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No IndyCar aero changes for 2017?

27 July 2016

The Verizon IndyCar Series is believed to be considering a freeze on aerodynamic development in 2017, in order to introduce single standard kit in 2018.

Reports in the US suggest that the current 2016 kits developed by Honda and Chevrolet will be retained unchanged for 2017, providing an immediate cost saving for the two manufacturers in terms of development, and for independent teams who will not need to purchase new kits for their cars.

IndyCar’s governing body will in the process be provided with more time to develop a kit for use across the series in 2018. Several manufacturers are believed to have come forward with suggestions.

On 21 July the IndyCar Series began what are expected to be multiple tests in search of the format for the future aero kit. The Chevrolets of Tony Kanaan and JR Hildebrand stayed on an extra day following a championship test at Mid Ohio, completing several laps trying a number of specifications that included running without the distinctive rear wheel guards and with more underfloor downforce.

* IndyCar’s intentions to adopt cockpit-mounted driver head protection, as reported last month, is understood to be looking increasingly likely to involve an aeroscreen, in preference to the halo device that the Formula One World Championship intends to use from next season. Such screens are unlikely to be introduced to the IndyCar series before the 2018 season.

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