War then peace: IndyCars in the 21st Century

War then peace: IndyCars in the 21st Century

The 2000s saw the end of the American open wheel war, but only after the IndyCar Series had overturned Champ Car's superiority. AUTOSPORT looks back on a pivotal decade in US single seaters.

The CART Champ Car World Series breezed into the 21st century comfortably on top of the American single-seater racing world.

It was about to enjoy its most competitive season ever, as a host of chassis and engine supplier swaps concertinaed the lead group. A record 11 drivers won races, and five disputed the title in the finale. It boasted four engine manufacturers and 15 teams, most of which were capable of podiums at least.

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