By: Tanner Watkins
December 5, 2018 | 8:00 AM
On the final scheduled test day of the 2018 IndyCar Series calendar, Team Penske and Schmidt Peterson Motorsports were hard at work preparing for another grueling season in 2019.
The veteran open-wheel teams descended on Sebring International Raceway this week to squeeze in one more day of track time before the holidays – and INDYCAR’s mandated dead period that extends from December 15 to January 6.
While it offered an opportunity for both veterans (Josef Newgarden, Simon Pagenaud and Will Power) and rookies (Marcus Ericsson) to log some winter laps, it also gave Open-Wheels friend Brian “Lanky Turtle” Wayne the chance to reel in some great testing footage.
Wayne, a Florida native, frequents Sebring when he hears cars on track and is dedicated to telling the tale of motorsport through his Sony camcorder. Last offseason, Brian was kind enough to share his photos and videos on Open-Wheels and he has done so once again for Tuesday’s IndyCar test at Sebring.
Below are a couple of videos from Brian’s day at the track as well as a few still shots of the beautiful universal aero kit fitted to Team Penske and Schmidt Peterson Motorsport Dallaras. You can find more of Brian’s content by visiting his YouTube channel here.
Enjoy the sights and sounds of December IndyCar testing at Sebring… it is all we have got for now!
Images and video provided courtesy of Brian Wayne.