IndyCar Choses Dallara Concept Chassis for 2012, Benefiting Pick?
IndyCar had a wide variety of entries to pick from for their new 2012 chassis: BAT, Dallara, DeltaWing, Lola, and Swift to name the most famous of them. They picked Dallara, an interesting concept chassis picture in the photo gallery down below (no, no there..just after these few paragraphs). Dallara also supplied this IndyCar season, with Honda making the engine. So what’s new and how will this be affecting IndyCar? We’ll try to see, but mostly each should have his very own personal opinion. Read on for the facts to held meld that.
What was the main advantage of this chassis system pick? Lower costs it seems and more appeal to race fans, in what may be a big step in race revival for the United States. A 40% cost reduction for teams in estimated, and the aero kits that will be available from other manufacturers will help keep a certain level of personalization for teams. The new Dallara chassis is also lighter, at t 1,380 pounds, some 185 pounds.
Since the split between CART and the IRL more than a decade ago, open wheel racing in America has seen rapidly declining audiences that led to lower television revenue and a further downward spiral. The new engine regulations and the new chassis should go a long way towards making the series more entertaining for fans.
Why else is this good news? The Press Conference also told that Dallara would be building a new plant in Indianapolis, to make production easier and closer to IndyCar. More jobs, more work, less pay for the teams.