IndyCar

Formula 1 missed out on IndyCar’s “pure-looking” single-seater by introducing new cars in 2017 that made overtaking more difficult, says American racing legend Mario Andretti. IndyCar switched to a universal aerokit for 2018 and banished manufacturer kits, dramatically reducing the level of downforce on offer. That decision was made in order to lower costs and
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Anticipated inclement weather has forced the postponement of three days of IndyCar testing at Indianapolis. Manufacturer, open and Indianapolis 500 rookie orientation/refresher tests on the oval had been scheduled for Tuesday, March 27 through to Thursday, March 29. But with Firestone minimum operating temperatures set at 50F (10C) for ovals, and expected highs at Indianapolis
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Penske president Tim Cindric says IndyCar has to avoid becoming a completely spec series as it would be a “short-sighted” decision, believing a common car is for “lower motorsport”. IndyCar has moved towards an increasingly standardised car with the introduction of the universal aerokit for 2018, removing the differentiation between manufacturers Honda and Chevrolet developing
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Sebastien Bourdais took a second consecutive win at St Petersburg in opportunistic fashion after Alexander Rossi collided with long-time race leader Robert Wickens late on challenging for the win. Wickens and Rossi were in a tantalising battle throughout the final stint, both running a conventional three-stop strategy while Bourdais was off strategy following an early
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