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HPD: Two-step introduction of IndyCar hybrid rules ‘waste of time and money'

The NTT IndyCar Series' possible phased rollout of the new hybrid power unit regulations in 2022 would be a ‘waste of time and money' according to Honda Performance Development President Ted Klaus. In 2018 IndyCar set out plans to introduce hybrid regulations to the IndyCar Series alongside a new 2.4-litre twin-turbo V6 internal combustion engine, aiming to increase power output to over 900 horsepower. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, IndyCar president Jay Frye had made suggestions the hybrid rules could be delayed and implemented over the course of two seasons in an attempt to reduce costs. Klaus revealed that Honda has a working prototype of the new power unit and insists there is...
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