Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud says he hopes that the new 2018 universal aero kit will allow drivers to overtake in traffic resulting in close racing at the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil in just over two months time.
The 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series champion hopes that there is less drafting this season. The Frenchman who drives the No.22 Chevrolet has yet to test the new aero kit on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval configuration.
Pagenaud believes that the new aero kit will prove to be difficult for drivers to navigate the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval and could result in more driver errors.
Speaking about last years car, Pagenaud said that the cars were more about defending your position and this was something that 2017 Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil winner Takuma Sato
The Frenchman took part in an open test at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course on Friday.