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slugbelchslugbelch Senior Member
edited July 2019 in General discussion

Scott Dixon tests INDYCAR Aeroscreen on Dallara simulator

Bruce Martin NBC Sports•July 3, 2019

"Aerodynamic figures and center of gravity tests were also simulated during the test because the weight distribution of the car will change. Dixon expects more aero drag with the screen.

He also said the test included running with wheels missing, as well as crash and roll scenarios.

“It was a pretty in-depth test,” Dixon said. “They want to cover most of the bases before we run a lot of tests in the off-season to make sure we have looked at all scenarios.”

Actual on-track testing will be next later this year. INDYCAR intends to have the Aeroscreen on all cars for the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season."



  • ScottScott Senior Member

    I am far from a Dixon fan, but he is the best choice to that test. There is a video of the test out there, pretty interesting to watch.

  • slugbelchslugbelch Senior Member

    Alex Zanardi seriously injured in hand cycling accident

    IndyCar legend Alex Zanardi has suffered a severe head injury in a collision with a larger vehicle during a handbike race in his native Italy.

    The Associated Press is reporting that Zanardi was transported by helicopter to Santa Maria alle Scotte hospital in Siena following the accident, which occurred near the Tuscan town of Pienza during a national race for Paralympic athletes. Zanardi is a four-time gold medalist in handbikes at the Paralympics.

    According to a bulletin from the hospital, Zanardi is undergoing “neurological surgery to reduce fracture and is in very severe conditions.”

    Local newspaper La Repubblica Florence reports that the accident involved a collision with a truck.

    “It happened on a slightly downhill straightaway just before a slight curve in the road,” national team coach Mario Valentini, who was following the race, told Repubblica. “Alex veered slightly into the oncoming lane just when a truck came. (The truck) tried to swerve but couldn’t avoid the crash.”

    According to the Repubblica, Zanardi remained conscious until medical personnel arrived, and was breathing by himself.

    “Twenty minutes passed from the time of the accident to when the medical personnel arrived. It took some time to load him (into the ambulance). His wife helped. After the accident he was talking,” the AP quotes Valentini as adding in a separate interview with local media.

    Complete article:

  • slugbelchslugbelch Senior Member

    "Months after getting hit by a truck while hand-cycling, Alex Zanardi seems to be making a remarkable recovery. The Drive brought our attention to a story from Italian outlet Autosprint, which says that after successful surgery, Zanardi is once again able to speak. "It was a great emotion when he started talking, no one believed it. He was there! And he communicated with his family," the surgeon, Dr. Federica Alemanno said. Of course, this isn't the first extraordinary recovery Zanardi has made. After losing his legs in a horrific IndyCar crash in 2001, Zanardi eventually took up hand cycling, becoming a Paralympic gold medalist, and returned to racing sports and touring cars with hand controls."

    Former IndyCar Champion Alex Zanardi Is Reportedly Speaking Again (

  • slugbelchslugbelch Senior Member
    edited February 4

    Testing in Sebring, FL:

    Penske, Andretti unveil new liveries at Sebring IndyCar test | RACER

    Team Penske:

    Andretti Autosports:

  • jeffmcjeffmc Senior Member

    Glad Grosjean got at least a part time ride

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