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Old 4 Sep 2018, 17:39 (Ref:3848174)   #121
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Richmond seems like the most promising market.
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Richmond for sure. That would be grand!

*EDIT* Heres a question that I've been pondering for the last few weeks; what are the odds of Road Atlanta ever making it on to the Indycar Calendar? What would/has been preventing it from happening?

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Its getting close to the time to expand the schedule for more of everything; 20 races is a nice round number. The series is gaining enough traction to not have to worry too much about conflicts of other sports.
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For starters, I'm sure IndyCar would require more debris fencing at Road Atlanta.

For the sake of the variety of shapes of ovals they have, and to get an honest to goodness one-miler, I'd like to see New Hampshire in there again. I have nothing against Richmond, but it rather resembles Iowa, which is already on the calendar. Also, I do wonder a little about lap times and speeds around there, and the ability to avoid trouble when something goes wrong; these cars should be faster than the last generation to race at Richmond.

Canada certainly deserves a second race, but with Toronto covered, it becomes a question of where. The only other permanent road course of note is Mont Tremblant.

I'd want to see how Austin goes before seriously considering Mexico City anyway. I'm concerned that with the downforce reduction, some of those corner sequences may not work that well. There are also just a lot of single-line corners around the lap at Austin. You really can't pass in a single-class situation from Turn 3 to T9. The same goes for the "stadium", unless you start putting all four over the white lines; policing track limits is going to be fun.

I know it's not that likely for the time being, but I'd really rather have 17 races at 17 different venues, instead of 17 races on 16 configurations of 15 venues.

Seeing Laguna Seca and Portland back, and watching some of the old CART races again, I'm missing having a 3.0-km, trapezoidal oval in there. (Yes, I know, Rio was built over for the Pan American Games, World Cup, and Summer Olympics venues.)

Anyway, that's 5 ovals, 4 temporary circuits, and 7 road courses. I'll be interested to see which races, aside from the 500, get network NBC coverage.
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For starters, I'm sure IndyCar would require more debris fencing at Road Atlanta.

For the sake of the variety of shapes of ovals they have, and to get an honest to goodness one-miler, I'd like to see New Hampshire in there again. I have nothing against Richmond, but it rather resembles Iowa, which is already on the calendar. Also, I do wonder a little about lap times and speeds around there, and the ability to avoid trouble when something goes wrong; these cars should be faster than the last generation to race at Richmond.

Canada certainly deserves a second race, but with Toronto covered, it becomes a question of where. The only other permanent road course of note is Mont Tremblant.

I'd want to see how Austin goes before seriously considering Mexico City anyway. I'm concerned that with the downforce reduction, some of those corner sequences may not work that well. There are also just a lot of single-line corners around the lap at Austin. You really can't pass in a single-class situation from Turn 3 to T9. The same goes for the "stadium", unless you start putting all four over the white lines; policing track limits is going to be fun.

I know it's not that likely for the time being, but I'd really rather have 17 races at 17 different venues, instead of 17 races on 16 configurations of 15 venues.

Seeing Laguna Seca and Portland back, and watching some of the old CART races again, I'm missing having a 3.0-km, trapezoidal oval in there. (Yes, I know, Rio was built over for the Pan American Games, World Cup, and Summer Olympics venues.)

Anyway, that's 5 ovals, 4 temporary circuits, and 7 road courses. I'll be interested to see which races, aside from the 500, get network NBC coverage.
A very interesting and informative post.

