IndyCar » Five complete Indy rookie orientation

Five of the rookies bidding to race in this year's Indianapolis 500 have completed the mandatory Rookie Orientation Program and are ready for practice and qualifying.

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DGAS - Unregistered

May 12, 2012 12:19 AM

phase 1, drivers have to complete 10 laps at consistent lines and speeds between 200 and 205 mph, phase 2 ups that to 15 laps at speeds ranging from 205 to 210 mph, and phase 3 requires 15 laps at 210 mph and over.

Can the Lotus powered cars go that fast?

Coop - Unregistered

May 12, 2012 1:07 PM

Dgas has a point. Unfortunately the teams will trim out downforce to lower the drag as a compensation for lack of HP. This is exactly the wrong remedy for rookie drivers who, ultimately, will end up in the wall.

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