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Old 03-03-2012, 09:22 PM
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Infineon Test

http://onthelimit.wordpress.com/2012...2-at-infineon/


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Old 03-03-2012, 09:25 PM
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KV Racing Technology co-owners Kevin Kalkhoven and Jimmy Vasser announced during a news conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil, that Barrichello will drive the No. 8 BMC | Embrase – KV Racing Technology car this season.

"I'm over the moon," said Barrichello, who's related to former Indy car driver Felipe Giaffone. "I went in to test at Sebring, we had no expectations. It was just a test. I got to the track and I got a fantastic reception. I felt that I wanted to do it straightaway. I love the sport, and I love the speed, so myself behind the steering wheel, I just feel at home."

"The car has a dignity of its own, races take place on relatively short oval tracks (short ovals and superspeedways) or on street circuits, there are less electronics than Formula One, the races are faster, the surrounding environment is more relaxed, the cars are all very similar, and the number of modifications that the teams are permitted to make are limited, so it's the driver that makes the difference," he said.

RB: " I had an agreement with my BMC sponsor to do Formula 1 and when I showed that for the same amount of money they would have the whole IndyCar, they were very happy!"

http://kvracingtechnology.homestead.com/

http://www.racer.com/q-a-exclusive-r...rticle/230086/

http://www.indycar.com/news/show/55-...er-in-indycar/






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Old 03-04-2012, 07:29 PM
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Sebring Open Test – open to public
http://www.sebringraceway.com/

Group 1 (9 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m. March 5-6):

Chevrolet Teams
No. 12 Will Power (Verizon Team Penske)
No. 2 Ryan Briscoe (Team Penske)
No. 3 Helio Castroneves (Team Penske)
No. 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay (Andretti Autosport)
No. 26 Marco Andretti (Andretti Autosport)
No. 27 James Hinchcliffe (Andretti Autosport)

Honda Teams
No. 77 Simon Pagenaud (Sam Schmidt Motorsports)
No. 19 Justin Wilson (Dale Coyne Racing)
No. 18 James Jakes (Dale Coyne Racing)

Lotus Teams
No. 7 Sebastien Bourdais (Lotus Dragon Racing)
No. 78 Simona de Silvestro (Lotus HVM Racing)

Group 2 (9 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m. March 8-9):

Chevrolet Teams
No. 8 Rubens Barrichello (KV Racing Technology)
No. 11 Tony Kanaan (KV Racing Technology)
No. 5 E.J. Viso (KV Racing Technology)
No. 4 JR Hildebrand (Panther Racing)
No. 20 Ed Carpenter (Ed Carpenter Racing)

Honda Teams
No. 38 Graham Rahal (Service Central Chip Ganassi Racing)
No. 9 Scott Dixon (Target Chip Ganassi Racing)
No. 10 Dario Franchitti (Target Chip Ganassi Racing)
No. 83 Charlie Kimball (Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing)
No. 15 Takuma Sato (Rahal Letterman Lanigan)
No. 14 Mike Conway (A.J. Foyt Racing)
No. 67 Josef Newgarden (Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing)

Lotus Teams
No. 77 Alex Tagliani (Team Barracuda – BHA)
No. 22 Oriol Servia (Lotus Dreyer & Reinbold Racing)
No. 6 Katherine Legge (Lotus Dragon Racing)


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Old 03-06-2012, 08:56 PM
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Sebring Test – Group 1

Helio Castroneves (Dallara-Chevy) _ 52.141

http://auto-racing.speedtv.com/artic...aining-report/

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Old 03-07-2012, 07:32 PM
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Old 03-08-2012, 09:45 PM
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Dallara aero mods for Indy and Fontana ovals.

http://www.dallara.it/

http://indycar.com/news/show/55-izod...hancing-tweak/




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Old 03-09-2012, 09:03 PM
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Sebring Test – Group 2

