2010 Indy Lights Race of Chicagoland (Round 11)

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)

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 Indy Lights Race of Mid-Ohio (Round 9)

Every so often, a driver just runs away with a race. From the moment the green flag drops, those "in the zone" will either run off into the distance or simply control the race from the front - today polesitter Martin Plowman was that driver. The Briton led the Firestone Indy Lights Race of Mid-Ohio … Continue reading 2010 Indy Lights Race of Mid-Ohio (Round 9)

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)

2010 Indy Lights Race of Mid-Ohio (Round 9, Qualifying)

For the first part of the 45 minute qualifying session for IndyLights, Martin Plowman topped the times in his AFS/Andretti Autosport machine, prior to debris bringing out a lengthy yellow flag period.  Once the session restarted, Championship challenger James Hinchcliffe jumped to the top of the standings with Stefan Wilson only a few hundredths of … Continue reading 2010 Indy Lights Race of Mid-Ohio (Round 9, Qualifying)

Speaking of the World Cup…

From this Friday evening and for the following thirty days, motor racing takes an enforced back seat as the 2010 FIFA World Cup kicks off in South Africa. Many of the nations involved in the IndyCar series this year are represented by squads in the tournament, including England (Dan Wheldon, Justin Wilson, Jay Howard, Alex … Continue reading Speaking of the World Cup…

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)