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All-purpose open-wheel (F1, IRL) racing thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by crimsonace, Feb 19, 2007.

  1. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    By my (admittedly sloppy) count, at least a dozen drivers won a Sprint Cup race in 2008, the first year of the CoT. This year, F1 has had exactly 2, and they are teammates.
  2. Mwilliams685

    Mwilliams685 Active Member

    50% of F1 races over the last four years have been won by the same driver.
  3. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    French Grand Prix was brutal, not often you hear the Sky Sports crew talk - amongst themselves and with others in the paddock - about the "show" or lack of same in this one.

    Alexander Rossi dumptrucked the field at Road America.
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  4. maumann

    maumann Well-Known Member

    If Rossi signs with Penske, he might win the next 10 Indianapolis 500s.
  5. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    For competitive-balance sake, I hope he doesn't. The racing is great in IndyCar and the drivers are nice guys (which is rather unfortunate, they need a Kyle Busch-type black hat), but Rossi to Penske would tip the scales too much.
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  6. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Agreed, IndyCar always seems to be just hanging on, a really dominant team would just kill the competition. F1 this season is a masterclass in selling sizzle instead of steak.
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  7. Driftwood

    Driftwood Well-Known Member

    F1 races are decided in qualifying and the first turn, and it's been that way for about two decades now.
  8. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Or in the stewards' box in Montreal.
  9. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    If it helps with the black hat thing, Santino Ferrucci is a world-class piece of shit who is racing in IndyCar because he's unemployable in Europe.
  10. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    NBC kinda glossed over, or more like ignored, that in their story on him on Sunday.
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2019
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  11. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    We'll take it!
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  12. franticscribe

    franticscribe Well-Known Member

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