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Open-wheel car

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An open-wheel car (formula car, or often single-seater car in British English) is a car with the wheels outside the car's main body, and usually having only one seat. [1]

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Aerodynamics, from Greek ἀήρ aer (air) + δυναμική (dynamics), is the study of the motion of air, particularly its interaction with a solid object, such as an airplane wing.

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Alex Barron (racing driver)

Alex Barron is an American race car driver.

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American open-wheel car racing

American open-wheel car racing, also known as Indy Car racing, is a category of professional-level automobile racing in the United States and North America.

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Ariel Atom

The Ariel Atom is a road legal high performance sports car made by the Ariel Motor Company based in Crewkerne, Somerset, England, and under licence in North America by TMI Autotech, Inc.

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Asphalt, also known as bitumen, is a sticky, black, and highly viscous liquid or semi-solid form of petroleum.

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Auto Club Speedway

Auto Club Speedway, formerly California Speedway, is a two-mile (3 km), low-banked, D-shaped oval superspeedway in Fontana, California which has hosted NASCAR racing annually since 1997.

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Autodromo Nazionale Monza

The Autodromo Nazionale Monza is a historic race track located near the city of Monza, north of Milan, in Italy.

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BAR 007

The BAR 007 was a Formula One car used by British American Racing in the 2005 Formula One season.

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Barlotti was a manufacturer of karts based in Reading, England, a successor of the kart developments at Buckler Cars of Crowthorne.

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Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a country in Western Europe bordered by France, the Netherlands, Germany and Luxembourg.

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Bonneville Salt Flats

The Bonneville Salt Flats is a densely packed salt pan in Tooele County in northwestern Utah.

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British American Racing

British American Racing was a Formula One constructor that competed in the sport from 1999 to 2005.

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British English

British English is the standard dialect of English language as spoken and written in the United Kingdom.

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Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps

The Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps motor-racing circuit is the venue of the Formula One Belgian Grand Prix, and of the Spa 24 Hours and 1000 km Spa endurance races.

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Downforce is a downwards thrust created by the aerodynamic characteristics of a car.

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Drag (physics)

In fluid dynamics, drag (sometimes called air resistance, a type of friction, or fluid resistance, another type of friction or fluid friction) is a force acting opposite to the relative motion of any object moving with respect to a surrounding fluid.

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Electric vehicle

An electric vehicle, also called an EV, uses one or more electric motors or traction motors for propulsion.

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Fender (vehicle)

Fender is the American English term for the part of an automobile, motorcycle or other vehicle body that frames a wheel well (the fender underside).

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Formula One

Formula One (also Formula 1 or F1) is the highest class of single-seater auto racing sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) and owned by the Formula One Group.

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Gasoline (American English), or petrol (British English), is a transparent, petroleum-derived liquid that is used primarily as a fuel in spark-ignited internal combustion engines.

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Germany (Deutschland), officially the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesrepublik Deutschland), is a sovereign state in central-western Europe.

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Gil de Ferran

Gil de Ferran (born November 11, 1967 in Paris, France) is a French-born Brazilian professional racing driver and team owner.

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Grand Prix of Long Beach

The Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach is an IndyCar Series race held on a street circuit in Long Beach, California.

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Great Britain

Great Britain, also known as Britain, is a large island in the north Atlantic Ocean off the northwest coast of continental Europe.

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Honda Indy Toronto

The Honda Indy Toronto is an annual IndyCar Series race, held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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Horse-drawn vehicle

A horse-drawn vehicle is a mechanized piece of equipment pulled by one horse or by a team of horses.

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Hydrogen vehicle

A hydrogen vehicle is a vehicle that uses hydrogen as its onboard fuel for motive power.

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Indianapolis 500

The Indianapolis 500 is an automobile race held annually at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana, United States, an enclave suburb of Indianapolis, Indiana.

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Indianapolis Motor Speedway

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is an automobile racing circuit located in Speedway, Indiana (an enclave suburb of Indianapolis) in the United States.

