2017 features one of the biggest regulation shake-ups since the introduction of hybrid turbo power units in 2014. This time bodywork and tyres are the centre of attention, with both getting wider in order to boost downforce and grip, making the cars both faster and physically harder to drive. In fact, a reduction in lap time of around 3 to 5 seconds is expected…
Tyres are around 25 percent wider than in 2016, with rear width up from 325mm to 405, and front width raised from 245 to 305. Tyre diameter has also increased very slightly, though wheel rim size remains unchanged at 13 inches
Front wing span is increased from 1650mm to 1800mm. Note also that the overall width of the car is up from 1800 to 2000mm.
Rear wing and rear diffuser
The height of the rear wing is reduced to a maximum of 800mm, down from 950 previously. Meanwhile, the diffuser is more powerful thanks to increased height - up from 125mm to 175 - and width - up from 1000mm to 1050. It is...
Albert Park Circuit
Shanghai International Circuit
Bahrain International Circuit
Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
Streets of Baku
Red Bull Ring
August 31-September 3
Singapore Street Circuit
September 28-October 1
Sepang International Circuit
United States GP
Circuit of the Americas
Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez
Abu Dhabi GP
Yas Marina Circuit
On Wednesday, NASCAR officials confirm and clarified procedures for 2017 during a preseason meeting with media outlets.
Certainly, there was significant promise entering 2017 NASCAR season.NASCAR provided detailed changes to competition, NASCAR provided detailed changes to competition, rules officiating and safety methods methods at the NASCAR Research and Development Center in Concord, N.C.
Traveling safety team
NASCAR Executive Vice President and Chief Racing Development Office Steve O’Donnell kicked off the seminar with the news of a partnership with American Medical Response (AMR) to enhance its at-track medical car of drivers and crew members at NASCAR events.
The alliance provides an additional step to improving medical care of drivers and the ability to monitor a driver’s condition from the incident at the track through their treatment and aftercare of the incident.
O’Donnell detailed how the new partnership will serve to improve the level of care already provided at tracks...
A bit of a bombshell was dropped today...Carl Edwards won't be racing in NASCAR (or anywhere I would assume) in 2017. He is set to make an announcement tomorrow at 10 AM.
The timing of this is kind of suspicious. He made no hint or mention of this at the end of last season or at the awards banquet...in fact, it appeared as if he was amped up to go at it again. It was just last month that he participated in that weird (and lame) attempt to copy James Cordon's Carpool Karaoke with the rest of his JGR teammates. One has to wonder if some kind of rift has developed with JGR or if he is hoping for a return to the Ford camp now that Stewart Haas Racing will be running Fords.
Daniel Suarez will be announced as the driver of the 19 in his place.
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