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IndyCar considering multi-stage introduction of new chassis

The NTT IndyCar Series is evaluating the merits of introducing its next chassis in stages. Rather than ask team owners to purchase completely new cars, IndyCar president Jay Frye has floated the concept of a phased rollout. The driver for the unparalleled approach is cost management, owing to the upcoming arrival of new 2.4-liter twin-turbo V6 hybrid electric powertrains in 2022. With IndyCar team owners facing an expected increase in annual engine lease pricing once the new motors arrive, the additional need to buy all-new cars within a 12-month timespan has led Frye to explore the feasibility of breaking up the chassis purchase process into key areas on a year-by-year basis. “Looking...
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