IndyCar » Dallara makes safety modification to DW12


Dallara has been making a change to the new DW12 IndyCar chassis, after crashes during practice and qualifying suggested the car could be tending to get airborne.

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Gorbachov - Unregistered

May 24, 2012 2:08 AM

Dallara by early June is still developing a car while drivers risk their lives. They made one of the worse F1 cars in F1 history and simply doesn't have the technology and resources to build a topnotch racing car. Indy should have hired Williams or some other team and buy a bundle of last 1 year old models. This way they would be very close to F1 run developed cars topnotch technology all included.

Gorbachov - Unregistered

May 24, 2012 2:08 AM

Dallara by early June is still developing a car while drivers risk their lives. They made one of the worse F1 cars in F1 history and simply doesn't have the technology and resources to build a topnotch racing car. Indy should have hired Williams or some other team and buy a bundle of last 1 year old models. This way they would be very close to F1 run developed cars topnotch technology all included.

JOHN - Unregistered

May 24, 2012 3:07 AM

Worrying times.....230+mph is the stuff of airplanes. All said, best wishes to those 33 entered at the 96th running of the 'Greatest Spectacle in Racing'!!!

stogie5150 - Unregistered

May 24, 2012 3:40 AM

Bull...in 1995 Champcars ran nearly 250 on the straights and nobody died. DULL-Lara has no idea what the world they are doing, OR the idiots that run Indycar didnt know how to spec a car. Its a travesty that 20 years on they aren't at least as fast. JMO.

Don - Unregistered

May 24, 2012 4:36 AM

Dallara fully knows what they're doing, and are making the right modifications for safety. No matter how much computer modeling is done nothing can duplicate running and crashing at 230 mph!

Slowing down the cars in the name of safety is appropriate stogie. Running 260 mph at some point in time down the straights in the future would be suicidal and just plain stupid. Too many drivers have died at Indy (research it) and other ovals.

This new car and formula looks like it will make some very exciting racing, and that's whats most important.

RIP Dan Wheldon. Can't wait for Sunday!

Gorbachov - Unregistered

May 24, 2012 7:37 AM

@"Dallara fully knows what they're doing, and are making the right modifications for safety."
So they built a killing machine on purpose so drivers would have much bigger chances of dyeing? If so that's the worse company in the world! Or did they decide to just re-design some major parts of the car mid season from the moment they designed the car just to have extra work? Or maybe they didn't know what they were doing and now are trying to fix it!

Guitarman - Unregistered

May 24, 2012 5:20 PM

Although the cars are built down to a price, so that the teams, all private, can afford to buy and run them, they're built much heavier and stronger than F1 cars so they can withstand smacks into the wall, with the input of a century of experience from the teams and organisers.
No current F1 team has the experience of the forces exerted on chassis and suspension of hours of flat-out running at 220-plus, let alone of a tub hitting a solid wall at those speeds. No F1 car could cope with either. The new Dallara chassis incorporates the lessons learned from the Wheldon tragedy of last year. And hitting a wall at 200plus is going to be bloody dangerous to the human body no matter how good the car !

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