INDYCAR Boss: Ooops On Fontana Downforce Call
INDYCAR boss Mark Miles responded to driver complaints about Auto Club Speedway’s style of racing last weekend.
By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
INDYCAR boss Mark Miles said Wednesday the “compelling” and “at times hard to watch” record-setting pack racing that unfolded during Saturday’s MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway largely was the result of aerodynamic happenstance.
“Clearly different tracks present different styles and getting the best setup is not an exact science,” Miles, CEO of Hulman & Co., the parent of INDYCAR and Indianapolis Motor Speedway, said during a national teleconference. “Our folks believe that there are two primary reasons that the racing was so tight. One was that we probably did go a step too far with the downforce that we allowed or provided for in the aero spec; the other was that it ended up being a much cooler race than expected and obviously temperature has something to do with it.”
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