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Post by BWardboy88 on Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:56 pm

The IndyCar Series is back for 2014! The first race of the season is held in the streets of St. Petersburg in Florida. Last years championship was great to watch, including the incredible last lap battle at Brazil between James Hinchcliffe and Takuma Sato, to the ultimate parking lot of Baltimore. Will this year produce yet more exciting racing? Well it's just about to start!

And bizarrely the dramas already started, as one of the transporters for the Rahal Letterman Racing team recently caught on fire, which may set them back for the first event of the Season.
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Post by Alta on Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:11 pm

Rahal's already breaking shit before the seasons start. Razz
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Re: 2014 St. Petersburg Firestone GP - Verizon IndyCar Series

Post by flyingturns89 on Wed Mar 26, 2014 3:41 am

In case anyone wanted one, here's a rough entry list.

#2 Juan Pablo Montoya
#3 Helio Castroneves
#7 Mikhail Aleshin (Rookie)
#8 Ryan Briscoe
#9 Scott Dixon
#10 Tony Kanaan
#11 Sebastien Bourdais
#12 Will Power
#14 Takuma Sato
#15 Graham Rahal
#17 Sebastian Saavedra
#18 Carlos Huertas (Rookie)
#19 Justin Wilson
#20 Mike Conway
#25 Marco Andretti
#27 James Hinchcliffe
#28 Ryan Hunter-Reay
#34 Carlos Munoz (Rookie)
#67 Josef Newgarden
#77 Simon Pagenaud
#83 Charlie Kimball
#98 Jack Hawksworth (Rookie)

The only driver of note that hasn't been mentioned a lot is Carlos Huertas, who will run all the road courses in Dale Coyne's #18 this season.
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Post by crl on Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:13 am

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Post by Alpineopossum on Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:04 am

My understanding is that whenever Huertes isn't in the No. 18 we'll see him in the 4.
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Re: 2014 St. Petersburg Firestone GP - Verizon IndyCar Series

Post by Alta on Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:25 pm

flyingturns89 wrote:
The only driver of note that hasn't been mentioned a lot is Carlos Huertas, who will run all the road courses in Dale Coyne's #18 this season.
I wasn't even aware someone had that ride till you posted that.
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Re: 2014 St. Petersburg Firestone GP - Verizon IndyCar Series

Post by Casey Lester on Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:13 pm

Alta wrote:
flyingturns89 wrote:
The only driver of note that hasn't been mentioned a lot is Carlos Huertas, who will run all the road courses in Dale Coyne's #18 this season.
I wasn't even aware someone had that ride till you posted that.
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Re: 2014 St. Petersburg Firestone GP - Verizon IndyCar Series

Post by JMac525 on Thu Mar 27, 2014 1:11 am

Super excited for St. Pete and the Indycar season to finally begin! The racing has been great the last few years, so I hope this year is no different.
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Post by Sparkz47 on Thu Mar 27, 2014 1:38 am

I've been waiting for this since October. Bring it on, IndyCar!
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Re: 2014 St. Petersburg Firestone GP - Verizon IndyCar Series

Post by BWardboy88 on Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:13 pm

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/113143

James Hinchcliffe was fastest in First Practice at St. Petersburg today.
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Post by Milan655 on Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:25 pm

Out of interest, is Indy Lights shown live? The grid is quite interesting this season, Harvey, Razia, Brabham and now Ghirelli.
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Re: 2014 St. Petersburg Firestone GP - Verizon IndyCar Series

Post by Cynon on Fri Mar 28, 2014 2:31 pm

Vicky Piria, aka Italian Danica, is running Pro Mazda.

The thing about Autosport is that they only have so many free views per user a month. But if you want to get around that, just go to racer.com, because they reprint a lot of Autosport articles.

Practice 1 speeds (from Racer.com):

