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Old 1 Apr 2017, 14:54 (Ref:3723024)   #10
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Originally Posted by D.R.T. View Post
It still is the DW12 isn't it. Same chassis - different aero kit?
The letters DW were adopted in memory of the late Dan Wheldon, who did the initial testing. It would seem Dallara are now using the designation IR-12 because of updates to the original chassis, the side-pods and re-positioning of the radiators but your missing the point.

Back in 2010 when the ICONIC committee discussed replacing the Dallara IR-05, a number of chassis manufacturers, including Dallara, proposed a similar design to the 2018 IR-12. This was one of Dallara's original concepts and is not too far off the IR-12, minus the shark fin.



Instead we got the DW12, which I remember, was not met with a very favourable response plus it had various technical issues. Hence my question, why didn't the ICONIC committee opt for something like this, instead of the DW12?
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