2019 Firestone GP of St.Petersburg

Discussion in 'Open Wheel Racing' started by Get That 88 Up There !!, Mar 4, 2019.

  1. Time for again for another season of IndyCar.
    Hopefully one of the Penske boys can bring home another championship!
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  2. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

  3. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    10 on Felix this weekend. He's going to give Scott trouble IMHO and honestly its needed for CGR to have a culpable second driver alongside Scott.
     
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  4. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Yep, Dixon hasn't had a formidable teammate since Dario was forced into retirement. Maybe the first year of Kanaan if you want to be generous. But I'm excited about Felix; he's driven more than most can dream of and has had a lot of success doing so. I think he's going to be great to have in the series.

    Between him, Ericsson, and Herta we have a solid rookie class. Marcus will slot in somewhere between Wickens and Hinch in terms of results IMO and Herta with the Andretti alliance should be able to contend here and there.
     
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  5. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle

    We saw what happened last time a DTM driver came over. I'd expect some speed too. Gonna be cool to watch.
     
  6. rd45usa

    rd45usa Team Owner

    Live for the support series: https://www.youtube.com/user/RoadtoIndyTV
    Friday, March 8th -Indy Lights Practice: 8:05-8:50am -USF2000 Race 1: 11:45-12:25pm -Indy Pro 2000 Race 1: 12:40-1:20pm -Indy Lights Qualifying: 1:35-2:05pm Saturday, March 9th -Indy Pro 2000 Qualifying: 7:55-8:15am -Indy Lights Qualifying: 8:30-9:00am -Indy Pro 2000 Race 2: 11:25-12:05pm -USF2000 Race 2: 12:20-1:00pm
     
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  7. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

     
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  8. Hotrod

    Hotrod Team Owner

    Just started this morning prepping for this race. Hope we have some new faces
    going for the front . Would like to see Veach break out this year. I seem to
    root the most for J New, G Rahal, and Veach. I think I will add Colton Herta to that list
    this year.
     
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  9. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

  10. DewChaser988

    DewChaser988 NASCAR fan since 1998

    Robin Miller hyping a foreign born driver who has never even raced on dirt.
    Eat sh!t, Tony George
     
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  11. Let's Go Penske !!!
     
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  12. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Hanley starting mid-pack sure is going to be...interesting.
     
  13. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    lol
     
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  14. DewChaser988

    DewChaser988 NASCAR fan since 1998

    Clean start so far, very rare for St. Pete
     
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  15. Nice to see Dixon have a fast teammate for once, feels like forever since Dario was forced to retire
     
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  16. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Almost never I think.

    Surprised no one's screwed up in Turn 1 yet either. There were at least a few incidents early on there last year.
     
  17. DewChaser988

    DewChaser988 NASCAR fan since 1998

    The hell happened to Bourdais?
     
  18. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    A bit early in the year for an engine failure. Oof.
     
  19. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    Damn that sucks for Seb.
     
  20. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    LOL Honda. Two engine failures 20 laps into the season.
     
  21. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    Good lord.

    Honda - 2
    Chevy - 0
     
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  22. DewChaser988

    DewChaser988 NASCAR fan since 1998

    Apparently, the Honda teams are running McLaren engines this weekend
     
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  23. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    This is actually accurate.
     
  24. DewChaser988

    DewChaser988 NASCAR fan since 1998

    I feel bad for Torro Rosso and Red Bull now
     
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  25. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    It depends on how aggressive the packaging is this year with STR and RBR. If, the packaging is extremely tight like with Renault last year, I expect some issues for both teams IMHO.

    Rosenquist is a keeper, good lord this man is mad. I'm already a fan of Felix.
     
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  26. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Anything that makes Horner mad is cool in my book. I can't wait for the meltdowns.
     
  27. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    The downspiral of Ed Jones continues...

    Ed cannot afford crushed cars without a lot sponsorship for ECR this year.
     
  28. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Idk what happened. Guy had such a promising rookie season in a Coyne car of all things. Bit of a bonehead thing to do there, not often you see someone clip the inside wall and shoot into the barrier.
     
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  29. DewChaser988

    DewChaser988 NASCAR fan since 1998

    Huge hit for Jones, hope he's okay
     
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  30. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    I still think Ed has plenty to give, but he just lacks consistency for some reason. Its like after Coyne, his speed got zapped away.
    Maybe it was the DW-12 that matched his driving style? I'm not sure.
     
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  31. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    Marco sighting!
     
  32. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    And there's the waved-off restart we've all been waiting for. IndyCar's back.
     
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  33. DewChaser988

    DewChaser988 NASCAR fan since 1998

    Almost touched wheels there
     
  34. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    That was quite the advanced move by Colton and he made it stick. Also, good on Veach giving him space. Colton sold that fake very well.
     
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  35. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Damn that was great braking by Herta.
     
  36. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Harvey looks great. This is super for he and MSR so far.
     
  37. Great save by Felix there, could have been out
     
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  38. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    That was one hell of a moment for Felix. Could've gotten really ugly there.
     
  39. Snappy D

    Snappy D 2017 Pick Em Champion 2018 Bold Predictor

    I think I have a new favorite Indy Car driver since Montoya retired....gosh it’s fun watching Felix race.
     
  40. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Trulli Marco Train
     
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