Scott Dixon (Dallara-Honda) _ 51.792

http://racing.honda.com/press/detail.aspx?id=6530-en

http://www.racer.com/ganassi-reigns-...rticle/231483/

http://auto-racing.speedtv.com/artic...aining-report/






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Old 03-09-2012, 09:50 PM
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2012 IndyCar Racing Schedule

Mar 25 – St. Pete, FL

Apr 1 – Barber, AL

Apr 15 – Long Beach, CA

Apr 29 – Sao Paulo, Brazil

May 27 – Indy 500, IN

Jun 3 – Detroit, MI

Jun 9 – Texas, TX

Jun 16 – Milwaukee, WI

Jun 23 – Iowa, IA

Jul 8 – Toronto, Canada

Jul 22 – Edmonton, Canada

Aug 5 – Mid-Ohio, OH

Aug 18 – Qingdao, China

Aug 26 – Infineon, CA

Sep 2 – Baltimore, MD

Sep 15 – Fontana, CA

http://www.indycar.com/schedule/

http://www.indycar.com:8080/var/asse...Schedule-2.pdf

IndyCar TV

http://abc.go.com/

http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/
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Old 03-10-2012, 10:25 PM
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Honda Teams
http://world.honda.com/INDY/


Chip Ganassi Racing
No. 9 Scott Dixon
No. 10 Dario Franchitti
No. 38 Graham Rahal
No. 83 Charlie Kimball
http://www.chipganassiracing.com/


A.J. Foyt Racing
No. 14 Mike Conway
http://www.foytracing.com/


Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
No. 15 Takuma Sato
http://www.rahal.com/


Schmidt Hamilton Motorsports
No. 77 Simon Pagenaud
http://www.samschmidtmotorsports.com/


Dale Coyne Racing
No. 18 Justin Wilson
No. 19 James Jakes
http://www.dalecoyneracing.com/


Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing
No. 67 Josef Newgarden
http://www.sfhracing.com/


Honda V6 Single-Turbo

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Old 03-11-2012, 08:55 PM
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Chevrolet Teams
http://www.gmracing.com/


Team Penske
No. 3 Helio Castroneves
No. 12 Will Power
No. 2 Ryan Briscoe
http://www.penskeracing.com/series/index.cfm?series=i


KV Racing Technology
No. 8 Rubens Barrichello
No. 5 E.J. Viso
No. 11 Tony Kanaan
http://kvracingtechnology.homestead.com/


Panther Racing
No. 4 JR Hildebrand
http://www.pantherracing.com/


Andretti Autosport
No. 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay
No. 27 James Hinchcliffe
No. 26 Marco Andretti
http://andrettiautosport.com/home.php


Ed Carpenter Racing
No. 20 Ed Caprenter
http://www.edcarpenterracing.com/


Chevrolet V6 Twin-Turbo

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Old 03-11-2012, 08:57 PM
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Lotus Teams
http://www.lotuscars.com/us/racing/indycar


Lotus Dreyer & Reinbold Racing
No. 22 Oriol Servia
http://www.dreyerreinboldracing.com/


Lotus Team Barracuda - Bryan Herta Autosport
No. 98 Alex Tagliani
http://www.bryanhertaautosport.com/


Lotus HVM Racing
No. 78 Simona De Silvestro
http://www.hvmracing.com/


Lotus Dragon Racing
No. 7 Sebastien Bourdais
No. 6 Katherine Legge
http://www.dragonracing.com/


Lotus V6 Twin-Turbo


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Old 03-14-2012, 10:51 PM
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2012 IndyCar Engine

