IndyCar » Chevy loses final turbocharger appeal


Chevrolet have lost their final appeal against the decision to allow rival engine suppliers Honda to make a key upgrade to their turbocharger systems.

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Cheating Chevy - Unregistered

May 11, 2012 8:34 PM

shame GM suck it!! cheating fooks that what you get. There is a obvious performance gap that deserves to be bridged. Heck i hope Lotus are able to be on equal footing too. GM just wanna monopolise the series like they do in WTCC. I hope Honda can open a can of whoop-ass on them!

SP3 - Unregistered

May 12, 2012 5:40 PM

@ Cheating Chevy, yours is one of the saddest comments I've read in decades - "There is a obvious performance gap that deserves to be bridged." DESERVES?!? GM, whether through guessing right, or hard work, got it right the first time. Honda, whether through guessing wrong, or ineptitude, got it pear shaped. GM DESERVES the gap it's made. Honda does not DESERVE to have the rules bent for them to close the gap. Of course, when one has been raised on modern 'racing' with all the queer air inlet restrictors, rev limits, spec tires, 'performance ballast', and all the other non-sense 'field leveling' gimmicks, there's no way to know otherwise. Unfortunately, the series and mfgs screwed up and made the rules just vague enough to allow for the issue to be raised at all.

SP3 - Unregistered

May 13, 2012 1:59 AM

@ lameo, actually I made my living as a race wrench in Indycars from 93 to 03. It was 'my' chassis that got Honda's first win. And as an American taxpayer, I'm still ticked off at GM's bailout AND that they didn't pay the loan back like they claim AND that the govt. still owns a third or more of the company. No fan boy here. Just someone that remembers what real racing competetion was about before the advent of the so called 'level playing field' and the resulting, made-for-tv, parades. What do you propose they do with 'lotus'? More fuel? More revs? Certainly, they 'deserve' a hand, no?

Just Observing - Unregistered

May 13, 2012 8:54 AM

Seems to me its not about cheating or anything like that but more Chevrolet's attitude to the rules... the rules obviously exist as far as everyone else is concerned that allows changes to components to equalise performance, yet Chev seems to think that it shouldn't be up to Indycar to decided to apply them.

It's this manipulation of when/how to apply rules that also annoys me in Daytona Prototypes. Chev keep using the "manufacturer" excuse to pressure the organisers to give them advantages/freedoms that are not being extended to the Riley's

Hondaman - Unregistered

May 14, 2012 7:32 PM

First of all, please don't think that GM is the main thrust behind the appeal. Ilmor, not General Motors manufacturers the engine. Who owns Ilmor? None other than Roger Penske. Roger's company created the Honda V8 engine from 2003-2011 and now they make the Chevrolet. It's just a badge on an Ilmor. As far as the air inlet, Borg-Warner supplied the wrong part to Honda's single turbocharger. The proper configuration for the single turbo is .71 not the .57 that was originally supplied. So, the Honda was at a disadvantage because of Borg-Warner's mistake, not because of some kind of technical superiority by Ilmor.

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