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On top of McClaren's resurgence in F1, here's a strong link for them and the States. Europe will pay more attention and I think they'll like the product. I'm stoked.




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In addition to that:

https://racer.com/2019/08/01/p...ent=home-latest-news

New engine regs for 2022. Engines grow in size from 2.2 to 2.4L Twin Turbo V6s and they had a KERS pack for an additional 50hp. On road/street courses, we're looking at IndyCars pushing 850-900hp again. The KERS element also allows for drivers to start their own cars if they stall, and may possibly lead to running in pit lane of full electric power.

Either way, the package will still sound better than the F1 Vacuum Cleaners and low cost enough to encourage new teams or OEMs to the series. Sounds like Win-Win to me.
 
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I like what Indycar is doing. IMO, they have by far the best racing of the big 3 (Indycar, F1, NECKCAR). The other 2 are unwatchable. It’s especially sad to see what F1 has turned in to.


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Sato = IDIOT. I've raced sailboats with guys like him. You know they are going to be an issue and whenever possible you steer clear.

IndyCar needs to sit him out for a few races and let the sponsors feel his mistakes in their pockets and deal with the results. Maybe then he'll be out of a ride.

Wish the announcers would get vocal but they know where their bread is buttered and are shills for IndyCar.




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Sato = IDIOT.


Yeah, that was REAL bad, no excuses for Sato.
That said, Pocono needs to be cut from the schedule. Six-seven wide funneling into two wide for the daring, three for fools can only lead to trouble.




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Posts: 5711 | Location: Columbia, Illinois | Registered: December 25, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I agree, they should have sat Sato down years ago and several times since. This one surely must be too much to sweep under the rug.
Indycar made a poor decision to penalize the innocent victims 10 laps for working on their cars during the red flag when rules mandated a minimum of 2. Lucky it didn’t really matter but looked like poor judgement on their part.
That said, Sato's sponsors are Panasonic, Honda and other Japanese companies. They aren’t likely to show him the door. Amazing he hasn’t hurt himself by now.
The Pocono track has some really bad karma, especially with Indycar. Wilson, Wickens and the repeated fence issues. Too many other ovals that meet more modern safety standards and have better racing.

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I am done with Sato's antics. He is a baffon. As 220-9er said, his sponsors will take the hit and keep him. He has already crippled Franchitti, caused MILLIONS in damage and his excuses of 'well I thought I could/had room' etc. are tiring. After yesterday many drivers voiced displeasure with him. I hope it sticks.

He needs to go before he kills someone. Then what will they do?


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When Paul Tracy thinks you're dangerous............ Smile
 
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Holly Cow I thought the same thing!! That did get me to reminisce AND it drove home how disgusting SATO is.


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Paul Tracy did eventually seem to learn although I wouldn't call him a quick study on the subject.
Sato has had times when he seemed to have found his way only to relapse in the worst way showing he hasn't learned or acquired any of that wisdom most get through age and experience.
 
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Sato was always suspect in his early years, but this year he's a death waiting to happen. Paul Tracy is right and that a suspension needs to happen, but I'd sit him down for the whole year. Let him sit with the spotters at Gateway and out him in the timing stand at Portland and Laguna Seca.

Rumor has it that IndyCar is talking to Richmond to replace Pocono in the schedule. As much as I hate to lose a Superspeedway, I'm sick and tired of people getting sent to the hospital for one little mistake.
 
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As they say, it's his "body of work". His whole career has been blemished with incidents of brain fade.
Here is another example from earlier this year but you could do a search and find plenty of others.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTaj8S3HDcI
 
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No question, but most of the time he's nice enough to spread it out instead of jamming several crashes into 3-4 months like this time.

Sato is on Twitter right now saying it's a racing deal and a camera angle showing he drive in a straight line until he turned left when he want anywhere near clear of Rossi.
 
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The shot we haven’t seen is from overhead. The in car shots all tell a slightly different story but the wide angle lenses make it hard to tell what happened.
Regardless, squeezing by on the outside on lap one is a low percentage move by a guy that has many such moves.
 
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Sato is on Twitter right now saying it's a racing deal and a camera angle showing he drive in a straight line until he turned left when he want anywhere near clear of Rossi.[/QUOTE]

That old saying, 'excuses are like assholes', well SATO is an asshole


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I hope they sit Sato for 3 races. That was just stupid driving. Additionally, I am so sick of these driver crashes where people are getting hurt - especially at Pocano. They either need to put a chicane or something to slow them down through that section. I'd like to see a lot more road races, and less of the super speedways.




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I hope they sit Sato for 3 races. That was just stupid driving. Additionally, I am so sick of these driver crashes where people are getting hurt - especially at Pocano. They either need to put a chicane or something to slow them down through that section. I'd like to see a lot more road races, and less of the super speedways.


Same here. IMO Road Racing is so much better. Exception is IMS.




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Nothing has changed since his F1 days: Sato is a weapon.

He needs his ass kicked.


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Not sure how to embed this, but this was Sato's car cam at the time of the accident:

https://twitter.com/i/status/1163262642217279488

There's also some overheads of RHR pushing Rossi up the track and catching Sato's left rear. I know his record is terrible on these kinds of things, but I'm thinking he could be innocent on this.

I'm certain we're going to see more about this at Gateway on Saturday with possibly more angles.
 
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Not sure how to embed this, but this was Sato's car cam at the time of the accident:

https://twitter.com/i/status/1163262642217279488

There's also some overheads of RHR pushing Rossi up the track and catching Sato's left rear. I know his record is terrible on these kinds of things, but I'm thinking he could be innocent on this.

I'm certain we're going to see more about this at Gateway on Saturday with possibly more angles.


On an oval on the straight, his wheel should be pointed slightly to the right since the cars are set up to turn left. Right before the crash you can see him steer even more to the left. The crash was his fault. Period.


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