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 1 The Grid got the pre-season thoughts of series champion Josef Newgarden as the American seeks to become the first back-to-back IndyCar champion since Dario Franchitti in 2011.
As well as discussing the new universal aero kit and the beginning of a new era for IndyCar, drivers including Indy 500 winner Takuma Sato, James Hinchcliffe, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Marco Andretti, Sebastien Bourdais and Graham Rahal talk about their expectations for the upcoming season.