Daly to make F1 test return for Force India

3 Comments

Upcoming American single-seater racer Conor Daly will perform a straight-line aerodynamic test for Force India on Wednesday.

Daly, 21, will be having his third run in a Formula One car. Teams are limited to no more than four one-day tests of this kind during a season.

“These sessions are vital data gathering times for F1 teams and I’m glad to be able to assist,” said Daly. “F1 cars are very complex machines and the day provides me with a great opportunity to learn many of the systems.”

He will have a seat fitting with the Silverstone-based team today and prepare for the test in their simulator on Tuesday.

Daly, the son of former F1 and IndyCar racer Derek Daly, is preparing for his third season in junior single-seater category GP3 which begins in Spain next week. He finished sixth in the series last year, scoring a win at the Circuit de Catalunya.

Already this year he has made a one-off appearance in the more senior GP2 category. He has also tested an IndyCar in preparation for an appearance at the Indianapolis 500 for Foyt.

During the winter off-season Daly won the MRF Challenge series in India. He won the Star Mazda category in 2010.

Defending winner Takuma Sato to grace front of 2018 Indy 500 tickets

Photos: IMS/Chris Owens
Leave a comment

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has unveiled what the ticket for the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500 will look like.

The ticket features blue and red foil stamped with a sculptural embossing of last year’s 500 winner, Takuma Sato, in victory lane, holding the ceremonial winner’s bottle of milk. Sato became the first Japanese driver to win the Greatest Spectacle In Racing, driving for Andretti Autosport.

The ticket was revealed Thursday during a ceremony at the Indiana Statehouse that featured Sato, now with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, as well as Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb, Hulman & Company President and CEO Mark Miles, IMS President J. Douglas Boles and Hulman Motorsports Senior Vice President of Events Allison Melangton.

The Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil will be held Sunday, May 27 at IMS.

Follow @JerryBonkowski