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boby
06-12-2007, 04:59
Anyone going?

itstime
06-12-2007, 05:18
When is it?

sjstill
06-12-2007, 06:21
Epsylum (I never can spell that right) is ditching the range and going :tongueout:

boby
06-12-2007, 06:39
Originally posted by itstime
When is it?

SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY!

notasccrmom
06-12-2007, 06:43
I'll be there Saturday for Qualifying and the other stuff. Going to the range on Sunday.:thumbsup:

R. Emmelman
06-12-2007, 07:26
There is a race this weekend? Wouldn't know it by looking around Indy.

epsylum
06-12-2007, 17:00
Originally posted by R. Emmelman
There is a race this weekend? Wouldn't know it by looking around Indy.

Unfortunate but true.

The F1 race is the only race at IMS I go to (until MotoGP shows up here and rumor is next year). Left turn only racing is a cure to insomnia for me.

My Uncle is coming in to town for the race as usual. That usually means good food and good beer. :banana: I will probably be there some on Fri. and I know I will be there on Sat. for qualifying (which I actually like better than the race) and then I will also be there for the race.

For those who just want to go just to see it, go Sat. for qualifying. It is a lot cheaper, less crowded, general admission seating, and you still get to see just how amazingly fast these cars are.

BTW for the F1 fans, where the hell did Lewis Hamilton come from (I know, I know, England :supergrin: )? I have not seen a rookie that fast in a LONG time and he just seemed to come out of nowhere. When he is faster that the two-time champ Alonso and is on the same team, that is amazing. We might have another dominant force like Michael Schumacher on our hands with him.

fire1035
06-13-2007, 06:40
Well I will be in the area of the track on Sunday, only because I live in Speedway. But I won't be at the race. Have fun though.

FThorn
06-13-2007, 07:10
and like going to the range, it's good to double up on earplugs/phones! :) F1 is LOUD.

epsylum
06-13-2007, 14:58
Originally posted by FThorn
and like going to the range, it's good to double up on earplugs/phones! :) F1 is LOUD.

But it is music to my ears! :supergrin:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JPBdBIFGNQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urzSmT1SXiE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_QyUD6V5_I

Brass Nazi
06-13-2007, 15:43
Best sounding F1 engine ever: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBXUOomynxw&mode=related&search=

V10s at Indy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H78893hKTCw

2.4l v8 at indy (click on the link)

http://www.usgpindy.com/news/story.php?story_id=5746

epsylum
06-13-2007, 22:08
Originally posted by James Trapp
Best sounding F1 engine ever: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBXUOomynxw&mode=related&search=

V10s at Indy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H78893hKTCw

2.4l v8 at indy (click on the link)

http://www.usgpindy.com/news/story.php?story_id=5746

Not F1, but sounds good to me, especially the lumpy idle.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Go3Fgd1wgic&mode=related&search=

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceKixXx5Rj8&mode=related&search=

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjN4cBGVbYc&mode=related&search=

boilergonzo
06-17-2007, 16:01
Good race! I think we just saw a legend in the making. He seems to be loaded with common sense and a genuine good guy, as well.

boby
06-17-2007, 16:02
Ugh I just got home from working the traffic for the race... My uniform literally PEELED from my skin. I dont think I have ever sweated so much in my life...

Z34Lee
06-17-2007, 20:00
Originally posted by boby
Ugh I just got home from working the traffic for the race... My uniform literally PEELED from my skin. I dont think I have ever sweated so much in my life...

I've been there the past 5 days in the heat working...hasn't been fun.

epsylum
06-17-2007, 21:51
Originally posted by boilergonzo
Good race! I think we just saw a legend in the making. He seems to be loaded with common sense and a genuine good guy, as well.

Amazing when you consider it is not only Hamilton's rookie year, but it was his first time driving on the Indy track. He took on the veterans and dominated the race.

As a Toyota fan, I was happy to see Trulli get 6th. Ralph needs to take his brother's lead and retire or at least get a job as a Toyota crash test dummy because that is all he does anyways. I heard the rumor was the had to do something this race or he was gone. Looks like he may have a seat at Spyker or Super Aguri in his future. Toyota completely wasted their money on him. If I were them, I would use their "second largest auto maker in the world" big bucks to lock down Hamilton. As a rookie, he can not have that long of a contract with McLaren (maybe two years at most).

