Karun Chandhok gets to grips with Pirelli’s 2018 F1 tyres

2018 sees the introduction of 2 brand new tyre compounds for the F1 season. Pirelli’s pink hypersoft and orange superhard expands the range of slick compounds to 7. Ex-F1 racer and Channel 4 commentator Karun Chandhok recently spoke to our friends at Mobil 1 The Grid about the new compounds and what they mean for…

Fittipaldi happy with progress at Phoenix test

Pietro Fittipaldi believes he has made positive progress in his adaptation to IndyCar following the recent Phoenix open test. Speaking after the final session of IndyCar’s official two-day testing at ISM Raceway, the Brazilian was happy with preparations for his series debut: “I think we made a good step forward in this session and I…

IndyCar 2018 season preview – part 3

In part 3 of our 2018 Verizon IndyCar season preview we will be running the rule over the rookie talent taking the green flag this year. Plus we will be making our predictions for the official and unofficial rookie of the year awards. Rookie’s take center-stage for IndyCar 2018 10 rookies – the most since…

IndyCar Phoenix testing livestream

Watch the first oval open test of the 2018 Verizon IndyCar series live from ISM Raceway in Phoenix with MotorSportNotes.com IndyCar Phoenix open test livestream from ISM Raceway Tune in here from 3pm and 8pm (ET) on  Saturday 10 February 2018 as IndyCar gears up for the new season. Anticipation is rising for this year’s…

IndyCar deflector test in pictures

IndyCar took a step towards introducing an aero screen-style ‘deflector’ with a test at ISM Raceway in Phoenix. Four-time IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon tested the new deflector on his Chip Ganassi Dallara-Chevrolet in varying light conditions. The purpose of the test was to gather driver feedback on visibility and optical distortion following extensive wind…

IndyCar Sonoma test in pictures

Take a look at our favorite pictures from the recent IndyCar test at Sonoma Raceway in California. Five teams including defending champions Team Penske, Schmidt Peterson and AJ Foyt Racing  rolled out their new for 2018 universal aero kits and liveries at the Californian road course. Teams will next run on 9 and 10 February…

IndyCar 2018 season preview part 2

We are diving in to part 2 of our IndyCar season preview with a look at what the universal aerokit will mean for manufacturer competition in 2018 and how Honda start the season as favorites. Plus can Ed Jones convert the biggest opportunity and challenge of his career at Chip Ganassi Racing, and will major…

IndyCar 2018 season preview part 1

This week we kick off our look ahead to one of the most widely anticipated IndyCar seasons in recent memory. In part 1 of our 2018 IndyCar season preview we are asking: how good will the new universal aero kit be, can Josef Newgarden win back-to-back titles and who will fill the final seat on…

Newgarden: 2018 aero kit is “going to provide better racing”

Defending Verizon IndyCar series champion Josef Newgarden is confident the new universal bodykit will enhance the racing spectacle in 2018. Speaking at the North American International Auto Show where IndyCar launched this season’s car, Newgarden was effusive in his praise: “We believe it’s going to be faster, we believe it’s going to be safer, it’s…

F1 2018: Stroll faces big challenge from Sirotkin

Williams Racing are widely expected to sign Russian driver Sergey Sirotkin this month to partner Lance Stroll. The 22 year-old has become the front runner for the final seat on the 2018 F1 grid and is expected to beat Robert Kubica, Paul diResta and Pascal Werhlein to the drive. Breathing space for Stroll at Williams?…

Alonso aiming for Indy 500 return in 2019

F1 star Fernando Alonso is aiming to continue his bid for the motorsport ‘triple crown’ with a return to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in May 2019. Alonso is trying to emulate Graham Hill in becoming only the second driver to complete a hat trick of wins at the Monaco Grand Prix, Indy 500 and Le…

IndyCar and oval qualifying: missing the bigger picture

At the tail end of 2017 IndyCar competition director Jay Frye confirmed to RACER that oval qualifying order will no longer be determine by a random draw. “We could have gone a lot of ways on how to set the order; fastest laps turned by the drivers in the practice before qualifying, but the idea of going…