Fernando Alonso: Honda’s early Christmas present for Chevy

Honda’s refusal to allow Fernando Alonso to use their engines for a second assault on the Indy 500 was supposed to be the final chapter of a painful story. Yet far from marking the end of what had become a protracted public relations fiasco, confirmation that Alonso will use Chevrolet power could yet provide a…

Alonso and IndyCar: a long con?

Despite months of tweets, loaded comments, suggestive remarks and that test run at Barber, Fernando Alonso’s flirtatious entanglement with IndyCar appears now to be nothing more than a long con. It seems the series and its fans have been caught up in the ego-trip of a driver who knows his relevance is diminishing and his…

Why Honda should run Alonso in IndyCar

Rather than compounding the misery and embarrassment of the failed McLaren-Honda F1 project, allowing a Honda-backed IndyCar team to run Fernando Alonso in 2019 only has upsides for the Japanese brand. Fernando Alonso’s decision to take a sabbatical from F1 in 2019 has raised the real prospect of the two-time champion returning to IndyCar. The…

Power: we need Dixon to have a bad day

Will Power admits his chances of winning a second IndyCar championship rely on how his title rivals perform, chiefly points leader Scott Dixon. Speaking ahead of the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono, the Aussie gave a frank assessment of his chances of overhauling the championship leader. “We just need him to have a bad day…

102nd Indianapolis 500 – heroes and zeroes

Will Power took his maiden win in the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500. The Aussie dominated the final third of the race as rookies and veterans alike struggled to master IndyCar’s new, lower downforce superspeedway aerokit. Leading contenders for the win including Helio Castroneves and Sebastien Bourdais crashed, caught out by the nervous handling…

2018 Indianapolis 500 Fast Friday – Live stream

2018 Indianapolis 500 Fast Friday – Live stream Watch all the action from Fast Friday for the 102nd Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Featuring a 35 car field including 56 previous Indy 500 winners and the final race for Danica Patrick as she calls time on her professional racing career with a final…

Are Alonso and McLaren heading back to Indy in 2019?

Speculation is mounting that McLaren and Fernando Alonso could be heading back to the Indianapolis 500 in 2019. Following a sensational one-off entry in 2017, several recent developments suggest both could be involved in next year’s month of May. McLaren reported to be ‘exploring options’ for IndyCar 2019 SportsBusiness Journal has reported that McLaren is…

Power eager for IndyCar GP after Barber disaster

Will Power is eager to make amens for a disastrous race at Barber Motorsports Park with back-to-back wins at the INDYCAR GP this weekend. Following his early exit from the race and subsequent criticism of IndyCar race control, Power is anxious to move past the mistakes and remonstrations. “After a couple weeks off, I’m ready…

A Danica Indy 500 win: a fairytale result for IndyCar?

The odds are stacked against her but Danica Patrick is in with a chance of winning her final IndyCar race, the 102nd Indianapolis 500. Interest in the 36-year-old’s return is expected to exceed that of the ‘Alonso-mania’ experienced in 2017, as she completes the final part of her ‘Danica Double’. But amongst all the hype…

Chasing Indy – Gil de Ferran looks back at Alonso’s Indy 500 adventure

Fernando Alonso’s assault on the legendary Indianapolis 500 was the motorsport story of 2017. The two-time F1 World Champion’s bid for part 2 of the fabled ‘triple crown’ nearly broke the Internet as an active F1 driver graced the world-famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the first time since Graham Hill in 1966 The Spaniard’s bid…