It’s a cocktail of both issues. Having Indy races on ovals is already more dangerous than a legit road course with run-offs. Pocono exasperates the issues with its weird design that leaves no way to make the cars handle well in all three corners and utilize its long straights for the best top speed.
There was a lovely bit in the pre-race coverage that discussed how Pocono was conceived when the track was originally built. One turn from the long-gone Trenton, one turn from the dearly missed Milwaukee Mile, and one turn from Indianapolis.
In theory, mastering a single lap at Pocono in the days of Gebhardt chassis…
I often see brand new car carriers and wonder the same thing. Hey, was that $100k Mercedes’ rear spoiler rated for 75mph when used as an air scoop?
Especially since the screens barely function at the temperature. The time between screens is at least doubled, perhaps tripled when the temperature dips below -5°.
I mean, the article links to about 20 other articles which discuss all those points at length. I agree it’s not the best way to convey that information, but I imagine there are article length considerations and copyright reasons the author couldn’t simply paraphrase all the points contained in them.
Simply put: an owner and operator culture that is stridently anti-safety.
I help manage the private networks for large banks. Let me assure you, they would not.
If I had the money for a car/boat hybrid money would obviously mean nothing to me so...NP.
The air intake goes right through the insulation. If you look closely you can seep a pipe going through and apparently into the firewall. If I had to guess I would say it’s plumbed to something well above the waterline to protect it against inhaling spray.
This seems like a very expensive way to drown. CP.
For that price it better fly too. CP
That grille is too reminiscent of those shitty Jeep crybaby grilles to get a NP from me for $195.00.
Considering the jackasses driving around Indy, I would strongly advice to have the cage asap :|
Me: I wonder what long term dream zoidberg is going on about now
Yeah there's a broad line between "lazy landscaper letting leaves levitate" versus "oops my fucking car fell off"
Ovals are exactly why the halo isn’t viable in IndyCar. It’s more disruptive to the necessary sight lines for ovals than for road racing. They do have a solution coming up with the aeroscreen though.
That’s why you only clear the SRS light if it needs to pass inspection. It always comes back on. Two things that you can always count on with Hondas of that era: a SRS light and a P0420 code.
I’ve driven an early CL with the automatic transmission. Clicked on this article to draft angry reply about what a pile the car really is. Read article.... hmmm, now I’m kinda interested :-)
In 2001, 25 year-old me (established Honda fanboi and flush with cash from my first real job) bought one of the first ’02 RSX Type-S in the US at sticker. I adored that car, kept it tip-top, and it was my reliable and fun DD for the next 14 years. Wish I still had it.