IndyCar fuel save secrets explained: The science behind Dixon's magic
Scott Dixon’s recent victories at Indy and St. Louis showcased his expertise in fuel-saving strategies. Despite being involved in a crash at Indy, he managed to pit under the yellow, change his tires, and split the remaining distance into two stops, all while maintaining stable lap times and hitting his fuel number. Dixon’s success was partly attributed to Honda’s impressive fuel mileage, which allowed him to make it to the finish when others couldn’t. At St. Louis, Dixon once again employed a three-stop strategy and overcame a grid penalty to secure a dominant win. His ability to adjust his driving style, coupled with Honda’s efficiency, played a crucial role in his victories. David Salters, Honda’s American racing president, praised Dixon for his calm and rational approach, highlighting his mental capacity to make on-the-fly adjustments in a highly complex system. Dixon’s remarkable achievements and championship pedigree further solidify his status as one of the greats in IndyCar.