Originally Posted by wxwax
I find this discouraging. Rubens on his first IndyCar race.
I wonder what drives the need for such fuel saving? I assume the cars’ fuel tanks are regulated to a certain capacity, yes? Is each car limited in the total amount of fuel it can use during a race? Was Rubens’ team simply trying to minimize stops? Are there political/marketing factors at work, i.e., is IndyCar trying to be “green” by encouraging better fuel economy from its cars?
It’d be one thing if a fast driver/team made the decision to save fuel in an effort to skip a fuel stop, and quite another if all the fast drivers/teams are cruising around at 80% throttle—not racing—because they have to, for whatever reason.