What's the difference between Indy car racing and F1?

@Idlewild (6094)
United States
November 29, 2006 6:14pm CST
I've heard people talk about F1 and it sounds like it involves open-wheel racing, like Indy. Are the cars different? The courses? The rules?
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5 responses
• Germany
15 Jan 07
Yes everything is different. Indy racing is on oval tracks. F1 on various kind of tracks. F1 is much more technologically advanced. Cars are much different. Lets put it that way the only common thing is that both are racing.
@Idlewild (6094)
• United States
15 Jan 07
Thanks, I've learned from these answers that they are very much different. I'll have to see if I can catch some F1 on TV, it sounds more interesting than the oval-track racing.
@nitrodona (418)
• Italy
5 Jan 07
indycar are turbocharged, f1 normally aspirated (for now). indycar are heavier and don't use carbon fibre brake discs, indycar racig is disputing also in the oval courses, the f1 not. in the rainin condition, the indycar don't race, the f.1 races go ahead without problem. there are two different concept for view the racing..
@Idlewild (6094)
• United States
5 Jan 07
Cool, thanks for the details. I hope I can see some F1 races on TV, they sound interesting. It seems like there are really some major differences between Indy car racing and F1. Thanks!
@moloms (413)
• France
5 Jan 07
just f1 is origine europe and ICR origine america
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@usmcsgtwife (4997)
• United States
30 Nov 06
i always thought they where the same
• United States
30 Nov 06
no they are not
@Idlewild (6094)
• United States
30 Nov 06
kikay, what are the differences?
• Pakistan
30 Nov 06
hmm i think its almost the same.