Race strategy: Range: 14 laps: 5.00L/1.32gal per lap [2.73mpg] 15 laps: 4.67L/1.23gal per lap [3.00mpg] (typical usage) 16 laps: 4.38L/1.16gal per lap [3.10mpg]
*** IndyCar Road Series (26 laps): *** Preferred strategy: 15/11
Top speed is everything at Monza and as such downforce levels are much lower than what is usually run at basically every road course. As such its important to not unsettle the rear of the car as the lack of downforce will make it far more difficult to save a slide or mistake than usual. Focus in practice on what curbs you can and cannot attack as well as gear choice in the slow corners. If you prefer to maintain speed and avoid wheelspin, use 2nd gear in slow corners. For the first two chicanes (turns 1/2 and 3/4) you can attack the entry curbs quite heavily (avoiding the orange curbing on the apex) but hitting the 2nd apex will heavily upset the curb, causing you to spin out. Exit curbs at the Lesmos and Variante Ascari can also upset the rear of the car, so use caution in these areas.