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Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio // IZOD IndyCar Series 2013

Published by Lukeh

Whilst Formula 1 may be on its summer break for a few weeks, luckily we still have a bit of open wheel racing to enjoy with the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio, a nice challenging track away from the world of ovals once more. Qualifying saw Ryan Hunter-Reay put himself at the top of the timing sheets in what will no doubt be a fair old confidence boost to his championship challenge but he does have the likes of Dixon and Andretti just behind him to challenge during the race. After a few weeks without IndyCar let's hope it's more of a summer fiesta than anything else!




  • I hope Peter Capaldi isn't unveiled as the Firechicken now on the Indy Car. That would throw me off.

  • Robin Miller hasn't started running yet. He always scares me a bit...

  • Didn't realise till half an hour ago that tonight's race is on BT Sport. I decided to order it but their website says my Sky card number is wrong. So I tried their online chat and they said I had to phone customer services. Turns out customer services have all gone home at 6pm. BT hates me

  • I've got the stream on mute whilst I watch Top Gear but if necessary:

    www.justin.tv/bes…2#/w/6382089856/3

  • I may pop in and out of this. Have a few things to do.

  • Cheers Lukeh, I'm all ready now :)

  • I've got the stream on mute whilst I watch Top Gear but if necessary:

    Thanks. I had just started hunting. I am recording Top Gear

  • Didn't realise till half an hour ago that tonight's race is on BT Sport. I decided to order it but their website says my Sky card number is wrong. So I tried their online chat and they said I had to phone customer services. Turns out customer services have all gone home at 6pm. BT hates me

    if it's any help, our channels that were working on thursday vanished on friday and now we have no BT TV. the only thing that sort of works is the app.

    i'll join y'all for a bit this race, but hopefully will be back and running full espn hd for the next event!

  • if it's any help, our channels that were working on thursday vanished on friday and now we have no BT TV. the only thing that sort of works is the app.

    The thing I love about this is that I now have to pay BT £12 for the privilege of watching (or not watching) something i could already see as part of another package.

  • Gentlemen start your engines time

  • Off topic... but :)

    "So, Mark. Are you going to miss your team mate?"

    *silence*

    :)

  • The thing I love about this is that I now have to pay BT £12 for the privilege of watching (or not watching) something i could already see as part of another package.

    in theory, when BT get F1 to go with their motogp, you won't need Sky. maybe.

  • In the unlikely event that anyone doesn't know live timing at http://racecontrol.indycar.com/

  • in theory, when BT get F1 to go with their motogp, you won't need Sky. maybe.

    The only way I can get decent TV reception is through Sky. Because I am right on the coast and there are hills right between me and the rest of the country conventional TV reception is hopeless

  • The only way I can get decent TV reception is through Sky. Because I am right on the coast and there are hills right between me and the rest of the country conventional TV reception is hopeless

    bt sport comes through the internet. it's streaming.

  • bt sport comes through the internet. it's streaming.

    It may be an option

  • There's a few new rookies in this race

  • A Spaniard sponsored by the National Guard? That's odd

  • Dario in blue today

  • Dario in blue today

    bah!

  • bah!

    With purple wing end plates

  • do we know how much we're in sync?

    lap 2... now.

  • lap 2... now.

    lap 2 now

  • do we know how much we're in sync?

    Very close I think

  • lap 2 now

    w00t!

  • wait, i was already on lap 2

  • so sbout the same :)

  • wait, i was already on lap 2

    Lap 3

  • I would check, but I don't seem to notice where the SF is

  • I would check, but I don't seem to notice where the SF is

    I was going by when the bit next to the NBCSN logo changed

  • Lap 3

    you're a little ahead. closer than usual.

  • Lap 4... now. #spcsync

  • Lap 4... now. #spcsync

    Lap 4 now

  • I was going by when the bit next to the NBCSN logo changed

    It was covered when I was looking for the last couple of changes

  • Lap 4... now. #spcsync

    on the ball :)

  • It was covered when I was looking for the last couple of changes

    Yes.

    Looks like you are about 10 seconds ahead of me

  • on the ball :)

    on the internet ;)

  • how is it that we're all ahead of live timing then?

  • how is it that we're all ahead of live timing then?

    Never happens with F1... not sure which way round is best.

  • how is it that we're all ahead of live timing then?

    ahh, the track map is delayed because it's also a live stream. weird.

  • so we've gone to ads. are BT going to match all the US commercials?

  • so we've gone to ads. are BT going to match all the US commercials?

