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IndyCar

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In 1997, Tony George, the owner of the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway, created the Indy Racing League (IRL) American championship for open-wheel cars on oval circuits. Dallara took part in the first race, competing with other British and Americans manufacturers.

In 2008, the Indy Racing League absorbed the rival series, CART - Champ Car, becoming the IndyCar Series. Dallara became the sole supplier for this series.

The championship is the only one in the world characterized by a great variety of circuits types: Superspeedway (oval circuits from 1.5 to 2.5 miles, such as Pocono, Texas, and Fontana), short oval (ovals from 0.75 to 1.25 miles, such as Milwaukee, Nashville and Iowa), permanent road courses (such as Sonoma, Mid-Ohio and Barber in Alabama), and street circuits (such as Long Beach, Toronto, and San Paulo in Brazil).

The races are held mainly in the United States and Canada. Since the races follow a tight schedule, vehicles must be designed and constructed to express high performance in a wide range of mechanical and aerodynamic configurations, with limited adjustments between one circuit and the other.

The season includes the prestigious Indianapolis 500, whose first edition took place over 100 years ago. This historical race involves 33 drivers in a race of 200 laps, 500 miles in total, with averages that, in recent years, have reached and exceeded 350 km/h.

Since 2012, Dallara has manufactured and supplied the IR12 car for this category exclusively. The IR12 is sometimes called the DW12 in honor of the champion Dan Wheldon. This contract highlights the security concepts aimed at reducing the risk of contact between the wheels and improving aerodynamic stability in case of loss of control.

Most components of the IR12 are manufactured, assembled and tested in the U.S. head office at the Dallara IndyCar Factory (Indianapolis), located a few hundred meters from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

From 1997 to 2014, Dallara has achieved more than 10 victories in the Indy 500 and more than 200 victories in the IndyCar series.

 


 

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