Lotus to modify suspension for German GP

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Lotus has agreed to make modifications to the suspension on its E21 chassis in time for the German Grand Prix, the next round on the 2013 Formula One World Championship.

According to Autosport’s Jonathan Noble, the issue apparently stems from the amount of suspension components that can be connected together for an upright.

Per F1’s technical regulations, “up to three suspension members may be connected together by titanium, aluminum alloy or steel components before their load is passed into the upright.”

Noble writes that it can be “suggested” that Lotus’ system has four members connected together, and that McLaren asked the FIA at the British Grand Prix about whether or not Lotus’ suspension was proper. But it appears that with Lotus’ decision to tweak its suspension, the matter has been settled.

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

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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.

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