Pos Driver               Team/Engine       Time        Gap      Laps
1. James Hinchcliffe    Andretti/Honda    1m02.9326s            14
2. Justin Wilson        Coyne/Honda       1m02.9385s  +0.0059s  17
3. Takuma Sato          Foyt/Honda        1m03.0603s  +0.1277s  18
4. Will Power           Penske/Chevy      1m03.1932s  +0.2606s  20
5. Sebastien Bourdais   KV/Chevy          1m03.1948s  +0.2622s  18
6. Ryan Briscoe         Ganassi/Chevy     1m03.2067s  +0.2741s  14
7. Ryan Hunter-Reay     Andretti/Honda    1m03.2684s  +0.3358s  14
8. Simon Pagenaud       Schmidt/Honda     1m03.3087s  +0.3761s  17
9. Graham Rahal         Rahal/Honda       1m03.3254s  +0.3928s  20
10. Tony Kanaan          Ganassi/Chevy     1m03.3258s  +0.3932s  14
11. Helio Castroneves    Penske/Chevy      1m03.3998s  +0.4672s  17
12. Josef Newgarden      Fisher/Honda      1m03.4827s  +0.5501s  18
13. Scott Dixon          Ganassi/Chevy     1m03.6425s  +0.7099s  17
14. Juan Pablo Montoya   Penske/Chevy      1m03.6759s  +0.7433s  22
15. Carlos Munoz         Andretti/Honda    1m03.6948s  +0.7622s  20
16. Mike Conway          Carpenter/Chevy   1m03.7559s  +0.8233s  18
17. Marco Andretti       Andretti/Honda    1m03.7807s  +0.8481s  14
18. Charlie Kimball      Ganassi/Chevy     1m03.9023s  +0.9697s  13
19. Jack Hawksworth      Herta/Honda       1m04.0541s  +1.1215s  19
20. Mikhail Aleshin      Schmidt/Honda     1m04.1986s  +1.2660s  21
21. Sebastian Saavedra   KV/Chevy          1m04.6781s  +1.7455s  17
22. Carlos Huertas       Coyne/Honda       1m07.7706s  +4.8380s   6

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Post by f1fan12 on Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:16 pm

My love for reject drivers in apparent!

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22. Carlos Huertas       Coyne/Honda       1m07.7706s  +4.8380s   6


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Re: 2014 St. Petersburg Firestone GP - Verizon IndyCar Series

Post by RetrogradeRenegade on Fri Mar 28, 2014 5:12 pm

Second practice results:

Pos Driver Team/Engine Time Gap Laps
1. Takuma Sato Foyt/Honda 1m02.5615s 23
2. Graham Rahal Rahal/Honda 1m02.6122s +0.0507s 23
3. Will Power Penske/Chevy 1m02.6443s +0.0321s 25
4. Helio Castroneves Penske/Chevy 1m02.8178s +0.1735s 24
5. Simon Pagenaud Schmidt/Honda 1m02.9129s +0.0951s 21
6. Ryan Briscoe Ganassi/Chevy 1m03.0142s +0.1013s 17
7. James Hinchcliffe Andretti/Honda 1m03.0301s +0.0159s 16
8. Scott Dixon Ganassi/Chevy 1m03.0510s +0.0209s 24
9. Sebastien Bourdais KV/Chevy 1m03.0671s +0.0161s 22
10. Jack Hawksworth Herta/Honda 1m03.0793s +0.0122s 18
11. Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti/Honda 1m03.1796s +0.1003s 17
12. Carlos Munoz Andretti/Honda 1m03.1814s +0.0018s 21
13. Mikhail Aleshin Schmidt/Honda 1m03.2045s +0.0231s 21
14. Josef Newgarden Fisher/Honda 1m03.2846s +0.0801s 14
15. Tony Kanaan Ganassi/Chevy 1m03.3067s +0.0221s 19
16. Charlie Kimball Ganassi/Chevy 1m03.3812s +0.0745s 17
17. Marco Andretti Andretti/Honda 1m03.4077s +0.0265s 21
18. Juan Pablo Montoya Penske/Chevy 1m03.4624s +0.0547s 19
19. Justin Wilson Coyne/Honda 1m03.5476s +0.0852s 16
20. Mike Conway Carpenter/Chevy 1m03.6336s +0.0860s 21
21. Sebastian Saavedra KV/Chevy 1m03.8422s +0.2086s 19
22. Carlos Huertas Coyne/Honda 1m04.3481s +0.5059s 21

SATO SATO SATO SATO  
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Re: 2014 St. Petersburg Firestone GP - Verizon IndyCar Series

Post by Alpineopossum on Sat Mar 29, 2014 7:22 pm

I have a tip about James Jakes that I received through a source at BHA. Supposedly he's talking to a 'team with no driver' to run a partial schedule or possibly the rest of the season. I don't know the team but if I have to guess I'd say Panther, as they do not have any major financial backing at the moment and Jakesy has some.
Hopefully there's some truth to this because Jakes seems to have improved a lot in the past few years. I think Rahal made a mistake by not keeping him, but I could be wrong: Graham has done well so far in St. Pete.
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Post by Alta on Sat Mar 29, 2014 8:06 pm

