IndyCar rescinds RLL penalties imposed at Indianapolis
- 2013: IndyCar, Dallara and engine manufacturers explore redefining the underbody in preparation for the addition of aero configuration kits in 2015.
- 2014: Engine upgrades as part of the current homologation process; downforce adjustments to enhance racing, overtaking as well as safety at various racetrack configurations, as needed.
- 2015: Aero configuration components introduced for the full IZOD IndyCar Series season in conjunction with enhancements to the underbody.
- 2016: Opportunity for tire development, if needed with Firestone, as well as engine power enhancements as required.
- 2017: Possible aero configuration kits and engine upgrades. Potential for areas on car to be opened for team development.
- 2018: Competition enhancements made based on performance of 2017 package.
- 2019: Review of current body and engine specification for potential upgrades and/or changes.
- 2020: Competition enhancements made based on performance of 2019 package.
- 2021: Possible aero configuration upgrade.
IndyCar officials have withdrawn the $10,000 in-race penalty that was issued to the Graham Rahal during last week's Indianapolis 500, and suspended the equivalent penalty imposed on his Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing team mate James Jakes.
The fines for pit lane exit blend violations were reviewed using video footage and timing and scoring date during the week, with officials determining that in Rahal's race there was no breach of Rule 126.96.36.199.6 after all.
Jakes was found to be in breach, but officials nonetheless suspended the fine provided that Jakes does commit a similar offence in the future. If there is, IndyCar will re-instate the fine along with additional appropriate penalties.