We split this very technical instructional block into two segments: how racing shocks/dampers work (the hard part) and dialing the package in with on-track testing (the fun part).
In Part 1, we had you sit in the classroom for a short tutorial featuring four IndyCar engineers: Craig Hampson (Dale Coyne), Julian Robertson (Ganassi), Jeremy Milless (Andretti) and Mike Talbot (RLL). Graham Rahal, Alexander Rossi and Ryan Hunter-Reay added driver’s perspective.
For Part 2, we headed out to the track with our group of IndyCar drivers and engineers as they take you through the methods their teams use to test shocks – and how they learn to all speak the same language. A few additional drivers are included in this segment: Sebastien Bourdais, Takuma Sato, Santino Ferrucci, Jack Harvey and Kyle Kirkwood.