Fan Info - INDYCAR 101 - The Car Dallara - Oval vs Road Course Configuration

Oval vs Road Course Configuration

Oval Configuration:

Front Wings (Yellow): Single-element wing used on speedways.

Rear Wing (Orange): Single-element wing used on speedways.

Cockpit Padding (Purple): More padding for driver's head on his right.  Oval racing is all left turns.  The padding counters this constant force on drivers.

Brake Ducts (Red): Minimal ducting is used.

Tire Camber/Suspension (Blue): Tire camber has both tires leaning to the driver's right.  This allows the car to sit more balanced at speed on the banking of oval tracks.  It also is a setup used for only turning to the left.

Race Distance: Races run to distance regardless of time.


Road Course Configuration:

Front Wings (Yellow): Multi-element wing for added downforce.

Rear Wing (Orange): Multi-element wing for added downforce.

Cockpit Padding (Purple): The padding is equal on both sides of the driver.

Brake Ducts (Red): Larger ducts used front and rear to allow for more cooling.

Tire Camber/Suspension (Blue): All tires are pointed inward.  This helps the car at speed to turn both left and right and maintain a good contact patch to the road surface.

Race Distance: Races run to distance or time limit, whichever comes first.