30 pm #257212Keith CollantineKeymaster
Some great onboard footage from the race:18th April 2014, 20:03 at 8:03 pm #257377
Montoya looked a lot better in traffic this time. Plenty of action through the field despite the tight track, especially on the first lap.19th April 2014, 16:23 at 4:23 pm #257501AtticusParticipant
I’m just watching the race and was just about to write my humble opinion on Hunter-Reay’s move on Newgarden and what must have been some ridiculously sluggish flag marshalling that enabled the field the halve itself, but I mostly just wanted to emphasize the latter point, otherwise I’m completely with Keith’s #256852 post.19th April 2014, 20:33 at 8:33 pm #257515
I don’t know about Sato, but Kanaan was aware of the local yellow condition but still put himself out. By the way, 5 cars retired (Hunter-Reay, Newgarden, Hinchcliffe, Kanaan, Sato) and 1 lost a few laps in the pits (Hawksworth). 23 started the race. More like one-quarter.
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