Well, it is not quite true that the Formula 1 is in winter break, because the factories will be working hard on the new cars for the coming season. But from the perspective of the fans it is currently quite quiet, because neither on the race track nor on the television is there anything about F1. Until the 23rd and 24th January 2017 at any rate: On these days, the Mercedes-AMG F1 Petronas team and the Scuderia Ferrari introduce their new racing cars. Wider side frames and tires will change the appearance of the emergency vehicles quite clearly; The modellautos for the 68th season will look different. The race of the IndyCars, the American counterpart to the Formula 1, will look different. The Verizon IndyCar Series 2016 was the 21st season of the series and the 105th season in the American Monoposto sport.
And to this, Greenlight is now delivering well-engineered 1:11-scale model cars, which are a compliment to the Formula 1 fans. However, if you are surprised that the cars somehow look the same, let's say that the IndyCars team is using the unit chassis DW12 from the manufacturer Dallara. The tires also come from Firestone. But the motors themselves are in demand: the racing drivers Helio Castroneves and Juan-Pablo Montoya of the team Penske and Josef Newgarden of Ed Carpenter Racing rely on the drive from Chevrolet; The second engine manufacturer is Honda. And another major difference to Formula One: the IndyCars series is where the teams compete with up to four cars.
Three successful role models now in 1:18
Let's see how the models of our models have been cut off: Castroneves with the No. 3 after the 15 almost exclusively all the races carried out in the USA - only one run is carried out in Canada - with 504 points the 3rd place. The Juan-Pablo Montoya, who is well-known to us from the Formula 1, was the last place with 433 points. In 2015, he became a complete exporter. At the end of 2016 he left the team and made his place free for Josef Newgarden, who finished the last season with 502 points on the 4th place. Let's take a look at the model car: In the finish, the diecast / zinc die-cast models are not on the Minichamps or Spark stand, but also much cheaper. The proportions are perfect, the axes are very well modeled. Prominentest race is by the way the Indy 500: Have fun watching the Chronicles at the top of the video and a nice weekend!