IndyCar aero kits: The early verdict

IndyCar aero kits: The early verdict

Aero kits were a key selling point of IndyCar's new era, but have they been worth the effort, investment and anticipation? MARK GLENDENNING assesses the early evidence

Experiment, gamble, natural progression, waste of money: IndyCar's manufacturer-designed aero kits have been viewed through a lot of different lenses since the idea was first mooted in 2012.

Scroll back through AUTOSPORT's web and magazine archive from the past three years, and you'll find all of these views well-documented. The manufacturers eager for another opportunity to flex their muscle. The series looking to recapture headline-grabbing speeds of an earlier era. Team owners who think that it's a pointless waste of money, and team owners who support anything that makes IndyCar a conversation point. Drivers who don't care what the car looks like as long as it's fast and safe.

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