What's the difference in F1 and Indy?
Formula 1 racing is an international open wheel racing series. IndyCar is US based. Formula 1 has a distinct international flavor in that they race all over the world and teams and drivers come from different countries (but most team factories are based in Europe). F1 is considered the pinnacle of motor sport racing. They have the best cars, best teams, best drivers and race at the most popular circuits around the world. IndyCar is mostly oval racing, but no race on the F1 calendar is raced on an oval. Well, they raced around a 1/4 of an oval during the start finish straight when they ran the US GP in Indianapolis, but F1 stopped racing at the Indy circuit a few years ago.
F1 racing is also a test bed where car companies try out the latest and greatest technologies before bringing the same technology to road cars. Paddle shifters, ceramic disc brakes, brake energy regeneration etc. came from F1 orginally.
This post was edited on 10/5 at 2:45 pm