2010 IndyCar Race of Homestead (Round 17)

When Will Power slid out into the grey and scrubbed the turn 4 wall at Homestead-Miami Speedway early Sunday morning, the Australian handed the 2010 IndyCar title to rival Dario Franchitti on a plate. Franchitti needed to grab pole (he did), lead the most laps (he did) and win the race to guarantee the Championship, … Continue reading 2010 IndyCar Race of Homestead (Round 17)

2010 IndyCar Homestead 300 (Round 17, Qualifying)

Dario Franchitti took one crucial step to retaining the IZOD IndyCar Series title with pole position at Homestead Motor Speedway. The 37-year-old Scot picked up the top spot with a 2-lap average speed of 213.187 mph, claiming the extra point in the process and leaving him just 11 points shy of Championship leader Will Power. … Continue reading 2010 IndyCar Homestead 300 (Round 17, Qualifying)

2010 IndyCar Motegi 300 (Round 16)

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)

2010 IndyCar Kentucky 300 (Round 15)

Helio Castroneves secured his second victory of the 2010 IZOD IndyCar season at Kentucky Speedway. The Brazilian started from 8th spot in his Penske and spent much of the race running on the fringes of the top ten, but a clever - and risky - fuel strategy brought him an unlikely victory late on ahead … Continue reading 2010 IndyCar Kentucky 300 (Round 15)

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?

2010 IndyCar Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio (Round 12)

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)

2010 IndyCar Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio (Round 12, Qualifying)

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)

Interview: JR Hildebrand (Dreyer & Reinbold, IndyCar)

This weekend 2009 IndyLights Champion, JR Hildebrand finally gets to make his IndyCar début at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing. The 22-year-old is the next in line to replace the injured Mike Conway - who is expecting a return in a few weeks at Sonoma; a role that has also … Continue reading Interview: JR Hildebrand (Dreyer & Reinbold, IndyCar)

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

Mark Webber Drives the Streets of Albert Park, Melbourne

The first practice for the 2010 Australian Grand Prix gets going very early on Friday morning (approximately 1.30am) with the second practice following later at 5.30am. Despite two solid points finishes in Bahrain last week, Red Bull will be hoping for more from the second Grand Prix of the season - and we, the viewers, … Continue reading Mark Webber Drives the Streets of Albert Park, Melbourne

Movers and Shakers

Often when things heat up in the world of Formula 1 and the IRL, a tendency to just sit back, relax and watch what happens sets in as I am very well aware that things move very fast - often too fast to assert any sort of reliable thought or opinion. On many occasions, a … Continue reading Movers and Shakers

Get Well Soon Will Power and Nelson Philippe

Just a short note here folks; I want to send my best wishes and "get well soon's" to both Will Power and Nelson Philippe who were involved in pretty big smash in free practice from the IRL GP of Sonoma earlier this morning (a clip of the crash is below).  Essentially, Philippe spun coming through … Continue reading Get Well Soon Will Power and Nelson Philippe

Time, Part 1 (IRL)

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)