Once again I find myself embarking on a new race car project. This time we’re starting a bit differently, with a car that is largely competitive from the get-go, rather than being a problem-child that needs lots of attention while gradually being brought up to speed.
Differences between the F1000 and the DSR should be interesting, especially as I’ll be taking a step backwards speed-wise for the first time in my racing career. That said,
it doesn’t seem to be much of a step backwards, as stock-for-stock, the F1000’s are QUITE close to my best DSR times already, and with further development, it seems that they will
continue to get faster. The wider track width helps everywhere for the F1000, and as the aero improves more and more, I would expect that the new car will probably be right
at the 1:40 mark at HPR just like my old car was.
Similarly, Brandon Dixon’s pole time this year of a 2:06.x at Road America is very similar to the 2:06 that I set in 2010 with my stock-engined car, so it seems a realistic expectation
that the new car will feel a lot like the old one, and turn very similar overall lap times. I cannot wait to find out!