There’s lots going on in the IndyCar world right now. The Indy 500 is just around the corner and with the addition of aero kits, practice and qualifying has been especially interesting. To get Chevrolet’s opinion on all the excitement, RACER magazine got in touch with Chevy IndyCar program manager Chris Berube.
Berube touched upon the incidents involving Team Chevy drivers Josef Newgarden, Helio Castroneves and Ed Carpenter when speaking with RACER. All three drivers were involved in identical accidents in which their car turned backwards and then got airborne, prompting IndyCar officials to tell teams to lower the boost pressure and raise the downforce of their cars for this past Sunday’s qualifying session.
In Berube’s opinion, the changes made to keep drivers safe during qualifying was a smart move on IndyCar’s part. Check out the interview below and hear Berube’s remarks before his Chevy’s take to the track for the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 this Sunday.