INDYCAR: A Contact Sport!
An unsung feature of the NTT IndyCar Series is the contact these Dallara cars can take, particularly on a road course. Felix Rosenqvist of Sweden has raced open-wheel machines all over the world, but he has never experienced car forgiveness like this.
“We see all the time that you can touch and we can always bang wheels,” he said after giving Chip Ganassi Racing teammate Scott Dixon a solid but unintentional hit on the final lap of Sunday’s Honda Indy 200 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. “I think that’s one of the great things for the sport is that we can go really aggressive against each other without spinning or (damaging) parts.”
Rosenqvist also appreciated that Dixon and their boss, Chip Ganassi, were fine with the Turn 2 bump.
“I think everyone really enjoyed that – we were enjoying it (as drivers),” Rosenqvist said. “We were banging wheels, (and) it was a bit exciting.”