I thought NBCSN had the full deal?
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Old 5 Sep 2018, 00:52 (Ref:3848240)   #126
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My understanding is that the over-the-air NBC network will have 8 races in 2019. The rest will be on NBCSN.
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My understanding is that the over-the-air NBC network will have 8 races in 2019. The rest will be on NBCSN.
You are correct.

https://www.indycar.com/News/2018/03...ts-rights-deal
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I'd want to see how Austin goes before seriously considering Mexico City anyway. I'm concerned that with the downforce reduction, some of those corner sequences may not work that well. There are also just a lot of single-line corners around the lap at Austin. You really can't pass in a single-class situation from Turn 3 to T9. The same goes for the "stadium", unless you start putting all four over the white lines; policing track limits is going to be fun.
COTA is talking about using a different configuration for IndyCar. COTA chairman Bobby Epstein told Racer:

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“There’s a lot of flexibility in that area of things you can do,” he said. “It involves asphalt that’s not there today. We’ve got two designs in place that we’re looking at, and we’re looking at the cost of it. On the other hand, if we don’t do the modification, we’re looking at some creative things we can do in terms of some infield camping opportunities.”
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Yeah, I saw that, and just commented on it.

The 2.3-mile short course would be simply awful.

They'd be better off creating potential infield access at the far end, as well as some shade there, than putting a road across from the middle of Turn 6 to the middle of the back stretch. You're only going to get straights half the length of the GP back stretch with that, so ~600 meters long. Even doing something that basic, you won't really gain anything in terms of lap speed or overtaking potential.

Again, they'd be better off using the F1 course, because you get the full, 1,207-meter-long back stretch, along with the pit straight, and the run from Turn 9 to T11. And that back stretch might help force some compromise in the setup, because you can't afford to run so much wing that you just stall out on top speed and can't pass into T12.

I know with what's already built it's probably too much of an ask, but it would be nice if they had a bypass for Turn 8, so you could straight-line from T7 to T9.
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Its getting close to the time to expand the schedule for more of everything; 20 races is a nice round number. The series is gaining enough traction to not have to worry too much about conflicts of other sports.

I'm sure that I am not the typical viewer, but I'd watch anything motorsports over anything stick-and-ball any month of the year. Always thought it silly to avoid overlapping into the NFL season.
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The COTA race has been confirmed for March 24, 2019. Press release says 3.4 mile circuit.


https://www.indycar.com/News/2018/09...-Miles-Epstein


Kind of annoys me that in the same press release Indycar is claiming/inferring to have been involved in the LBGP for 36 years. Not that 11 years is anything to sneeze at, but they inherited a decades old successful event.

I participated in the 1984 CART series race there, don't think the Indycar folks had anything to do with it.

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Kind of annoys me that in the same press release Indycar is claiming/inferring to have been involved in the LBGP for 36 years. Not that 11 years is anything to sneeze at, but they inherited a decades old successful event.

I participated in the 1984 CART series race there, don't think the Indycar folks had anything to do with it.
Previous history, whether it's CART or Champ Car, has been absorbed into IndyCar. Having said that, from 1980 CART's full title was the CART PPG Indy Car World Series.

Post split there was a squabble between CART and the IRL, as to who should own the name IndyCar. This lead to a settlement with CART agreeing to give up the use of the "IndyCar" trademark following the 1996 season and the IRL would not use the name before the end of the 2002 season, though in actuality CART continued to use IndyCar upto and including 1997.
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I'm sure that I am not the typical viewer, but I'd watch anything motorsports over anything stick-and-ball any month of the year. Always thought it silly to avoid overlapping into the NFL season.
I'm a stick and ball guy, but watch racing either at the same time, over the other or on replay. I'm just not sure why many sports HAVE to avoid the juggernaut of football at all costs. I'm sure they know something we don't..
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Guess we'll know how much slower Indy is than F1

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Guess we'll know how much slower Indy is than F1

https://racer.com/2018/09/13/indycar...configuration/
Not surprising, as the V10 F1 cars were lighter: 1323 lbs or 600 kg with water, lubricant and driver, as opposed to a Lola with a dry weight of 1,550 lbs or 703 kg.

Interesting to see COTA will be used by IndyCar for Spring training, next season.

Spring training, sounds like MLB.

https://racer.com/2018/09/13/indycar...ining-at-cota/
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