Long Beach Grand Prix Walk-around - Friday

Walking around the Long Beach Grand Prix allows one to take in many of the sights that sitting in one location will NOT show or tell.

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  • Indy Light wing
  • Indy Light transaxle
  • Fans fans fans will stand in line for an autograph of their hero.
  • Paul Tracy's punted and shredded car.
  • Team Jaguar and their aerodynamic cars and there not so ... (see next pic of wing)...

  • and Team Jaguar's unaerodynamic wing strut interface. "No time to fix." It's wake bows out and make what little wing real estate they do have - INefficient. Period.

  • Team Falken's clean and aerodynamic Porsche ride...

  • Team Falken's very aerodynamic wing span. Notice its spanwise curvature to interface with the greenhouse or cockpit.

  • Team Corvette's aerodynamic ride ...

  • And, Team Corvette's VERY aerodynamic (best ever seen) wing strut interface.

  • Oreca's aero front end...

  • Lola's aerodynamic ventral fence. Good for marketing, too.

  • The business end of the Level 5's LMP2 Lola.

  • Muscle Millk's LMP1 Lola.

  • What do they call them - goosenecks or walrus tusks or wing blanketers in a cross-wind?

  • Three Penske drivers signing autographs: Briscoe, Wilson and Castroneves.

  • A LOT of LOTuses, eh?

  • Takuma Sato signing a Japanese fan's item and being peppered by Japanese fellowmen photogs.

  • Dusty Brandel and some CHIPper guy (Ganassi).

  • A couple of Poles. (I'm a quarter Polish but Oscar Kovaleski is a purebred)

  • Danica at her press conference - is here for the fan. Honored to be a model to some young(er) fans.

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