Discussion in 'Lounge' started by Huevos, May 26, 2019.
Great finish to the Indy 500, Penske has to be happy.. I was rooting for Colton Hereto from Ca.
The race was good but the last 3 miles 225 miles an hour like slot cars GO Penske (they got milk)
I had it on a delay and still have 50 laps to go, guess I shouldn't have looked. Oh well.
Now to REALLY piss off the wife....... The Coke 600 is in an hour
The last few laps were actually pretty good. But, how can those cars pass each other so easily, occasionally? Nitrous?
Push to pass button on the steering wheel, boosts HP for a short time and I think that they are limited to how many times per race, nitrous I don't think so, those things are engineering crazy, way beyond my brain level. I think that I saw the pass you are talking about, it looked like the other guy was slowing down.
Yep, miracles of computer controls. Instant tune right to the limit of what the internals can stand for a brief moment. Doubt the engine would make a full lap with it's tail twisted that hard.
Hillbilly, is that the 'push to pass', or don't they allow that on ovals?
I don't think I've ever heard them talk about P2P in Indy cars, you hear about how many seconds are left in F1 racing all the time tho. It is amazing what a good run into a corner looks like tho, makes the car getting passed look like it's standing still at 220mph.
Different sanctioning bodys allow differing amounts of insanity button use. You can bet the engineers have it figured down to the second on how long you can use that tune. Remember a number of years ago when they ran those cars at the Texas Speedway and had to conclude they were way too fast for the track? Those drivers got button happy and the G-Forces the cars generated started detatching their retnas nerves. The drivers would need pressure suits like fighter pilots have to survive what the cars are capable of doing. It's kinda' like using the aftermarket tunes on your diesel truck. Set it to stun and it won't kill your engine quickly. Set it to kill and it's a lot of fun but the engine won't last very long.
Just didn't seem right how, all of a sudden, the 2nd place car got so much faster for a couple hundred yards.
Sean, they all have that "Ace in the Hole", he just saw an opportunity where he could control the result. Lot's of crew chiefs and drivers are scared to use that tune because of the chance of grenading their engine.
All this talk of the 'Insanity button' reminds me of SCTV:
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