For comparison, at the Circuit of the Americas in Texas in 2019, the pole position time for Formula 1 was a 1:32.029, while earlier in the year the quickest IndyCar lap was a 1:46.018.
Formula One wins the chequered flag at Monaco but the IndyCar wins at Indianapolis. Let’s see the differences between F1 and IndyCar: F1 cars are good in speedways where the circuit is windier and the throttle needs to be held to get to the finish line, while Indy cars run better in laps where the racer is free to use high speeds, such as Le Mans circuit, the longest one in the World;
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Compared to IndyCars, F1 cars accelerate up to speed quicker and gain huge amounts of time in the corners due to having much more downforce. In 2019, IndyCar raced at the US Grand Prix venue the ...
Formula One often prides itself for being a "World Championship" in both constructors (teams) and drivers. They do this for good reason, as they do travel most of the world throughout a single season. IndyCar, on the other hand, most stays in North America.
Indycar vs. The IndyCar race is slightly different, as most cars are set up similarly for a more level playing field. This results in slower lap times. For Formula 1 cars, the top speeds are 360km/h or 223 mph. IndyCar top speeds are a bit faster, around 240 mph. Are IndyCars all the same?
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Formula 1 and IndyCar are both considered to be premier single-seater series, with huge fan bases and drivers clamoring to compete within it. The two series, however, are run very differently....
We had mentioned above that the Formula 1 race cars are lighter than Indy cars. And, generally speaking, this is true. The weight limit for a Formula 1 car is 585 kg minimum. For a Indy car, the minimum weight is 1550 pounds. This difference in weight makes the Formula 1 cars go faster.
IndyCar races can last over 3 hours or longer depending on which track the cars are racing on. F1 cars have a tank capacity to carry fuel for only one race and are not refuelled during the race. Indy cars are refuelled in between the start and end of the race because the race is held over a much longer distance.