Capacity – 2.2 liter maximum
Cylinders – Up to six, all of equal capacity
RPM – 12,000 as restricted by the Engine Control Unit
Horsepower – 550 to 700+ suited to type of circuit
Fuel – E85; fuel injection allowed
Oil – Only lubricating oil that is readily available to general public through retail methods
Boost pressure – 155KPa for road courses, 140KPa for short ovals and 130KPa for speedways. Two boost sensors will be fitted and monitored by INDYCAR
Minimum weight – 112.5kg (248 pounds) excluding items such as the clutch, ECU, fluids, turbo
Turbocharger – Single or twin featuring water-cooled bearing housing and titanium turbine wheel provided by BorgWarner
Mounting – Common mounting points on bulkhead and gearbox for all three manufacturers
Engine life – 1,850 miles. Each full-season entrant will receive five fresh engines per year
“Push to Pass” – Not to start season
KERS / Pop-off valve / Traction control -- No
Anti-stall – Yes

The weight of the new V6 (including turbo & wastegate) is similar to the 2011 Honda V8 (275 lb).

http://racing.honda.com/about/engine.aspx



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Old 03-18-2012, 11:44 PM
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2012 IndyCar Engine Architecture

Bank angle – V6 engines - between 60 and 90 degrees
Bore – 95mm diameter maximum
Engine length – 460mm, measured from mounting face to mounting face
Crankshaft height – 100mm above bottom of chassis (lowest point of sump)
One-piece crankshaft – homogenous with no additional non-ferrous inserts or bolt-on balance weights
Main bearing minimum dimension – 48mm diameter
Big end journal minimum dimension – 40mm diameter
Connecting rods – Homogenous, no welding or bonding
Piston pin – single piece only
Valve type – Reciprocating circular poppet, return force via coil spring only
Spark plug – One per cylinder otherwise free
Coatings – DLC coatings are not permitted on crankshafts, rods, camshafts, piston skirts or sleeves
Camshafts – Up to four overhead camshafts permitted (2 per bank)

http://auto-racing.speedtv.com/artic...chnical-shots/

http://www.indycar.com/news/show/55-...-engine-rules/



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Old 03-22-2012, 12:46 AM
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IndyCar ECU

The new Dallara IndyCars will incorporate new anti-stall technology provided by McLaren Electronics and AP Racing, starting with this weekend's season opener in St. Petersburg.

Teams have tested the software, which automatically disengages the clutch to keep the engine running on the racetrack and pit lane, at Sebring and Barber Motorsports Park in the past two weeks. The clutch is on the steering wheel, in conjunction with the paddle shift system, with the new Dallara car. The hope is that the anti-stall technology will reduce the number of caution periods for cars that run off course or spin.

http://www.indycar.com/en/News/2012/...or-opener.aspx

http://mclarenelectronics.com/Products/Product/TAG-400i

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Old 03-23-2012, 12:14 AM
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Old 03-23-2012, 09:56 PM
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Dallara DW12 Specs

Chassis
Name: Dallara DW12
Length: 5012.3 mm/197.3 in
Width: 2011 mm/79.2 in
Height: 1127.9 mm/44.4 in
Track Width: 1940 mm/76.34 in maximum
Wheelbase: Between 2997.2 mm and 3073.4 mm/118 and 121 in, depending on use of original or weight distribution correction a-arms
Minimum Weight: 1565 lb
Weight Distribution: 43% front/57% rear (approx.)
Fuel Capacity: 18.5 gallons

