IndyCar fuel save secrets explained: The science behind Dixon’s magic
Scott Dixon, a six-time IndyCar champion, has demonstrated his exceptional skills in fuel saving and strategy. At Indy, despite a crash caused by his own teammates, he managed to recover by pitting under yellow and splitting the remaining distance into two stops. He beat Graham Rahal by half a second with stable lap times and efficient fuel mileage, crediting Honda for their performance. At St. Louis, Dixon once again showcased his prowess, executing a three-stop strategy when others were forced to make five stops. He overcame an engine change grid penalty and won by a significant margin. Both Dixon’s driving expertise and Honda’s efficiency have played crucial roles in his success, according to David Salters, Honda’s American racing president.