101st Indianapolis 500- 28 May 2017 Open Wheel

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  1. ukfan758

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    This is the 101st running of the greatest spectacle in racing. The oldest race of the triple crown has seen famous drivers such as A.J Foyt, Jim Clark, Graham Hill, Mario Andretti, Al and Bobby Unser, Emerson Fittipaldi, Juan Pablo Montoya, and Jacques Villeneuve take the checkered flag in first position. Only the late Graham Hill has completed the triple crown and Juan Pablo Montoya is the only active driver to have won two of the races. It is the third race of what some call the biggest day in racing, with the 24 Hours Nürburgring starting Saturday and finishing up on Sunday morning, Formula One's Monaco Grand Prix starting second, and Nascar's Coca-Cola 600 concluding the day's races.

    Last year's race celebrated the 100th running. The race had a clean start, relatively few accidents, and rookie Alexander Rossi coasting to the line to take the victory on an incredible fuel strategy. The race was also second in the amount of overtakes for the lead (54, first being the 97th running with 68), keeping the fans on their feet for the majority of the race. Over 350,000 people attended the race, a sold-out crowd for the first time in decades.

    This year's running will have a famous face in the field, Formula One driver, Fernando Alonso. There is already great interest in the American motorsport community as well as worldwide regarding his participation in this year's race. The race is not until later this month, but preparation has already begun. The second weekend of May saw Indycar race on the modified former Formula One road course for the Grand Prix of Indianapolis and Will Power finishing first. The track has now returned to the oval configuration and the first practice session is now complete. Pre-race coverage starts at 11am EST on ABC. The road to the checkered flag begins now.

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    Last edited: May 16, 2017
  2. ukfan758

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    Session Videos:








    Qualifying Day 1 is on Watch ESPN and ABC


    Qualifying Day 2 is on Watch ESPN and ABC


     
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  3. ukfan758

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    Top 5 Session Results:

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    Alonso: 19th

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    Full results can be found at www.indycar.com/stats
     
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  4. prisonermonkeys

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    Indianapolis?

    I think you mean Indialonsolis.
     
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  5. Hun200kmh

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    Great job, thanks. Regardless of Alonso's presence, the Indy 500 is a very special race and surely deserves it's own thread and discussion. Still trying to find a (legal) way to watch it live. Knowing the full schedule helps :tup:
     
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  6. Hun200kmh

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  7. AudiMan2011

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    Nice to see the rest of the Andretti guys helping get Alonso used to running in dirty air.
     
  8. Hun200kmh

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    Indeed. That's sportsmanship at play.

    Meanwhile, Alonso did a whooping 72 laps today. He is working hard, as he should.
     
  9. Dylan

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    Don't even bother looking at the live comments for the livestream. It's just pure toxicity.
     
  10. Rossell2

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    Agreed however somebody shouted "GP2 BACKSTRETCH!" which made me blurt out.

    Edit: now their all discussing Keke Rosbergs mustache.
     
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  11. AnthonyD1993

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    That is why I'm watching the live stream on the Indycar website. It's so much nicer to be able to watch practice without seeing a stream of garbage on the comment section.
     
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  12. LMSCorvetteGT2

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    Welcome to the net, not surprising at all. Everyone is a pro on live chat comment boards.
     
  13. Hun200kmh

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    That particular comment section was below moronic. The vermin posting there were just insulting each other and the whole world of motorsports fans. Took me a grand total of 30 secs to close it. And that means I'm slow ...
     
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  14. Hun200kmh

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  15. Silver Arrows

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    Hey, if it's a small stream, it's either so stupid it's funny or it's actually good.
     
  16. [Nor]MclarenF1

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    I could actually feel a surge of calm and peace flowing through my body as I closed it.
     
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  18. JackRyanWMU

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    Fernando already seems to be taking to oval racing like a duck to water.

     
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  19. TenEightyOne

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    That is some seriously vomit-inducing camera work.
     
  20. ukfan758

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    Take this with a truckload of salt since it's over a week out but here's the weather forecast.
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  21. Hun200kmh

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    Exciting stuff now. Alonso just made a 3-wide pass overtaking his team mate M. Andretti, himself overtaking Sato. And into turn 1 they went

    (I know I know, it's practise and all overtakes are "consented". Still, fun to watch) ;)
     
  22. AnthonyD1993

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    Sounds like today might be a busy day because the broadcasters said most of the teams feel like they won't get much practice tomorrow out of fear that they'll be rained out.
     
  23. Hun200kmh

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    Some serious hot-lapping now. Are they trying quali setups?
     
  24. Silver Arrows

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    https://www.theplayerstribune.com/fernando-alonso-indy-500-mclaren-honda-andretti/

     
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  25. Hun200kmh

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    A great read, thanks. One gets the idea he is ready to jump ship. Even calls himself a "veteran driver" ...
     
  26. AnthonyD1993

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    Newgarden just crashed. Second wreck and first major wreck this week.
     
  27. [Nor]MclarenF1

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    Considering he's been racing in f1 for almost two decades, not calling him a veteran would be strange. Him and kimi are the last of the v10 era drivers still in f1.

    I doubt it he's ready to leave f1 just yet. He seems to feel there's still unfinished business to attend to.
     
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  28. JC_Dude

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    Well, them and Massa.
     
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  29. Dennisch

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    Massa isn't there. He is, but he isn't.
     
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  30. LMSCorvetteGT2

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    And technically Jenson for Monaco who also drove in the V10 era
     
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