With new twists added to the qualifiers this weekend as 33 riders try to earn a spot in the Indianapolis 500, a new cadence will be spotted on Sunday when Firestone Fast Nine was split into two knockout rounds with Fast 12. then Fast Six where it will be determined winner of the pole.
Saturday’s qualifying procedure will be easier in two days, as the riders who took 13-33rd place in the speed schedule will be recorded on the spot and performed on the weekend. The same two-way systems that have been used for many years remain unchanged. This is Sunday, where the 12 fastest drivers from Saturday will continue and continue several new processes.
These 12 vehicles will be placed in the qualifying before qualifying, where crews are allowed to change the end angle of the wing and the end plate of the wing along with the change in tire pressure before their drivers make one qualifying race.
“The top 12 will come out, will run from slower to fastest depending on their Saturday speed, and once they complete each of their races, they will be confiscated, and once the 12th car lands, you can run for five minutes on the car in Fast Six, ”said NTT IndyCar Series President Jay Fry RACER.
Some drivers and teams have expressed concern about the brief turnaround between Fast 12 and Fast Six and that the heat could reduce engine performance. With the 2.2-liter V6 engine with Bowtie’s twin-turbo V6 that is known to run in hot mode, providing maximum power, teams at Chevy in particular will be looking for all the cooling they can find between launches to maintain engines in optimal parameters.
“Electronic cooling fans are allowed all the time,” Fry added. “Therefore, if they are confiscated, they can take advantage of it. It’s in a five-minute window. Procedurally Fast 12 cars go, and as soon as they’re all done, they’ll have this five-minute work window, and as soon as those five minutes are over, we’re going to pick up Fast Six for a pace car and go run two laps in gladiator style when the pace is The car travels 100 miles per hour, we’ll make two laps around the track, and that’s the best way to help cars let more air through the radiators and make a reset. ”
Fry is sure that the combination of electric fans and a pair of front wheels equalize the engine temperature for Fast Six before the pole-setting session. During the five minutes of work allotted before cooling, teams can add or remove input and output blinds to increase or decrease cooling as desired and add fuel. Tires used during Fast 12 will remain on cars.
“So if you think about when you came out first and you sat there with more time to cool off than if you came out 12th, therefore, who came 12th will be harder to cool down than the person who came first , so it allows you to reset, ”Fry said. “After their wheels they will come back down the road. So you still have a five minute work window so they can do anything before running in Fast Six ”.
Once the Fast Six completes the front laps, their teams can make more shutter changes, add more fuel and install new pole racing tires. The pilots will again come out with the slowest first and fastest last one explosion on four laps, where the racer of the 106th Indianapolis 500 race will come out.