Going in the fourteenth round of the 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series Championship, it looked like Will Power had the title by the scruff of the neck. How quickly things can change... The Australian - driving for the powerful Penske squad - went into the race with a 59 point advantage over Ganassi driver, Dario Franchitti, … Continue reading 2010 IndyCar 300km Race of Chicagoland (Round 14)
Sometimes it's a wonder why qualifying is ever run at Chicagoland. Such is the rate of overtaking at the circuit, that a driver can concentrate on perfecting the race set-up and work through the field from there. At the finale of the 2008 IndyCar season, Helio Castroneves climbed from 27th position to win by 0.0033 … Continue reading 2010 Indy Lights Race of Chicagoland (Round 11)
For the 12th time this season, Roger Penske's team showcased their prowess in qualifying; however it was Ryan Briscoe and not Will Power that secured the top spot this time around. With an average two-lap qualifying speed of 216.346mph, Briscoe's speed advantage over fellow front-row starter, Dario Franchitti was ample indeed - the Scot averaged … Continue reading 2010 IndyCar 300km Race of Chicagoland (Round 14, Qualifying)
With the seasons road and street courses completed, the 2010 IZOD IndyCar season draws to a close over the following five weeks with four ovals, taking in Kentucky, Japan's Motegi circuit and Homestead in Miami - however the final stretch starts this weekend at Chicagoland Motor Speedway. Chicagoland has in the last few years played … Continue reading Chicagoland’s Last Hurrah?
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course is not a circuit that often brings the best out of the IndyCar Series. It is a sports car course after all. Over the last thirty years, a number of the races run at the track have been less than spectacular and while Round 12 of the 2010 IndyCar Series will … Continue reading 2010 IndyCar Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio (Round 12)
At times, you wonder why other drivers bother going for pole position anymore - especially when it's a road or street circuit and Will Power is sitting patiently in his Penske. Yet on Saturday at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, there was an inclining that the Aussie might finally have been rumbled - the 29-year-old … Continue reading 2010 IndyCar Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio (Round 12, Qualifying)
From this Friday evening and for the following thirty days, motor racing takes an enforced back seat as the 2010 FIFA World Cup kicks off in South Africa. Many of the nations involved in the IndyCar series this year are represented by squads in the tournament, including England (Dan Wheldon, Justin Wilson, Jay Howard, Alex … Continue reading Speaking of the World Cup…
When Ryan Briscoe lost the 2009 IndyCar Series title race to Dario Franchitti at the final round at Homestead, many pointed fingers to an error he made at the end of the previous round in Motegi as the turning point. It was at the Japanese race that Briscoe made an unforced error while on the … Continue reading Texas Barbecue Briscoe
Today is the 94th Indianapolis 500 mile race; one of the greatest sporting events of the year. Come Memorial Day every year, 33 drivers fight for 500 miles at the toughest super speedway on the planet to pick up the Borg Warner trophy in victory lane and also to taste the champions milk. The Indy … Continue reading Looking to the 2010 Indianapolis 500
One of the drawbacks of motor-racing is its dangers. Even at the very pinnacle, accidents can happen - whether they be through driver error or mechanical fault; however, every so often, there is an accident that is so devastatingly huge that leaves chills down your spine.
It's been a strange year for the IRL thus far in 2009 - a poor global economy, Tony George ousted at the Indianapolis Speedway, some surprisingly processional oval races and virtual dominance from two teams has brought the series in for a lot of criticism from all sides. On the other hand though, we have … Continue reading Time, Part 1 (IRL)
While sitting in watching Round 6 of the current IRL season from Texas Motor Speedway something quite irritating popped into my head (apart from the incessant ad-breaks). Ryan Briscoe - once again driving an impeccable racing for Penske - was leading by around 11 seconds (just under half-a-lap) and had lapped everyone up until Tony … Continue reading Was the 2009 IRL Texas 550 Fixed? (**Updated)
Yesterday afternoon, Formula 1 managed to do the impossible and kill itself in public again. Three hours after one of the most exciting races of the season and the race stewards decided to hand Lewis Hamilton a 25-second penalty that demoted him to third place and awarded the race to Felipe Massa - Hamilton's direct … Continue reading “Formula 1 Shoots Itself (Again…)”