IndyCar » Chevy orders all teams to change engines

Chevrolet has ordered that all teams running Chevy engines in the IZOD IndyCar Series must immediately replace their current units ahead of the Long Beach race.

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Boo - Unregistered

April 13, 2012 6:56 AM

Though I'm all for introducing penalties to ensure engines aren't made to break after one race, it seems a bit harsh to have it in place for new engine manufacturers like Chevrolet and Lotus (perhaps even Honda), particularly as the car isn't new either.

By all means introduce later in the season, or offer a 3 engine leeway or something, because a move like this with about 12 drivers having penalties, undermines the racing a bit.

cruachan - Unregistered

April 13, 2012 10:12 AM

Perhaps IndyCar should look at the MotoGP engine rules, where you have a set number for a season rather than set mileage per unit. The teams could then have swapped engines with no penalty although they may have suffered later in the year.

Rules are a bit harsh when we have new cars, 2 new engine suppliers and all 3 suppliers are running new units.

MichaelMS-25 - Unregistered

April 13, 2012 10:36 AM

The irony is, though, that the penalty as it currently stands was introduced at the specific request of the engine manufacturers, not by Indy Car or the teams. In fact, the biggest supporter and pusher of the regulation was Chevrolet, as they didn't want to be outspent/out-tested by Honda.

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