Can hybrid IndyCar really stay "fast, loud and authentic"?

Can hybrid IndyCar really stay

IndyCar is in great shape right now, so does it really need to rock the boat by delaying its next generation rules by one year to add a hybrid element? Tom Errington explains the theory, and David Malsher gets the inside line from IndyCar's president

IndyCar's five-year technical plan was always going to be measured by its success in luring in a manufacturer. By all accounts, it came close to enticing the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles-owned Alfa Romeo into the series and securing that all-important third brand to join Honda and Chevrolet.

But the retirement and then death of Sergio Marchionne put that move on ice and IndyCar continued to mull its future with Honda, Chevrolet and outside manufacturers. As recently as last summer, IndyCar president Jay Frye went from one major carmaker to another for "positive talks" as the chase of a third brand became an increasing priority for the series.

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