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St. Pete 2016

Discussion in 'Motorsports' started by Tobias Röhner, Mar 11, 2016.

  1. Tobias Röhner

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    Anybody else excited for Sunday? I think this year is gonna be one of the most competitive season in a while. A lot of very talented rookies and some old blood in there... and a few exciting F1 castouts lurking for a drive :p
     
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  2. the_sigman

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    Αkward crash for Power, like the steering wheel sleeped from his hand.
     
  3. Peter Hooper

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    Really looking forward to this season so much. Much more so that the upcoming F1 season.

    Which newbie is everyone most looking forward to watching?
     
  4. Tobias Röhner

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    For me it's Rossi. I think the guy's got loads of talent and I've been following the guy's carreer in the European Junior Formula.
     
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  5. Peter Hooper

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    What do you think of his signing for Manor in F1 as reserve druver.. Good or bad?
     
  6. Tobias Röhner

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    I think it's fair. He deserves another shot at F1 because he's definitely got the talent. Shouldn't harm his IndyCar campaign too much either, since he's not on double duty or anything.
     
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    I'm not convinced about Rossi. But let's see what he can do. I hope Honda will do better this season, I want it even more mixed up at the top.
    Indycar is fantastic! But please keep an eye on the short ovals, I hope they will do something about the areo kits there.
     
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    Newbie follower here..following PenskeTeam as I follow them in Nascar also. So far looking good! Got first 4 places locked up.Have a lot to learn and looking forward to it!
     
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    Qualifying certainly showed Chevy dominance. Let's hope Honda improves during the season. The trap speeds I saw from St. Pete showed the Hondas were about 3 miles per hour slower in a straight line.
     
  10. johnnymat

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    It was a pretty entertaining race, at least for a street course. Congrats to the winner.
    Two pretty stupid "red mist" moves by Andretti and Munoz.
    I was glad to see the Hondas do fairly well.
     
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    Indycar rarely disappoints. Just the last part of the race saw nothing much happening. But I enjoyed the race, nice to see a lot of battles.
     
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  12. R.J. O'Connell

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    JUAN! PABLO! MONTOYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH you have no idea how happy i was yesterday even though my DVR recording shut out and Josef Newgarden was a DNF.

    Masterful stuff from him to get past Pagenaud at a crucial point and control the race thereafter. Conor Daly led 15 laps and looked every bit the driver he and his supporters have hyped him as.

    Yo, can we also talk about Mikhail Aleshin finishing 5th in his return? Takuma Sato actually holding it together for P6? Alexander Rossi quietly being the top-finishing rookie in the field?

    Then I covered Indy Lights (mostly) for PaddockScout this weekend. Felix Rosenqvist's move to North America is going to be a smashing success - Indycar may have found its next Super Swede in waiting, after Bräck and Johansson. Felix Serralles (Atlanta resident!!!) won a race too for Carlin, Kyle Kaiser was much improved from last year, and Zach Veach will be a title contender. I was only left disappointed with Stoneman (who at least fought back to finish 6th Sunday), Urrutia, Enerson, and Alberico.
     
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