Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Alonso out!

Had I actually followed IndyCar, would I have known that there was actually a chance that Alonso wouldn't make it into the Indy 500?

According to reports, Alonso's McLaren:

  • did not have a steering wheel just before testing in Texas;
  • was painted the wrong orange, and sat in a paint shop for a month;
  • had the wrong tire sensors and thus failed to notice a puncture before a qualifying run;
  • had gearing for 227.5 mph instead of 229 mph;
  • had wonky suspension setup because of failure to convert from metric to American!
What the fuck?!


Sanchez said...

Out of topic but thought that would be of interest to you.

There is a recent documentary on YT about Kolyma ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kolyma ) on YouTube by popular Russian interviewer / Youtube vlogger. It has English subitles added by the author:


Maxichamp said...

@Sanchez: Thanks!

augie said...

would it be inappropriate to make a mclaren f1 joke at this point? "gp2! gp2!!"

Maxichamp said...

@augie: Long time no hear. How is your 993?

augie said...

hey buddy! things are good -- the daughter is 5yo and getting ready for kindergarten, which is crazy. i know it's trite, but enjoy the early years (as hard as they are). the days are long, but the years are short! 993 is good - mostly sitting in my garage. considering selling it for something i'll drive daily (still love the 997.2 GTS). let's grab an international lunch soon.