Fledgling Indian motorsport series, the i1 Super Series, hit another hitch today, with a two-month postponement due to local district elections.
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)
Episode 2 of the Parc Ferme podcast series, with Conquest Racing' s Pippa Mann.
Without doubt, Bump Day for the Indianapolis 500 is one of the greatest day's in the motor racing calendar.
Jean-Karl Vernay may well have been declared the 2010 Indy Lights Champion when he fired up on Saturday evening, but the final race of the year belonged to Davey Hamilton Racing's Brandon Wagner in only his fifth race of the season, although not without some tight competition from all sides. Starting from 3rd in the … Continue reading 2010 Indy Lights Homestead 100 (Round 13)
Tonight, Londoner Pippa Mann secured her third Indy Lights pole position of the 2010 season. The popular Sam Schmidt driver took the top spot with a two-lap average speed of 186.597 mph ahead of AFS / Andretti-Autosport's Charlie Kimball. Whereas Mann and Kimball grasp of the front row was solid, the pack behind was tantalisingly … Continue reading 2010 Indy Lights Homestead 100 (Round 13, Qualifying)
It ended up being a dream weekend for Pippa Mann. Pole position on Friday afternoon was swiftly followed up by a dominant win on Saturday - and I mean dominant. The young lady from London stormed to the chequered flag at Kentucky Motor Speedway, but it wasn't a completely undisturbed run. After the first green … Continue reading 2010 Indy Lights Kentucky 100 (Round 12)
Pippa Mann secured her second pole position of the season for the Firestone Indy Lights Series at Kentucky Motor Speedway. The 29-year-old pipped (unavoidable, sorry) fellow Briton Martin Plowman by 0.165 mph as she registered an average speed over two laps of 190.474 mph around the 1.48-mile oval. Plowman's AFS / Andretti-Autosport team mate, Charlie … Continue reading 2010 Indy Lights Kentucky 100 (Round 12, Qualifying)
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)
There are occasions when drivers have no choice but to rise above the elements and conditions to get that little bit extra from the car - an example being Mark Webber when the Red Bull man drove the 2007 Japanese Grand Prix with a stomach bug and famously vomited into his helmet when on the … Continue reading 2010 Indy Lights Race of Chicagoland (Round 11, Qualifying)