Too close To call
The 2015 verizon indycar series is here at last,
and there are plenty of reasons to keep watching
the most diverse race series on the planet.
There’s a lot of intrigue this year as
chevrolet and Honda go head to head with
aero kits as well as engines. it’s a bit of a voyage
into the unknown, which is great for everyone
who wanted technical diversity, because the
drivers, the engineers and the manufacturers
themselves will have a lot on their plate on any
race weekend. as usual, indycar events will be
all about how quickly you can learn and then
apply that knowledge on track. There’s a real
adrenaline buzz from doing it well.
several promising new drivers have joined the
series, including the last two indy Lights champs,
and that’s definitely a good thing to keep us
veterans on our toes. and there’s a new track,
noLa Motorsports Park, added to a schedule
that includes long-time classics such as the
indianapolis 500, Milwaukee and Long Beach.
This will be the first time in my indycar
career that i’m defending a championship, but
to be honest, that doesn’t change my attitude.
although i’m proud to be carrying that no. 1,
i think all my predecessors would agree that
each season is a do-over because the verizon
indycar series is just too close to call. The field
is so deep in talent, i wouldn’t be surprised if we
had 11 different winners again, like last year.
driving for verizon Team Penske, i believe we
have as good a chance as anyone of winning
– but there are probably 20 other drivers who
feel the same. That’s why you’ve got to scrap
for absolutely everything.
so you want a prediction? it’s going to be as
tough as ever to win the championship. and
that’s why indycar racing is the best in the world.
What are the major differences between Honda and chevrolet aero kits? our cover reveals all.