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post Aug 16 2020, 09:34 AM
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So next Sunday, sees the 104th running of the Indy 500.

Will anyone be watching this?

Who do you think will win?


https://jalopnik.com/here-are-the-final-eig...star-1844738002

Live coverage for UK viewers, will be on Sky Sports F1.
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post Aug 16 2020, 11:24 AM
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Scott Dixon has to be the favourite. His performances recently have shown him to be among the very best drivers in the world still and his consistency is unmatched this year. It's hard to look to far beyond him.

Marco Andretti is also looking very strong right now but I'm sticking with the 'Andretti Curse' and ruling him out.

Other than that Rossi, Hinchcliffe, Newgarden and Hunter-Reay have the experience and skills to give themselves a good chance.

But it is the 500 and in reality the winner could come from anywhere on the grid. It is the most unpredictable race in the most competitve series in the world after all.
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post Aug 23 2020, 08:09 PM
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Another eventual race so far.
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post Aug 23 2020, 08:14 PM
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post Aug 23 2020, 08:32 PM
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Rossiís crew under investigation for unsafe release.
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post Aug 23 2020, 08:36 PM
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IndyCar sends Alexander Rossi to the back of the field for the restart, due to an unsafe release.

Rossi made contract with Takuma Sato, exiting his pit box.
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post Aug 23 2020, 09:37 PM
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Big impact there for Spencer Pigot, hope he's all right that looked bad.
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post Aug 23 2020, 09:39 PM
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post Aug 23 2020, 09:44 PM
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I canít quite understand how Scott Dixon didnít win that, he was by far the quickest almost all race. I think this every year but it must be gutting to build leads and then see them disappear under caution so often.
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Dixon made a mistake by letting Sato through so easily. Dixon knew he had the faster car and played on Sato suffering by having to run out front for a sustained period. Without the caution I think Dixon had every chance but the gamble failed as he hadn't accounted for how well Sato had managed his race and how good his car was.

Rossi was the real expected challenger for Dixon, when he was demoted and then retired Scott took his eye off the ball.

As an aside when Pigot crashed we did joke that it may be crashgate version 2.0


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QUOTE(dandy* @ Aug 23 2020, 10:44 PM) *
I think this every year but it must be gutting to build leads and then see them disappear under caution so often.

It's expected on ovals though and is always factored in to strategy - look at how Zach Veach or Rosenqvist gambled on a yellow. It's obviously too dangerous to leave wrecked cars on track, such are the fine margins of the racing line, and it's also impractical to stop the race every time, although even that would still bunch up the field.

The only alternative is a virtual safety car and they're almost universally hated.
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