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The pace car is reportedly low on fuel
Sato ran someone else off the road. How did he not get a penalty for hitting Marco?
We’ve got rain. I repeat: we have rain.
This is going to get crazy on the restart!
I hate seeing drivers pull into traffic like that. What was Hinchcliffe thinking? I’m sorry but that should be a disqualification. So unnecessary.
So what are the odds that someone(most likely Sato) takes out Dixon on a restart?
The fates handed him the title in 2015 so they are owed one back
Nooooo Hinch. They are dropping like flies here. Cautions breeding cautions now
That’s tough for Andretti, he was having a decent run. Fifth caution?
Million dollar shunt it seems
Shame for Rossi to lose his win-in-every-season record. Hope he comes back stronger next year
These marbles are treacherous
Holy crap Marco
Australian supercars champion Scott McLaughlin is out of the race after spinning and collecting Veekay
Powers furious, not the greatest way to end a season
Power’s out with damage – what happened there?
Got loose and when the tires bit the road again it snapped toward the wall
Power and Newgarden getting a bit close for team mates under any circumstances let alone when one of them’s trying to win a championship!
I’m surprised Newgarden didn’t push the issue more with Bourdais at the start.
Really hope K Mag finds a drive here next year
I’d love to see that. A Carlin reunion would be great if they can get the money.
Problem for Power – he’s lost the lead and sliding all over the place.
Hello everyone and welcome to 激情F1 Live for the IndyCar season finale!
It feels rather odd to be watching the cars on the streets of St Petersburg in October instead of March, and for the last race of the season instead of the first.
It’s a bit weird yeah. But we’ll take what we can get this year. Cheering for seabass
That’s what I expect from Ferrucci.
Not the year’s best race but you can’t fault the class of Power’s drive. Here’s the race report:
Remarkably nothing appears to have gone horrendously wrong for Rossi yet.
Ah, well, if he gets a penalty for unsafe release in front of his own team mate, that’ll be it…
Yup, that’s Rossi’s luck this year.
They don’t seem bothered…
This is pretty racy for Mid-Ohio so far.
Feels like I’ve seen more passes in the first 10 laps than in entire races at this track.
Hello everyone and welcome to 激情F1 Live for the first of two races from Mid-Ohio this weekend.
Thanks for joining in guys, here’s tonight’s race report:
Thanks for the company everyone see you next time!
IndyCar needs to look at this rule of finishing under yellow, it’s a let down for fans who invest their time to see a finish like this, NASCAR does one thing right nd that is 3 attempts at a green white checkered finish
I disagree. Green-white-checkered is gimmicky as hell. It is called the Indy 500 not the Indy 505(or insert name of current race).
Doesn’t fuel become an issue? I don’t mind finishing under yellow, but that caution seemed a bit premature Sato still had control of it. Seems anytime you tap the wall they throw the yellow
Come on Pato
Herta getting very squirrely!
BIG save eh!
Also, if this O Ward kid turns out to be a star hello Mexico City in a year or two
Gonna be tough but O Ward is there
Anytime I see Newgarden’s cockpit cam I can’t help but wonder who the sponsor is
McLaren SP are surely going to win one of these things soon. I make this the sixth race in a row they’ve led. O’Ward was ahead for 94 laps yesterday.
O’Ward really marking himself out as a star of the future. Makes you wonder what went so badly wrong in Japan than RB dropped him as quick as they picked him up. VeeKay too looking like a top tier driver I remember him embarrassing Dan Tickum in the Asian Winter Series a few years back
O’Ward wasn’t eligible for a super license. No one doubts that he’s good enough for F1. It is just another reason why the FIA should get rid of the super license.
At this rate he’ll have it in a few months
He might win this one
I hate that Ferrucci is quite talented
He minds me of Kyle Busch but he hasn’t been in top notch equipment yet, if he gets a top drive he’ll make this series even more exciting to watch
He so unlikeable though. But yeah perhaps having a villain would be a good thing. On the contrary I really like Kyle and his win-it-or-bin-it attitude, it’s like a reduction of what NASCAR is all about. Haven’t watched it in a few years though because the chase is so dumb
A villain is needed in every sport, and I agree the Chase is hurting the sport
Stage racing is dumber..
Well finally we’re about to get started.
Please no punterino Zach
Gentlemen, start your engines!
If this race ever starts. This is ridiculous.
They’ve got to be getting close to turning this into a time limited race instead of the number of laps.
Let’s run 50 service vehicles around the track what could go wrong
That’s what I thought before we knew at least one of them was leaking oil. Hopefully Gateway has learned their lesson.
This could be TKs last race I think?
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Good evening. Hopefully Rossi can make it to the green flag this time, though I’d take a repeat of yesterday
A fine win by Dixon – it feels like I’m writing that a lot this year! Here’s the race report:
Wow that was an immense pass by Sato.
What a move!
What is race control doing? Race until it starts raining or lightning. This is almost as bad as a phantom Nascar yellow.
Zach Veach giving it the ‘Ricardo Rosset at Spa 1998’ treatment there.
Oh dear – four cars crashed already. Rossi stopped, Pagenaud running with damage.
Hello everyone and welcome to 激情F1 Live for the first of two IndyCar races this weekend. Will Power will lead the field away at Gateway tonight ahead of Pato O’Ward, Scott Dixon and Marcus Ericsson.
Thanks for joining in guys, here’s today’s race report: Sato denies Dixon as Indy 500 ends under caution due to heavy crash for Pigot
See you in six days’ time for a double-helping of IndyCar from Gateway? Splendid.
Great drive from O’Ward too. Best McLaren ;-) and top rookie in 6th
I first saw Sato in F3 on channel 4 many years ago and have been a fan since. Great to him win again
Great performance from Sato and the team, really solid strategy, took the overtakes when he needed to and pushed at the right time. Great stuff, a well deserved win.
Congratulations Takuma!! I started watching F1 in 2004 and BAR was my favorite team. So glad to see the success he’s had in IndyCar!
Great drive Sato!
Imagine rating Fernando Alonso after this.
I think he needed more race rithm, before this one. As many have been saying, he should have considered doing a full indycar season.
I’d prefer him to Indycar full time rather than two years of midfield mediocrity with Renault. He needs to sack his manager.
Sato GOAT. Alonso just isn’t at Taku’s skill level.
Well done Sato!
So so lucky to be alright after that! Thank god he looks okay
Great stuff from Sato. Pity we couldn’t have a green flag finish though.
Oh well its been fun guys, enjoy the rest of the day. What a race
Enjoy the Hockey, day’s not done yet. @ Sato x 2! , well deserved win for a stand up guy…
It’s a stupid call to end under yellow if you ask me. Takes a good race and kills it
Might not have been possible to make the pit entry safe after the impact on the tyre barrier. Shame for it to finish like this, but a cracking race all the same.
Yeah, that occurred to me too @mazdachris. Instead of trying to make emergency repairs and risk anything just to have a nice finish – especially when we know that cautions all too often bring new cautions, I think that was a good call. Withouth the caution Sato had almost a second in the lead, I don’t think Dixon had it to fight back, maybe Rahal would have gotten Dixon though.
