What is the difference between an IndyCar and a Formula 1 car?

IndyCar races on a wider range of tracks and the cars can change significantly depending on the circuit. F1 is much more standardised race-by-race, but the innovation and development of the cars create more diversity among the teams and, around a typical race track, makes them the fastest racing cars in the world.

Would an F1 car beat an IndyCar?

An F1 car will out accelerate an IndyCar but an IndyCar will get to a higher speed than an F1 car. IndyCar’s and F1 cars are have different gear ratios, different number of gears, different areo set-ups and are made to run differently. Say the situation is a drag race.

How much faster is F1 than Indy?

With that much power, you’d assume F1 has the higher top speed over IndyCar. That’s not the case. Actually, an IndyCar machine can take its twin-turbo V6 engine to speeds of 235 MPH, but F1 cars will only reach 205 MPH.

Is IndyCar or F1 more dangerous?

There is no obvious difference in danger between F1, IndyCar and NASCAR, with all three sports having many accidents every single year, with some of them proving to be fatal. If you look at it by total and most recent deaths, IndyCar is the most dangerous.

Can a normal person drive an F1 car?

Yes, you can, as long as you have a regular driver’s licence. I know there are a few tracks around the world that offer this as an experience. It’s not inexpensive, of course, but then F1 cars aren’t exactly Ford Focus cheap either. These events are usually held only a few times a year at each track.

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Can F1 drivers talk to each other?

In F1, every team except McLaren is using Riedel radios, and 100% of the intercom is Riedel – there are a mind blowing 2,500+ radios working during a week, as well as all of the intercoms. … Interestingly, during a session, each team is allowed to hear the other drivers’ comms when the driver is on the track.

What fuel do Indy cars use?

Today the IndyCar Series is using a variation of E85, which contains 85% ethanol and 15% high- octane racing fuel, which delivers an octane rating of 105. So it can be seen that the fuel for an IndyCar is significantly higher octane rating that gasoline we buy from the pump.

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