Get a First Look at iRacing's 2018 IndyCar in Action

Discussion in 'iRacing' started by GTPNewsWire, Mar 4, 2018.

  1. GTPNewsWire

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  2. FLX1981

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    Huh?! I thought there was supposed to be some large visor like windscreen on the car for driver protection? (edit: OK, found that this is a 2019 change and not even that is sure yet, for some reason) Also why did they ditch the boxes behind the rear wheels, didnt they say those were supposed to stop accidents like Wheldons fatal crash from happening?
     
  3. Echo_29

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    No I believe they were causing too many incidents, when a car hits the body work behind the rear wheel, it would land on track and/or fly into oncoming cars.
     
  4. BrandonW77

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    The rear pods were already part of the design before Weldon's death (he did all the testing on the car, afterall, it is named after him). Their original intention was more to prevent front wings from cutting tires down than it was to prevent cars going airborn, and it did that job fairly well. Dario's career ending accident is proof that they didn't do much to prevent cars from sailing into the fence though. They were however very good at leaving debris on the track and causing full course cautions.

    Besides that, they were almost universally hated from a cosmetic point of view by the fans and also added extra cost to the teams. Now that cost is gone, the lack of weight behind the rear wheels has made the car better balanced, and those huge, exposed rear tires now can be seen in all their sexiness.

    Some fairly substantial updates to the new car in today's patch. I've only had a few laps in it so far but I have 8 of the tracks for this season and plan to race on all of them. Hope to go see the car in person at the IMS test in a couple Tuesdays too.

     
  5. nyrmetros

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    Awesomeness
     
  6. matador86

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    It sounds like the F1 turbo monsters of the 80's. And I love the sleek look of these. Dallara and IndyCar's efforts are going to pay off. Tutuapp 9apps Aptoide
     
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