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2017 Grand Prix of St Petersburg

Post by AntmanB on Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:54 pm

Its Time to Open a New Season on The Streets Of Florida! Will Pagenaud be able to win back to Back Titles?

Closest Thing to an Entry List i can Find:
http://digbza2f4g9qo.cloudfront.net/~/media/Files/2017/IndyCar/01-STP/indycar-spotterguide.pdf?vs=1&d=20170307T151423
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Re: 2017 Grand Prix of St Petersburg

Post by pennst24 on Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:10 pm

Wish the series was still around 26 full-time entries, but this will be a fun one nonetheless.

Newgarden at Penske will be fun.
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Re: 2017 Grand Prix of St Petersburg

Post by Alta on Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:06 pm

A thing i will give the series is it feels like every team has one killer driver, sure that might be an excuse for the poopy car count but hey brightside of life.

Newgarden hype be like.

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Re: 2017 Grand Prix of St Petersburg

Post by mtrimmer365 on Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:34 pm

My mom just got a text from my dad "Sato just destroyed the car."

Well then
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Re: 2017 Grand Prix of St Petersburg

Post by Alta on Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:47 pm

mtrimmer365 wrote:My mom just got a text from my dad "Sato just destroyed the car."

Well then
Taku's getting back into that 2011 form and that's not good.
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Re: 2017 Grand Prix of St Petersburg

Post by Ben Atkins on Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:34 pm

Alta wrote:
mtrimmer365 wrote:My mom just got a text from my dad "Sato just destroyed the car."

Well then
Taku's getting back into that 2011 form and that's not good.
Sato hasn't honestly shown much since he won a couple of races and nearly won the Indy 500.

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Re: 2017 Grand Prix of St Petersburg

Post by Alta on Sat Mar 11, 2017 2:14 am

Ben Atkins wrote:
Alta wrote:
mtrimmer365 wrote:My mom just got a text from my dad "Sato just destroyed the car."

Well then
Taku's getting back into that 2011 form and that's not good.
Sato hasn't honestly shown much since he won a couple of races and nearly won the Indy 500.
I'm talking about that wrecking every damn race form. Razz
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Re: 2017 Grand Prix of St Petersburg

Post by mtrimmer365 on Sat Mar 11, 2017 4:18 pm

St Petersburg Starting Lineup Below

LINEUP:
1. Will Power
2. Scott Dixon

3. James Hinchcliffe
4. Josef Newgarden

5. Takuma Sato (OH YEAH)
6. Tony Kanaan

7. Max Chilton
8. Alexander Rossi

9. Charlie Kimball
10. Graham Rahal

11. Carlos Munoz
12. Ryan Hunter Reay

13. Spencer Pigot
14. Simon Pagenaud

15. Marco Andretti
16. Helio Castroneves

17. Mikhail Aleshin
18. Ed Jones

19. JR Hildebrand
20. Conor Daly

21. Sebastien Bourdais (Spun off during first session)
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Re: 2017 Grand Prix of St Petersburg

Post by zfitzwater599 on Sat Mar 11, 2017 4:53 pm

Who is Ed Jones? Never heard of him
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Re: 2017 Grand Prix of St Petersburg

Post by PackerMan71 on Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:24 pm

Will Power on pole? Here's my surprised face...

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Re: 2017 Grand Prix of St Petersburg

Post by mtrimmer365 on Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:27 pm

zfitzwater599 wrote:Who is Ed Jones? Never heard of him



2016 Indy Lights champion for Carlin. Used to race in various minor open wheel series' in Europe and I believe is the first ever person to be born in the United Arab Emirates to start in Indycar.
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Re: 2017 Grand Prix of St Petersburg

Post by mtrimmer365 on Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:01 pm

The first of two Indy Lights races at St Petersburg was extremely boring. Aaron Telitz dominated everyone, leading all laps after starting on the pole. The next Indy Lights race is early morning tomorrow.
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Re: 2017 Grand Prix of St Petersburg

Post by Alta on Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:17 pm

mtrimmer365 wrote:The first of two Indy Lights races at St Petersburg was extremely boring. Aaron Telitz dominated everyone, leading all laps after starting on the pole. The next Indy Lights race is early morning tomorrow.
I watched it and i'm going disagree on this, the mid-field fight was really fun and i was feel a good way to get me acclimated with some of the drivers this year.
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Re: 2017 Grand Prix of St Petersburg

Post by mtrimmer365 on Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:01 pm

Alta wrote:
mtrimmer365 wrote:The first of two Indy Lights races at St Petersburg was extremely boring. Aaron Telitz dominated everyone, leading all laps after starting on the pole. The next Indy Lights race is early morning tomorrow.
I watched it and i'm going disagree on this, the mid-field fight was really fun and i was feel a good way to get me acclimated with some of the drivers this year.

