The new chassis design to be used by the Verizon IndyCar Series from 2018 onwards has been officially revealed.
Speaking about the new chassis design, Verizon IndyCar Series president of competition and operations Jay Frye commented by saying:
“While this remains a work in progress, we are encouraged with where the development of the 2018 car stands. “The look of the car is bold, the performance data from simulations is meeting targeted goals and safety enhancements built into the design will be substantial.
Verizon IndyCar Series director of aerodynamic development commented by saying:
“We’ve been working on the aerodynamics to suit the look, rather than the other way around. “We’re working on creating more of the downforce from the underwing,” Belli said. “The hole in the floor (of the undertray on this year’s car) will be sealed for the road courses and short ovals, but will still be open for the superspeedways.
It is not yet clear who will produce the new aero kits. Frye has confirmed that the development of the new chassis is on target and he expects testing of the chaasis to begin in mid-summer.