Alonso says oval racing is easy

Discussion in 'Open Wheel Racing' started by Marcingak, Sep 6, 2018.

  1. Marcingak

    Marcingak Team Owner

    LOL this guy is so full of himself.

    “Probably my instinct will tell me [I prefer the] road course, because it’s what I’ve been used to doing all my life, but the Indy 500 was an amazing experience, so 50/50," he said.
    "I think I love the way the car feels on a road course, but I love the way you compete on ovals, timing the tows, traffic and all the overtaking maneuvers I think are a little bit easy on the ovals, so in terms of track action I loved the Indy 500.”
  2. david.nicksic

    david.nicksic Gasman

    High downforce with the old manufacturer aero kit. He will likely find the new universal aero kit more challenging. I expect he will adapt and well. But I suspect it will be more challenging.

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  3. stratogustav

    stratogustav Spectator

    People here in the States, don't know how to turn right, that's a fact.
  4. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

    Ok Mr. Talented go take a few laps at Darlington
  5. gnomesayin

    gnomesayin Team Owner

  6. Reck

    Reck Enrique?

    Is he wrong? Passing is simply easier than what he's used to racing on ovals.

    How many passes do you see on an oval vs a road course in a single race? I'll take Alonso at his word.
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  7. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

    Maybe oval racing is easy, but being competitive in oval racing is a different matter.
  8. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    Maybe I'm misinterpreting him, but it sounds to me like he's means ovals are easier than road courses, not that they're inherently easy.
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  9. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    Tomayto Tomahto.
  10. Doc Austin

    Doc Austin Team Extreme Flight

    With English not being his first language maybe he meant "easier."
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  11. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.


    It's EASY to walk one dog. It's EASIER to walk 9 dogs than to walk 10, but 9 are still not easy.
  12. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Alonso said it is a little bit easier to race on an oval. I agree. Alonso will have an advantage on a road course over his oval experience, I agree with that also.
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  13. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

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