Qualification Results (Via Indycar.com)
The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Pos. Car Driver Time Speed Round
1 14 Takuma Sato 1:01.8686 104.738 Firestone Fast Six
2 10 Tony Kanaan 1:02.1637 104.241 Firestone Fast Six
3 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay 1:02.2167 104.152 Firestone Fast Six
4 12 Will Power 1:02.3955 103.854 Firestone Fast Six
5 9 Scott Dixon 1:02.4454 103.771 Firestone Fast Six
6 25 Marco Andretti 1:02.9595 102.923 Firestone Fast Six
7 34 Carlos Munoz (R) 1:03.3955 102.214 Round 2 / Top 12
8 98 Jack Hawksworth (R) 1:03.5738 101.929 Round 2 / Top 12
9 8 Ryan Briscoe 1:03.6206 101.854 Round 2 / Top 12
10 3 Helio Castroneves 1:03.6635 101.785 Round 2 / Top 12
11 17 Sebastian Saavedra 1:03.8374 101.508 Round 2 / Top 12
12 20 Mike Conway 1:03.9618 101.310 Round 2 / Top 12
13 11 Sebastien Bourdais 1:15.8337 85.450 Qual / Group 1
14 77 Simon Pagenaud 1:12.3741 89.535 Qual / Group 2
15 7 Mikail Aleshin (R) 1:15.9111 85.363 Qual / Group 1
16 19 Justin Wilson 1:12.5890 89.270 Qual / Group 2
17 18 Carlos Huertas (R) 1:16.8105 84.363 Qual / Group 1
18 2 Juan Pablo Montoya 1:12.6994 89.134 Qual / Group 2
19 27 James Hinchcliffe 2.34.4862 41.945 Qual / Group 1
20 83 Charlie Kimball 1:13.0048 88.761 Qual / Group 2
21 15 Graham Rahal No Time No Speed Qual / Group 1
22 67 Josef Newgarden 1:13.1170 88.625 Qual / Group 2
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Post by Sparkz47 on Sat Mar 29, 2014 8:14 pm

TAKUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by SpeedDemon37 on Sat Mar 29, 2014 8:23 pm

Fastest in practice and in qualifying; looks like Sato may win again! Very Happy It would be nice to see Kanaan win in Franchitti's #10 car, though.

In other news, Gabby Chaves will start from the pole for the Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires race after setting the fastest time of the two practice sessions, as qualifying was cancelled due to weather. He will share the front row with Zach Veach, another Indy Lights sophomore.
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Post by RealRacer4 on Sun Mar 30, 2014 4:12 pm

James Hinchcliffe running dead last...not what I was expecting to see.

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Post by PackerMan71 on Sun Mar 30, 2014 4:20 pm

RealRacer4 wrote:James Hinchcliffe running dead last...not what I was expecting to see.

Report is he might be having engine issues.
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Post by RealRacer4 on Sun Mar 30, 2014 5:03 pm

I really hope Will Power will get penalized for that dumb move he made on that restart. No

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Post by Cynon on Sun Mar 30, 2014 5:05 pm

Will Power being a dirty driver on restarts, nope, never seen that before.

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Post by Alta on Sun Mar 30, 2014 5:19 pm

Power thing looked like a combo of Power trying to Kyle Busch it and people anticipating him doing it so random smashing. 50/50 tbh.
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Post by Cynon on Sun Mar 30, 2014 5:26 pm

Brian Barnhart is in race control again, so that's why Will Power didn't get parked. Nobody anticipated it -- and he just slowed down.

In other words -- no penalties to Penske cars.

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Post by PackerMan71 on Sun Mar 30, 2014 5:30 pm

Just learned that Brian Barnhart is back in race control. Dammit all to hell.  Fail Fail Fail 
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Post by Sparkz47 on Sun Mar 30, 2014 5:31 pm

Wow, welcome back to 2009, IndyCar. Hope you guys can get it back together before Indy.

What's it going to take to get Barnhart fired?
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Post by RealRacer4 on Sun Mar 30, 2014 5:37 pm

Why in the hell...does IndyCar...keep bringing Brainfart back to run these damn races?! Did Beau Barfield leave during the off-season or something??  Mad  Evil or Very Mad

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Post by PackerMan71 on Sun Mar 30, 2014 5:40 pm

Pretty solid race, although learning about Brian Brainfart being back in race control really killed it for me. He didn't really kill today's race like he did Toronto last year, but if he's back in race control for the duration of the season, I'm fearing the worst for IndyCar. Their on-track product is, IMO, the best in the world right now, but bringing this moron back into the fold could potentially ruin it.  Fail No 

The 2014 Firestone St. Petersburg Grand Prix gets a 6.0/10. Would've been higher if it were not for the fact that Brainfart is back. Damn it, IndyCar. Why? So depressing.
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Post by Alta on Sun Mar 30, 2014 5:42 pm

Pretty meh race to start it.

