Hoda Performance and Development chief Art St Cyr insists that these accusations are unfounded. “We try to keep rules discussions out of the media and we’ve had lots of opportunities to discuss rule changes and quite frankly a lot of them have not been favorable to Honda and we have not spewed them out,” St Cyr recently explained. “Honda’s expectation was that any downforce lost with an underwing element would be replaced on an underwing with a spec Dallara part.” These concerns by Honda come at a time where IndyCar performance and success is being achieved by the competition, leaving Honda with plenty of work to do if they plan on being competitive in 2016.
The Indianapolis 500 takes place over Memorial Day weekend and is considered part of the Triple Crown of Motorsport, which comprises three of the most prestigious motorsports events in the world. Attendance for this year’s running of the Indy 500 is expected to top 300,000 fans with millions of people watching at home.