In the wake of Justin Wilson’s fatal accident at Pocono Raceway in the second-to-last IndyCar race of the season, the discussion of whether open-wheel, open-cockpit cars should remain open cockpit has once again come to light.
The FIA is set to conduct closed-cockpit tests this month, and down the road perhaps, it could be possible to see a switch to closed cockpits in order to protect drivers.
Felipe Massa, Sebastian Vettel and Jenson Button explain why it may be a necessary change, although Vettel admits he’s not a fan of closed cockpits.
It’s Carb Day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. And that means hours of coverage for IndyCar fans, just days away from the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500.
Coverage on NBCSN will include the Indy Lights Firestone 100 at 1 p.m. ET, a live edition of NASCAR America from Indianapolis Motor Speedway at 3:30 p.m. ET with Krista Voda, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Steve Letarte, A.J. Allmendinger and Marty Snider, and new Indy-centric episodes of Proving Grounds and Off The Grid. Jake Query will call the Indy Lights Firestone 100 alongside analyst Anders Krohn and pit reporter Katie Hargitt.
Click here to watch online or on the NBC Sports app.
All this leads up to Sunday’s race (11 am ET on NBC), but don’t forget about Saturday’s Indy 500 parade coverage, which you can watch on NBC Sports Gold.