That is probably the season championship for Dixon. He’s 84 points ahead of Newgarden now with only 5 races left. Newgarden would have to gain 17 points a race on Dixon, and I don’t see that happening.
We’re finishing under yellow! Another win for Sato!!
Can you imagine how strong these cars are not to have broken it in half. It’s insane to even imagine
I feel like I’ve seen an F1 season’s worth of massively high g accidents in one day.
Can you imagine if he’d gone left of the tyres and straight into the pit lane
Are they finishing this now???
I’m so happy they put so much safety work into these cars
Very much so, yeah.
Huge crash for Pigot, glad to see he’s moving around. This could be a red flag though.
Man they’ve been lucky today
Damn this has been a huge crash year
Ya it’s been bad. Probably 20 years ago we’ve had 2 deaths today
At least 2 would have died today
This is par for the course – usually 6+ cautions per day, mainly 1 car accidents. Spencer’s crash is clearly the worst of the day but to say they’ve been lucky isn’t fair – it’s the reason we now have the aeroscreen and the cars are built to withstand the impacts that are typical on any oval.
The top 4 will be in a blanket here soon
This is getting good
Dixon testing Sato’s defences. There’s a feeling of inevitability about this.
Sato looks strong!
Sato will fight we know that
I’m utterly gobsmacked that the US feed goes to adverts so late into the race… Thank goodness SkyF1 picks up the feed at such a time.
let’s hope Santino can rattle the old-timers a bit
I’m a big fan of second chances and this kid has what it takes to be a superstar given good equipment in any series
yeah, I also didn’t like what he did back in GP2, but he’s a real talent and he’s one of the only youngsters fighting the 40 year-olds like Sato or Dixon
See earlier. There are second chances, and there are tenth chances and being an obviously bad person.
This is going to be fantastic
Dixon is literally waiting for when he thinks he needs to be out front, strongest car I’ve seen in this race in a long time
Yeah I’m expecting him to stretch his legs.
Just got here from the UCL final, what’s the status on Alonso’s race thus far?
Almost completely anonymous.
he’s no-where, been in the twenties all race
Seriously disappointing then, given that O’Ward is doing fairly well from what little I can establish.
Hope Takuma’s left front suspension didn’t get damaged after Rossi nudged it…
I’m still not ok with a mid-engined Corvette…
Doesn’t feel right, does it.
It looks like a Ferrari 458, worst vet ever made
This race could get crazy. I don’t see that being the last yellow
It’s all over for Rossi, he’s in the wall. Sixth caution of the day.
He’ll want a stiff drink tonight I’d imagine. One to forget.
That oil’s going to take some cleaning
I still think Ferrucci has a carcto get up there
Yeah very possible. Dale Coyne are always a well run efficient small team. He’s got a good car. If it goes away he can just it as a weapon again anyway so he’ll be happy either way.
That Pagenaud-Hunter-Reay touch was coronary-inducing stuff.
That ruined a fun 2nd half. We know who’s winning already now
Rossi giving the Chilton the hurry-up! Got to love that.
Man that’s brutal, they both were released at the exact same time, how can a crew chief call that any different way
Wow, that really is a strict call there.
Rossi’s crew under investigation for unsafe release…
Could give an opportunity to Sato if there’s a penalty
And there it is – penalty for Rossi. Big call.
That’s a bad call what do you think?
McLaren SP have done some great pit stops today. O’Ward up to second now.
He’s been a very good surprise so far
The young guys are not having a good year this year. Seems like if you get it wrong even a little your race is over. Just happy these cars are so safe and everyone’s been ok these are big hits
Yes me too but the storm is brewing especially if we have a caution late
I see a crazy finish. If we have a yellow with 10 to go it will get nuts
Yep it would be crazy, I honestly think a late caution is the only way Dixon loses this race
Hitting the brakes is possibly the worst thing to do at that point. An understandable reaction of course, but it made the impact angle much heavier
Palou’s in the wall, that’s out fifth caution of the day. He seems to be moving in the car.
yeah, the rookies are getting ejected by this race.
Ferrucci’s F2 ban still happened.
Everyone makes mistakes and deserves a second chance
He didn’t do a single bad thing that makes a ‘second chance’ relevant.
He is a racist. He is a Trump supporter. He and his father bullied a brown racer sustainably over a period of time. He used his car as a weapon. He texted and drove. He responded to it with petulance and arrogance. He races consistently irresponsibly including basically trying to kill Newgarden at Gateway last year. He showed himself to be a petty cheat in the iRacing.
He is objectively, demonstrably and obviously a nasty awful disgusting human being and it shouldn’t be difficult for a sensible person to see that.
The lead-swapping is diverting stuff but I haven’t seen anything yet which persuades me anyone has an answer for Dixon. The appearance of O’Ward in the top three is intriguing, though.
Lead change lead change lead change lead change lead change
It’s definitely more safe than a few years ago, but if you compare it to F1, it seems so backwards with safety
Ferrucci passing on the short straight? Don’t tell Pagenaud…
Dixon to win.
I wish Indycar would get my props for inventing and implementing the safer wall at a lot of tracks world wide. It’s saved so many lives
Just misread the situation and swerved on the brakes to avoid where he thought the car would be in the cloud. Split second decision. Real shame.
Yep, amazing how fast it broke away from him
If that was just concrete he wouldn’t be getting out on his own
The hit with Daly could have been a lot worse as well.
Very true. That was a crash that both drivers prob shouldn’t have had. It’s always scary when you crash on walls of that angle
Safer barriers save lives every year
I don’t think Indycar gets enough props for inventing and implementing the safer wall system
Good to see all is good. Hard to get out of the car
Wow that was a hard hit
Good to see Askew out of the car he went off at huge speed after Daly spun in front of him at the restart.
That was a pretty horrible hit. Real shame as well as he was running really well up to then.
Third caution of the day, Kellett in the wall.
Was Alonso still on the lead lap?
The way they chuck those wheelguns on the floor… That’s no way to treat your tools.
Alonso about to be lapped. :o
What a disappointment at this point in the race, I figured he’d be in the top 15 at this point
only a safety car could help him
You called it but he has no speed
almost no Chevy engined car has speed
first time since 1999 there’s been no female drivers in the indy 500
Does anyone know why they all move to the inside on the straights?
They move away from the walls to reduce buffetting off the side of the cars which would slow them. But then they often have drivers close behind and come further to the inside to defend. In IndyCar you have to defend ‘proactively’, you can’t move ‘reactively’.
I wonder if Lewis will ever try this, that would be an epic sports story
Particularly after his comments about the standard of the field a few years ago:
Lol Fernando qualified 26th this year but I get your point Kieth.
It doesn’t seem really like Hamilton’s sort of thing. I get the impression when it comes to cars, F1 is the only thing he’s interested in. Perhaps bikes though at some point.
He has said he’d like to do a NASCAR race and of course did drive a NASCAR at Watkins Glen in 2011.
