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Podcast: The ex-Ferrari F1 man steering Honda’s IndyCar project

Oct 15 2021

The Race IndyCar Podcast is joined this week by David Salters, the ex-Ferrari Formula 1 engineer now masterminding Honda’s American motorsports division.

Salters, who became President of Honda Performance Development in late 2020, joins to reflect on a second straight season of the firm winning the IndyCar title and the Indianapolis 500 in the same year, extending its streak of manufacturers’ title wins to four in a row.

Salters outlines what he has brought to this role from his past experience at Cosworth, Ilmor, Mercedes and Ferrari, while also explaining what the current IndyCar engine manufacturers are working on behind the scenes amid a long period of rule stability in the series.

Alex Palou and Romain Grosjean are also assessed as Salters has seen them up close and personal on the marque’s simulator, which all of the Honda teams use.

Salters also declares the Indy 500 the best event he has done – even better than the Italian Grand Prix or Monaco with Ferrari.

Oct 15 : The ex-F1 engineer masterminding Honda's IndyCar success

The Race’s IndyCar Podcast will continue during the off-season with more interviews and insight.

Don’t forget to rate and review the new-for-2021 podcast on your favourite listening platform of choice. To find the show, search ‘The Race IndyCar Podcast’.

– Listen on Apple Podcasts

– Listen on Spotify

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