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Old 4 Jan 2018, 13:35 (Ref:3790629)   #3646
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Maybe they can bring back multi chassis, but they probably won’t
I would like to see another chassis manufacturer but I doubt it. If another chassis manufacturer were to come along, what proportion of the field would they need to supply to be profitable and recover R&D costs?

However, if it does come down to one manufacturer, I would like to see some variation, depending on which engine a team is using but nothing quite as radical as the aero-kits, that were used recently. Something more on the lines of Lola's bid, back in 2010.


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Old 4 Jan 2018, 13:44 (Ref:3790630)   #3647
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But, IndyCar could attempt a tender for new chassis whenever. Whoever wins gets a contract. Dallara, Swift, Tatuus, Onroak, ORECA, Dome, an F1 team, etc. you never know, Dallara's offer may have not been the cheapest/best.
If they do open it up to other chassis manufacturers, I hope they don't do what the Iconic committee did back in 2010 and just give it to Dallara. There were some better concepts than theirs. Particularaly Lola's with their universal tub, which could be used for both IndyCar and Indy Lights.
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Old 4 Jan 2018, 13:54 (Ref:3790635)   #3648
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If they do open it up to other chassis manufacturers, I hope they don't do what the Iconic committee did back in 2010 and just give it to Dallara. There were some better concepts than theirs. Particularaly Lola's with their universal tub, which could be used for both IndyCar and Indy Lights.
That is definitely a better future plan for Indy, a combo chassis that is something teams can use for over 5 years. I know it's not F1 and chassis of the year but Indycar can't afford to follow that path.

And a combo chassis could actually allow a real bump day with Lights teams pushing each other to make 'the big show' or make a race in a sponsor specific market.
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Old 17 Jan 2018, 13:59 (Ref:3793325)   #3649
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IndyCar officially launched the 2018 car with the Universal Aero Kit, at the North American International Auto Show. A series-wide open test is scheduled for Feb. 9-10 at Phoenix. Teams can test until shortly before the 2018 season opener, the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on March 11.

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Is this where we talk about Hinch and Leena Gade teaming up or did I miss that elsewhere? Because I think that could be epic.
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I'm sure Leena will do well, she's a very good engineer and could certainly make a difference
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I'm not a big fan of hinch (whines too much) but love leena gade. Ill miss her commentary at the endurance races though.
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IndyCar says the aeroscreen is to be tested at Phoenix next month but doesn't necessarily mean it will be used in competition in 2018 - if at all.

http://classic.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/133987
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At least they are giving it a proper test, unlike with F1 and the halo saga
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IndyCar to change qualifying points system for this year's 500.

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IndyCar hires a new managing director of engine development.

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Image of the new aeroscreen, it looks good to me, but looks just like the one Vettel tested last year in F1 that he said made him dizzy after one lap.

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Image of the new aeroscreen, it looks good to me, but looks just like the one Vettel tested last year in F1 that he said made him dizzy after one lap.

https://www.motorsport.com/indycar/n...oenix-1001660/
It's not too dissimilar to the Shield. It will be interesting to see how dizzy Scott Dixon gets after he tests it at IMS, next Thursday.




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It's not too dissimilar to the Shield. It will be interesting to see how dizzy Scott Dixon gets after he tests it at IMS, next Thursday.



Notice that the Ferrari implementation curves downwards at the front while Indycar's is a flat line. Ferrari's design intrinsically lends itself to more optical distortion.

I am not quite sure what they were going for with that. Maybe they were going for the Halo.
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The site that landscape designer Piet Oudolf has chosen for the garden he's designing for Belle Isle is located where the grandstands are set up during the Grand Prix.

"If the Grand Prix continued, we obviously wouldn't be able to put a grandstand there any longer," Race Chairman Bud Denker said Thursday.
Note the organizers haven't yet submitted a proposal for 2019, though they promise to make a decision about the race's future by early June, when the race is this year.
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