Yeah, great idea. But would Lola want to come forward with aero kits for a Dallara tub? Or would teams have to create and test the aerodynamic parts themselves. Perhaps other minor constructors (the other chassis design presenters?) would be involved.
However in the media session one of the panelists did say that if Lola comes forward for the aero kits to be added to what he calls the Dallara safety cell, it would be called a Lola chassis and not a Dallara. Sounds really unique and exciting as well. But will it really give a multi-constructor feel?
I wonder if an F1 team might have a crack at an aero kit, as a side project, all those restricted wind tunnels would be perfect, wonder how well they’d do. Obviously they’d have to go into partneship with an established team, to run the thing who would probably jump at the opourtunity to get such advanced aero tech and knowledge on side. Doing it themselves would be too massive, an besides why not match expert knowledge with expert knowledge?
Almost any of the established teams could have a crack at it, it’ll never happen, buuuut…
I think it is exciting. Lotus has already expressed an interest in being more involved in Indycar racing. It would be great to see Lotus actually build the aero kit and have more of a real Lotus car instead of a standard Dallara painted in the Lotus colors.