IndyCar chooses continuity by agreeing new multiyear extension with long term chassis partner Dallara. Heading into the future the Dallara contract will run parallel with the current agreements that IndyCar has with current engine manufacturers Honda and Chevrolet.
Dallara is Italian company famous chassis builder in variety of racing series. They first supplied driver safety cells for the IndyCar series back in 1997, collaboration continued even stronger after they became chassis sole supplier in 2008.
Current Dallara chassis (named DW12 to honor Dan Wheldon) debuted back in 2012 and with several safety modifications in the area of side impact structures and addition of aero screen is still in use. Another refreshing on the Dallara chassis was introduction of the universal chassis aero kit (AK-18) in 2018.
Parallel with its expansion and extended racing participation on US soil, Dallara opened the Dallara IndyCar factory in Speedway, Indiana, where they produce and assemble chassis for variety of racing series.
IndyCar President, Jay Frye:
“An important part of the success and growth of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES can be directly traced to Dallara’s collaboration with our entire paddock.
“This extension provides INDYCAR and its teams continuity and a stable platform as we look well into the future.”
Dallara Group CEO, Andrea Pontremoli:
“We understand the responsibility that comes in extending our partnership with INDYCAR over the course of the years to come and are excited to be part of this long-term plan. “This partnership will continue to fall in line with Dallara’s core values and what we want to see our technology and innovation developed for – adding emphasis to safety and sustainability for the future. It is a great time for INDYCAR, and Dallara is proud to continue as the chassis manufacturer.”