Following a ten-month break, Japan’s Super Formula finally returned in the early hours of Sunday morning. The race at Motegi was not a thriller than desired, but that was not the important story. That it was back, was.
The Japanese Super Formula Championship has revealed a reconfigured calendar for the 2020 season. The rejigged schedule will see all seven rounds crammed into the final four months of the year. Following many questions and numerous delays, a new provisional calendar for the 2020 Super Formula season has been released. The provision schedule is as … Continue reading “Super Formula: Provisional Calendar Revealed” (*Updated*)
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
This afternoon saw a day of change at Andretti-Autosport, as he final piece of their Championship winning team was quietly cut adrift.
What a time to be in Jimmy Vasser’s or Kevin Kalkhoven’s shoes. Their KV Racing Technology team has been forced to rebuild more cars in a single IndyCar season than most teams would car to do in five, as their trio of regular drivers – Takuma Sato, Mario Moraes and EJ Viso – and part-time … Continue reading Shredding Carbon: The KV Problem
And so it is down to the wire. The IndyCar Series ran its 16th race of 17 early this morning (very early in my case) in front of a very healthy crowd and good runs for both title contenders – Will Power (Penske) and Dario Franchitti (Ganassi) – means the Championship will run right to … Continue reading 2010 IndyCar Motegi 300 (Round 16)
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?
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
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)