But yeah I’d be far more interested to see him in IndyCar. Didn’t Mercedes film him at Pocono a few years back for some reason?
Ya I saw that video, I hope he stays in F1 till he’s 40 and then venture out to the big 24 hour races, Indy 500 and maybe some Dakar stuff but that’s just my fantasy lol
I never fully appreciate British advertising regulations until I watch American TV, there’s more adverts than actual TV. Absolutely everything is advertising
O’Ward’s running nicely, worked his way up to eighth, second of the Chevrolets.
Amazing how how small and ‘flat’ the rear wings are..
They’re very low drag, they don’t need so much downforce here, just good stability
Hunter-Reay looked quick before but he lost a lot of time in the first pit stop.
Rossi looks like he has something for Dixon, if Hunter Reay gets back up front he does too
Didnt Alsono pitted at the same time as pagenaud? How is he 28th and Pagenaud 1st?
He must have made a big adjustment
He pitted again, I believe, along with the lead cars.
That’s a pity.
Too early for that
He is just really slow. He is falling back since the start
pagenaud got to the front by pitting early. Alonso was a couple of places behind him when the second yellow came.
I think he pitted again
GP2 engine, GP2!
It’s not a #Honda
Like him or not, Ferrucci has talent and enormous balls
Hell yeah. He seems to have a much better attitude now so he is doing great. It was prob best to get him out of the F1 system
Yep and he has that cocky confidence as well, a slight Kyle Busch personality
No guys, don’t fall for it. He is a disgusting petty cheating racist.
I’m sorry I like the screen but if there is ever a big fire these guys will die bc the help won’t be able to get them out of the car. These guys can’t even get out on their own. If they are hurt it’s game over
I feel the same about f1 halo also. It’s hard to get out on your own
They don’t have that issue with the halo though. They still have the mandatory minimum car exit time requirement. It looks more like they have trouble undoing the belts and unplugging the helmet.
They have that with Indy car also. I’m just scared if you are hurt and on fire you arnt getting out or being pulled out. I still feel the same about F1. They can maybe get out a little faster but not by much and it’s done in a perfect situation the minimum extraction time test
I’m not concerned about that because I expect the marshals would arrive in sufficient time – exactly as with the Halo in F1.
What concerns me more in IndyCar is the possibility fuel could enter the cockpit during a refuelling stop, but that was potentially a problem before as well.
It’s definitely slower though I’ve seen plenty of F1 drivers spring out of the car quickly with the halo. So far it’s two for two with Indycar with the drivers literally needing assistance to get out of the car. Very worrying.
#Charles managed undoing the belts in Spain.
They’re so slow getting out of the cars. Seems like they need help from marshals.
And Pit Road is absolute carnage. Clearly the US has quite different standards of safety compared to the rest of the world!
That was about as clean as a set up pit stops as you will see with a field of 33 cars under yellow. There’s no other way or you will lose out to everyone. It looks worse then it really is
The screen seems to minimize arm and hand movements, I sure as heck wouldn’t want to be in one with a fire going on but Justin Wilson sure could have used one, would have saved him
Ericsson out – second caution of the day.
I saw that happen at the top of the screen, thought I was seeing things at first
He will be sore for a few days
Grosjean hit him
So unfortunate for Carpenter man, whenever he suits up he’s fun to cheer for
i had to double check the tyre manufacturer there, thought it might have been pirelli
The tire was fine it was a wheel failure
That’s a really strange failure. Never seen anything like that.
Me either. The tim itself exploded
What could that have been
My guess is something got into the wheel and machined it till it failed
Gotta love that he couldn’t get out of the car very fast. Shows how hard it is with these halos and screens. In a true fire emergency these guys are done for
How stupid to keep driving like that
Hot Wheels IRL
Fernando should move up quickly
He is going backwards. Since the crash he hasn’t been happy with the car
He sure was
Been to Indy a few times when I lived stateside (in Chicago), damn it looks bare with no fans.
Wow! My Newman/Hass red 5 shirt still fits!!
Disappointing though it is there can’t be any fans there today, it’s nice not to have a clash with F1. This is the least stressed I’ve been during an Indianapolis 500 for about 15 years!
Enjoy the race everyone!
God Danica is such a rocket
One of the best races to watch of the year along with Silverstone and the Daytona 500 for me
Gotta respect having so many fans sitting in the parking lot watching the race on tv since they can’t be inside the track. It shows how diehard a lot of fans of the 500 are
Must be so hard for some people who have attended for 30 years or so not being allowed in
100%. I still don’t get why they couldn’t let a few 1000 fans in. The place is huge you could keep them apart. If go out to the parking lot and tell them all to come in as long as they all sit apart
I know right, I live on one of the Great Lakes and they opened movie theatres up but the race tracks which happen to be outside still not allowing fans in, figure that one out
Happy blulchtime all, should be a good one, here’s hoping for a safe, dry race.
@That would be blunchtime here in LA. Scotty’s looking very good, but I’m wondering if Helio’s going to pull a rabbit outof the hat ? That last win of his in the rain driving the Penske Accura prototype was memorable driving..
It’s hard to bet against Dixon to win this.
Hello everyone and welcome to 激情F1 Live for the 104th running of the Indianapolis 500!
This is always such a tough race to predict. Who’s your tip for victory?
I think the Penskes will be stronger than expected and I’m going with Newgarden today.
where are the facemasks?
What do you mean they all have them unless they are alone and talking away from people
;) just for fun of it I thought to watch Indy 500. Seems I’m watching a replay from a previous year.
found the correct stream now.
Ok good bc it confused me when you said that.
You will really enjoy the race if you have never watched before
Hello, my fellow hard-rockin’ Indy 500 geek amigos!
Hey hey, I’m thinking kudos to Arrow McLaren for signing Ollie and Pato..
Oh dear! I’ll shut up…
Is sky sports delayed coverage?
There is going to be a line a mile long of drivers who want to give Power a piece of their mind after the race.
Rough first lap for several contenders
This is the youngest front row in probably several races if not a few years.
Here we go again. Bet against Dixon at your peril
Ferrucci is one heck of a driver, I would love to see Haas take a chance on him.
Talented or not his toxic immaturity and entitlement belong nowhere near an indycar let alone an F1 car
They’ve used a two stage pit speed limit before on some ovals in the past.
The new two speed pit entry’s should be interesting, good idea if the guys get it right, the old ‘one speed’ took ages to get in and out.,,,(oops someone just blew it!) Darn Alex, not again!
No offence to anyone on here but to see the amount of fans here at this race shows why the US is the best in the world at corona virus infections. Can’t believe how dumb Americans are.
Darn Ollie, ouch! I’m rooting for these McLaren kids..
Live timing: //racecontrol.indycar.com/
Can any of you guys and gals outside the USA see the race on TV?
It’s on nbc in America. You can download the NBCSN app and watch it there
Decent race there, great drive from Dixon, a shame we never saw the showdown with Rosenqvist, though. I’m sure it will come.
