Gil de Ferran has opted to use a Panoz G-Force chassis for this weekend's Toyota Indy 400, Penske president Tim Cindric has revealed.

Although team-mate, Helio Castroneves, will continue to use a Dallara chassis, as he has in all races this season, de Ferran has chosen to revert to the car with which he won May's Indianapolis 500, believing it be a better option for the superspeedways. After competing in the first two races of the season with the Dallara chassis, the Brazilian switched, successfully, for Indianapolis and finished eighth in June at Texas using the American chassis, before reverting to the Dallara for the last nine races.

"Obviously, Gil had success with the G-Force at Indianapolis, and we think it might give him a bit of an edge at the bigger tracks," Cindric explained, "We had a good test with it last week in Fontana, so we decided to give it a shot."

The team first used the Panoz G-Force during the third race of the season, at Twin Ring Motegi in April, when Alex Barron finished 17th after an accident. Barron substituted for de Ferran after the Brazilian suffered a back injury at Phoenix.

 

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