The IndyCar gets underway with some collective tests

The IndyCar 2023 gets under way for the next season with some collective tests in The Thermal Clubprivate circuit located on the outskirts of Palm Springs, California. In the tests, on February 2 and 3 (6:00 p.m., Spanish time), the 27 pilots who will complete the next American championship will start, in which Will Power defend title with Penske. The American is one of the five drivers on the 2023 grid with some championship (2) to his credit, the others are scott dixon (6), Joseph Newgarden (2), Alex Palou (1) and simon pagenaud (one).

Several novelties are those that can be seen in these first collective training sessions. Premieres Shell as fuel supplier on site Speedway LLC. And in relation to signings, it arrives alexander rossi to the third car of the Arrow McLaren and his seat in Andretti will be for Kyle Kirkwood. A A. J. Foyt Racing is incorporated santino ferrucci. In addition, there will also be the rookies: Augustine Canapino (Juncos Racing), Benjamin Pedersen (A.J. Foyt), sting ray robb (Dale Coyne) and Marcus Armstrong (Chip Ganassi).

The season of the American championship, which will continue with the chassis Dallara IR18 and tires Firestonewill start next March 5th with the GP of Saint Petersburgin the street circuit of Floridaand will finish after 17 tests with the Monterey GPon September 10, in dry lagoon. “Having a good start to the season is always important in the search for the championship,” defending champion Will Power said during the official presentation of the calendar, which he will not have in this 2023 night races.

The main dish, as every year, will be the Indianapolis 500who celebrate their 107 edition the May 28. Alex Paloupilot of ganassi after getting rid of his contractual mess with the Americans and McLaren, he is looking for a victory there in what will be his fourth participation. The previous three were closed with an accident against the wall in 2020, a second place in 2021 behind Helio Castroneves and a ninth in 2022 after a misfortune with the yellow flags that relegated him to the bottom of the group when he was leading the test.

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