Good point, it was awesome to see the drivers race together cleanly and to not do anything overly ambitious at any point to cause a wreck, which normally has happened in Indy Lights in the recent years. I'm especially rooting for Colton Herta to do good out there, and he did look great today. It was sad to see Santiago Urrutia have troubles early though.

I think this could be the most talented and potential-loaded Indy Lights field in quite a while.
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Re: 2017 Grand Prix of St Petersburg

Post by zfitzwater599 on Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:18 am

mtrimmer365 wrote:
zfitzwater599 wrote:Who is Ed Jones? Never heard of him



2016 Indy Lights champion for Carlin. Used to race in various minor open wheel series' in Europe and I believe is the first ever person to be born in the United Arab Emirates to start in Indycar.
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Re: 2017 Grand Prix of St Petersburg

Post by mtrimmer365 on Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:03 am

Colton Herta wins the second Indy Lights race at St Petersburg. It was a pretty fun race though I wasn't able to watch all of it. Great racing took place behind the leaders while they were chasing Herta all race. There were two cautions, unlike yesterday. Neil Alberico crashed out on lap one. Nico Jamin also had to drop out of the race early (I don't know if this was related to Alberico's crash). Garth Rickards also blew a tire late in the and smacked the wall hard.

Amazing to see Herta take the victory.
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Re: 2017 Grand Prix of St Petersburg

Post by mtrimmer365 on Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:35 pm

Green Flag is out at St Petersburg and there is first lap trouble. Looks like Charlie Kimball got into the back of Rahal, sending Rahal spinning. Carlos Munoz also got collected. Mikhail Aleshin has damage and Ryan Hunter Reay dove into pit lane before the green flag.

Also, the Andretti cars are having some brake issues, so keep that in mind.
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Re: 2017 Grand Prix of St Petersburg

Post by mtrimmer365 on Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:03 pm

Looks like we have a yellow flag for debris after Aleshin hit the back of Kanaan's car, damaging the right side of the back wing and sending little parts flying.
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Re: 2017 Grand Prix of St Petersburg

Post by Lucstar88 on Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:08 pm

Bourdais looks like he's going to win this.
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Re: 2017 Grand Prix of St Petersburg

Post by SpeedDemon37 on Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:46 pm

YES! I'm so excited to see S├ębastien Bourdais and Dale Coyne go to victory lane together, and right out of the gate in 2017! That was a masterful drive by Bourdais after taking advantage of the well-timed yellow and leading 69 of the 110 laps!

In victory lane, Bourdais is speechless, and in tears. That really shows how much that this win means. I am so happy for him!


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Re: 2017 Grand Prix of St Petersburg

Post by mtrimmer365 on Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:48 pm

Bourdais wins from the last starting position. Great thing to see from Indycar early in the season.

Also Takuma Sato finished 5th Smile
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Re: 2017 Grand Prix of St Petersburg

Post by kensethfan on Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:23 pm

In the predictions thread, I wrote:Upset of the year: Dale Coyne wins another pit strategy race with Sebastian Bourdais

Bourdais had a hell of a drive today, and I almost hesitate to call this race win an upset. He started from the back, worked his way up to the lead before halfway, and stayed there. It's something special when Dale Coyne wins a race, moreover when they more or less dominate the race like they did here today. GW #18.

This was an okay race. Not too terribly eventful, aside from Bourdais' win, Power having trouble, and the first lap accident. There was more stuff only worthy of a footnote.
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Re: 2017 Grand Prix of St Petersburg

Post by Alta on Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:05 pm

First half was solid, second fell of though. I think an aight race all around.

Holy hell did Champ Car Bourdias return in a big way, killer run that i think has all but killed Coyne's status as a last place team. That's a strong statement early.
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Re: 2017 Grand Prix of St Petersburg

Post by zfitzwater599 on Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:32 pm

Glad Bourdais Won
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Re: 2017 Grand Prix of St Petersburg

Post by PackerMan71 on Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:02 am

Pretty sure Cooper jizzed his pants with Bourdais winning. Laughing
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