Here’s the report: //www.0710nk.net/2020/06/07/dixon-dominates-in-texas-as-team-mate-rosenqvist-crashes-out-chasing-him/
May not have been the most stunning race ever, but nice to have some live open wheel racing back – and worth the 1am start I think.
Shame there for Rosenqvist – no contact I don’t think though
This traction compound is a complete joke.
ouch – Ferrucci having a mare there
Power holding up Dixon and bringing Rosenqvist in range.
An Aussie making life difficult for a Kiwi. Some things will never change.
Rosenqvist into the wall.
Second caution of the race for debris.
Obviously not..nice pass
Hmm, so with everyone avoiding the kryptonite, is any overtaking highly unlikely ?
Dixon edging away, Rosenqvist all over the Penskes, Ganassi in good shape at the moment.
Other than Sato I think Veekay’e the first to get on the ‘traction compound’ strip…maybe not by choice but sooner or later it could well come into play again.
Seems this traction compound has reduced the track to a single line which has seemingly killed the racing.
And the mandatory 35 lap stint limit has killed all the strategy.
Race has been terrible so far.
You’re right, used to be two /three wide, thanks NASCAR. 120 degrees in the cars!
He has cost that team a lot of money today
First caution as two rookies collide: Veekay and Palou. Palou climbing out, Veekay driving back to pits.
35 green flag lap limit on the tyres they say on commentary – doesn’t that work out to potentially a pit stop every 15 minutes-ish (I think)
I see after their virtual collision a few weeks ago, Ferrucci and Askew are now running together in 18th and 19th…
Double diaster for RLL – Rahal had an ECU problem which hampered his getaway and he’s started a lap behind.
…and got a drive-through too.
Both the Andretti drivers who had problems managed to take the start.
Ahhh – open wheel racing – I have missed you
I know, right!
indeed Keith – although I wasn’t too popular when the alarm went off – c’est la vie!
I don’t get why Sato didn’t goto the backup car. They had one with them
You’re not allowed to keep an engine already installed in a backup car in Indycar, so I’m assuming they were thrashing to get an engine installed.
And bad news for RLL as Sato’s car isn’t repaired in time following his crash in qualifying a few hours ago.
Unfortunately it looks like Andretti’s top two drivers might be at a disadvantage from the start – problems for both Alexander Rossi and Ryan Hunter-Reay.
Let’s hope they don’t take the whole field out in turn one bc of nascar destroying the track and the top line is not race able
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Preevning all, here’s hoping for a safe race, it’s hot as hell there.
It’s fortunate the drivers are socially distancing, otherwise I imagine a few punches would have been thrown after that.
Never expected any of the last 10 laps, bravo.
That was mental
Don’t see much teamwork here Norris is driving a wide car
It’s a mclaren roadblock
This is going to be quite an interesting last 10 laps
That caution changes everything
Norris lost time in his pit stop as he had to have repairs done.
So many different strategies at play.
Yep Willy P has boxed early this should be a really interesting finish
If power and the other top runners have to pit again, it’s surely his race
Interesting that Pagenaud looks like he’s going to make the 1 stop work
Is it just me or is Power covering Norris way harder than any other driver?
He is. Norris seems to be to this race almost what Alonso was to it in his first Indy 500
Rahal looking racy
Davidson and Norris just touched in turn two.
I’m so hyped for this, the quality of the grid is so good, go Lando!
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Race control telling the drivers to do their best to ensure they at least get a clean start – which didn’t happen in Michigan – and give each other plenty of room.
The presentation of this show is amazing, I jurist wish they were using yellow flags, so anyone who spins or crashes on the first lap has a chance to catch up
If the race is going to be anything like the practice, we’d see very little green running!
Haa ha that’s true!
Hello everyone and welcome to this evening’s IndyCar iRacng round on the Indianapolis oval. Looks like being a fun one!
Well that was a cracking race. Here’s the report:
What’s that other stream being heard on this page?
Another good showing from indy
O’Ward might be regretting inviting Lando now
Anyone know the story with Norris’s helmet? Looks a bit like Anthoine Hubert’s from the top…
Norris has taken new tyres in his stop.
Norris told to pit opposite to O’Ward.
Norris predicting Rosenqvist will win.
Norris fifth, he’s told the cars in front of him have pitted.
Think 15 seconds is going to be hard going in 15 laps let’s see what traffic power gets maybe
And now Power has spun on his out-lap – twice!
Norris spins! Big chance for Power to pull out a gap.
:0 Race on!!!
So competition caution out now, Norris first among those who’ve pitted, trying to use the McLaughlin strategy from Barber to win.
Even if he two stops, given the pace he’s putting in I can’t see the guys who stayed out ahead winning at the moment
Norris finally getting to show his esports class away from the codies clownshow. Verstappen racing in the nurburgring virtual 24h as well
Norris said hello to his chat on the back straight on lap two – then immediately locked up at the next corner…
Mostert already out for some reason it seems.
Warm-up’s done, Norris was quickest again but Karam much closer.
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Lando Norris has taken pole position on his debut in the series, followed by Will Power, Felix Rosenqvist, Scott McLaughlin, Pato O’Ward, Sage Karam, Alex Palou, Josef Newgarden, Rinus VeeKay and Felipe Nasr.
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Yeah, the cream rises to the top, damn shame Scott got nailed, me thinks he might be the next Indy star…
Dixon took what 3 races to get to the front what a pro
Not sure but here we go……Stops
What lap did Kyle pit? Does he only need one more stop?
@Oh, watching on NBCSN…
Is it just me, but unlike F!’s offering this looks like a REAL race…lovin’ it! Lee Townsend and Paul doing stellar job…
Hi y’all, noon in LA… Great stuff with Kyle Busch, a real racer, Robert W on the front row!
Aargh Wickens. Kyle fan here too. Win it or bin it
The iRacing Challenge from Motegi is coming up shortly. Robert Wickens has pole position for today’s race.
The official Indycar channel is streaming this on YT if anyone is looking for a means to watch
Shame for Rosenqvist at the start, but it will be interesting watching him come back through the pack. Lucky they are running cautions this time, although yellows breed yellows and too many make this race a bit of a shambles
Thanks for joining in everyone – we’ll be back tomorrow for the Virtual Vietnam Grand Prix!
Hm… it seems they will run on oval next… lets see that in sim racing how it would be…
Another great race. These iRacing Indycar challenges are doing a good job of scratching the itch for real life racing. Great drives from Wickens and McLaughlin. I wonder how the championship table looks now
Ok Another good race. Slowly im used to this type of racing but i miss the real thing.
HOW DO I WATCH THIS!?
UK: Sky US: NBCSN
Sky are showing it on YouTube too
On Wickens’ Facebook feed they’re saying Karam disconnected
Damn leaders came together :0
Very impressed with Wickens.
Felix needs to get a move on past slick Willy P here or Karam is going to romp it again. McLaughlin is still the wild card though!
Not a fan of the competition caution idea. Pity they can’t do real cautions instead.
Yep it would be nice if they could throw the yellow in life-like situations. I had heard it would be lap 28, lap 15 is definitely better as 28 would have neutered the pit stop strategy battle
Yeah they changed it after the original release went out.
