All News: Open Wheel

Mercedes-AMG F1 W12 E Performance

December 7th, 2021 by

The Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team has been the most dominant race team in the world over much of the past decade, winning seven World Driver’s and World Constructor’s Championships in a row from 2014-2020 thanks to the combined efforts of Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg, Valtteri Bottas, and George Russell. For the 2021 season, the … Read the Rest »

Formula Vee

June 3rd, 2021 by

One of the most legendary junior open-wheel racing formulas is part of iRacing! The Formula Vee is based on the stock parts a pre-1963 Volkswagen Beetle, combining them with a tubeframe chassis and fiberglass or carbon fiber open-wheel body. Part of the SCCA Runoffs since 1964, the cars have also proven highly popular around the … Read the Rest »

Dallara iR-01

December 1st, 2020 by

The Dallara IR-01 is iRacing and Dallara’s answer to the challenges of premier international open-wheel motorsport. Designed to blend together the best elements of grand prix racing’s past, present, and future, this fast and agile machine is easy to pick up, but limited electronics and driver aids make it challenging to master. The IR-01 is … Read the Rest »

Indy Pro 2000

June 4th, 2020 by

The Tatuus PM-18 is the official car of the Indy Pro 2000 Series, the second step on the Road to Indy ladder. Introduced in 2018, the new car set 10 separate track records in its second season, and will remain a staple of the championship through at least 2024—making it a defining car in the … Read the Rest »


June 4th, 2020 by

The Tatuus USF-17 is the official car of the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship, the first step on the Road to Indy ladder. An early home of most of IndyCar’s current generation of stars, the current USF2000 car equips drivers with 175 horsepower as they make the transition from karts or other developmental forms of racing. … Read the Rest »

Formula Renault 3.5

November 29th, 2018 by

The (much) bigger brother of the Formula Renault 2.0, the FR3.5 is the perfect fit in the iRacing open wheel ladder system. The open cockpit, V8 powered cars, were traditionally a stepping stone for many drivers who were pursuing careers in Formula One.  Featuring a spec chassis and spec motor, the cars allowed drivers to … Read the Rest »

Dallara F3

November 13th, 2018 by

Dallara F3 The Dallara F3 car is raced in one of the most successful racing series in the world, Formula 3. It’s a development series for up and coming drivers in Europe, the United States, Asia and Australia and has seen many a high profile driver move to the top ranks of open wheel racing … Read the Rest »

Dallara IR18 IndyCar

March 6th, 2018 by

Indycar’s latest generation car, the Dallara IR18, was designed to not only look better on track, but also improve the racing. All cars in the Verizon Indycar series will race with the same aero kit, designed and built by Dallara, regardless of the engine manufacturer they choose. This will make for closer racing, more opportunities … Read the Rest »

Formula Renault 2.0

July 27th, 2015 by

Since its debut in 2000, Formula Renault 2.0 has been a vital springboard to the upper echelons of open wheel racing for the likes of Lewis Hamilton, Kimi Räikkönen, Felipe Massa, Valtteri Bottas, Daniel Ricciardo and Romain Grosjean.  Featuring a spec chassis, 210 bhp Renault F4R engine and budget caps, Formula Renault places a premium … Read the Rest »

McLaren Honda MP4-30

May 12th, 2015 by

Among the most technically advanced race cars ever created, the McLaren MP4-30 is powered by a Honda RA615H . . . H as in hybrid.  Power produced “conventionally” by the turbocharged, direct injection 1.6 liter, V6 engine is augmented by the F1 Energy Recovery System (ERS) which harvests thermal energy from the turbo and braking … Read the Rest »