What did we want IndyCar to represent in the motorsports picture and in society as a whole? At that point, you're dealing with questions of strategy, the positioning of IndyCar and the long-term future of this form of racing in the global motorsports world. What does it mean to the engineering side, the business side, the driving side and the officiating side? FORMING ALLIANCES One major alliance - Team Penske with Chevrolet engines - already is on the record, but most teams and manufacturers are still forming alliances. FORMULATING PRODUCT While Honda welcomed recent announcements that the brands of Chevrolet (built by Ilmor) and Lotus (built by Cosworth) will join the series in 2012, its leader cautioned against assuming that Honda might be too far ahead of its future competitors at this point in time - or that everyone is starting with a blank set of blueprints.