IndyCar To Feature New Medical Unit In 2023
IndyCar and its longtime partner Indiana University (IU) Health have announced a new mobile medical facility will debut in 2023.
The IndyCar Medical Unit will make its debut at the year’s first Open Test, held February 2–3, at The Thermal Club near Palm Springs, California. The new transporter features double slide-outs designed to provide an environment for consistent and accessible care during each NTT IndyCar Series and INDY NXT by Firestone event.
Previously, IndyCar’s medical team utilized a combination of a mobile trailer and the facilities available at the venues that host events.
“IndyCar medical has always been the industry standard of care and service in motorsports,” IndyCar President Jay Frye said. “The investment into the IndyCar Medical Unit is an important step in continuing that expectation and assuring that all personnel will receive excellent care.”
Among the features of the IndyCar Medical Unit:
- Four functional areas, one with two hospital beds
- Equipment needed to care for patients with urgent or emergent needs, including a portable X-ray machine, a resuscitation cart, and assorted orthopedic care supplies
- Workspace for the doctors and nurses who will travel with the sport
- Meeting areas for patient consultation and emergency updates
- Video feeds to enable the staff to monitor the on-track action
The NTT IndyCar Series season begins March 3–5, with the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg presented by RP Funding.