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IndyCar dampers to remain open for development

IndyCar competition president Jay Frye and his team have tabled a plan that would have changed the series' stance on dampers development starting in 2018. As one of the only components on the Dallara DW12 chassis that is not spec, teams continue to invest extraordinary sums in evolving damper technology through lightweight materials and trick internal components that have a surprisingly large influence in lap time. And with the continual reduction in track testing permitted by IndyCar, damper R&D and off-track tuning has become an area of significant expenditure, which led some teams to ask the series to consider introducing a spec solution next season. "We had a year-end team...
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