INDYCAR Writers’ Roundtable, Vol. 44: Power Steering?

Today’s question: Nearly every driver after their first NTT INDYCAR SERIES test comments about the force needed to turn the wheel in these cars, which don’t have power steering, unlike nearly every other major racing series in the world. The lack of power steering is what makes these cars true beasts, and I think that’s what separates the NTT INDYCAR SERIES from other racing series the most. Sure, INDYCAR has an extremely diverse schedule and the competition is unparalleled, but the lack of power steering is something few other racing series can say their cars feature. Whether drivers come over from NASCAR, F1 or beyond, the lack of power steering is what challenges them the most and what gives the most credence to the NTT INDYCAR SERIES being a true “drivers” series. As Zach said, the lack of power steering is arguably what leads these cars to be called “beasts” by drivers.

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