IndyCar: There is still an awful lot to learn about aerodynamics

In 1961, Ferrari put a spoiler on the back of their Le Mans sportscar for the first time. In an effort to disguise this new aerodynamic development, Ferrari cheekily told rivals the spoiler was only there to stop fuel splashing onto the exhaust during pitstops!

Although nobody would fall for that same trick today, the fact that three cars have suffered massive airborne accidents at Indianapolis this week (despite being specifically designed to prevent flipping) suggests there is still an awful lot to learn about aerodynamics.

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