Another rumor is that Toyota may be joining (i.e. buying) Williams so they can get a better chassis. I kind of like the all Toyota thing, but if it means they will do better, then I am all for it. I just think they need a more consistent team-mate for Jarno, or at least one that knows how to not wreck almost every race. Once that happens they will be fighting it out with McLaren and Ferrari.

Brass Nazi
06-17-2007, 22:39
I have nothing against them but the Toyota team sucks. They get out run by the small budget teams that they sell their engines to.

Hamilton would not move to Toyota no matter how much they offered him. No F1 driver would make the choice of leaving McLaren to go to Toyota.

Everyone always thought that Raikonen was so fast until this year. Massa is usually a tenth or two faster than him. Schumacher was a good 2-3 tenths faster than Massa on average.

Rikki
06-18-2007, 05:35
There was more passing on the 1st lap at Michigan than during the whole F-1 Indy thing. I like passing and fender rubbin'...besides, the year I went to the F-1 race there were way too many hairy armpitted "european women" for me.

KSFreeman
06-18-2007, 05:40
Did not go to the race, but I was in downtown Indy Saturday night. The joint was jumping.

We hit a show and then had dinner at Mikado and then drinks in Broad Ripple. Good to see so many people out and about.:)

seamus
06-18-2007, 16:52
Downtown was most definitely jumping Saturday night, the track wasn't. I rode my bike down to 16th & Georgtown to get me a Nicky Hayden hat and couldn't believe how quiet it was!?
I can't wait until motogp gets here! Those guys are nuts.:crazy:

KSFreeman
06-19-2007, 14:07
F1 fans shower, shave, brush and floss, have dinner, a highball or two, then brush and floss again and then go to bed early as they have to get up early and call their brokers in Europe.:rofl:

"Achtung, I mustsenn callen den brokeren zer schnell."

No time for misdemeanors on 16th Street. Besides who's going to party down with a fat German in black socks and sandals?:supergrin:

KSFreeman
06-19-2007, 14:09
Oh, btw, it's a known fact that the British F1 fans are the most well-behaved and the ones with the best hygenie.

epsylum
06-19-2007, 19:14
Originally posted by James Trapp
I have nothing against them but the Toyota team sucks. They get out run by the small budget teams that they sell their engines to.

Hamilton would not move to Toyota no matter how much they offered him. No F1 driver would make the choice of leaving McLaren to go to Toyota.

Everyone always thought that Raikonen was so fast until this year. Massa is usually a tenth or two faster than him. Schumacher was a good 2-3 tenths faster than Massa on average.

At least I am not one of the gazillion Ferrari-loving bandwagon jumpers. Not to mention I can at least afford a car made by the team I support. ;)

Williams did not beat them last weekend. They also got the pole here two years ago, but that was of course the year for the crap-tacular 6 car race. Never say never. They can out-spend Ferrari any day of the week. That means more than drivers, but engineers, managers, etc. with championship experience can be had. It is just a matter of how badly Toyota wants it. Unfortunately for their F1 team, they can (and do) make more churning out Camrys than running an F1 team, even a championship winning one. Soccer moms buying transportation just do not give a damn about if their make won an F1 championship.

Besides as I mentioned a factory Williams-Toyota is rumored. ;) You may call Williams "small budget" and while that may be the case now, I do remember that not too long ago that Williams was THE team beat and they have a history of making a great F1 car. Renault is now big budget, but look where that has gotten them this year and look how quickly they went from mid-pack to the championship. A good driver can turn an okay team right around.

Re: getting a driver. Well, it is not F1, but look at Valentio Rossi in motogp and Ricky Carmichael in moto/supercross. Honda->Yamaha for Rossi and Honda->Suzuki for Ricky. Both were the most dominant force in their respective class and had the biggest, best backed teams with whom they had won multiple championships and left for the underdogs and turned the teams around.

Then of course there is Jacques Villeneuve who went from a championship (in a Williams too ;) ) to mid-pack lap traffic after changing teams.

notasccrmom
06-20-2007, 07:09
Originally posted by epsylum
At least I am not one of the gazillion Ferrari-loving bandwagon jumpers.
Amen to that! Glad I'm not the only one that sees it too.:thumbsup:

FThorn
06-20-2007, 10:16
Originally posted by KSFreeman
Oh, btw, it's a known fact that the British F1 fans are the most well-behaved and the ones with the best hygenie.

Including DENTAL hygiene? :rofl:

Oh, you said hy-GENIE...three wishes for body cleansing?