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IndyCar puts Formula 1 to shame with its stunning 2018 car

No, it’s not some fans fantasy dream car nor a glossy concept model from a computer animation. This is real, this is the new Indy Car.

After years of looking at atrocious single seater cars in IndyCar and Formula 1 with its shark fins, wheel covers, high barn-door-wings, phallic-noses and revolting halo hoops, the 2018 IndyCar is a beautiful sight for very sore eyes. Touted as being “bolder, safer, even more thrilling” IndyCar seems it has bucked motorsport’s latest trend of ignoring millions of fans and what they have been screaming out for and listened to us by creating a stunning new car.

Designed by Dallara and “design experts in the United Kingdom – paired with input from drivers, teams and fans alike”, the design has even “allowed for a cockpit windscreen application, when developed” which suggests that unlike F1’s cringe-worthy attempts to shoe-horn a safety halo onto a donkey, IndyCar have very thoughtfully and very carefully considered this and designed a car almost around a future windscreen.

What do you think, is this the most beautiful single seater you’ve seen in many years? maybe ever?

 

 

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  1. The road course car will look even better

  2. Not entirely convinced by it, I must say

  3. It makes the car look comically short. Plus, it was brought in to entice more manufacturers – It won’t do that, all it’ll do it force the already struggling teams to spend a fortune (x2 by virtue of the two kits) on yet another bodywork change.

    Plus, I was a fan of manufacturer variation

    • It’s the same length. Yeah the variation was nice but just not financially viable

    • I know it’s the same, it just makes it look shorter

    • And neither is switching bodywork every five minutes, surely?

    • Current situation is very costly

    • So why not introduce a freeze rather than starting from square one forcing every team to spend six figures per car, twice?

    • Dominik Wilde better to start from scratch rather than tinker with things too much like F1 and end in a complete mess.

    • Current owners want out, fans don’t like it, series listens to fans. The later being the most surprising!

    • Lester Forbes exactly! This is the fourth alteration in as many years – That’s why surely a freeze would be the best bet, and introduce this in 2020 or 2021

    • 2012-2016-2018. Next one would be a new chassis in your stated year, they don’t want to leave it too long like the IR03/05 which basically looked the same and became stale

  4. that’s one pov, but stand it up next to the F1 sandal car.

  5. What a great looking car. America will be made grate again just because of this.

    It won’t change the world but sometimes it’s nice just to have nice things

  6. It doesn’t put F1 to shame at all, they’re fundamentally different racing categories with little to no common regulations other than being open wheel, open cockpit single seat formulae.

  7. Indycar, acknowledging that the CART era was beautiful, and the future doesn’t have to be space porcupine… the turning point for the future of Indycar?

    • Yeah I love how the promo video featured almost exclusively just Champ Car and CART footage

    • Dominik Wilde Rachael Whiteford well, they’ve been ‘promoting’ classic CART/Champ Car races on the IndyCar YouTube. now there’s no competition they might aswell 🙂 they’ve seen sense 🙂

  8. Its a beautiful machine. The comments on f1 pages are hilarious….

    Why are folk hell bent on comparing 2 different series. Do moto gp fans look down on wsb like that?

    • well, yes actually they really do! lol I dont mind about the comments 🙂 they’re all interacting and it’s good stats

    • Think one of the biggest differences in comparing MotoGP/WSBK and F1/IndyCar is the differences in product – WSBK, aside from the production bikes & race weekend format, doesn’t really offer something different from MotoGP and doesn’t carry much name power threat in comparison. IndyCar, meanwhile, is the pinnacle of open-wheel racing on ovals, has a crown jewel race that still attracts even the best of the F1 crop, and plenty of other aspects that allow for people to make comparisons as their products are vastly different.

  9. I like the look of the thing a lot but, like some of the others here, the question is always a matter of costs and accessibility. IndyCar has been losing teams like you’d never believe and is doing well to still have 33 cars at Indy every May, and also doing well in the sense that teams like Coyne and RLL can win races. Parity is key; dominance of two or three big teams led to the discontent that gave birth to the IRL ~25 years ago and hoping we don’t return to that.
    I also will miss the DW12 because of the absolutely incredible racing it produced at Indy; some of the 500s with the old chassis were snoozefests, hoping there’s no return to that either.

  10. This is still the DW12 Ben, it’s just a new body kit

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