And even more difficult on an F1 car.As long as they dont go to Indy style numbers I dont care. Never can find the damn number on a Indy car before the camera moves.
Well, I was never an F1 fan but their numbers have certainly been one if the reasons I haven’t made the effort. I couldn’t tell you where they are but even if I could see them, the onscreen pylon doesn’t use them anyway.And even more difficult on an F1 car.
Fortunately, no-one has "quit" the sport. Yet. I'm sure when aroundgoes hears about this he'll quit again.
I was 100% with you until this sentence. I'd love to find a site that has each week's paint schemes.Besides if you can get on a forum and chat about things you certainly can get on the NASCAR website and see the cars scheme and what sponsor they are running for the week.
Changing it in the truck series is the biggest head scratcher, as they've got that massive bed cover area to slap a huge logo on. Oh well.
How often do they get an overhead shot of the bed cover would be my question compared to showing the truck from the side.Changing it in the truck series is the biggest head scratcher, as they've got that massive bed cover area to slap a huge logo on. Oh well.
Primary sponsors have always paid the most for their badging on the side of the car/truck. I don't agree with that logic, those surfaces are just worth less than the side area.Fair, but it shows in the banking in the corners. By that logic, why put anything on the hood?
FWIW Indy got rid of the LED panels late last year after trying three different versions with two different vendors; the roll hoop just has larger numbers now. At some speeds the vibrations and electronics get screwed up I think.Let's see, I know there's one around here somewhere ... Nope, not under there. Maybe in the garage? ... Did I leave one in the car AGAIN?
Sorry, I can't find a damn to give. It has absolutely no effect on the racing. it doesn't affect the cost to the teams, and may possibly increase their sponsorship opportunities.
I suspect a lot of "It's ugly!" translates to "It's not what I'm used to!". I'm on record (endlessly) as regarding tradition as a lousy reason to keep doing something, especially when it's the only reason to not make a change.
Now, if you want a possibly legitimate reason to object, the rear corners get banged up and taped over a lot more than the sides. That's usually damage that will obscure the number beyond readability. But if NASCAR is okay with that, I don't care.
Let's talk about something I do care about, the roof number. Isn't it time to turn that sucker around so it faces the TV cameras and it can be read from the stands? In this day of onboard telemetry and scoring lines, does anyone still count laps manually in the infield? Is a car even allowed to continue running if the tracker stops working?
And where the Hell is that rear window LED display with the position number that we were promised years ago. IMSA has it, Indy has it, but NOOOOOOO, not the most popular series in the country.
That doesn't work for reasons beyond the number placement. It looks like the scheme was designed first without consideration of the sponsor's rectangular logo. Too many flames, not enough gray. Use white as the base color and enlarge the orange and gray objects so they frame the entire side, with the logo and number where they are.This is not exactly the best way to integrate scheme and sponsor with the new layout.
I could see it being a problem if the cars were close to the greenish yellow of the numbers without much contrast.Just saw a clip of video game racing on Facebook where the numbers are this way. It could make it hard not seeing the number where the same sponsor is used across several cars on a team. I don’t like it and I hope it doesn’t stick.