Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach – heroes and zeroes

Alexander Rossi came, saw and conquered the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach emphatically. The Andretti Autosport driver was on another level relative to the rest of the highly competitive IndyCar field, claiming pole, the win, and most laps led. Here we rate the heroes and zeroes from one of IndyCar’s most iconic events which…

Desert Diamond Phoenix Grand Prix – in pictures

The 2018 Desert Diamond Phoenix Grand Prix delivered a thrilling race with standout performances by rookie Robert Wickens, race winner Josef Newgarden and the big mover of the night, Alexander Rossi. Relive the excitement as MotorSportNotes picks our favorite pictures from round 2 of the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series at ISM Raceway. Related article: 2018…

Phoenix Grand Prix review: heroes and zeroes

ISM Raceway served up a surprisingly entertaining Desert Diamond Phoenix Grand Prix last weekend. Here we rate the IndyCar drivers and teams that shone bright like a diamond, and those that turned out to be cubic zirconia. Newgarden wins, Wickens impresses (again) Reigning IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden took his first win of 2018 despite a…

Oval rookies looking for mileage, not results, at ISM Raceway

IndyCar’s four oval rookies make their debuts this weekend at ISM Raceway. But mileage, not results, are their top priority at the Desert Diamond Phoenix Grand Prix. Robert Wickens, Pietro Fittipaldi, Matt Leist and Kyle Kaiser take to the track this Saturday night in what will be their first IndyCar oval race. All four tested…

F1: Bahrain and Chinese Grand Prix previews with Daniel Ricciardo

The F1 circus takes on the first of this season’s back-to-back race weekends with the upcoming Bahrain Grand Prix and Chinese Grand Prix. Posing contrasting challenges for drivers and teams, the 2018 season proper kicks off this weekend. Our friends at Mobil 1 The Grid caught up with Aston Martin Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo…

Clones, customer cars and playing by the spirit of F1

The 2018 Haas F1 car is not a ‘Ferrari clone’ but neither is it in the spirit of Formula 1. And that is where the problem lies as the issue of undefined technology partnerships rears its head once more. The pace of Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen during the recent Australian Grand Prix raised eyebrows…

IndyCar: resisting the temptation to expand

Mark Miles and his team has dragged IndyCar out of the metaphorical gravel trap it found itself in. New cars, new teams, a stable schedule and a bumper TV deal for 2019 are the smooth asphalt the series will race upon for the foreseeable future. Plenty of challenges remain of course – finding a new…

F1 2018 preview with Mobil 1 The Grid

It’s lights out in Melbourne this weekend as the 2018 F1 season gets underway. In what could prove to be a pivotal year for the sport, F1 enters the era of the halo, hypersoft tyres and potentially the next 5-time World Champion. Our friends at Mobil 1 The Grid got exclusive access to Aston Martin…

Time to win championships: Rahal

Graham Rahal believes it is time for the expanded Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) squad to take on and beat the best teams in IndyCar. Speaking ahead of the first race of the 2018 Verizon IndyCar series in St. Petersburg, Florida Rahal was unequivocal about his expectations: “I think this year can be something special…

IndyCar 2018 preview with Mobil 1 The Grid

IndyCar heads to the starting grid this week for the start of the 2018 season. America’s premier open-wheel racing series takes the green flag in St. Petersburg, Florida featuring a new car, new teams and new drivers. 2018 has become one of the most hotly anticipated seasons in recent IndyCar history. Our friends at Mobil…