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    15 year old Patricio O’Ward, a race winner in the French F4 championship last year, will join Team Pelfrey’s Pro Mazda lineup for 2015: http://www.paddockscout.com/urrutia-and-oward-depart-for-pro-mazda/25572

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    There’s going to be a lot of Hispania-style seat switching at DCR this year.

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    Well I’m no expert either, but the front wing elements redirecting the air around the front wheels have the potential to reduce drag as well. Same reason there are extra pieces around the rear wheels. Honda are generally considered to have the weaker engine (especially at the top end of the power band) so having a more draggy aero package is not that surprising – may as well maximize cornering speed to work to the engine’s strengths.

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    New 4-element Honda rear wing:

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    Andretti Autosport have been changing front wing parts as well. Munoz’s car today (courtesy of M. Pruett):

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    Some of the updates to the Chevrolet engine for 2015, courtesy of M.Pruett: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CAObKI6UcAEjsAr.jpg:large

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    Teams testing with the new aero at NOLA Motorsports Park:

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    I think she’ll be fine provided she gets some testing in before the start of the season, although being out of an Indycar so long will be a disadvantage.

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    Tracks with a lot of elevation changes\sweeping turns like Barber will be tougher than usual, although up to 5G is possible at Iowa because of higher cornering speeds and the banking.

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    Good for her, I hope she makes the most of the opportunity. That just leaves Dale Coyne Racing as the last two unconfirmed seats (they’ve made a habit of announcing drivers very late).

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    As I understand it, some teams chose to change steering components in 2013-14 to reduce impact forces transmitted to the driver. I wouldn’t be against some sort of assisted steering at this stage, if the downforce numbers are as high as some observers have suggested.

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    Honda switched to a twin-turbo layout ahead of 2014, which Chevrolet had been using since 2012. Generally the Honda has been better on street circuits and Chevrolet on ovals, with road courses being a 50:50 split. Honda have also had an edge on fuel efficiency, but with worse reliability (hence Chevy winning the manufacturers championship 3 years running).

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    Engines are developed all the time, but because it’s incremental you don’t hear much about it. HPD partnered with Wirth Research (like for their LMP designs) and Chevrolet partnered with Pratt & Miller (best known for their work on the Corvette C7R).

    The oval designs will be revealed in April.

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