Question About Indycar "Push-To-Pass"

Discussion in 'Open Wheel Racing' started by Tumbleweed, Aug 22, 2018.

  1. Tumbleweed

    Tumbleweed Team Owner

    What exactly does "Push-To-Pass" do in Indycar? I've always just assumed that it is a shot of Nitrous. Is that true?
     
  2. rd45usa

    rd45usa Days gone past

  3. DanicaFreak

    DanicaFreak Green monster

    The above link doesnt say what it actually is...

    From 2016 but you get the idea.
    https://www.indycar.com/News/2015/12/12-15-Update-to-push-to-pass-for-2016

     
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  4. Zerkfitting

    Zerkfitting Team Owner

    I think it increases the turbo boost.

    I didn't like the idea at first but with the difficulty with passing I think it adds to the show. Having a limited amount is also a good idea.
     
  5. sdj

    sdj Just a race fan

    Well then, that would leave us (NASCAR) with allowing a nitrous bottle or two for the cup guys right? :whoopee::D Wouldn't that be a hell of a thing!! :owquitit:
     
  6. Zerkfitting

    Zerkfitting Team Owner

    I believe it had been tried by a team in the distant past. I don't think they checked w/NASCAR to see if it was OK.
     
  7. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    JATO. Nuff said.
     
  8. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle

    For real?
     
  9. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    https://bleacherreport.com/articles/333490-the-evolution-of-the-stock-car-1976-1979

    "The 1976 Daytona 500 started out with NASCAR disallowing the speeds of the three fastest qualifiers for the Daytona 500, leaving unheralded Ramo Stott on the pole. A.J. Foyt, Darrell Waltrip, and Dave Marcis had to re-qualify for the race after NASCAR officials found evidence that Foyt and Waltrip used nitrous oxide (so-called laughing gas) to enhance the performance of the engines and add horsepower. "
     
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  10. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

    My favorite one is when Marty Robbins decided to take the restrictor plate off his engine
     
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  11. Zerkfitting

    Zerkfitting Team Owner

    He said he want to see what it was like to run up front.
     
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  12. Tumbleweed

    Tumbleweed Team Owner

    It seems to me that PTP is superior to the DRS system that F1 uses. With PTP, the driver can activate it pretty much whenever he/she wants just by pushing a button.

    In F1, I would think that a driver has enough to think about without having to keep track of whether or not they are in a DRS zone. And figuring whether or not they are within a second of the next car must be tricky as well.
     
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  13. Zerkfitting

    Zerkfitting Team Owner

    I agree. It gives a driver more options to manage.
     

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