Power seeming like he's returning to the form championship-wise.
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Post by PackerMan71 on Sun Mar 30, 2014 5:58 pm

The only saving grace is that Beaux Barfield is still the race director, but knowing that Brian Barnhart was back in the control booth today left a sick feeling in my stomach, and if he's in race control for the duration of the season...

Then God help IndyCar.  No 
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Post by pennst24 on Sun Mar 30, 2014 6:00 pm

PackerMan71 wrote:Pretty solid race, although learning about Brian Brainfart being back in race control really killed it for me. He didn't really kill today's race like he did Toronto last year, but if he's back in race control for the duration of the season, I'm fearing the worst for IndyCar. Their on-track product is, IMO, the best in the world right now, but bringing this moron back into the fold could potentially ruin it.  Fail No 

Really?
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Post by PackerMan71 on Sun Mar 30, 2014 6:05 pm

pennst24 wrote:
PackerMan71 wrote:Pretty solid race, although learning about Brian Brainfart being back in race control really killed it for me. He didn't really kill today's race like he did Toronto last year, but if he's back in race control for the duration of the season, I'm fearing the worst for IndyCar. Their on-track product is, IMO, the best in the world right now, but bringing this moron back into the fold could potentially ruin it.  Fail No 

Really?

Really.
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Post by Alta on Sun Mar 30, 2014 6:12 pm

Anyone find irony in Barnhart being back and people are upset at Penske.
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Post by Cynon on Sun Mar 30, 2014 6:19 pm

Alta wrote:Anyone find irony in Barnhart being back and people are upset at Penske.

Especially considering Penske got away with everything...

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Post by bigdc48 on Sun Mar 30, 2014 6:52 pm

Are you kidding me now? Brainfart's back in race control? WTF!?!?

So it explains why Power didn't get penalized for that restart.
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Re: 2014 St. Petersburg Firestone GP - Verizon IndyCar Series

Post by JMac525 on Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:01 pm

Not the best Indycar race I've ever seen, but I still got a lot of enjoyment from it. Too bad Sato couldn't hang on in the second half of the race.
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Re: 2014 St. Petersburg Firestone GP - Verizon IndyCar Series

Post by Alta on Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:02 pm

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Alta wrote:Anyone find irony in Barnhart being back and people are upset at Penske.

Especially considering Penske got away with everything...
I'm pretty sure Penske got penalties back when Barnhart was having a crack party running race control, I'd have to look for specific examples but they for sure received penalties whether it be fair or unfair.
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Post by f1fan12 on Sun Mar 30, 2014 10:27 pm

Barnhart I heard doesn't have sole control. I heard he shares it with Barfield and I think one of the Unsers!
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Post by Alpineopossum on Sun Mar 30, 2014 10:58 pm

What power did was dangerous and other drivers could've gotten hurt. Of course racing is dangerous and it always will be but there's nothing good about creating a situation like that for no reason other than to get a better restart. Power should've gotten a drive through for that.
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Post by NeverNeutral on Sun Mar 30, 2014 11:27 pm

Power said the flagman waved the flag early. Even then, though, he shouldn't have waited to get going.
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Post by RealRacer4 on Sun Mar 30, 2014 11:30 pm

I honestly thought that Indy Car had a restart rule similar to what NASCAR has, which is you have to maintain a minimum RPM/MPH speed when leading the field towards the green. Either Indy Car doesn't have that kind of rule or they just never bothered taking any consideration in looking into the restart rules at all.

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Post by Alta on Sun Mar 30, 2014 11:31 pm

NeverNeutral wrote:Power said the flagman waved the flag early. Even then, though, he shouldn't have waited to get going.
I would say the same thing about the rest of the field. Everyone went "OH GOD" like freakout panic.
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Post by Sparkz47 on Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:41 am

It was my understanding that a green flag waving in the air was basically the universal signal for "punch it". If you see green, you're in the gas. We have a race to run, buddy.
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Re: 2014 St. Petersburg Firestone GP - Verizon IndyCar Series

Post by flyingturns89 on Mon Mar 31, 2014 5:23 am

f1fan12 wrote:Barnhart I heard doesn't have sole control. I heard he shares it with Barfield and I think one of the Unsers!

Race control will be a rotating group of officials this year, with three in race control for each race. The three stewards will be Barfield, a driver steward, and an IndyCar official at each race. For this race, it was Barfield, Barnhart, and Johnny Unser. Next race at Barber, it could be different.

NeverNeutral wrote:Power said the flagman waved the flag early. Even then, though, he shouldn't have waited to get going.

Sort of a tough call for this situation. IndyCar's rules state that the flagman controls when the green flag flies, unlike NASCAR, where the leader controls it. But if the flagman waved the green early, then it was a botched restart.
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