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

2010 IndyCar Kentucky Indy 300 (Round 15, Qualifying)

Ed Carpenter must be wondering what his 2010 season would have been like should he had a full run on the ovals - positive runs at this years Indianapolis 500 an last weekend's Chicagoland 300 km had left the part-time driver confident, but his first ever IndyCar pole position for tomorrow night's IndyCar race at … Continue reading 2010 IndyCar Kentucky Indy 300 (Round 15, Qualifying)

2010 IndyCar 300km Race of Chicagoland (Round 14)

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)

2010 IndyCar 300km Race of Chicagoland (Round 14, Qualifying)

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)

Chicagoland’s Last Hurrah?

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?

Texas Barbecue Briscoe

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

Bruce McLaren

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the death of Bruce McLaren. He crashed just off the Lavant Straight at Goodwood while testing his new Can-Am M8D when the bodywork loosened and shifted, caused the car to destabilise and hit a bunker - he was killed instantly. McLaren was one of very few drivers in the … Continue reading Bruce McLaren

Looking to the 2010 Indianapolis 500

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

Time, Part 2 (IRL)

Today sees the first of two qualifying days for the 2010 Indianapolis 500 - better known as Pole Day. The qualifying schedule has for this year, been greatly reduced by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway from four sessions in order to reduce the costs for both venue and the teams participating; however it is has had … Continue reading Time, Part 2 (IRL)

The Indycar Series on the Jimmy Kimmel Show

With the IRL Grand Prix of Long Beach coming up this weekend, it was nice to see the series pick up some wonderful promotion on mainstream US television - something the series has sorely lacked for some time. In the clip below, late night talk show host, Jimmy Kimmel, has a brief conversation with actor … Continue reading The Indycar Series on the Jimmy Kimmel Show

Sometimes Wonderful Things Happen

Regardless of the level of competition, motorsport is for the most part a dangerous and cut throat industry that has left many talented drivers on the sidelines, but occasionally a story emerges that displays a human and more considered side. Stories such as the emergence of Brawn from the ashes of Honda in Formula 1 … Continue reading Sometimes Wonderful Things Happen

John Andretti at the 2010 Indy 500

Word was released earlier on today that NASCAR Sprint Cup driver, John Andretti is to drive a fifth Andretti Autosport car at this year's Indianapolis 500. There were also rumours that the seat could go to either JR Hildebrand or Franck Montagny pending sponsorship, but it appears the cousin of team boss Michael Andretti has … Continue reading John Andretti at the 2010 Indy 500

The Banks of Monza

One of the current themes of not just Formula 1, but motor racing in general, is one of cost-cutting and material conservation. Mention those two elements in the same sentence as F1 fifteen years ago and you would have been laughed out of every room, but times have changed. In a greater push to bring … Continue reading The Banks of Monza