Around this time two years ago, Haas Formula One driver Romain Grosjean was preparing for the Bahrain Grand Prix. Within moments of the race start, he had crashed and crashed hard. But just as it seemed as if it was all about to end, America called.
“Thoughts on pitstops, safety and entertainment”
When a loose wheel from Mark Webber’s Red Bull brutally hit FOM cameraman Paul Allen during the German Grand Prix, the sport was again left to look at its operations. Two-and-a-half weeks on from the incident, one is forced to ask if the FIA and FOM have been looking in the right direction.
“Meanwhile, at the Weekend: Rosberg triumphs at Monaco; Kanaan takes Indy; Bird and Coletti grab GP2 spoils; Dempsey steals astonishing Lights victory”
“Meanwhile, at the Weekend: Rosberg triumphs at Monaco; Kanaan takes Indy; Dempsey grabs astonishing Lights victory”
“Alice Powell: breaking the Status quo”
Since Giovanna Amati’s anonymous and brief spell with the ailing Brabham team in 1992, Formula 1 has suffered from a dearth of female competitors. Meanwhile, this season’s GP3 Series contains 2010 Formula Renault BARC champion Alice Powell.
Vicky Piria becomes first female GP3 racer; Ellinas, Machado and Visoiu also sign up
Italian racer Vicky Piria will become the first female to contest the GP3 Series this season when she competes for Trident Racing, while Marusssia Manor complete their line-up with Tio Ellinas and Fabiano Machado. Robert Visoiu joins Jenzer Motorsport.
Narain Karthikeyan and Giedo van der Garde sign on
The weekend wasn’t all about car launches, as both HRT and Caterham F1 added to their driver line-ups.
2011 IndyCar Milwaukee 225 (Rd 7, June 19th)
Returning to the famed Milwaukee Mile, Chip Ganassi's Dario Franchitti surged to his third victory of the IndyCar season to draw him level on points with Penske's Will Power.
2011 Indianapolis 500 Mile Race (Rd 5, May 29th)
No one saw Dan Wheldon coming; especially not his former team Panther Racing and rookie pilot JR Hildebrand. When the Hildebrand drew through the final turns in the lead of the 2011 Indianapolis 500, how exactly did Wheldon still manage to win it - or more precisely, how was the race lost? Admittedly, it probably … Continue reading 2011 Indianapolis 500 Mile Race (Rd 5, May 29th)
2011 Indianapolis 500 Mile Race (Rd 5, Bump Day, May 22nd)
Without doubt, Bump Day for the Indianapolis 500 is one of the greatest day's in the motor racing calendar.
2011 Indianapolis 500 Mile Race (Rd 5, Pole Day, May 21st)
In what turned out to be a frantic and constantly surprising Pole Day, Alex Tagliani scored an emotional top spot for next week's Indianapolis 500.
Has Scott Speed Withdrawn From the Indy 500?
According to reports from within Indianapolis Motor Speedway tonight, Dragon Racing's Scott Speed has split with Dragon Racing.
De Silvestro Walks From Fiery Indianapolis Crash
IZOD IndyCar Racer Simona de Silvestro suffered a fiery crash in free practice at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Tom Carnegie (R.I.P.)
The legendary voice of Indianapolis, Tom Carnegie, has sadly passed away at the age of 91. Carnegie - famous for his deep rumbling voice and catchphrases signifying the start of a quick qualifying run and a new track record - was the track announcer at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway from 1946 until his retirement five … Continue reading Tom Carnegie (R.I.P.)
Time, Part 3 – The State of IndyCar
Last week, members of the INDYCAR fraternity, led by CEO Randy Bernard, gathered in Indianapolis for a State of the Union address. The meeting was called to announce future changes to the IndyCar Series and its respective feeder formulae that may end up changing IndyCar as we know it forever.
2010 IZOD IndyCar Season Review
Dario Franchitti What is left to say about Dario Franchitti? A third title and a second Indy 500 win added much to the reputation of the popular Scot. Despite trailing Will Power for the length of the season, a steady string of podiums, including wins at Mid-Ohio and Chicagoland were enough to overhaul the Penske … Continue reading 2010 IZOD IndyCar Season Review
Q&A Session: Justin Wilson (Dreyer & Reinbold Racing, IZOD IndyCar Series)
With 2010 slowly grinding to a halt as Christmas approaches, I got in contact with Justin to see how he was getting on.
Lotus Dives in to IndyCar
Yesterday evening the IZOD IndyCar Series received further boost when it was confirmed that Group Lotus are to enter as an engine manufacturer from 2012.
History on Track at Indianapolis
With the 100th anniversary of the very first Indianapolis 500 coming up next May, this week saw a very special photoshoot take place at the famed circuit. Thirty-three previously victorious cars were lined-up on the starting grid, with Speedway historian Donald Davidson in tow. Fronted by a trio of winners, including Ray Harroun's 1911 Marmon … Continue reading History on Track at Indianapolis
What Now for Pedro de la Rosa?
As has been in the news since this morning, Spanish Formula 1 driver Pedro de la Rosa has been dropped from the Sauber team following Sunday's Italian Grand Prix at Monza - he has been replaced by Nick Heidfeld. It has been a difficult year for the veteran - the 39-year-old has only had one … Continue reading What Now for Pedro de la Rosa?
Going Back to America
A few hours ago, news crept out that a deal had been signed to take the Formula 1 World Championship back to America from 2012 onwards, with a possible ten year run depending on options been taken up. The venue for the race is set to be in Austin, Texas - some 190 miles south … Continue reading Going Back to America