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    Rick Mears
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    1995 Indy 500

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  1. Qui tutti i dettagli, in effetti a quanto ho capito si può provare in tutte gli stradali del calendario più quelle elencate nella sezione 6.3. Io ho citato quelle più usate. http://www.indycar.com/Fan-Info/INDYCAR-101/2015-Rulebook/Chp6-Testing Appunto, vedremo se verrà fuori qualcosa di interessante da questa storia della X1
  2. Tu puoi anche vincere il campionato, ma con un pubblico medio di mezzo milione di persone chi ha voglia di "buttare" qualche milione di dollari per far correre una macchina (la 8) che poi neanche vince? Road America a dicembre mi pare difficile, tra l'altro l'iniziativa serve anche a finanziare la raccolta fondi per la famiglia di Wilson. I test non sono liberi, l'IndyCar impone il numero di prove che si possono effettuare e anche le piste a quanto ne so (Fontana, Indy, Phoenix, Barber, Sonoma, Sebring il più delle volte). Poi in casi particolari ci possono essere delle deroghe.
  3. Vero, ma lui si riferiva soprattutto ai risultati. Nessuno ha messo insieme una serie di podi/vittorie prendendo il largo in campionato, che è poi il motivo per cui Montoya con molti piazzamenti è rimasto sempre in testa.
  4. Classe: I’d say. You won the championship! After the race, though, Montoya called your season “sh*t.” Did you have any reaction to that comment? It’s in the heat of the moment. I’ve been teammates with Juan and been friends with Juan for many years. It’s hard to swallow -- he led the championship from the very first race in St. Petersburg. He won that and has led all the way through. It’s got to be heartbreaking. So you can empathize with him, then? [Laughs.] Well, I’m not going to apologize for winning the championship, but it’s all in the heat of the moment. You get out of the cars, you’re all amped up, you’re on adrenaline, and you get a mic right in your face. You’re going to say things sometimes, which, actually knowing Juan, he wouldn’t take it back. He’s speaking the truth -- well, his side of the truth, I guess. In reality, I don’t think anybody really had a great season. In 2008, I think we won six or seven races. We got into a streak. Last year, Will Power had a really breakout midseason stretch. Nobody this year ran away with it. Juan led the whole time. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/scott-dixon-justin-wilson_55e9eb0fe4b093be51bb73d3?ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000022
  5. Vero...e per quanto talvolta masochistico, apprezzo la libertà storicamente lasciata ai piloti
  6. Intervista del 2011, a dimostrazione che quando dico che Dixon è sfortunato non è per caso. A parte forse il triennio 2008-2010 gliene sono successe di tutti i colori e se avesse vinto i titoli 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011 o 2012 nessuno avrebbe avuto niente da dire. DM sta per David Malsher, JW è Justin Wilson. DM: Scott Dixon – third in the championship, third in our lists. In a class of his own at a couple of races, and right up there at almost all of the others… JW: There are so many times in racing where your immediate thought is, “I was so unlucky there,” but as a driver you come away analyzing, “Well, was I unlucky or could I have done something more to avoid the circumstances that caused the DNF?” There were times I felt that about myself this year. But watching from the sidelines and seeing Scott's 2011 season, I've decided: there is definitely such a thing as simple racing luck, because that guy didn't have any! None at all. There's nothing between him and Dario in terms of strength – they have a slightly different driving style, but ultimately they get the same performance. And the only difference between first and third in the championship this year was luck. That's not to take anything away from any of the top three drivers. But I think Scott had one of those seasons where if it could go wrong, it would. It's interesting watching it as a spectator, because as a driver, you're normally so self-centered and thinking about your own set of problems, you don't notice how badly someone else is suffering. But from outside the car, I can say it was pretty apparent that Scott was in situations where, you thought, “Yup, you couldn't have done anything about that one.” DM: Yeah, it makes you wonder how he's so resilient. You never see Dixie's game drop in standard. JW: He proves time and time again that he's got the talent to do it, and he does do it…when circumstances allow! At Mid-Ohio and Motegi, he was dominant – fast, intelligent, and determined when he went wheel to wheel. But at Long Beach and Edmonton, in particular, he was probably sitting there thinking, “What the hell just happened?” He probably lost 40 or 50 points total just from those two alone, and he finished 55 points from the championship. Unfortunately, ifs, buts and maybes don't have points attached. It's just how it goes. But you can virtually guarantee that every year there will be a couple of races where Scott is untouchable.
  7. Infatti non sto dicendo che siano giusti, sono una porcata indegna della storia della serie, ma alla fine hanno fatto una differenza di 8 punti, l'1.43% del totale, a dimostrazione che forse la stagione di Dixon non è stata così "shitty" e che tutto sommato le sfighe si sono compensate.
  8. Non capisco perchè i 44 punti persi ieri da Montoya sono uno scandalo e i 36 guadagnati a Indianapolis vanno bene. Almeno 6 di quegli 8 punti Dixon probabilmente li avrebbe guadagnati proprio a Indy senza il calo di motore nel finale, per non parlare dei punti persi a Detroit, Indy Road o, se parliamo di bandiere gialle uscite al momento sbagliato, Mid Ohio. "We had a good car," Montoya said. "We had a good start, and we did everything we needed to do at the beginning. "Will overshot, we shot the corner, we got inside and [Power] cut across and I was there, and we touched and that was it. We came from behind and did our best, just wasn't enough. "It's tough there; tires are going off, and it's one of those days. "It sucks, but when you make the last race double-points on a road course and you change the tire and you do everything you did for this weekend and you put so many variables, it doesn't even matter what you do all year. "Dixon had a s**t season all year and had one good race, and we paid the penalty." Montoya hopes IndyCar reconsiders the double-points system in the future, although he conceded that he holds little hope that it will be changed. "We'll see if they [IndyCar] change it, but they like the excitement for the last race," he said. "Is it fair? No, but we go into the last race of the year knowing it's a double‑points race. "Is it fair for a normal championship? No, it's not fair, but it's the rules they want to play with, and if you don't like the rules, don't race." http://www.racer.com/indycar/item/120933-montoya-double-points-cost-me-title Il grassetto non gli fa molto onore, entrambi hanno avuto alti e bassi, ma Dixon è stato l'unico a vincere tre gare. Oltre che con se stessi alla Penske possono prendersela solo con la direzione gara, perchè la bandiera gialla per Filippi non era necessaria ma solo un chiaro tentativo di ravvivare la corsa. In quella gara Wheldon non lo vide proprio Dixon, forse ti stai confondendo con Kanaan che proteggeva Franchitti dagli attacchi di Hornish. Tra Dixon e Franchitti c'era Castroneves.
  9. Boh è dal 2012 che viene associato a Penske, o meglio c'era la speranza che lo prendesse, ma non è mai successo niente. L'uomo del futuro per Chip doveva essere Karam, ma non sono sicuro che riusciranno a confermare gli sponsor l'anno prossimo. Dixon e Kanaan dovrebbero essere a posto, Kimball non so. Considerando le prestazioni non esaltanti di quest'ultimo e il ritmo "blando" del brasiliano su stradali e cittadini, l'arrivo di Newgarden sarebbe auspicabile per non far gravare ancora su Dixon la responsabilità di tutto. Sicuramente con questi risultati nel taschino, il suo talento "mediatico" e il passaporto americano trovare gli sponsor non dovrebbe essere troppo difficile. E' chiaro che un Newgarden di successo può essere solo una notizia positiva per l'IndyCar.
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