2024 IndyCar News/Misc.

Or just run Pocono and be smart enough to not go 3 wide into the tunnel turn lap 1
 
It should go without saying that losing the biggest street race in the country and second-most prestigious race on the entire IndyCar calendar would be really bad. It’s great that its short-term future is secure.

I am curious about the timeline this all occurred on.
 
I see they switched "100 Days to Indy" to Paramount + this year. Really enjoyed it last year but not gonna buy another channel just to watch it. Too bad.
 
I see they switched "100 Days to Indy" to Paramount + this year. Really enjoyed it last year but not gonna buy another channel just to watch it. Too bad.
The next season is still going to premiere on the CW, they just put the first season on Paramount+ internationally and on Netflix in the U.S. next week.
 
Ahhh Thanks for the info. I get emails from Indycar all the time and saw the ad for the show and to watch it on Paramount + so I just jumped to that conclusion.

Good. I'll look forward to another season of it as I thought it was done well.
 
Or just run Pocono and be smart enough to not go 3 wide into the tunnel turn lap 1
The odd thing about that turn is it was supposedly modeled after T1 at Indianapolis, but people talk about it like it's coffin corner.

Everyone got spooked by Wilson's accident, which could have happened anywhere. Everyone got spooked by Wicken's accident, which could have happened anywhere, and the final nail was Sato causing a big pile up coming out of two that could have happened anywhere. All the reasons people are so afraid of Pocono can happen anywhere!

One thing at Pocono that definitely needs attention are the fences, but I see no safety based reason we can't go back.
 
The fencing at Pocono isn’t good but a title sponsor is a bigger obstacle to going back there than anything else. When they lost ABC Supply that was the nail in the coffin for the event.
 
PREMA are closing in on a a two-car program now. Likely with one series veteran and another youngster associated with them from their extensive European junior formula programs.

Logistics are going to be awfully difficult at some places if they wind up at 29 full-time cars, glad that’s not my problem to solve.

 
PREMA are closing in on a a two-car program now. Likely with one series veteran and another youngster associated with them from their extensive European junior formula programs.

Logistics are going to be awfully difficult at some places if they wind up at 29 full-time cars, glad that’s not my problem to solve.

No mechachrome engines? Lol.

In all seriousness, I wonder if the likes of a Gibson, Mechachrome, or another specialist would gain anything for building engines (Illmor) for another OEM? Or now in days, is it worth to invest into an IndyCar engine program?
 
No mechachrome engines? Lol.

In all seriousness, I wonder if the likes of a Gibson, Mechachrome, or another specialist would gain anything for building engines (Illmor) for another OEM? Or now in days, is it worth to invest into an IndyCar engine program?
Cosworth had always said they would be ready and willing to go again if an OEM funded it, it was just no one ever came along unfortunately.

I felt bad for Judd because they were a reputable engine builder and partnered with Lotus at the start of the regulations back in 2012, but there was a bunch of turmoil at the time at the Lotus corporate level and they wound up woefully underfunding the project. It all blew up awfully quickly.
 
Cosworth had always said they would be ready and willing to go again if an OEM funded it, it was just no one ever came along unfortunately.

I felt bad for Judd because they were a reputable engine builder and partnered with Lotus at the start of the regulations back in 2012, but there was a bunch of turmoil at the time at the Lotus corporate level and they wound up woefully underfunding the project. It all blew up awfully quickly.
Seeing how well Bourdais performed for Dragon Racing will never cease to amaze me that year. That combo had potential had potential, for sure. Plug got pulled far too soon.
 
Signs pointing towards 2023 F2 Champion and Sauber junior Théo Pourchaire joining McLaren for Long Beach.

 
Not tickled by either of these options frankly, but think NBC is a better choice. I shudder to think of IndyCar on FS2
IndyCar on FS2, with Jamie Little on PxP, is essentially ARCA.

Series is cooked.
 
Always liked Katherine Legge. She's good in every type of car and I've never heard her complain about anything. She just gets on with the racing.

Met her once at some invite thingy outside the race venue and she was the nicest person.
 
Pourchaire will be in the 6 this weekend:

I don’t think this will be the only time he’s in that car this year. Long Beach is an awfully tough place to debut at, but if he shows up again at Indy GP next month I think he can show some stuff.
 
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