Hobbs, Matchett take over F1 on NBC Sports Twitter for fan questions

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Friday is a light day in Monaco with no on-track Formula One activity. That makes it a good day to reflect on a couple insights and observations from our NBC Sports Network F1 analysts, David Hobbs and Steve Matchett. You can see the Monaco Grand Prix live on NBC, at 7:30 a.m. ET on Sunday, and live streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra.

After Leigh Diffey took over our Twitter handle, @F1onNBCSports, earlier this week, Hobbs and Matchett each had a day to answer fan questions. Our F1 pit reporter and insider, Will Buxton, took over the handle on Friday.

Some of Hobbs and Matchett’s answers are below, with the full listing of tweets on the @F1onNBCSports Twitter account.

DAVID HOBBS

STEVE MATCHETT

IndyCar, Dallara reveal tweak to speedway aero package

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INDYCAR and Dallara revealed on Monday that a front wing extension will be made available to Verizon IndyCar Series teams to use as part of the super speedway aero package for the universal aero kits.

The extensions are expected to provide an increase in front downforce, by a minimum of three percent, and teams will be free to use them as needed. Dallara is also providing an additional wicker that can be used as a part of the extension.

The change comes in the wake of drivers voicing concerns about stability at the front of the car, especially while running in traffic – concerns which surfaced initially during Indianapolis 500 practice.

More details about the change can be viewed on IndyCar’s website.

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