IndyCar CEO Randy Bernard said that he is excited by the prospect of seeing the DeltaWing racing at Le Mans next year, despite having decided that the concept was not suitable for IndyCar racing.
The design, which was developed by Chip Ganassi Racing under the eye of Ben Bowlby, was among those vying to be selected by IndyCar for its next generation of technical regulations. The series opted instead for a Dallara design, and a reworked version of the DeltaWing was revealed last week ahead of a Le Mans entry in 2012. Bernard said that he looked forward to seeing the car in action.
"I'm excited!" Bernard said. "I know I'll be watching it, and I hope it does well. I give the DeltaWing, and Ben and Chip, a lot of credit, because it made us think outside the box and it made us really come up with a different kind of strategy that I don't know if we'd have come up with if the DeltaWing hadn't been there.
"Everything happens for a reason. Is it fit to be an IndyCar? I don't think so, and the ICONIC Committee didn't. But I think it's going to be great. I can't wait."