Scott Dixon, Sebastien Bourdais, and Josef Newgarden spoke about the new Chevrolet aero kits on Monday.
INDIANAPOLIS - Monday, Chevrolet took some time to show off their superspeedway aero kit. So far, Chevrolets have won four out of five races and taken 11 out of 15 possible podium results.
Unsurprisingly, the road and street course aero kits were based around the superspeedway kits, which will of course be utilized in the Indianapolis 500. Chevy and Honda each have 17 cars attempting to make the race.
Not going to lie, I was little worried when I saw that rear wing, it's quite little, I was a bit unsure
Present for the event were three Chevrolet drivers: Scott Dixon, Sebastien Bourdais, and Josef Newgarden. To my surprise, all felt that the cars drive fairly similar to what they dealt with in 2014 at IMS. However, there is a lot to learn over the next few days leading up to what many expect to be a record-setting qualifying day.
Dixon told Motorsport.com that he wouldn't be surprised to see the pole speed hit 233mph."
On Friday, this Chevrolet will probably look a little different
"Not going to lie, I was little worried when I saw that rear wing," Dixon admitted with a chuckle. "It's quite little, I was a bit unsure. It's a lot different than what we're used to. For me, the finer adjustability that we now have is really exciting. Excited obviously for the speed it has shown so far and for us, the transition has been very seamless. Chevrolet has done an amazing job of maping everything and giving the teams good information."
Aero kits to evolve throughout the week
As these cars evolve throughout the many hours of practice they get before the 500, everyone is anticipating some changes to the kits. "We're going to be swapping pieces, taking things on and off throughout the week but on Friday, this Chevrolet will probably look a little different," Newgarden told Motorsport.com.
"We've yet to try qualifying configuration but there's a lot of options and things to try," said Bourdais.
"We've not had a lot to toy around with in the past," explained Newgarden. "It was very limited with the Dallara kit. Now that it's been opened up, it's cool to see the differences.