Nice idea from Scott McLaughlin I wonder if it will pay off
G’day all, pre-race on NBCSN right now..nice job so far..
On an unrelated subject Bernie’s going to become a dad again ! :)
What time does the race kick off? Currently watching the 96 Monaco Grand Prix :)
I like it really… its also that the event is on Watkins that i love… very good.
Great job IMO, interesting that the Glen won out over a bunch of tracks, sure got my vote, it’s going to get better when Robert and the other missing drivers get hooked up.
Hello everyone and welcome to 激情F1 Live for the first of IndyCar’s iRacing events. Tonight’s venue as chosen by a poll of fans is Watkins Glen.
Hey ya’all this is pretty darn cool…..
Important move for Pagenaud recovering a spot from Rosenqvist. If he gets Dixon, will Power let him by? Tricky one…
Herta doing a top notch job, it must be said.
Yes, it must.
Great pass by Pagenaud on Newgreaden. Pity the pit lane commentator was blathering on about who cares what else…
And now Rossi gets Newgarden!
Josef is just biding his time on the black tires, while everyone else is on reds.
It’s all going wrong for Rossi. Jumped by Power in the pits, then passed by Pagenaud when he rejoins.
Been looking forward to this all year!
Terrific to see these cars back at Laguna Seca again.
Hello everyone and welcome to the championship-deciding round of the 2019 IndyCar season from Laguna Seca!
Eight laps to go and Ferrucci has suddenly come to a stop on the start/finish straight. Restart coming up, not what Power needed…
Drama for Dixon! Race leader stops in the pits.
Hunter-Reay gets a 30-second time penalty when he’s already 13 laps down…
What on earth was Hunter-Reay thinking?
Dear me that absolutely stunk from Rahal. Awful move.
Hello everyone and welcome to 激情F1 Live for the penultimate round of the IndyCar season, the Grand Prix of Portland!
Starting the race at twilight is a great idea, the light looks amazing and makes the cars look so dramatic.
I had a lot of fun when I attended this race the two years ago, when they first came back to St Louis. It seems like the promoter has listen to fan feedback and added even more things to before the race starts. And yes the cars look awesome under the lights with the Arch in the background.
I so want Takuma to win this one…
Sweet! Karma ! :)
That is probably the race. It will probably be too dark by the time the weather clears out.
They were going bonkers 5/6 wide before the lead cars crossed the start line, I dunno about this place, looks like Takuma caused it.
Why am i not surprised
After watching the incident several times it looks to me that Sato was about to rear end that slower car in front on the outside, he came up to it real fast, panicked and corrected by turning left?
Ok. Were done with Pocono.
That was carnage, lucky no one was seriously hurt
Hello everyone and welcome to 激情F1 Live for today’s IndyCar race from Mid-Ohio!
That’s a bad one, hope Sato’s OK!…aah.. he is.
That was of the dumbest moves I’ve seen by any racing driver in a while! Sato just drove straight into the side of Rossi and RHR. Indycar should seriously consider making him sit out the next race. There’s a reason why my sister calls Sato “Wreckin-Ralf”.
Yep, it’s a 500 mile race…
Awesome! The fans sure showed a lotta love and his lady passenger was hilarious, as PT said, “worth the price of admission”.
Robert Wickens going to drive a specially modified Acura NSX on the parade lap before the Honda Indy Toronto! Now that’s super cool!
I digress but for me these kind of tracks are the ultimate race venues. Set up a picnic area with pals on a grassy knoll under the trees..what better way to watch.
Going to be a harsh yellow for Rossi here
Can you imagine today F1 race at this track!!
One can only dream…also I much prefer the one guy a wheel pit stops, it’s fun watching them work.
Live Timing..already a pass for the lead //racecontrol.indycar.com/
Hopefully, if I’m reading the radar correctly, the rain stays to the West, fingers crossed
That was a pretty dumb move by Herta. I told my sister he’d end up in the wall before the race was over with the way he’s been driving. That is a move you try in the last 2 or 3 laps.
Sato screws up big, luckily it looks as if the crew member he hit is ok.
Dixon! one heck of a driver, well played Scott, Chip and the boys.
Great! NBC’s lost the picture..
The Indycar Radio feed is still going in the app.
Thanks, we’re back :)
Marcus Ericsson could be in with a shot here if Hinch can be a roadblock
Looks like Newgarden and Rossi lost it by themselves and Hinch was stuck in the middle…
Hinch may not have broken any rules, but Indycar should make the blend line longer. Allowing cars coming out of the pits to cut off cars at speed is just asking to have a car launched in the air and into the fence.
Wow! That was very silly..but Rossi drives off! How bad’s the damage ?..Sebs in 7th!!
Should be here…
I thought it was Hinch’s fault but on the replay it’s Newgarden just dropped it. Wouldn’t mind seeing Felix’s onboard, he didn’t have much time to react to Rossi driving off
Sato not Felix even
Whoa! Great action until that smash what a shame
Hey RaceFam, finally getting some of this weekends action in at last. Surprised to see Ferucci leading, he’s been annoyingly impressive of late!
G’day, reckon that’s going to take awhile to clean up. Could they get Seb back out there!?
Must admit, I’m impressed by Ferrucci in IndyCars so far. I was firmly expecting him to be a liability…
AFAIR he’s a FaceFans fave.. :)
How did you hear about our Zuckerberg-baiting spin-off social media site?
Wow the alternate tyres have no pace at all.
Nasty crash at pit entry for Bourdais and Pigot.
Power’s miserable luck hasn’t changed, it seems.
Big mess at the start – Power concerned about his gearbox after being hit from behind by Chilton.
Formation lap underway in considerably better conditions than yesterday…
Hello everyone and welcome back to 激情F1 Live for the second IndyCar race from Detroit.
Here’s a reminder of how yesterday’s rain-affected race unfolded:
Shame they’re not good enough for F1…. No doubt Lance would have been in that battle. Looks like good weather tomorrow ! :)
Man, Rossi and Newgarden are lapping 1.5 sec faster than everybody else.
And here comes Takuma .. again!
Dixon in the wall! Wow, that’s rare.
Oh man, why did they let Will go! Lack of communication.
Yeah, could get interesting. Full course caution..just as others were coming in. @ Live timing.. //racecontrol.indycar.com/
I just hope race control doesn’t have them putter around for another 10 laps, which will take fuel out of the equation.
So much for a short yellow.
Very brave choice from Andretti to go on slicks. This is why I like championships that don’t have intermediate tyres…
Hunter-Reay spins out of eighth place!
“polished concrete” It’s drying out real fast, they’ll be looking for wet spots soon..
Wow that Veach spin. There is just no grip.
Jolly good boating weather!
I must admit I thought the conditions were better than this from the static shots. It’s clearly very wet.
Hmm, single file start…
Race due to start in four minutes, will be run to a 75 minute time limit.
Cars heading to the pit area ready for the start procedure to begin shortly, with any luck
Certainly looks like the conditions there are brightening up so hopefully we’ll get the race started soon.
