INDYCAR 2018 - AEROKIT DESIGN
Vehicle Styling, Design and overall project Creative Direction and Consultancy
I had the privilege of playing a pivotal role in the design of the highly acclaimed and multi-award-winning 2018 IndyCar, an experience that I hold dear. This assignment involved collaborating closely with IndyCar and Dallara's design, aerodynamic, and engineering departments to ensure the car met and surpassed IndyCar's lofty expectations.The new car garnered immense praise and approval from INDYCAR fans, as evidenced by a staggering 99% approval rating in a fan survey compared to its predecessor. Its aesthetic transformation and performance significantly elevated the racing spectacle in the series, leaving a lasting impact. Moreover, it has contributed to IndyCar's continued rise in popularity on a global scale, further propelling the sport's upward trajectory.Being a part of such an extraordinary project was truly gratifying, and I am proud to have played a role in the success and positive reception of the 2018 IndyCar. Also a huge thank you to Stefan Wilson, who helped me get my foot in the door with IndyCar, and Tino Belli for giving me a chance to attempt that one in a million shot!
THE TEAMINDYCARProject Lead - Tino BelliProject Oversight - Bill Papis and Jay FryeStyling / Creative Direction - Chris BeattyDallaraProject Lead - Andrea TosoIn-house stylist - Andrea GuerriAerodynamics - Dialma Zinelli,Aerodynamics - Antonio MontanariAerodynamics - Marco MilanettiAnd many more“Chris has been a great resource when called upon as it applies to vehicle styling. He provides excellent feedback and his ideas have been thoughtful and effective. He works fast and presents his ideas clearly. I highly recommend Chris.”Tino Belli - Director of Aerodynamics - IndycarAwards:Louis Schwitzer Award 2018 Indy 500Tino Belli, Chris Beatty, Andrea Toso, Antonio MontanariAerodynamicist of the year - World Motorsport SymposiumDialma Zinelli, Tino Belli, Chris Beatty
All photography credit INDYCAR
Dino Zeneli Award
Louis Schwitzer Award