looks like they painted the little fin would be a perfect place to put the verizon V/checkmark logo
Here's a shot of the KV car with the "big" mirrors too. http://yfrog.com/khwqfujj
Still waiting on someone to suggest that the big mirror contains some sort of active suspension system or traction control which will allow Penske to win.
We will miss you Dan
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Nice... "however" am I the only one? Doesn't it look to you like the drivers head is actually MORE exposed in the new car!?
Other than the height (I realize John is vertically challenged) it just seems like there is even less side protection if the car gets on its side or it hit from the side by another car. The side pods on the 03-11 Dallara curve upward and are wide at the cockpit while on the DW12 is only wide in the back of the car and scoop in at the cockpit. I know the undertray will be protection and maybe they discovered the less debris crushing around a driver's head is better (ie Senna)?
Not trying to OT the thread, it's just the first thing I notice now after Dan's crash...
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Here's another picture of Will Power's car:
2012 Races.....St.Pete....Indianapolis.....and The MILE!!! THE MILE!!! THE MILWAUKEE MILE!!!!!!
2013 Races.....Indianapolis (Men's Wedding Party Weekend) and Indyfest 2013!!!
And the investigation report said "the bottom of Wheldon's helmet had impacted the pole near his chin"
The current car is safer by being less prone to wheel hoping and becoming airborne, if the 2012 car goes into the catchfence the same way Dan did the results will be the same.
Needs another winglet or fin, yeeeesh.
Why did these wings work so well in 1990's on the ovals but we need 747 wings and dozens of other winglets all over the place in 2012?
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