Liverpool/Spurs during the rain…
Hello everyone and welcome to 激情F1 Live for the first of two races from Stroit this weekend.
At least, we hope so – it’s streaming down at Belle Isle at the moment and for the time being it isn’t clear when the race will start.
At least I can watch the Champions League final while I wait.
Yep, a great drive, Chevy power?
Well deserved winner
Wow, Sato’s going for it.
OK let’s get this finished!
Love IndyCar. Hate how long they spend under caution.
It was raining carbon fiber after that shunt..
Why didn’t they send the lapped cars through pit lane 2 laps ago?
Yeah Seabass’ fault
Shame was set up for a great green flag run to the end between the top 4
Come on, what are we waiting for, they sure like dragging out the caution period
This is starting to look like its going to be a three way shootout among Simon, Carpenter, and Newgarden.
Aaaagh, bad stop for Rossi!
No way!!! Damn Rossi
Hope he can recover those 10 seconds
Another pit lane incident! Ericsson now.
“Radar looks good racing looks good” Hell yeah, go Rossi!
He has 7 laps advantage on pit stop window..
Rossi caught the leader in no time. This race is heating up nicely!
Fair play to Ferrucci, that was quite a pass!
I’m glad I don’t have to watch the American broadcast. How many ad breaks?
At least mostly they’re going ‘side by side’.
Always like that they give Bourdais the respect of calling him a 4x champion despite being in the Champ Car side of the split 👏
Cool to see Junior at the Indy
Nasty hit for Kings wheelman hope he is okay. I wonder how much fuel Felix has left here. He was Rossi-ing his way back into the race
Aaaand he’s in lol
Kaiser into the wall.
A bit too much action in the pits today.
Oh dear and just after I post that someone’s been hurt at RLL during King’s pit stop. Not good to see.
Fun start. Power and Newgarden great stuff
Don’t forget that the Indycar Android app gives you live in car cameras and radio.
Ah no. Early trouble for Herta
The cars look a lot racier than last year already. Penske’s moving to the front. Oh no problem for Herta.
Hello, my fellow hard rockin’ Indy 500 geeks!!!!
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Hopefully they can get all 500 miles in.
Pagenaud hacking two seconds a lap out of Dixon, we’re set for a terrific finish.
I do like the fact IndyCar don’t have intermediates.
I’m less keen on spending a dozen laps under caution because of a single car stoppage…
That was a great pass by Simon!
Kanaan first to gamble on wet weather tyres. Don’t think the track looks wet enough.
If Newgarden can pull off a podium today, I’ll be shocked. Happy but shocked.
So one Schmidt Peterson full-time driver causes a full-course caution… Then the other one Schmidt Peterson full-time driver causes another…
Meanwhile the part-timer’s doing alright!
Thought that damage would put Ericsson out but he’s back in the pits!
No such luck though – he’s out.
Good start by Harvey, disaster for Rossi, not much going right for the Andretti team this weekend.
Hello everyone and welcome to today’s sixth and final 激情F1 Live, for this evening’s IndyCar race. We’ve got a chance of rain at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and some inexperienced drivers at the sharp end of the field, so this could be an exciting one…
Rain expected later in the race…Hopefully not ! @Presumably there no golfing going on during the race….
Total domination from Rossi. Not a classic weekends racing in any format. One for the purists
Great race by Rossi. Rahal dinged for blocking Dixon on the last lap – he falls to third.
Hunter-Reay turning up the heat on Rahal with the laps ticking down.
Ah. Not so much. Dixon’s through. The curse of the commenter is strong today.
Nice fight developing between King Taco my two favourites Seabass and Felix
I jinxed it
No free Tacos!
Fair play to Rossi he is crushing them. it’s not making for the most thrilling race but no one can touch him today.
He’s really made a great show of himself in his post F1 career
Wondering what place Scott Dixon is?
Too many bloody commercials!
What the hell was the guy on the front-left doing in that stop?
Yeah, smart or luck not to run over the hose, that would have been a disaster..
Lots of carbon dust from Power’s front-left brake, I wonder if it’s overheating.
Jeez not again Will!
I hereby reconsider my tip for victory…
Canny stuff from Penske on the strategy. I must admit I thought it was odd Ganassi brought Dixon in right away when he presumably had 6s of clear air in front of him before the traffic.
I think most of the teams are terrified of being caught out by a yellow, especially on a street course.
Good work from Penske
I forgot we had Lacuna Seca to look forward to that’s going to be awesome! I’ll never forget Rossi Vs. Stoner’s epic duel on the bikes round there
There’s no better place to spend a race weekend, bikes or cars. Driving up though the marine layer into the sunshine’s worth the price of admission.
Alonso should be running here….
He really should it’s a bucket list race
I can’t see it happening, unfortunately. I think he just wants Indy.
Evening all across the pond, welcome to our Monaco (with passing) :) Live Timing..hopefully it works over there //racecontrol.indycar.com/
Thanks bud. It does indeed :) wish F1 would go back there
+1 Long time since I saw Jonesy win there.. :)
Long Beach turned F1 down in 1984 because Indy was $500K instead of about $2m for F1. Have to wonder how much bigger F1 would be in the States now if Ecclestone had lowered his price…
Chris Pook tried again a few years ago… //lbpost.com/life/the-grand-prix-experience-somewhere-between-steak-tartare-and-a-bubba-burger/
@They’d have to extend the track I guess.
Harvey in the rough.
He’ll have trouble getting it up and down from there
With Indys lax approach to track limits this year, I wonder will anyone run the Max Chilton line from last year, inside the kerb through the 90 right hander
Don’t think anyone will be trying the Jack Harvey line through the Fountain.
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Evening Keith, Rossi for the win?
Good evening everyone. Bootigy boogity boogity let’s go racing. Hoping be a nice counterpoint to this morning’s snoozefest
No I’m going with… Power. His miserable luck has surely got to change. I feel I may have said this before, however…
Not a bad race, not a thriller. Not a perfect drive by Sato but one of his best.
Thanks for joining in today guys, here’s the race report:
Good drive by Ericsson today.
Sato almost threw it all away
I can’t help but think that Safety Car period spoiled this race rather than made it. Can’t fault Sato though he’s done a terrificjob.
“Ericsson is driving like he used to back in GP2.”
My abiding memory of Ericsson’s GP2 career is he joined the team Grosjean and Valsecchi had won the title for in the two previous seasons and finished sixth. So surely this isn’t meant as a compliment?
Maybe driving more aggressive than before in past races? Interesting choice of words since we in the USA don’t see GP2 races
Much as I love IndyCar the amount of time wasted under caution for, in this case, a single-car incident, is bonkers. (OK they had to recover Rahal too but that should have just been stick it in neutral and push it behind the wall).
Rahal’s car stopped on the front straight but these FCY times last a bit too long
Not a good day for the Chevrolet-powered cars.
Sticker reds and he has to save fuel !!!
Rahal stopped on track
We got FCY! And everyone is breathing a sigh of relief.
Chilton’s binned it and they’re all pitting.
