"Each day well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well therefore to this one day for it, and it alone, is life"
~ Sanskrit poem attributed to Kalidasa, "Salutation to the Dawn"
Who said anything about exposed wheels being the issue? That's certainly not what I was talking about when I mentioned changes in the rulebook and mindset of the powers-that-be.
"The IRL's future should be good, but it can't be the grass-roots series Tony George envisioned. That was a wet dream." - Bobby Unser
That childhood advice about assuming is buzzing around in my head. That & comprehending what I read is pretty important too.
Brazil, IN... I never knew ya (until today...)!!!
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i was not a fan of the delta wing for indy, but i am happy it will make lemans. if concepts from that design and bowlby thinking can help indycar in the future via technology, design changes, etc. i am all for it. i did not want it at indy for 2012, but who knows what the future will bring. sit back folks and learn what you may not already know. good luck ben & co at lemans.
Let's have Pruett do a few stories about it like he did with the DW12, like is it as fast as the designers said it would be or is it as fast as Pruett thinks it should be.
"You can't arrest those guys, they're folk heroes"
"Well most folk heroes started out as criminals"
In my heart it will always be an indycar.. it was an innovative design to get around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Indianapolis 500 faster and more effecient than any other creation before it. In my book THAT qualifies it to be an " indy" car. I hope it shines, and I hope its allowed to run at the speedway in the future, recreating a modern day version of the rivalry between front and rear engine cars of the 60's.
The only thing that concerned me was have 33 spec cars at Indy again.
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Isn't there a sports car forum this should be in?
"I think there's only so many people that can take care of themselves, and can take care of other people. And the rest of the people … they're useful in terms of compost for the whole planet, you know." - Bill Murray
I will be surprised if it handles well and sets decent lap times, but if it does, I never want to hear the excuse for the DW12 that its problems were related to it being a "new groundbreaking" design.
I do think we can all agree or disagree about Spike, but personally I welcome his vast racing knowledge. Also understand his quest to use proper English & general grammar. Google + online dictionaries are a simple right click away for any TF member to use if in doubt. JMO.
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I think I'm the only one hoping this "thing" will fail
I remember an interview with Emmo about the 6 wheels F1 car. He said nobody wanted to work with that car, every engineer and driver outside of that team was expecting it to fail and he said people were pretty happy when it happened
I want to see some video tho.
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Does it matter? If it were picked there was no way it could have been done on time let alone filling the 26 car FT field and the 33 field at Indy. It is just about March and it finally turns a wheel?
Skypigeon "If you're not on the bus, don't whine about the direction it's going."
Lets see how it does in June.
I thought the design was silly. I just can't imagine it as an open wheel racer/indycar. But times change, and radical thinking and changes is what got us here.
"Unfortunately, the business types who now permeate the sport don't share this same gut centered devotion. I can only hope that the truly addicted will prevail, and that the original spirit of open wheel competition will somehow manage to survive and prosper into the future."
-Dr. Stephen Olvey
I just count my blessings that TF wasn't around in 1967.
Seems kinda hypocritical to me that most posters on the forum bust a couple of people's chops around here for wanting a majority of the drivers to be American, but a lot of those same people are just as - hmm, tough word choice here - predjudiced? narrow-minded? when it comes to chassis choice.
I don't get it.
Rockingham UK '01 / Long Beach & Brands Hatch '03
Le Mans 24 Hours '98 '99 '00 '01 '02 '03 '05 '07 '08 '09 '10 '12
Pikes Peak Hillclimb '08 / NHRA Colorado '08 / NHRA Gatornationals '13 / Sebring '13
Congratulations to RHR, & all the winning drivers & teams in the fantastic 2012 season. Looking forward to 2013!
We are all together now. Goal 22-24 races per year split 50:50 oval:RC/SC
No link, posting from my phone. It's on YouTube.
If you can't say something nice, don't say it at all . . . (just my thoughts)
"Any time that I can be out at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, you're going to see a smile on my face." - Dan Wheldon
"It's crazy how the Indianapolis Motor Speedway can make you so emotional. I went from the highest of highs to the lowest of lows in less than 24 hours." - Alex Tagliani