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Indy Racing League, LLC, doing business as IndyCar (stylized INDYCAR), is an American-based auto racing sanctioning body for Indy car racing and other disciplines of open wheel car racing.

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Kart racing

Kart racing or karting is a variant of open-wheel motorsport with small, open, four-wheeled vehicles called karts, go-karts, or gearbox/shifter karts depending on the design.

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Las Vegas Sun

The Las Vegas Sun is one of the Las Vegas Valley's two daily newspapers.

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Marmon Motor Car Company

Marmon Motor Car Company was an American automobile manufacturer founded by Howard Carpenter Marmon and owned by Nordyke Marmon & Company of Indianapolis, Indiana, US.

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Michigan International Speedway

Michigan International Speedway (MIS) is a moderate-banked D-shaped speedway located off U.S. Highway 12 on more than approximately south of the village of Brooklyn, in the scenic Irish Hills area of southeastern Michigan.

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Monaco Grand Prix

The Monaco Grand Prix (Grand Prix de Monaco) is a Formula One motor race held each year on the Circuit de Monaco.

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National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is an American auto racing sanctioning and operating company that is best known for stock-car racing.

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NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour (NWMT) (previously the NASCAR Winston Modified Tour and NASCAR Featherlite Modified Series from 1985 until 2005) is a stock car racing series owned and operated by NASCAR in the Modified Division.

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The Nürburgring is a 150,000 person capacity motorsports complex located in the town of Nürburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

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Nigel Mansell

Nigel Ernest James Mansell, (born 8 August 1953) is a British former racing driver who won both the Formula One World Championship (1992) and the CART Indy Car World Series (1993).

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Paul Tracy

Paul Anthony Tracy (born December 17, 1968) is a Canadian-American former professional auto racing driver who competed in CART, the Champ Car World Series and the IndyCar Series.

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Ray Harroun

Ray Harroun (January 12, 1879 – January 19, 1968) was an American racecar driver and pioneering constructor most famous for winning the inaugural Indianapolis 500 in 1911.

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Road racing

In North America, road racing is motor racing held on a paved closed circuit with both left and right turns.

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Ryan Briscoe

Ryan Briscoe (born 24 September 1981) is an Australian-American professional racing driver from Sydney who has raced open wheel and sports cars in Europe and America.

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Silverstone is a village and civil parish in Northamptonshire, England, perhaps best known for its race circuit.

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Singapore Grand Prix

The Singapore Grand Prix is a motor race which forms part of the FIA Formula One World Championship.

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Speedway, Indiana

Speedway is a town in Wayne Township, Marion County, Indiana, United States.

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Spoiler (car)

A spoiler is an automotive aerodynamic device whose intended design function is to 'spoil' unfavorable air movement across a body of a vehicle in motion, usually described as turbulence or drag.

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Sports car racing

Sports car racing is a form of circuit auto racing with sports cars that have two seats and enclosed wheels.

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Sprint car racing

Sprint cars are high-powered race cars designed primarily for the purpose of running on short oval or circular dirt or paved tracks.

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Stock car racing

Stock car racing is a form of automobile racing found mainly and most prominently in the United States and Canada, with Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain and Brazil also having forms of stock car auto racing.

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Street circuit

A street circuit is a racing circuit composed of temporarily closed-off public roads of a city, town or village, used in motor races.

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Touring car racing

Touring car racing is an auto racing competition with heavily modified road-going cars.

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United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.

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Watkins Glen International

Watkins Glen International, nicknamed "The Glen", is an automobile race track located in Watkins Glen, New York, at the southern tip of Seneca Lake.

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Wyoming County International Speedway

Wyoming County International Speedway is an asphalt speedway located in Perry, New York, USA.

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1911 Indianapolis 500

The 1911 International 500-Mile Sweepstakes Race was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Tuesday, May 30, 1911.

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2004 Italian Grand Prix

The 2004 Italian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 12 September 2004 at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open-wheel_car

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