At more than 30 laps shorter than the street and road course races that precede it, the Long Beach race offers limited opportunities for strategy differentiation.
Scott Dixon remained embedded in the championship battle with a third-place finish at the Long Beach street circuit.
Michael Andretti expressed frustration over a lack of interest in the Road to Indy amongst IndyCar’s team owners.
Engine manufacturers interested in competing against Chevrolet and Honda remain in contact with INDYCAR.
Will Power had his first race at COTA destroyed by what he labels “the worst rule in IndyCar.”
IndyCar’s preseason test at COTA revealed to Race Control that it had no choice but to accept total track limits violations at Turn 19.
Action up front may have been limited but IndyCar’s COTA debut included more general and position passes per mile than the St. Pete season opener.
INDYCAR has taken a hands-off approach to officiating track limits at COTA’s 19th turn, enabling faster lap times and slower tire degredation.
McLaren Racing members Bob Fernley and Gil de Ferran insist the brand currently lacks plans to compete in IndyCar beyond May 2019.