Race strategy: Range: 21 laps: 3.30L/0.87 gal per lap [2.90mpg] (typical usage) 22 laps: 3.18L/0.84 gal per lap [3.00mpg] 23 laps: 3.04L/0.80 gal per lap [3.15mpg]
*** IndyCar Road Series (39 laps): *** Preferred strategy: 21/18
*** Track notes: *** 1st sector *** T2: 2nd | T3: 3rd -> 2nd | T4: 1st Try and straightline the entry for T1/2 as much as possible, ensure you aim for the inside curb at turn 2 without cutting it too heavily as the profile will unsettle the car. Using 2nd gear will ensure you're carry enough speed through the corner aswell as being able to regain traction easier. For turn 3 carry third gear through the left hander then brake into 2nd gear and cut the apex to straightline the exit as much as possible as it is very easy to spin on exit. Turn 4 is downhill and poorly cambered, so turn in once all the braking is done to ensure proper rotation and exit traction. *** 2nd Sector *** Carousel: 3rd | T7 (hairpin #1): 1st Carry speed into the carousel and use third gear (not 2nd), aiming for the second inside curb as your apex point. Use the red billboard on the left hand side as your braking point for the hairpin at T7 but avoid the 2nd curb by a full car width in order to carry traction on exit as there is a bump on the inside of the track. *** 3rd Sector *** Keep your line tidy through the esses and there should be a slight lift required in turn 9 (the second left hander early in the sector, ref. to the replay). Into the final hairpin the track goes through a sizeable dip into the braking zone on the racing line. Try and avoid this by swinging slightly to the middle of the track out of turn 10, before cutting back to the outside and heavily braking for T11. Track limits for T11 are the tyre stacks on the inside of the corner, not the curbing so make sure you utilise this extra space to carry more speed through the corner.