IndyCar is the elite US-based open-wheel class.

The Indy grid runs the same chassis and aerodynamic kit, with power coming from one of two engine manufacturers – Honda or Chevrolet.

In 2022, IndyCar is running 17 races in the USA, with double-headers at Texas and Detroit. Grid sizes are a bit more fluid than in F1, with most races featuring 24 or 25 drivers, which balloons up to a field of 33 for the blue riband event that is the Indianapolis 500. Teams run anything from one to six cars and teammates usually don’t share the same livery. Some drivers even have a different colour scheme for each race.

Andrew Burden

The author Kiwi F1 Fan