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The IndyCar Series is the star championship for single-seaters across the Atlantic. Here is a guide to understanding the American discipline.

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The IndyCar Series produces the fastest race globally (“The Greatest Spectacle in Racing”) and one of the oldest, too: the Indianapolis 500. 

The event has been held for over 100 years and is traditionally held on the last weekend of May.

The Indianapolis 500 is an American car race held annually since 1911 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana, USA. 

The event is one of the three legendary car races globally, the Monaco Grand Prix and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Over time, the car competition was unofficially referred to as the AAA (Automobile Association of America) Nationals and then CART, a generic term long referred to the cars in the U.S. single-seater championship. 

The situation became complicated in 1996 when the Indianapolis 500 withdrew from CART to create their racing organization, the Indy Racing League. 

After a court battle, the term IndyCar reappeared in 2003 as the official name of the Indy Racing League’s main championship. Between 2002 and 2004, the most potent CART teams (Penske, Ganassi, Green, Rahal, Fernandez) turned to IndyCar, changing the balance of power between the two rival championships. 

In 2008, the announcement of the merger between Champ Car and the IndyCar Series finally put an end to this internal war.

Since 2010, a program has been created by IndyCar that allows drivers to access the premier class, the Road to Indy. The IndyCar program trains young people to become professional drivers. 

The different formulas compete on the three different types of circuits used by the IndyCar Series: oval, road course, and street circuit. The five Road to Indy Series are:

The current titleholder is New Zealander Scott Dixon, who has been crowned five times on his debut in 2003, then in 2008, 2013, 2015, and now 2018. 

The 38-year-old racer races for the American team Chip Ganassi Racing also competes in two other disciplines, NASCAR and Endurance.

The Indycar race car is a single-seater. The current technical regulations require that the vehicles be built on a Dallara DW12 chassis. 

The engine is a V6 Bi-Turbo Honda or Chevrolet with 2,200 cm3. In 1997, they were 4-liter V8 engines. 

The displacement was increased to 3.5L in 2000, as is still the case today. The fuel used since 2007 is 100% Sunoco E85 ethanol, while the old models ran on methanol.

Several automakers were involved in producing the engines for the series. 

In 2004, Chevrolet announced the end of production of Indycar engines, citing lack of advertising return for high investment, before returning in 2012, the same year as the Lotus brand. 

From 2003 to 2005, Toyota made a brief appearance, while Honda, which arrived in 2003, became the sole supplier to the series from 2006 to 2011.

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