Wickens happy with “positive” first test of 2018 IndyCar

Robert Wickens

MOTORSPORT.COM – The 28-year-old Canadian, who is returning to open-wheel racing next year after six seasons as a DTM driver, said that having only a few sessions in an IndyCar equipped with the downforce-laden manufacturer aerokit meant the new kit was not a culture shock.

“It was a pretty positive day,” he told Motorsport.com. “With the 2017 car in that ride-swap with Hinch [James Hinchcliffe] at Sebring in March, I never really found the limit of the car. But today I used all the same reference points with the heavily reduced aero and kinda lucked into finding the limit of the new car!

“For others, learning the new car is like teaching an old dog new tricks, but for me it’s a situation where I don’t need to adjust; I’m just learning, and don’t come in with many preconceptions. And so I drove it the same way I drove the old car and didn’t have to change what I was doing.”

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