The hybrid formula is part of an extension of the multi-year contract that IndyCar has reached with Honda and Chevrolet, which promises a continuation of competition between the manufacturers and also offers the opportunity for other manufacturers to join the series.
The newly developed propulsion system will also provide a move away from traditional manual manual starters and allow drivers to quickly restart the car in the event of a stall on the track. This will benefit the AMR IndyCar Safety Team as it reduces exposure time on the track and aims to improve the fan experience by reducing the number of warning flags on the track.
“Being able to announce a long-term multi-year extension with our two great partners is phenomenal,”
“Fast, loud and authentic, coupled with a history of innovation – these are our roots in racing and will continue to be the legacy of the sport. This announcement keeps that in mind as it celebrates a stable and bright future.”
Ted Klaus, president of Honda Performance Development, said: “Honda welcomes this step into the future of IndyCar, an action that mirrors Honda’s efforts to develop and manufacture high-performance electrified products that will meet the challenges of the industry and will delight our customers “.
Dave Gardner, executive vice president of national operations for the American Honda Motor Co., Inc. added, “Motorsport and racing help define who we are as a company. IndyCar’s transition to an electrified formula is in line with our business direction in this region. We look forward to the exciting new era ahead of North American motorsport. “
Mark Reuss, president of General Motors, said, “Chevrolet has been a great success since joining the NTT IndyCar series in 2012 with our 2.2-liter, twin turbocharged, direct injection V6 engine.
“We are excited to move forward with IndyCar because it is the perfect showcase for our engine technology, in America’s only open-wheel racing series, a high-tech and growing series that Roger Penske and his team are absolutely bringing. to the next level. “