The Indianapolis 500 they welcomed again more than 130 thousand spectators who filled the stands this Sunday. Nine months after the last time it was developed without fans by the coronavirus pandemic that plagues the world. “We are excited to open the United States,” he said days ago. Roger penske, who bought the plaza in January 2020.
Likewise, the track has 240,000 permanent grandstand seats and space to accommodate up to 400,000 on race day, but only allowed the amount indicated above by protocol. In this way, the legendary 4,023-meter competition celebrated the edition 105 of the test that began in 1911.
Let us remember that the global health situation made it necessary to postpone the date of last season, which ran in August and without an audience. Meanwhile this year, he returned to his usual month and in this case had the presence of thousands of followers. Where practically a quarter of the capacity of the circuit was occupied and that also with the purchase ticket, allowed the spectator to be vaccinated free of charge.
One chassis and two engines
On Indianapolis, all competitors used bodywork Dallara, which weigh 767 kilos, with dimensions of 5.12 meters long, 1.94 meters wide, fitted with 15-inch front and 19-inch rear wheels. They are equipped with two impellers, (16) Honda and (17) Chevrolet, which are 2.2-liter V6 biturbo, which allow it to reach a power and speed of 750 HP.
In addition, these cars have a six-speed XTrac reverse gearbox with paddles on the steering wheel. Hence, the units have Aeroscreem, similar to the Halo, which equip Formula 1 for the protection of pilots. Without a doubt, an extraordinary racing machine.
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