The NTT IndyCar Series announced on Tuesday that they have introduced a new medical unit that will be on site at every round of the 2023 season starting with this weeks two day Spring Training session at the Thermal Club in California.
Speaking about the new unit, President of IndyCar Jay Frye said:
INDYCAR medical has always been the industry standard of care and service in motorsports. “The investment into the INDYCAR Medical Unit is an important step in continuing that expectation and assuring that all personnel will receive excellent care.”
- Four functional areas, one with two hospital beds
- Equipment needed to care for patients with urgent or emergent needs, including a portable X-ray machine, a resuscitation cart and assorted orthopedic care supplies
- Workspace for the doctors and nurses who travel with the sport
- Meeting areas for patient consultation and emergency updates
- Video feeds to enable the staff to monitor the on-track action.
INDYCAR Medical Director Dr. Julia Vaizer said:
The INDYCAR Medical Unit is a product of continued collaboration of INDYCAR and IU Health and is an important addition to our continued effort to enhance care for competitors, others who work in the sport and their families. “The unit will be available to drivers, allowing us to evaluate them in the most efficient yet effective manner to develop next steps. We also will provide that level of care for all members of the paddock.”