IndyCar

Get unlimited access You have 10 articles remaining to view this month. Schmidt Peterson Motorsports’s Robert Wickens and the returning Danica Patrick endured eventful programmes in preparation for the 2018 Indianapolis 500, as all drivers completed their rookie and refresher requirements. Wickens had to compete against the clock in order to pass the rookie orientation
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Josef Newgarden believes IndyCar’s windscreen needs “small improvements” after he completed a short test with it at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Monday. Following Scott Dixon’s successful maiden test of the windscreen at Phoenix, Penske’s reigning champion Newgarden ran the windscreen in its second-ever outing following the end of Monday’s Indy test. The windscreen has had
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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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