The simulator at Dallara Automobili’s headquarters in Italy is impressive to behold. It’s equally as impressive to be immersed inside the 650-ton spider, according to IZOD IndyCar Series driver Josef Newgarden.
“I’ve never driven any simulator of that scale or magnitude,” the sophomore Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing driver said. “The operation at Dallara is incredible. First off, it starts with their staff that is very helpful and dedicated. It’s impressive and they have the capabilities to make it better for years to come.”
Newgarden was among a handful of drivers who recently got a feel for the simulator (Marco Andretti was strapped in for eight hours), which is complete with all the accessories (pedals, brake bias adjuster, anti-roll bar adjuster, etc ). A companion has been proposed for a space prepared at the Dallara facility in Speedway, Ind., which would be accessible to drivers and teams.