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IndyCar flashback: Looking at telemetry from Robby Gordon at Mid-Ohio, 1994 (VIDEO)

Jul 29, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT

As the Verizon IndyCar Series heads to Mid-Ohio this weekend, we took a stroll through the archives and found this quick one lap of video.

Robby Gordon‘s lap, then driving for Walker Racing, provides a great look at how the telemetry was measured back in 1994. There were higher rev numbers on that era of cars, but with only a five-speed gearbox and speeds still topping 160 on the back straight launching off the Keyhole into Turns 3 and 4.

Gordon now runs the SPEED Energy Stadium Super Trucks; Walker runs IndyCar’s competition department as the President of Competition and Operations.

  1. techmeister1 - Jul 29, 2014 at 8:50 PM

    Pretty cool video. If you watch closely he drops from ~146 mph on the front straight to ~125 mph in a blink of the eye to take turn one. If you’ve driven the track you can appreciate how much braking that is and that it occurs in an instant and then he’s back on the throttle.

  2. mcseforsale - Jul 30, 2014 at 6:10 PM

    I don’t know about anyone else, but I miss true shifting and 3 pedals. I love watching Senna drive around Monte Carlo with one hand on the wheel and one on the stick at ~125mph. Nowadays with paddle shifters and sequential trans along with power steering, it just doesn’t seem as amazeballs.

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