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Switching from a double to single turbo would require a new design so not going to happen between events. Does anyone know what the twin turbo setup a/r range is? Can 3 cylinders pull a large a/r value on a big oval?
Before anyone gets too hot and bothered, let's see what affect it has in Brazil. Do people think Honda is going to sweep 8 of the top 10 or something?
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Just my opinion, but Honda will sandbag for Brazil and blow them away at Indy.
I wonder if any team will be welding a fender washer onto the turbo outlet.
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This was absolutely a fair ruling as Honda's upgrade was 100% legal and in the rules. Also it wasnt like John Barnes, Micheal Andretti, JV and Roger all filed complaints on this. It was 100% the b!tch and moan king and prince of Roger Penske & Tim Cindric, who think its fair when they have an advantage but cheating when someone else does. Chevy protested on their behalf.
And IMO, they couldnt have been stupid enough to think they would win this appeal. I think the goal was to delay the upgrade to Indy and buy themselves another race with likely another victory and buy them some time to come up with an answer to the Honda upgrade.
To those against this (Specifically you Vintage), its called competition. What did you expect? Honda to keep doing the same thing and continue to get their a$$ beat? NO!!!! When you are losing, you make changes and try to improve your product. Its called competition. If Honda takes the upperhand with this upgrade, now Chevy needs to find an answer. Its called competition. The b!tchin and moanin on this forum sometimes amazes me. We wanted engine competition and yet we have 1 engine dominating thus far and the other making an upgrade to try and better their rival and people are PO'd about that? Really. Stop it.
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If IndyCar is trying to make engine competition equal, why do we need more than one engine? Hey Honda, take your lumps and get better. Ernest
I'm concerned that this will hardly be the end of turbogate, and the fact that it poses little entertainment value to the audience while creating confusion and disruption to the normal course of competition.
And thats exactly what Honda is doing, getting better. Chevy has beatin their butts so far, so they are going to a better turbo. Again, its competition.
The correct decision was made by INDYCAR in my view. I see it as a primarily a Borg Warner issue, not necessarily a Chevy v Honda thing although obviously it effects Honda directly. Hopefully the spin off benefit will be that it improves competition. Hey, I'm all for that!
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As someone stated before, with the lower turbine a/r, there's technically going to be more exhaust restriction than the 1.0+ a/r they had before. I'm thinking Honda is trading a quicker spool for slightly less efficiency on RC/SC. Now if they are allowed to switch back to the larger a/r for Indy that's where things get a little goofy in my eyes. Hopefully by going below the minimum established by the rule book, the new allowable range is adjusted accordingly.
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...to add, if Honda actually loses efficiency on RC/SC, they must be really in trouble in the overall efficiency category especially compared to WP's mileage a few weeks ago.
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Now knowing the rules....that the turbos have a "range" of A/R ratios they must fall under.....Honda will go to the .74 A/R for the roadcourses and to the Larger A/Rfor the Ovals. But guess what, so will Chevy and Lotus..they will go to a larger A/R for the ovals too.
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http://auto-racing.speedtv.com/artic...turbo-protest/Chevrolet countered by filing an official protest, which was heard by a 3-man panel of judges. GM chose Hans Peter Kolieir, Honda picked attorney Jim Voyles and longtime Indianapolis Motor Speedway counsel and board member Jack Snyder was selected by INDYCAR after Honda and GM could not mutually agree on the third choice.
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Eliminating the engine leases and allowing the teams to do their own thing would solve this problem.
Aren't these engine leases great?
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Looks like they're locked in for a while, its part of the series. If you don't like it, there are already threads in the Series Direction forum to discuss it. No sense bringing that discussion into every thread in this particular forum.
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I'm not sure your analogy makes any sense... what middle/upper class person would actually be eating at a "government run" soup kitchen?
Even though Lotus seems to be the hungry homeless person of ICS engines, all three manufacturers deserve a chance to improve their engines. Do you expect Honda to keep losing to Chevy all year? IMO, if Honda gets this "fix" to their ICS engine then Chevy & Lotus should have one update each to improve their motors.
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