There is alot of talking going on right now. Just wait until next week. There will be alot more happening because it all starts in 2weeks.
Hang in there guys it will all come together
But I guess this is this week's "heart stopper, I got the vapors" subject...
Wonder what next week's will be...Firestone's semi has a flat on I-65 and now there won't be enough tires for the month...
Ed Carpenter...2013 Indianapolis 500 Pole Winner!
Won't be surprised if it ends up the way you're supposing though.
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IndyCar either makes it happen or they start 31 in the 500. BHA/DRR picked a good year to take a leap of faith...
Ain't engine competition grand?
There are plenty of chassis potentially available, and plenty of Chevy and Honda engines (as I understand it, each team has one in the car, a spare, and a third engine in rebuild). With such a rich supply of what is needed to be on the track, it seems preposterous to me to think that RB and IICS wouldn't be able to find a way around the contractual hurdles the teams and engine suppliers have to work under so that they can get a decent number of one-offs for more than a full field to provide some bump drama for the biggest race in the world. I don't think Lotus complaining about potentially not making the field would be a huge obstacle, since they are already bending over and taking it up the arse publicly for having a less than equal engine for the first three races.
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Confirmed this with a second, more reliable source today.
I really just skimmed thru the thread so sorry if this has been said. But NH is for sure cancelled. Basically Lotus would have to pay $300k to get an engine ready, then another $500,000+ to get a decent team and equipment together for NH. That's upwards of a million dollars for a chance to knock out another Lotus. Waste of money, and would have been a slap in the face to the remaining Lotus teams; spending $1M on a separate one off team but won't put that money towards what's already there. Makes sense
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if lotus has 10 engines, i feel they should just stick with hvm and dragon. take 2 away for race day, that's 8. or less than 3 per driver for practice. with all the craziness this year, i would call that acceptable. any more diluted with a fourth driver and i think that's risky. they need seb, kat and simona on track during practice to work the details of engine and setup. waiting for an engine to arrive from somewhere or trying to work some engine share deal during may should be unacceptable to both keith and jay.
remember, we are not dealing with last years reliable honda for everyone. we will loose practice time this year for cleanup from engine issues from all suppliers.
It is true. Newman Haas has withdrew their entry with Alesi.
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I don't think there will be a shortage of engines, and there will be 33 starters.
I'm sure some of the teams will put fresh engines in to qualify. This would allow teams to send their backup cars out with the older engines to fill the field. There's enough time between Bump day and the race, for those used up engines to be rebuilt.
Can't wait for the ABC/ESPN bump day special to come on the air at 4:30PM. That ought to be some fantastic programming.