This is a rare performance by Sato. Never seen him turn up and show the field a clean pair of heels like this. It makes me think of Detroit ’17 when Rahal was suddenly much more competitive for RLL.
I’m expecting Sato to throw it all away but he is consistent in his driving today.
Sato’s been remarkably clean for the past couple of seasons. More often than not, he has either suffered mechanical failures or been collected in other wrecks.
Power in the pits. A possible 4-stopper or bad handling car.
The first Indy race I’ve watched. TV coverage very different from F1. Helmet cams are awesome. I like the red/black scuffed/stickers tyre terminology. Otherwise…I don’t know. Is this a dull track? Very little action. A few overtakes but nothing exciting. Doesn’t make me want to stay up late to watch till the end!
Broadcast misses some of the passes. Barber track was designed for motorcycles but Indycars have been coming here for 10 years.
Barber usually produces good race sand I suspect this will liven up towards the end.
Since there has been no yellow flags(so far), it may become a fuel conservation race near the end.
Ericsson very feisty move on Power.
Sato in the pits. Remains on scuffed primary tires.
How far can Seb’s tires take him ?
Sweet pass by Pato on Simon Pagenaud
Herta’s car sounds very sick.
All the Penske cars are struggling on this track. Fine by me.
Chevy ‘power’? The top 7 are Honda.
I don’t mind seeing a top team having a bad day at the race
Beauty of a pass by O’Ward. Meanwhile, what on earth has happened to Power? ‘mare of a race.
Nice pass on the outside by O’Ward on Felix
Guess we’re going to see the PO’d Power after the race
Will Power’s tires are done.
Rossi having some big snaps of oversteer but still getting off the corners pretty well.
The series should bring the push to pass indicator back on the cars’ LED displays.
Rossi pitting now. Still too early for a 2 stop race
Really hoping that didn’t cost a win for Sato :(
Slow pit stop for Sato
And not great luck for Sato either – very slow pit stop.
Rahal stuck in the pits with a throttle problem – it’s all going wrong for RLL.
Tough luck for Herta.
COTA winner Herta suffering from engine problems?
Hunter-Reay out behind Newgarden – Penske’s strategy looking good so far…
Top 11 haven’t pitted yet! Could get interesting…
It may be 3 after all
2 stops or 3?
Early first pit stop for Newgarden – lap nine – suggests a three-stopper for him.
No exceeding track limits here
The start is under review which is hardly a surprise…
We’re racing at Barber Motorsport Park! Very late start, Sato keeps his lead. Rosenqvist looked aggressive but got held up badly by one of the Foyt cars.
Surprised this race has lasted this long at this venue in the heart of NASCAR country
Funny you should mention that, how is NASCAR still in business, the Bristol race is still on and the stands are maybe 40% full, it looks embarrassing.
Licensing and merchandise with big broadcast contract
The big broadcast channel that highlights the plight of the series by putting Darrell in front on mostly bare concrete… :)
Evening all across the pond, lunchtime here, Penske looking a little frasil….in qualifying.
@Live Timing. //racecontrol.indycar.com/
Make that frail…
Great win for Herta, that’s a classy debut win, not just handed to him by Power’s misfortune, he had genuine pace. Great to see. Thanks for joining in this evening guys!
Good race. Enjoyed that.
It was a good race and a new young star is awesome. Drivers pushing 100% most of the race in cars hard to drive is fun to watch!
Shame about the pit road rule indeed. Seems theres a few races every year someone gets screwed by the lottery. I liked the no track limits at the start but given that it caused that yellow I hope they police it at the penultimate corner next year. All in all an entertaining race and looking forward to more Indy at COTA
Screwed Montoya out of a championship in ’15
There were lot of tire and fuel saving there. To claim it was full-throttle from start to finish is just lying.
It was a good race, but this series really needs some stricter rules regarding track limits and collisions. For me Formula E is probably the most entertaining series, followed by F2. But I also love to follow both F1 and Indy. They all have their own charms.
This is the only track where Indycar has track limit issues, and guess what its the only track they share with F1. Pretty much every other track they race on is old, school where you don’t have track limit issues, because there isn’t 500m of paved runoff.
I do hope Indycar and Cota can make some changes to turn 19 and turn 9 to a lesser extent before next season.
Great hussle from Rossi
No penalty for Hinchcliffe? Yeah, not a good day for IndyCar’s reputation as a pro-series.
Hell of a day for it’s reputation and an exciting series to watch though. So many close battles without the need for DRS.
Nothing new for those who’ve followed the series the last few years. It was entertaining for sure, but far from perfect.
Yea, I’d like to hear race control’s reasoning for not giving Hinch a penalty.
This safety car is way too long. Like several Laps too long
So the ridiculous no track limits decided the race. Why a professional racing series with prefessional drivers can’r stay inside the track?
Every series that has run at CotA has had track limits issues. This is just the first time drivers haven’t been arbitrarily penalized for it.
Yeah, makes zero sense. Hopefully IndyCar will learn from this or never visit permanent circuits again. Or only go to Mid-Ohio and other similar old-school tracks.
I expect them to make changes to turn 19 before next year. I would make the gravel trap on the outside bigger.
if they had been enforcing track limits at t19 that likely would never have happened as they wouldn’t have been able to stay side by side while staying within the track limits through there.
this lack of track limit enforcement really has been absurd. just looks so ridiculous & is making that part of the track less of a challenge because they can just straighten up the steering & run off rather than having to slow more & use there skill to stay within the white lines.
This will be a really interesting restart!
Right at pit entry!
The goes Power’s payday
You know what the biggest problem with what there doing is which nobody (Other than Karun Chandhok) is mentioning?
The size of the runoff & way the barriers in that runoff is constructed is done so based on the speed of the corner & distance from the track.
By ignoring track limits there making the corner faster & the ‘racing line’ is also now closer to the barriers which may result in the rest of the runoff & barrier setup no longer been as effective as it’s designed to be in the event of somebody actually going off there.
I’m enjoying the race but I’m finding it a bit difficult to accept that they’re allowed to to completely ignore the track limits. To quote the commentator: “…the fences are the track limits…”. A little tight on that inside pass? No problem, just barge across the run off area!
I have to say I find ‘The IndyCar Classic’ an odd name for a race. When I first heard it I thought they were getting some old cars out for a support race or doing a NASCAR-style ‘throwback’ race.
They were predicting what the prevailing opinion of the race would be.
Great pass from Rossi. I really wish he could have got with HAAS and been a American presence in F1 but I love him in Indycar right now
the lack of track limits is ridiculous. i can’t watch this as it annoys me everytime they go off so far.
But if everyone’s doing it ? Ah clarification ….”the wall’s the limit”
Some people can’t be happy with stuff. In F1 you get people complaining about all the penalties and incompetency of call but then you have this which is making it so you don’t have that problem and people are still unhappy
it just looks really silly seeing them all not even attempting to stay on the track.
i have no issue with the way it’s enforced in f1, yes it can be inconsistent at times but i would much rather watch them trying to stay within the white lines instead of just driving off at the corners into the runoff. it just looks ridiculous and is making this series look a bit amateur.
if your going to just ignore the track limits then just redraw the track and move the white lines into the runoff. it is just really absurd looking with the way it is. the track is between the white lines, anything behind the kerbs is runoff which you should not use.
i hope this is not giving f1 any ideas.