    I doubt it. It doesn't make any sense to do that

  • I love that they use cones as count down markers. It's like racing driver school

  • I love that they use cones as count down markers. It's like racing driver school

    :) :)

  • Dario's purple bits look as out of place as Notus's red bits

  • Hinchtown pita

  • *pits

  • Hinchtown pita

    We are in sync

  • Hinchtown pita

    Hungry lad

  • Out on stickers

  • Brief indy car on top gear!

  • Whooaaa

  • What is Servia doing?

  • Christine' favourite pits

  • Seems a long time since we were saying that Ganassi and Penske were nowhere. Now they are P1 to P5

  • Seems a long time since we were saying that Ganassi and Penske were nowhere. Now they are P1 to P5

    Exceot RHR is Andretti so P2 to P5

  • Except

  • Seems a long time since we were saying that Ganassi and Penske were nowhere. Now they are P1 to P5

    how'd they turn it around?

  • how'd they turn it around?

    No idea. I watch the races but I don't really know much beyond that

  • Evening all. I was at Mum's and couldn't extricate myself from the talking. I'm on lap 14.

  • Evening all. I was at Mum's and couldn't extricate myself from the talking. I'm on lap 14.

    16

  • The guys on Indy pits stops look sooo relaxed when just waving him off

  • how'd they turn it around?

    I know Ganassi took their cars to a shaker rig before the Pocono race and sorted out all their damper settings.

  • Evening all. I was at Mum's and couldn't extricate myself from the talking. I'm on lap 14.

    bt web site? that'll still be laggy :(

    can you run the app on your ipad?

  • The guys on Indy pits stops look sooo relaxed when just waving him off

    Especially the guys who stand next to the outside rear wheel as the driver spins the wheels

  • right, full focus on indy car now!

  • bt web site? that'll still be laggy :(

    Yup.

    can you run the app on your ipad?

    Trying it now to see if they solved the awful stuttering of the other day. It seems better. In ads on the ipad now and lap 16 on the website.

  • I know Ganassi took their cars to a shaker rig before the Pocono race and sorted out all their damper settings.

    I am so used to F1 it struck me as odd that they would have a 7 post rig of their own but i guess with customer cars they don't need one

  • I doubt it. It doesn't make any sense to do that

    they sure seem to be cramming the commercials in. didn't sky used to cut to the studio?

  • they sure seem to be cramming the commercials in. didn't sky used to cut to the studio?

    People have been complaining all year about UK ESPN taking too many breaks.

  • Get back to the raaacceee

  • they sure seem to be cramming the commercials in. didn't sky used to cut to the studio?

    Yes but this is the first break that they haven't had picture in picture

  • People have been complaining all year about UK ESPN taking too many breaks.

    ahh ok.

  • People have been complaining all year about UK ESPN taking too many breaks.

    at least on Twitter anyway

  • Is Jake an IndyCar fan yet? He was quick about liking MotoGP..

  • I see live timing is stuck on lap 9

  • Is Jake an IndyCar fan yet? He was quick about liking MotoGP..

    almost certainly!

  • I see live timing is stuck on lap 9

    So it is

  • I see live timing is stuck on lap 9

    ctrl + F5 and it is still stuck

  • nbc have picture-in-picture, but not espn.

    crazy that i'm still running dodgy streams to watch (bits of) the race.

  • nbc have picture-in-picture, but not espn.

    It is illegal in the UK to run picture in picture on TV ads

  • crazy that i'm still running dodgy streams to watch (bits of) the race.

    That's why I've given up on tv coverage. At least the stream keeps pic-in-pic

  • That's why I've given up on tv coverage. At least the stream keeps pic-in-pic

    even if there are still BAJILLIONS od ads

  • It is illegal in the UK to run picture in picture on TV ads

    Which is ridiculous.

  • It is illegal in the UK to run picture in picture on TV ads

    even on internet streams? am watching on the app.

  • Which is ridiculous.

    Absolutely. It's not like anyone is too stupid to be able to tell the difference

  • even on internet streams? am watching on the app.

    I assume that they are just giving you there TV feed. Not sure whether there has to be a clear break between program and ads on the net

  • T&S fixed http://racecontrol.indycar.com/

  • RHR getting not-so-good vibrations

  • That purple is weird

  • Great move from Pag!

  • Great move from Pag!

    He was very determined to do that.

  • VirginMedia don't want me to partake in this tonight - intermittent would be generous.

  • VirginMedia don't want me to partake in this tonight - intermittent would be generous.

    grrr.

