IndyCar has revealed the first details of its new Indy Lights car planned for 2014
IndyCar has released the first details of its new Indy Lights car, which is scheduled to debut for the 2014 season
The series has run the current Dallara chassis since 2002, and while no chassis or engine supplier has yet been finalised, series technical director Vince Kremer said that five or six companies were currently looking at proposals.
Design elements to be incorporated into the new car include:
• New chassis is to reflect current contemporary race car design. Chassis must be adaptable to compete on road, street and oval circuits with a minimum of facility-specific parts.
• New chassis to surpass all current FIA static and impact regulations while having the flexibility to accommodate a broad spectrum of drivers and seating positions. Improved aerodynamic performance that must also allow for enhanced sponsor placement opportunities on the car.
• Improved technological package to include but not limited to: paddle shifting, data systems and sensors.
• Potential to integrate an alternative fuel source.
"With our premium on safety, our goal is to develop a car that is technology relevant to the new IndyCar," said Kremer. "It is our intent to remain a spec series, as it creates the right platform to identify driver talent and contain costs. While it is important for us to gain a manufacturer badge for the engine and receive the endorsement of the auto industry, we want to make sure it is done in the right economic structure for our teams."
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