Engine
Type: Single- or Twin-Turbocharged, four-cycle, four-valves-per-cylinder
Designations: Chevy IndyCar V6 (Chevrolet), HI12R (Honda), DC00 (Lotus)
Displacement: 2200cc/134.2 cubic in
Cylinders: 6 max.
Camshafts: 4 max.
Crankshaft: One-piece, no lower than 100 mm above the bottom of the chassis
Valves: 2 inlet, 2 exhaust (mechanically-operated, only. Variable valve timing not permitted)
RPM: 12,000 maximum
V Angle: 60° minimum, 90° maximum
Bore: 95 mm dia. maximum
Stroke: Unsupplied
Compression ratio: Unsupplied
Turbo Vendor: BorgWarner
Turbo Model Numbers: EFR9180 (single), EFR6758 (twin)
Turbo Weights: 8 to 8.71 kgs/17.6 to 19.2 lbs (single, depending on the turbine housing used), 4.91 to 5.1 kgs/10.8 to 11.2 lbs (twin, depending on the turbine housing used)
Turbo Boost: 22.47 psi
Wastegate: Maximum of two, electronic or pneumatic controlled, vendor chosen by each manufacturer
Ignition: Coil-based, vendor chosen by each manufacturer
Exhausts: As built and homologated by each manufacturer
Fuel injectors: Maximum of 2 per cylinder, vendor chosen by each manufacturer (Direct injection permitted)
Spark plugs: 1 per cylinder, vendor chosen by each manufacturer
Weight: 112.5 kgs/248 lbs
Length: 460 mm/18.1 in
Banned Engine Materials: Alloys containing more than 3 percent/weight beryllium, iridium or rhenium, metal matrix composites, magnesium-based alloys, inter-metallic materials
Horsepower: 550 to 700+
Torque: 300 lb-ft (approx.)
Push-to-Pass: Not permitted. Future use of 100 hp (road/street course) and 50 hp (oval) boosts possible
Fuel pump: Supplied by Dallara
Fuel pressure: Maximum 300 bar
Fuel: E85 Ethanol
Fuel Mileage: 3 mpg approx.

Clutch
Type: Three-plate carbon with steel housing
Vendor: AP Racing
Model Number: CP8153-DE03

Transmission
Type: Sequential
Manufacturer: Xtrac
Model Number: 1011
Number of Gears: 6
Shifting Actuation: Paddle
Shifting Actuation System Vendor: MegaLine
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Old 03-23-2012, 09:57 PM
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Suspension
Type (Front): Double A-Arm, pushrod, with third spring and anti-roll bar
Type: (Rear): Double A-Arm, pushrod, with third spring and anti-roll bar
Damper Vendors: Unrestricted, use of inerters within the damper housing permitted

Aerodynamics
Type: Ground effects underbody used in conjunction with front and rear wings
Front Wing Assembly: Fixed main element with second and third adjustable elements per side
Front Second (middle) Element Range: -10° to +32°
Front Third (top) Element Range: Three pre-set positions of 6.5°, 9.0° or 11.5°
Rear Wing Assembly: Fixed main element with single adjustable upper element
Rear Upper Element Range: 10° to 46°
Wickers: 1 in maximum height
Downforce: 4600 pounds at 200 mph (road course)
Drag: 1500 pounds at 200 mph (road course)
Downforce-to-Drag Ratio: 3.07 (aero efficiency)
Strakes: One per tunnel

Brakes
Type: Carbon discs and pads with monobloc aluminum calipers
Supplier: Brembo
Front/Rear Calipers: Six-piston design, with 28/30/36mm pistons
Caliper Weight: 2.08 kg/4.58 lbs each
Front/Rear Brake Disc Dimensions: 328 mm dia./12.9 in dia., 30 mm thickness/1.18 in thickness (minimum thickness: 19 mm/.75 in)
Carbon Brake Pad Thickness: 24 mm/.94 in
Carbon Pad Weight: 270 g/.59 lbs each
Maximum Disc Operating Temperature: 900 C/1652 F

Electronics
ECU Vendor: McLaren
ECU Model Number: 400i
Dash, Data Logging System and Chassis Wiring Loom Vendor: Cosworth Electronics
Engine Loom: Vendor chosen by each manufacturer
Drive-by-Wire System: Vendor chosen by each manufacturer
Hand Clutch Vendor: AP Racing

Wheels
Type: Single lug
Vendors: BBS, OZ, Avus
Front Dimensions: 10 in wide x 15 in diameter
Rear Dimensions: 14 in wide x 15 in diameter
Wheel Nut Torque: 430 lbs

Tires
Type: Slick
Supplier: Firestone
Front Tire Dimensions: 10.0/25.8R15 (Road and street course)
Front Tire Weight: 18 lbs
Rear Dimensions: 14.5/28.0R15 (Road and street course)
Rear Tire weight: 23 lbs
Tire Allotment: 9 sets per weekend, 5 sets primaries, 3 sets alternates, 1 set used primary

http://auto-racing.speedtv.com/artic...pecifications/
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Old 03-24-2012, 09:43 PM
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IndyCar Fuel

Sunoco E85-R is an unleaded racing fuel containing 85 volume % ethanol. It can only be used in fuel systems designed specifically for E85 blends. Because it is highly oxygenated and requires increased fuel flow compared to conventional non-oxygenated fuels, consult with your fuel injection system or carburetor supplier for correct air/fuel ratio calibrations.

