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 Post subject: 2015 IndyCar season
PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 3:53 pm 
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Well now that we have the calender it's time to start the new thread.

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March 8     Autodromo Internacional Nelson Piquet
March 29    St. Petersburg
April 12    NOLA
April 19    Long Beach
April 26    Barber
May 9       Grand Prix of Indianapolis
May 16-17   Indianapolis 500 qualifying
May 24      Indianapolis 500
May 30      Belle Isle
May 31      Belle Isle
June 6      Texas
June 14     Toronto
June 27     Auto Club
July 12     Milwaukee
July 18     Iowa
August 2    Mid-Ohio
August 23   Pocono
August 30   Sonoma


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 Post subject: Re: 2015 IndyCar season
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And how's about a line up:

Penske
Will Power - confirmed
Helio Castroneves - confirmed
Juan Pablo Montoya - confirmed
Simon Pagenaud - confirmed

Andretti
Ryan Hunter-Rey - confirmed?
Marco Andretti - confirmed?
Carlos Munoz - confirmed?
Daniel Abt - potential

Ganassi
Scott Dixon - confirmed
Tony Kanaan - confirmed?
Charlie Kimball - confirmed?
4th Car?

Schmidt
James Hinchcliffe - confirmed
Mikhail Aleshin - confirmed?

Foyt
Takuma Sato - confirmed
Jack Hawksworth - confirmed

CFH
Ed Carpenter - confirmed ovals?
Mike Conway - potential road courses
Josef Newgarden - confirmed

Dale Coyne
Justin Wilson - confirmed?
Carlos Huertas - confirmed?

Rahal
Graham Rahal - confirmed?

KV
Sebastian Bourdais - confirmed?
Sebastian Saavedra - confirmed?

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 Post subject: Re: 2015 IndyCar season
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I thought Saavedra has alienated himself from KV? Sage Karam has been linked to a 4th CGR car. CFH will deffo run a 2nd car, with Carpenter highly likely on the ovals.


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 Post subject: Re: 2015 IndyCar season
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I've not kept up to date on the rumours and others news for 2015 drivers, so there's some guesswork with the potentials. What did Saavedra do to alienate himself?

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 Post subject: Re: 2015 IndyCar season
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I've not kept up to date on the rumours and others news for 2015 drivers, so there's some guesswork with the potentials. What did Saavedra do to alienate himself?


Some argument with his engineer at Sonoma. Apparently he lacks chemistry with the team and his work ethic is questionable, if you believe what Racer had to say on the subject.


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 Post subject: Re: 2015 IndyCar season
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Bourdais and Aleshin are rumoured to be possible WEC entrants (Bourdais at Nissan and Aleshin with SMP in LMP2), while Conway could be promoted to a full time works driver at Toyota, now that Lapierre's officially out. They could still run partial WEC schedules with a full-time Indycar season.

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 Post subject: Re: 2015 IndyCar season
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15 years ago today. :flag:


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 Post subject: Re: 2015 IndyCar season
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15 years ago today. :flag:



keep the good memories alive, RIP Greg Moore

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 Post subject: Re: 2015 IndyCar season
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http://www.racer.com/indycar/item/11039 ... inchcliffe

http://www.racer.com/indycar/item/11034 ... imitstart=


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 Post subject: Re: 2015 IndyCar season
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pending wrote:
http://www.racer.com/indycar/item/110392-my-hero-greg-moore-by-james-hinchcliffe

http://www.racer.com/indycar/item/11034 ... imitstart=


Reading that damn near brought a tear to my eye... I miss Greg... But so thankful I was able to see all of his Indycar races. Probably the reason I'm still a fan today. I really had someone to root for and it got me into Indycar racing. The things he could've done with that Penske-Reynard-Honda.


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 Post subject: Re: 2015 IndyCar season
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15 Years Greg Moore wow...
1 unforgotten Move from him.. Showin His Finger at 330+ km/h
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 Post subject: Re: 2015 IndyCar season
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I didn't follow racing enough when he died, but I appreciate his results a lot more now.

To give an idea what he may have done, Gil de Ferran won the next 2 titles for Penske.


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 Post subject: Re: 2015 IndyCar season
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Yep. 2 championships with penske and who knows where he'd have ended up...

Clue: I dont think it wouldve been in the IRL.
(Or champcar for that matter...)

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 Post subject: Re: 2015 IndyCar season
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Chances are he'd have gotten an F1 chance. Perhaps in place of Da Matta.


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 Post subject: Re: 2015 IndyCar season
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There was a rumour that McLaren were looking at him for 2002.


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 Post subject: Re: 2015 IndyCar season
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There was a rumour that McLaren were looking at him for 2002.


Greg moore 2003 World champion.

Fuck off to jaguar d.c. you also ran :-p

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 Post subject: Re: 2015 IndyCar season
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mclaren2008 wrote:
There was a rumour that McLaren were looking at him for 2002.


There have actually been two rumors linking Greg to McLaren. In 1997, he was rumored to be replacing Hakkinen. Then in 1999, he was rumored to be replacing Coulthard.


July 21, 1997 - Moore for McLaren?
http://www.grandprix.com/ns/ns01175.html


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 Post subject: Re: 2015 IndyCar season
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Greg was a pure racer. Don't see many of those these days in Indycar or F1.


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 Post subject: Re: 2015 IndyCar season
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I think Frank Williams was also interested in him for a test driver role, but he was contracted to CART


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 Post subject: Re: 2015 IndyCar season
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Thing is, he almost didn't start the race due to injury. He'd missed quali and had been moving up through the field at the time.

Worst thing was they kept replaying the crash and it looked worse every time they did so, so glad they don't do that any more.


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