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São Paulo Indy 300

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  • #236234
    Craig Woollard
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    Useless stat: The only drivers to have been repeat winners in IndyCar and in F1 so far this season have both done Kimi Raikkonen impersonations!

    #236235
    the_sigman
    Participant

    @craig-o HAHAHAHA

    #236236

    I only saw the last ten laps which looked great – tough-but-fair racing and a belting pass by James Hinchcliffe. Apparently I missed a lot of cautions though…

    #236237

    Here are the highlights from the race:

    #236238

    Franchitti’s unhappy with Sato’s defending:

    https://twitter.com/dariofranchitti/status/331162070915616769

    https://twitter.com/dariofranchitti/status/331162397710639104

    As I understand it in IndyCar drivers are allowed to move off-line to defend if it’s done pre-emptively rather than as a response to a move the driver behind has already made. One of the moves Sato made in response to Newgarden looked like it was reactive to me.

    But as I understand it the IndyCar rules don’t forbid drivers using the entire width of the straight to defend, which is what Franchitti’s objecting to. Though as I recall, Franchitti believes drivers shouldn’t be allowed to defend by moving off-line in the first place, which was a rule in IndyCar until a few years ago when they brought in the current rule.

    As I write this I see Marco Andretti’s made a constructive contribution to the debate:

    https://twitter.com/MarcoAndretti/status/331162852553531392

    #236239
    karter22
    Participant

    Wow!!! Incredible racing! I had not realized Indy had these type of races! Amazing stuff!! Props to Takuma!

    #236240
    Adam Blocker
    Participant

    Dario better believe they will discuss blocking, especially after his naughty chop on Sato last year.

    #236241
    Prisoner Monkeys
    Participant

    Andretti’s comments might be juvenile, but they’re constructive in their own way – listening to drivers quibble over the finer points of rules that are open to a wide degree for interpretation as a way of soothing their bruised egos (and quibbling that is unlikely to come to a resolution at that) sounds like hell to me.

    #236242
    Tomakko
    Participant

    My problem with Sato’s defending is, that he moved to the right and left a gap between himself and the wall. And when Newgarden respectivly Hinchcliffe went for that gap, he made another move to the right.
    That shouldn`t be allowed in my opinion.

    #236243
    AdrianMorse
    Participant

    Sato’s blocking of Hinchcliffe on the final straight looked like a clever piece of defensive driving by making use of the curves in the straight, as he didn’t have to turn the steering wheel the close the gap between his car and the wall. It reminded me of Gerhard Berger defending from Damon Hill in Hockenheim in 1996:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qoX_OMYeFk

    #236244
    sushant008
    Participant

    Here’s a fantastic quote from our winner!

    #236245
    Aditya
    Participant

    wow, good manouvre from Hinchcliffe.
    pardon me for being dumb (I never really watch Indycar), but does it always run in street circuit? the track looked bumpy as hell.

    #236246
    the_sigman
    Participant

    @adityafakhri They have many street races. I can’t understand why the don’t race in COTA, Indianapolis (the F1 layout), Montreal and Interlagos

    #236247
    Eduardo
    Participant

    Interesting that Hinchcliffe only led the race after last corner to the finish line…

    #236248
    Harry Westwood
    Participant

    @dubs not that different from JB in Canada (F1) 2011, only led for half a lap.

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