  • VirginMedia don't want me to partake in this tonight - intermittent would be generous.

    :(

  • Bit of a hefty hit for Kimball yesterday

  • Stream has stopped

  • Stream has stopped

    Ran an ad then stopped

  • you're not missing a thing right now. kimble just circulating ahead.

  • Ran an ad then stopped

    Looks likw he's restarting it now

  • Have to say the BT iPad quality is now as good as Eurosport's app.

  • Have to say the BT iPad quality is now as good as Eurosport's app.

    it looks hd to me. very impressive.

  • We're back

  • We're back

    ace. only thing to keep an eye on is the battle for 8th.

  • Strategic race. 3-stop vs 2-stop. Bit hard to follow until the last stops take place. Shame we're not seeing a lot of passing, like the old days, I thought last year it was quite good with this car?

  • Surprised seb didn't crash there ;)

  • Ooooh nice from andretti

  • Helio with an issue? Big blue puff there...

  • Helio with an issue? Big blue puff there...

    I think that was engine smoke

  • ....and we're back :D

  • ....and we're back :D

    You are well ahead of me. Back now.

  • ah no, app is buffering

  • ah no, app is buffering

    all good here.

  • Oh look I've turned up late again ¬.¬

    To add to my confusion it's a mixed strategy race. I may as well watch it back wards for all the sense I can deduce from what I'm seeing.

  • Jakes and Bourdais fighting

  • To add to my confusion it's a mixed strategy race. I may as well watch it back wards for all the sense I can deduce from what I'm seeing.

    hey ya. you haven't missed a huge amount so far. hopefully it's winding up to an exciting finish.

  • I'm getting a lot of buffering on the stream now

  • Turning up w/o the right helmet. Indycar and F1 are totally different.

  • wait a sec. this race is on bt sport 2, not espn.

    #confused

  • wait a sec. this race is on bt sport 2, not espn.

    ESPN are busy with the X Games, it seems.

  • ESPN are busy with the X Games, it seems.

    just assumed it was part of the espn package they picked. guess it can be shown anywhere.

  • just assumed it was part of the espn package they picked. guess it can be shown anywhere.

    Yeah the ESPN channel is just a brand name now, they can move it where the like

  • Yeah the ESPN channel is just a brand name now, they can move it where the like

    So it's just BTS3 with a fancy sticker over that name?

  • So it's just BTS3 with a fancy sticker over that name?

    Yes

  • don't remember an indycar with so few yellows.

  • don't remember an indycar with so few yellows.

    Holds breath in case of a jinx...

  • don't remember an indycar with so few yellows.

    I remember one race that went green the whole way and Dario clinched the championship because of that. It's not exactly normal though

  • So it's just BTS3 with a fancy sticker over that name?

    Yup. BT own and operate it now. Though in practice I bet a few of the employees stayed there (moved to BT offices etc).

  • don't remember an indycar with so few yellows.

    Last year Mid-O was the first of two consecutive caution-free, before that there was the one Steven mentioned, which I think was the first time it had ever happened in the current IndyCar series.. or at least the first in a very very long time

  • What were those squiggles showing?

  • What were those squiggles showing?

    i saw no squiggles :(

  • What were those squiggles showing?

    Distance of RHR from his pit markers

  • TK is slow, nooo

  • i saw no squiggles :(

    On the RHR pit stop replay

    Distance of RHR from his pit markers

    Thanks :)

  • Ohh not TK

  • What were those squiggles showing?

    Not sure. I wasn't really paying attention but it was something to do with the distance from the wheel to the mechanic

  • i saw no squiggles :(

    One of the weird graphics things that doesn't appear on the world feed for some reason, but is on the US feed

  • good parking from TK

  • Well done Tony, keep it green

  • RHR may not be fueled enough because of the fuel man being unable to reach in that stop

  • The squiggles must have been showing RHR was off his mark

  • The squiggles must have been showing RHR was off his mark

    Yup, I said to Will earlier thats what they were discussing

  • The squiggles must have been showing RHR was off his mark

    I think it must've been the American comms on their feed (no volume as per)

  • I think it must've been the American comms on their feed (no volume as per)

    You need to invest in headphones :)

  • I think it must've been the American comms on their feed (no volume as per)

    There was a discussion about it on the justin feed but I was listening to something on TV so didn't get it

  • You need to invest in headphones :)

    I have them, but Mrs^ has other stuff on TV, that I tend to want to also watch. So rather than being on headphones (like F1), mute is a good compromise - plus I have you guys :)

  • wheel to wheel stuff!

