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February 17th, 2015, 08:29 AM
Take a look at Chevy's aero package for road courses and short ovals. It's so...fidgety? It just has so many bits and bobbles all over it. I think I'll go look at 90s Indy/Champ Cars again.




February 17th, 2015, 10:12 AM
It's like late 2000s F1 cars all over again. :(

February 17th, 2015, 10:58 AM

February 17th, 2015, 02:08 PM
There are no words in any language that can describe how hideous that is...

Yobbo NZ
February 17th, 2015, 05:02 PM
It's almost like they've stuck it in a wind tunnel and gone "Hmm we'll add some shit here,put a hole there,bend that there and....Viola,we have an aero package!"

Rare White Ape
February 18th, 2015, 02:04 AM
There are no words in any language that can describe how hideous that is...

Tried Serbian? They've got a few beauties.

February 18th, 2015, 03:22 AM
can we replace these with deltawings now?

February 18th, 2015, 11:27 AM
can we replace these with deltawings now?

Please no.

February 18th, 2015, 03:43 PM
Racer Magazine: PRUETT: Tech overview of Chevy's IndyCar aero kit


March 10th, 2015, 05:59 AM
Honda's Aero Kit





March 10th, 2015, 06:41 AM

March 10th, 2015, 08:19 AM
I thought engine manufacturer should just stick with engines. What are they doing with aero stuffs? They think they're in F-1 or something?

March 10th, 2015, 09:57 AM


March 11th, 2015, 05:23 AM

See...I knew the @HondaRacing_HPD @IndyCar digital aero kit renderings left off a few items.

July 22nd, 2015, 10:26 AM

July 23rd, 2015, 12:26 PM

LED lights debuting at Mid-Ohio: http://www.indycar.com/News/2015/07/7-23-LED-Panels-To-Debut-At-Mid-Ohio


Brings some of the info you get while watching at home to the track!

July 23rd, 2015, 12:39 PM
Now that is fricken cool.

All the aero crap is just beyond hideous. They really need to knock this stuff off and come up with a simplified rule that will allow for beautiful looking cars.

Freude am Fahren
July 23rd, 2015, 04:49 PM
I wonder how well you'd be able to actually see them, but that is a cool idea. The leader lights in ALMS were one of the best innovations for watching the race live.

July 24th, 2015, 09:16 AM
Interesting concept!

However, I can see issues with it on ovals when the 3 or 4 cars end up side by side drag racing to the finish line. How will these LED indicators show position? They better have onboard computer sensors and GPS so that the cars can know exactly where it is on the track and where it is relative to each other... and then freezes the position indicator as soon as it crosses the finish line!

July 24th, 2015, 09:21 AM
I'm sure they'll just be reporting out live timing and scoring, and it's not like they'll be used alone for official reviews.

Freude am Fahren
July 24th, 2015, 12:38 PM
And actually, the Sportscar version only updates a the start/finish, so when you have a battle going on, you might see the car with two lights in front of the one with one all of a sudden, because there's been a pass on that lap. I imagine these will be more real time, but who knows.

August 23rd, 2015, 04:20 PM
Justin Wilson is unconcious with a head injury at the hospital five minutes from my house after getting hit by debris at Pocono. Hopefully this isnt life threatening. :(

MR2 Fan
August 23rd, 2015, 04:43 PM
if we keep seeing things like this we may see enclosed cockpits for more racing series possibly

Alan P
August 23rd, 2015, 06:01 PM
In a coma and undergoing evaluation. :(

August 24th, 2015, 05:08 PM
I'm seeing breaking news on Twitter that he has passed :(

August 24th, 2015, 05:27 PM

The Associated Press reports that IndyCar driver Justin Wilson succumbed to a head injury sustained in a wreck Sunday at Pocono Raceway. Wilson was 37.

IndyCar made an announcement this evening at about 9:10 p.m. EDT at the request of Justin Wilson’s family. IndyCar CEO Mark Miles made the announcement, remembering Wilson as “one of the most well respected, highly regarded, and loved people in the entire paddock.”

Driver and team owner Ed Carpenter also gave his respects during the announcement, describing Wilson as “a great professional driver and extremely good at his craft” and “a friend among everyone in the paddock.”

Wilson died at Lehigh Valley Health Network Cedar Crest Hospital in the company of his family. Following IndyCar’s announcement, the family released this statement:

This is just awful. I wonder if this will be the nail in the coffin for open wheel cars on circle tracks. Or at least Indycars. He was one of the very best on road courses. :(

August 24th, 2015, 05:38 PM
It may just usher in lexan canopies ala fighter jets.

August 25th, 2015, 02:36 PM
Fucking sad shit news.

August 25th, 2015, 04:01 PM
Yeah he was such a cool, unflappable guy. :( When I was watching the Holmatro guys in a full on sprint for his car I instantly had Fontana '99 flashbacks. Glad to see (though not surprised) that he was an organ donor too. :up:

Worth a read for those who don't follow Indycar: http://www.racer.com/more/viewpoints/item/120685-malsher-justin-wilson-a-towering-talent-and-a-great-man

August 25th, 2015, 06:49 PM
Too freaking right, rey. This is not the nineties.


August 26th, 2015, 03:16 PM