Honda engines at the Indy 500 this year

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by t thome, Jun 9, 2004.

  1. t thome

    t thome Guest

    That's Indy, anybody been watching Honda's efforts in F1.

    BAR-Honda has been doing extremely well in the last few Grand Prix, beating
    up BMW-Williams and Mercedes McClaren, and is currently behind Renault and
    Ferrari in the Manufacturers Championship, third in the Driver's list, with
    Button behind Ferrari's Schumacher and Barrichello...

    We're coming up on Montreal this weekend, and Indy next weekend, and if
    BAR-Honda is running as they have been, they may pick up even more points
    and pass Renault.

    t thome, Jun 9, 2004
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    V.H. Guest

    The top six finishes at the Indy 500 this year were by cars powered with
    Honda engines. Pretty impressive if you asked me...

    V.H., Jun 9, 2004
  3. t thome

    w_tom Guest

    All cars that finished without being lapped were Toyotas or
    Hondas with only one exception. Finishing 12 was one Chevy.
    Demonstrates advantages of engineering and product oriented
    thinking verses MBAs and finance oriented thinking.
    w_tom, Jun 9, 2004
  4. t thome

    Al Smith Guest

    Personally, I abhor advertising, but what doesn't Honda make more
    of this in its incessant (but maybe not as incessant as GM and Ford)
    Al Smith, Jun 10, 2004
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    Jim Yanik Guest

    Open-wheel racing(F1,Indy,CART) does more for auto development than "stock
    car racing" or dirt track midget racing.So-called "stock cars" use ancient
    Honda passenger car motors use tech developed(recently,not 40 years ago)
    for racing.
    Jim Yanik, Jun 10, 2004
  6. t thome

    w_tom Guest

    What Jim writes was a widespread complaint among mechanics
    for NASCAR. They all would complain about things they could
    do but are not permitted. In NASCAR, other than the engine,
    all cars are identical - locking into the anti-American
    mentality of "stifle innovation". Identical right down to who
    makes the bolt to raise front suspension so they can roll car
    into the trailer.

    Racing has always been about technology advancement. So
    much of what is standard in today's car was developed on the
    racing circuits. But not in racing that is about lies. Is it
    really a Chevy Lumina? Of course not. A real Lumina is a
    front wheel car. It only looks like the shape of a Lumina to
    promote the deception all while stifling innovation.

    What did some Nascar mechanics complain about? Some simple
    safety systems that they could not install because all NASCARs
    must be identical. Since then, Earnhart died due to safety
    system failure. NASCARs go so slow that there is no reason for
    anyone to be hurt. More of why some race circuits have
    perverted the purpose of racing.
    w_tom, Jun 10, 2004
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