Following a stellar display at Iowa Speedway two weeks ago, the IZOD IndyCar Series dropped the ball in Toronto yesterday evening.
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)
Without doubt, Bump Day for the Indianapolis 500 is one of the greatest day's in the motor racing calendar.
Under blistering Californian sun, Mike Conway scored the first victory of his IndyCar career on the famous streets of Long Beach.
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
Yesterday evening the IZOD IndyCar Series received further boost when it was confirmed that Group Lotus are to enter as an engine manufacturer from 2012.
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)
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)
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)
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)
There has been much comment in recent days about the hiring of pay drivers in the mainly US-based Indy Racing League. Ridebuyers have been in motor racing since day one - even Formula 1 has had plenty of pay drivers over the years; however the circumstances of many of those ridebuyers changed dramatically over the … Continue reading Selling Yourself