Double-file restarts have caused plenty of debate after the first four IndyCar races in 2011 One of the new rules brought into this year’s IndyCars championship was the introduction of double-file restarts.

Already a well-established practice in the NASCAR championships on oval circuits, IndyCar series bosses have taken a leaf out of their book with the implementation of this rule for ovals and road/street circuits.

The rules shake-up has seen much more overtaking as drivers try to line up their rivals to opportunistically pick up a few spots when the racing resumes, but some purists in the sport haven’t been so warm to the idea.

So what’s your verdict? Let’s have a look at the video highlights package below:

[Video via IndyCars, image via LAT]

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Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.