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Firestone expects different tire demands from 2018 IndyCar 

Cara Adams, chief engineer and manager of race tire development at Firestone, says the company’s preparing for “quite major” adjustments to IndyCar tires as the series enters a new era next season. The Verizon IndyCar Series will replace manufacturer aerokits with a universal kit for 2018, and this is expected to substantially cut downforce and also relocate its source, emphasizing the underbody rather than topside. An IndyCar equipped with the new kit is expected to go on display at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in May before testing begins in summer. Adams told Motorsport.com that Firestone is going to be relying on simulation data well ahead of time to decide which tires to take to...
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