Officials have not released much technical information on the hybrid system; that’s coming this year.
IndyCar engineers — with input from race teams, Honda and Chevrolet — are still working on the details of the layout of the hybrid system. “There are very open channels of communication with IndyCar management, from the top of the organization on down, and they are constantly looking for our feedback,” said Mike Shank, co-owner of Meyer Shank Racing.
“Everything has to be considered, and it is a big balancing act for IndyCar to make good decisions for manufacturers, fans, teams and drivers. They also have to keep a big eye on what the racing product looks like and how it’s being delivered to the fans,” he added.
The electric motor is expected to be sandwiched between the engine and the transmission. But the rest of the integration has engineers working overtime. Instead of a battery pack, for instance, it could use supercapacitors, which are smaller and lighter and designed to…
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