Real-life racing might be postponed for the time being, but several of IndyCar’s best drivers have been spending their time on iRacing.
The next round of the six-race series will be held April 11 at a track to be selected by drivers.
Sage Karam won the opening round last weekend at virtual Watkins Glen International. The second race went to Team Penske’s Scott McLaughlin at Barber Motorsports Park.
Here’s a look at the various sim rigs drivers are using (including Oliver Askew’s being the newest as of Monday morning):
Finally got up and operational early this AM! Been running lots of laps today trying to understand this system and keep up with the quick guys! Tune in on @IndyCar and my accounts tomorrow for all the action. 🤙 #RELENTLESS | #INDYCARChallenge pic.twitter.com/pT3uhE3kLx
— Josef Newgarden (@josefnewgarden) March 28, 2020
— Simon Pagenaud (@simonpagenaud) March 28, 2020
— Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (@RLLracing) March 28, 2020
— Sage Karam (@SageKaram) March 13, 2020
— Conor Daly (@ConorDaly22) March 20, 2020
— Dalton Kellett (@Dalton_Kellett) March 21, 2020
Been getting a lot of questions about the components for my sim, so now that I’ve added the last touches I’m ready to share!
Chassis: Next Level Racing F-GT
Base: Fanatec DD1
PC: iBUYPOWER Gaming Desktop
Pedals: Virtual GT
Monitors: Samsung 50”
Monitor Stand: NLR pic.twitter.com/Vx44gqEZCD
— Kyle Kaiser (@KyleKRacing) March 27, 2020
— CGR IndyCar (@CGRindycar) March 28, 2020
Robert Wickens appears to be getting accustomed to his new setup.
I’m getting back into a race car…virtually! Tmrw 2:30 EST @IndyCar @iRacing challenge! I can’t thank these guys enough for helping me get everything sorted. @SimCraft @sparco_official @arrowmclarensp Arrow Electronics @aero_paint @maxpapis #simcraft #INDYCARChallenge pic.twitter.com/v8vCFnRWQZ
— Robert Wickens (@robertwickens) April 4, 2020
A little late to the party, but excited to be getting my own sim ready for the next @iRacing @IndyCar Challenge! Thank you @SparcoOfficial for the chassis! @ArrowMcLarenSP @LogitechG @Dell pic.twitter.com/VKtw4fnWVm
— Oliver Askew (@Oliver_Askew) April 6, 2020
In his most recent YouTube vlog, Marcus Ericsson documented how he put together his own simulator.