  • I can see what you mean about the cones :) Someone's thinking!

  • Kimball gets pagenaud, colder tyres for pag but he has 3 pushes to pass. good racing :)

  • Nice move

  • lovely!

  • Epic stop from Pagenaud's crew, even better passing

  • Uh oh, stream doesn't look good

  • I had no idea that Gordon Kimball was Charlie's father

    www.grandprix.com…/cref-kimgor.html

  • Uh oh, stream doesn't look good

    I don't know weather we'll get that back.

  • firstrowuk.eu/wat…,-usa---race.html

  • firstrowuk.eu/wat…,-usa---race.html

    Thanks Steven

  • 10 laps left. Kimball and Pagenaud a clear 21 seconds ahead of Dario in 3rd.

  • 10 laps left. Kimball and Pagenaud a clear 21 seconds ahead of Dario in 3rd.

    More than that now

  • firstrowuk.eu/wat…,-usa---race.html

    Just noticed that this is the BT Sport stream

  • We are back on Justin

  • We are back on Justin

    or not

  • Would this be Kimball's first Indy Car win?

  • Would this be Kimball's first Indy Car win?

    I thought he won before but I don't know

  • Looks like this is his first. He was born in England

    en.wikipedia.org/…i/Charlie_Kimball

  • Would this be Kimball's first Indy Car win?

    Yes. According to Wiki his best finish is 2nd, once at Pocono this year and once at Toronto last year.

  • MORE ads? I thought they went to the end with 10 laps to go

  • Yes. According to Wiki his best finish is 2nd, once at Pocono this year and once at Toronto last year.

    Cool, I like new winners :)

  • dixon looking to make a move!

  • White flag...

  • well done charlie!

  • Nice to see him win. Ganassi will be confused that his top guys couldn't win while his smaller team did

  • nice one.

  • Well done Charlie

  • a non-yellow race, crazy stuff/

  • a non-yellow race, crazy stuff/

    a first for me.

  • Chip fell. Not Colin Chapman

  • Ahhh the Fricken

  • a first for me.

    You must have seen the race whn Dario won the title

  • hehehehehe, just seen the fall.

  • Ahhh the Fricken

    Look at it, it just appears! :(

  • You must have seen the race whn Dario won the title

    erm... okay, first that i remember?

  • erm... okay, first that i remember?

    :)

  • Twitter reminding me that Kimball didn't race at this track last year because he'd broken his wrist.

  • Twitter reminding me that Kimball didn't race at this track last year because he'd broken his wrist.

    what is it with this time of year? :)

  • what is it with this time of year? :)

    we expect you to make your debut win next year.

  • cheers for the comments, cheers for the thread. catch y'alls soon.

  • cheers for the comments, cheers for the thread. catch y'alls soon.

    Camp starts tomorrow, are you all packed and ready?

  • what is it with this time of year? :)

    :)

  • Kimball, Pagenaud +5.5s, Franchitti +28.8s, Power +42.5s, RHR +46.3s, Helio +48.3s, Dixon +48.5s, Wilson +49.0s, Marco +49.5s, Hinch +49.9s

    Huge lead, then a big bunch of them a way back including points leaders.

  • That was good fun, see you guys soon :)

  • Cheers, sorry I was late.

    Next one isn't for ages yet - same day as the Belgian GP. :( But it is in California so it might start an hour or so later than today's race.

  • Camp starts tomorrow, are you all packed and ready?

    yea... no. what's to pack, i'll just buy stuff from the shops as needed ;)

    #holidayingwithmrc

  • yea... no. what's to pack, i'll just buy stuff from the shops as needed ;)

    I had no idea it was a posh camp site with shops. Don't suppose it has a pub and a hotel for when it rains?

  • I had no idea it was a posh camp site with shops. Don't suppose it has a pub and a hotel for when it rains?

    doesn't everywhere have shops? how can you pack enough stuff for two weeks?

  • Helio leads Dixon by 31 points, and RHR by 65. Becoming a two-horse race..

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Whilst Formula 1 may be on its summer break for a few weeks, luckily we still have a bit of open wheel racing to enjoy with the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio, a nice challenging track away from the world of ovals once more. Qualifying saw Ryan Hunter-Reay put himself at the top of the timing sheets in what will no doubt be a fair old confidence boost to his championship challenge but he does have the likes of Dixon and Andretti just behind him to challenge during the race. After a few weeks without IndyCar let's hope it's more of a summer fiesta than anything else!

Event start

20:40GMT +01:00

4 August 2013