Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon has helped to give the 2012 IndyCar chassis its first proper shakedown at Mid-Ohio.
The Briton drove the Dallara-designed chassis – dubbed the ‘IndyCar Safety Cell’ – fitted with a road course aero kit and powered by a 2.2-litre Honda V6 powerplant.
A total of eleven days worth of evaluation testing will be performed over the rest of the year before the teams receive their 2012 chassis’ at the start of next year.
The next scheduled test will take place at Texas Motor Speedway at the end of September.
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