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Old 6/16/12, 07:16 AM
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This is awesome! This is real racing!

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<-- tuned in
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WTH SPEED!?! Go back to Le Mans!!!!!!
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Old 6/16/12, 09:05 AM
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F U Speed! noone wants to see NASCRAP! I came to watch LeMans, you screw it up, and dont even have the online coverage working.
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Funny is my programming still says 24 hours of Le Mans..nascar doesnt start for an hour.
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Old 6/16/12, 09:24 AM
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I'm loving this Aston/Vette Battle. Two gorgeous cars, the Aston especially!
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Old 6/16/12, 09:36 AM
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I'm loving this Aston/Vette Battle. Two gorgeous cars, the Aston especially!
I made the mistake of changing the channel when they went to NASCAR and now my daughter is hell bent on wanting smurfs on the big screen.
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Old 6/16/12, 09:58 AM
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That's weird i still have lemans, nascar starts at Noon central.
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Old 6/16/12, 10:06 AM
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I have the race for another hour before they switch to NASCAR qualifying. That'll be my errand running time I didn't get up early to watch the start but I think I will get up early to watch the finish, hoping it's Corvette Racing's year
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Old 6/16/12, 11:01 AM
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I can't believe that they're going to switch from LeMans coverage to freakin practice session for NASCAR. Why? does anyone actually watch practice? They might as well call it the NASCAR channel.

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Old 6/16/12, 11:04 AM
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Gosh i hate you nascar! Well....Top Gear UK is on.
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Old 6/16/12, 11:19 AM
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For everyone stuck with Nascar right now, it's streaming live on speed.com. I've got it on the big screen via iPad/AppleTV and it looks and sounds good.
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Old 6/16/12, 11:48 AM
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Dumas drives all the way back on 3 wheels. How awesome is that! LeMans FTW!
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All that was set in place prior to testing. I wouldn't say they "hamstrung" the Deltawing. And it is suppose to be more of a trial run, but if they perform well . . . all the better. The new Toyota's have a 73L fuel capacity vs. 40L for The Wing. I'm not sure what the fuel capacity is for the LMP2 cars.

One can look at both sides of the coin and decide if The Wing makes the same amount of stops as some of the leaders that with the amount saved with the reduced capacity is on target, or if the capacity was 80L and only make 1/2 the stops.

Perhaps next year we might see an Ecoboost powered LMP2 car on the grid. With Robertson Racing not on the grid there are no Blue Ovals in this years event.
Considering the amount of new technology in the design, it's probably reasonable that they set a slower lap time target for the Deltawing than the P1/P2 cars. But it would have been very interesting to put this car on a more even footing with P2 to see what would happen.

Gasoline fuel capacity is limited to 75L (73L with ERS). Fuel stops wouldn't be quite half as often but would highlight the efficiency advantage very well.

Really miss seeing Robertson Racing out there too.
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Dumas drives all the way back on 3 wheels. How awesome is that! LeMans FTW!
It was awesome seeing him jump out of the car and rip the front off of it after the corner worker waved him off like "You're done."
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wow oh wow what a crash. That tire wall took a punishing. Same thing that happened to Rocky last year. But if you think about it, last year, McNish's crash and Rocky's crash were both caused by Ferrari's, and same thing this year.
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Originally Posted by StangMahn
wow oh wow what a crash. That tire wall took a punishing. Same thing that happened to Rocky last year. But if you think about it, last year, McNish's crash and Rocky's crash were both caused by Ferrari's, and same thing this year.
That was wicked. If only ferrari drivers could actually drive
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Keep hearing this song during the gopro hero commercial and I'm diggin it. Gonna have to find it, good driving song
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wow oh wow what a crash. That tire wall took a punishing.
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