Sunoco E85-R is blended to consistently contain 85% ethanol. Conventional E85 can vary from 68% to 79% ethanol or so but rarely contains 85% ethanol. Conventional E85 can also vary seasonally; the composition of Sunoco E85-R race fuel does not change. The non-ethanol portion of Sunoco E85-R is comprised of highly-refined race fuel hydrocarbons for stability and consistency. Sunoco E85-R is the racer’s fuel of choice where E85 fuels are allowed.

Sunoco E85-R does not contain metallic additives and will not harm oxygen sensors. It should be stored in dark, tightly sealed containers where the temperature is stable. Handled under such conditions, shelf life is in excess of 1 year. Check with your fuel system and fuel container manufacturers for compatibility with ethanol and E85 blends.

http://www.racegas.com/fuel/compare

http://www.coalitionfore85.org/why-e85/

http://www.e85fuel.com/

http://www.growthenergy.org/
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Old 03-24-2012, 09:44 PM
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IndyCar App

http://sponsorship.verizonwireless.com/indycar/

http://www.racer.com/will-powers-blo...rticle/233117/

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St. Pete Qualifying

1. Will Power (Chevy) _ 1:01.372

http://www.indycar.com/News/2012/Mar...ualifying.aspx

http://www.racer.com/power-briscoe-l...rticle/233555/





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Old 03-25-2012, 10:29 PM
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St. Pete Race

1. Helio Castroneves (Chevy)

http://www.indycar.com/en/News/2012/...ace-story.aspx

http://auto-racing.speedtv.com/artic...ete-victory/P2






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Penske driver – Will Power
“I had a car exactly how I wanted,” he said. “It is the best car I’ve ever had in my career.”

Penske driver – Helio Castroneves
“I feel great about Barber for several reasons. It’s difficult to pass and it has high-speed corners that are really fun to drive. One critical change from St. Pete is the track asphalt at Barber; it tends to be very abrasive. So tire management will be extremely important. The front tires tend to go away really fast. And this is also a place where fuel mileage comes in.”

http://auto-racing.speedtv.com/artic...neves-st-pete/

The Chevy twin-turbo engine helped its drivers to get a slight jump off the slow corners.
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Barber Qualifying

700hp IndyCar Dallara-Chevy _ 1:09.755 (record)

500hp Grand-Am DP Corvette _ 1:21.420

http://www.racer.com/castroneves-on-...rticle/234570/

http://www.grand-am.com/news/index.c...es=r&cid=51144







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Barber Race

1. Will Power (Chevy)

http://www.indycar.com/en/News/2012/...peats-at-track

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INDYCAR has converted a planned manufacturer test at Indy into an open test for teams on April 4th, with April 5th being held as a rain backup.

The open test will have a few restrictions, with teams limited to running one car, four sets of tires (three 2011-spec and one 2012-spec), and one set of the new "Cadillac" rear wheel guards. Rookies will not be permitted at the test.

Josef Newgarden and Simon Pagenaud will test at the Texas oval on the 4th and 5th, and the Infineon Raceway test date for the four-car Ganassi team is scheduled for the 4th.

Chevrolet teams will test at Infineon on April 9th with the full roster of drivers from Andretti Autosport, KV Racing Technology and Team Penske expected to attend.

While the Infineon test takes place in Sonoma, Ed Carpenter Racing will conduct its first oval test at Fontana.

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