The new IndyCar aero kits have distinctively different looks, fans are talking again about increased speeds and possible bumping for the Indianapolis 500, and the drivers have booked almost the entire month for the historic Brickyard.
The all-electric Formula E race series has been so successful in its first year that some insiders are talking about its cars competing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and even filling the grid of the Indianapolis 500.
The enhancements, announced Thursday, are intended to minimize the amount of damage involved in car-to-car contact and reduce the amount of debris littering the track — or hurdling over catch fences and into spectator areas.
Less than a month after the season opener was canceled, IndyCar Series CEO Mark Miles outlined a new vision for scheduling Tuesday that includes more races, fit perfectly between football seasons in hopes of adding interest and fans.
The television channel organizing and promoting the March 8 race released a statement on Thursday saying the decision was made by the local government in the city of Brasilia. IndyCar officials appeared to be caught by surprise.