I’d rather no track limits than the way F1 does it personally. In an ideal world, I’d like track limits to be enforced if they aren’t going to be, I’d rather the rules were clear like they are in Indycar as opposed to 50 shades of grey in F1.
It looks like Newgarden is saving his tires to go long this stint. He’s been lapping about 0.3s slower than the 3 in front of him.
Great move from Pato! Someone give that man a full time drive
so far its sort of showing that moving towards ground effects may not be the silver bullet many f1 fans seem to think it is because this has not looked any different to a typical f1 race here in terms of the racing and overtakes.
that first stint was very static with no overtaking after the 1st lap and it was not until pit stops occurred and you had drivers on cold tyres mixing with those on hot that you saw a brief period of action. then once that settled down it is back to single file. that is pretty identical to your average f1 race at this venue.
and from the onboard cameras on the indycar app it also seems the cars are more sensitive to dirty air than i often see people saying as cars are dropping back a lot and picking up noticeable understeer in the faster turns while behind another car just as happens with f1.
the trackside camera angles and tv directing is poor compared to f1 as well. i also find this silly rotating onboard camera to be annoying, glad that f1 uses the static onboard cameras.
Personally, I’m loving the overtaking so far. Exciting battles rather than DRS down the back straight.
I think it’s been a great race also. I’d rather have this then in F1 you are penalized for hard racing which is another reason there’s no real on track fighting in F1 most races
Bla bla bla
The rookies came to race today
I’m loving these breaks when the USA goes to adverts and we get to watch the cars lap without constant talking.
It brings home how bad the US coverage is. More ads than racing.
Wow Herta’s having a belting race so far.
Indeed, his dad was no slouch.
So Sky is just keeping the world feed running instead of ads this time. If only there were someone who could fill this silence.
Martin Haven perhaps
No track limit is ridiculous.
This no track limit -policy is absolutely ridicilous. I thought F1 was bad at COTA… This something completely different. Massive shame.
It’s a bit mad at the second last corner but I like it!
Kills the race for me. I really waited to see this one with great anticipation :(
The drivers are showing Tilke where the track should be.
@huhhii Does it really matter as long as it’s enforced consistently? I prefer to see these things enforced by where the boundaries of the track are.
It does, because where do you draw the line if there’s no limits at all? Penultimate corner makes no sense now and in theory drivers could just blatantly cut all the corners à la Verstappen with no penalty.
Indeed, although there is a kerb now where Verstappen cut. Like I say, that’s how I prefer these things to be.
I’d prefer them to stay between the lines but as long as the rules are consistent, it’s better than what F1 are doing. It has to be one or the other IMO. Free for all or rules that are enforced.
Wow, this is good, maybe Rossi stays there and saves tires ?
Hi all, great clean start… I see Santino’s driving!
Power got a huge jump at the start.
So good to finally see Indycars at COTA
Here’s how the 24-car grid will line up for IndyCar’s first visit to COTA:
1. Will Power 2. Alexander Rossi 3. Ryan Hunter-Reay 4. Colton Herta 5. Felix Rosenqvist 6. Scott Dixon 7. Josef Newgarden 8. Patricio O’Ward 9. Zach Veach 10. Graham Rahal 11. Santino Ferrucci 12. Matheus Leist 13. Max Chilton 14. Takuma Sato 15. James Hinchcliffe 16. Marcus Ericsson 17. Sebastien Bourdais 18. Ed Jones 19. Spencer Pigot 20. Marco Andretti 21. Kyle Kaiser 22. Simon Pagenaud 23. Jack Harvey 24. Tony Kanaan
Hello everyone and welcome to 激情F1 Live for today’s IndyCar race at the Circuit of the Americas!
Shame Dixon never got back to Newgarden who had a bit of good fortune when the rest hit traffic, but he made his own luck by staying out and checked out afterwards so well deserved
Not quite the barnstormer that was last year’s start to the season, but a lot of great action in that one. Here’s the race report:
So, guess Newgarden would have liked an F1 blue flag rule there with Andretti.
I doubt the 2 ex Ganasi drivers are going to let Dixon by easily.
I’m glad Indycar is back on Sky as it means I can finally watch live again for the first time since 2012.
Ad breaks can be annoying but i’d take coverage with ad’s over not been able to watch it live on TV at all.
With the technical issues i saw it may be an issue with the international feed rather than just Sky so maybe it is not there issue.
It’s everyone not just you guys. The tv system went down at the track. It’s back now
Watching Indycar coverage on sky f1
Race is good but is coverage always this bad.
Felt like I was watching advert breaks mostly and now it seems to have stopped working pretty much altogether
Sky sports feed pathetic Seen about 1 min of racing in last 15 minutes With fault and adverts
The race tv broadcast is down right now. They are trying to get it back up. That’s why they been in break so long
Fantastic move by Dixon. Rosenqvist’s losing his grip on this one, mixing it with the big boys.
Still not bad from him, hanging in the top 5 so far, right?
Power didn’t leave much room for Felix to rejoin
It’s the crash-fest that is typical for this race but I expected the cars to be closer together with the reduced down-force.
Here’s hoping it’s Power’s year.
That was a pretty hard hit
What a pass by Rosenqvist!
Perfect move. Great start to his Indy career so far. Also great to see Wickens back in the paddock and looking well!
So two Honda engine failures in the first 20 laps.
Aaaaand there goes the ads. Dammit. Was hoping to hear you interject there K!
At least these extended ads will provide plenty of time to compose a complaint about their poor coverage versus BT Sport
coverage is great for me as i can now actually watch indycar again as i never had bt sport so haven’t been able to watch indycar live since 2012.
Got to get used to the overhead cockpit cam shot w/out the halo.
Power got the jump at the star, Rosenqvist away well in second.
Excited to see what Felix can do here
Good job I checked racefans as I had it in my head this would be later on tonight for some reason. Got a nowtv week pass to take me right through Melbourne :)
Ah I’m logged in now it seems!
That bug where it logs you out upon entering the live blog is rearing its head again
OK I’ll look into it.
Hello everyone and welcome to 激情F1 Live for the first round of the 2019 IndyCar season!
Here’s a run-down of the grid for today’s race:
1. Will Power 2. Josef Newgarden 3. Felix Rosenqvist 4. Scott Dixon 5. Ryan Hunter-Reay 6. Alexander Rossi 7. Jack Harvey 8. Charlie Kimball 9. James Hinchcliffe 10. Graham Rahal 11. Colton Herta 12. Ben Hanley 13. Simon Pagenaud 14. Zach Veach 15. Ed Jones 16. Spencer Pigot 17. Marco Andretti 18. Marcus Ericsson 19. Sebastien Bourdais 20. Takuma Sato 21. Tony Kanaan 22. Matheus Leist 23. Santino Ferrucci 24. Max Chilton