Cheating or bending the rules?
Posted 15 August 2013 - 12:56
A staggered grid is not going to make any difference at all over that distance. But the crash did show that there was a need to be more aware of the speed and closeness of the big cars which had emerged in numbers since 1967.
I'm sure there were no specified penalties announced.
Posted 15 August 2013 - 18:45
Posted 26 December 2013 - 21:29
1979 Indianapolis 500 – several CART teams use a larger wastegate pipe, but welded inside it a washer with an opening of 1.470 inches, which was the minimum size for the opening. The washer created back pressure, which over-rode the pop-off valve, giving more boost to the engine, and increasing horsepower. The cars of Dick Ferguson, Steve Krisiloff and Tom Bigelow were disqualified and their teams fined $5,000 for “altering their wastegate exhaust pipes by the addition of restrictions which significantly affected the air flow”.
Edited by Graham Clayton, 26 December 2013 - 21:29.