Verizon IndyCar Series present of competition and operations Jay Fyre has confirmed that he was delighted with the feedback from drivers about the new aero-kits that will be introduced in 2018.
On Thursday, Frye commented by saying:
I’m just delighted with the feedback.
We are looking at a wind screen or a halo-type application,
We’re full speed ahead designing and developing as soon as possible.
Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden commented by saying:
One of the things I really liked hearing from Jay is that what drivers have been screaming about for a long, long time – that we want more ‘bottom-side’ performance from the race car. We don’t want to just rely on the top.
Alexander Rossi, winner of the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil commented by saying:
It’s when we’re trying to follow closely and you get to a point where the racing kind of seems stagnant because nobody is really getting closer (to the car directly ahead). It’s because the car behind us is so affected by the air, because it’s going over the top of it. It’s what we call ‘dirty air,’ meaning it’s moving, and it’s not a flat surface, which is what the car was designed (to encounter).