Photo: Pato O’Ward will represent Chevy in today’s test.
Tire testing 9-12
Tire testing 1-5
Today’s tire test won’t have the drama or excitement of Wednesday’s Rookie Orientation, but it has importance for the next two seasons of the NTT Indycar Series. In addition to testing next year’s tire compound for the Indianapolis 500, Indycar will add weight to the cars, simulating the added weight in 2023 of the larger 2.4 liter engine and the hybrid energy recovery system. The new components should about 125 pounds to the cars. The extra weight will give the series an idea of how the balance of the cars will change under more weight.
I am very interested to hear what Jay Frye and the technical crew says about today’s results. We are a long way from the final configuration for 2023.
Meyer Shank Racing with Helio Castroneves will represent Honda and Arrow McLaren SP with Pato O’Ward will test for Chevy. are the test cars. The oldest driver in the series and one of the youngest drivers providing input reflects the 2021 season and the generational transition Indycar is going through.
As far as I know the turn 2 mounds are open. There is no streaming for today’s activity.