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Simon Pagenaud

Verizon IndyCar Series Car

Top Speed: Approximately 235 mph

Engine: Twin-turbocharged, 2.2-liter V-6

Horsepower: Approx. 550 – 700 depending on turbo boost.

Gearbox: Assisted six-speed paddle shift plus reverse

Fuel: Sunoco E85 (blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline)

Tires: Firestone Firehawk (ungrooved racing slicks; grooved wet-condittion tires for road/street courses)

Wheelbase: 117.5-121.5 inches

Weight: Approximately 1,610 pounds (road/street/short oval configuration) and 1,580 pounds (speedway configuration), without fuel, driver and driver weight equivalent

Height: Approx 40 inches

Width: 78.5 inches maximum, 77.5 inches minimum (measured outside rim to rim), floor is 79 inches


Nico Rosberg

Formula One Car

Top Speed: Approx. 200 mph

Engine: Turbocharged, 1.6-liter V-6

Horsepower: Approx. 760 (600 from engine and 160 from energy recovery systems)

Gearbox: Semi-automatic with eight forward gears plus reverse

Fuel: Unleaded racing gasoline

Tires: Un-grooved racing slicks and grooved wet condition tires

Weight: Maximum of 1,591.74 pounds (722 kilograms), including driver, safety gear, and tires but without fuel

Height: 37.40 inches maximum (95 centimeters)

Width: 78.74 inches, maximum (200 centimeters)


Jimmie Johnson

NASCAR Cup Series Car

Top Speed: Approx. 200 mph

Engine: Normally aspirated, 5.86-liter (358 cubic inches) V-8

Horsepower: Approx. 725 unrestricted / varies for restrictor-plate races

Gearbox: Manual four-speed

Fuel: E15 blend unleaded racing gasoline and up to 15 percent ethanol

Tires: Ungrooved racing slicks

Wheelbase: 110 inches

Weight: Minimum of 3,250 pounds, without driver

Height: 54 inches maximum

Width: 77 inches maximum


Sources: INDYCAR, Forumula1.com, NASCAR Cup Series 2015 media guide