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)

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

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 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 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 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)

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)

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

The New IRL CEO – Randy Bernard

With the resignation of Tony George as CEO of the Indy Racing League, the series was facing something of a peculiar future - with a title sponsor deal with IZOD signed late last year and with reportedly high investment coming from Apex Brazil as well as additional cars from Sarah Fisher Racing and Alex Tagliani's … Continue reading The New IRL CEO – Randy Bernard