IndyCar news roundup

Two new teams confirmed their entry into the 2018 Verizon IndyCar series this week as off season testing wrapped up and points awarded for the Indy 500 were up for debate. Here’s our round up of the news this week in IndyCar. Michael Shank and Schmidt Peterson team up for limited 2018 campaign Michael Shank…

IndyCar news round up

A busy IndyCar offseason continued this week as Honda teams tested their new 2018 aero kits at Phoenix. Meanwhile Chip Ganassi poured cold water on Danica Patrick at Ganassi and there were musical chairs at Andretti Autosport. MotorSportNotes rounds up this week’s IndyCar news. Chip Ganassi confirms Danica negotiations have ‘stalled’ Speaking at the Performance…

Daly is due one last shot at IndyCar

The odds on Conor Daly claiming a spot on the 2018 IndyCar grid are lengthening by the day. Dropped by AJ Foyt Racing after a single season the likeable American is banking on a return to Dale Coyne or deputising for Ed Carpenter as his street/road racing specialist. Whilst Daly’s results from two-and-a-half seasons do…

Dutch Grand Prix return? Max Verstappen talks F1 & a new home GP

The Orange Army: Max Verstappen on the potential return of the Dutch Grand Prix The rise of Max Verstappen in F1 has brought with it the rise of the ‘Orange Army’. Across the world grandstands are turning orange as Dutch F1 fans offer their unique brand of boisterous support. Verstappen’s adopted ‘home’ Grand Prix –…

The IndyCar broadcast dilemma

Every decision facing Mark Miles and his team could be considered ‘make or break’ as they rebuild the IndyCar Series. In the case of securing new broadcast and title sponsorship deals for 2019 it is absolutely true. An already challenging market for sponsorship dollars and broadcast rights is further complicated by the dilemma of whether…

F1 finale: Max Verstappen previews the 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Red Bull’s Verstappen previews the 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix The curtain comes down on a thrilling 2017 F1 season this weekend at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Max Verstappen and his Red Bull Racing team head to the Yas Marina Circuit hoping to score a hat-trick of wins this season. Following victories in Malaysia…

Rainmaster – Verstappen on ‘that’ Brazilian Grand Prix

Rainmaster – Max Verstappen on being F1’s new rainmaster Every so often F1 is graced by a talent of mind-blowing proportions. Rain-soaked race tracks are often where those gifted individuals become legends by the time the chequered flag drops. Think Jackie Stewart at the Nurburgring in 1968, Senna at Donnington in 1993 or Schumacher at…

Go ahead Ferrari, make my day

The announcement of outline plans for F1’s future engine formula prompted Ferrari chairman Sergio Marchionne to threaten to pull his team out of the sport. Unhappy with the proposals for greater standardisation of engine parts from 2021 onwards, Marchionne issued the threat to withdraw F1’s longest running team. F1 without Ferrari considered unimaginable Regular F1…

Track limits: drivers not the FIA need to shoulder the blame

Max Verstappen’s controversial move on Kimi Raikkonen during the US Grand Prix reignited the debate on track limits in F1. In the ensuing storm of post-race accusations and social media bitching, blame has been placed variously on the FIA, the race stewards and even track designer Hermann Tilke. Amongst the accusations and finger pointing one…

One season too many for Kanaan?

Confirmation of Tony Kanaan’s move to AJ Foyt Racing for the 2018 IndyCar season has been met with a mixed reception. After two disappointing seasons at Chip Ganassi Racing and an error-strewn 2017, could it see a return to form or be a case of one season too many for the likeable Brazilian? A glorious…

Max Verstappen previews the US Grand Prix

Lone Star Racing: Max Verstappen previews 2017 F1 US Grand Prix Max Verstappen and Red Bull are riding high as the F1 circus heads to Texas – the Lone Star State – for the 2017 US Grand Prix. Following a spectacular win in Malaysia and consecutive podiums, Verstappen appears to have shaken off his bad…

IndyCar’s Helio headache

Helio Castroneves’ departure from IndyCar might be the best solution for Team Penske but it has left the series with a massive marketing headache. Not only is it losing one of its leading drivers – always capable of a win and one of the best drivers never to win the Astor Cup – but a…