2019 NTT IndyCar season preview

The long offseason wait for IndyCar fans is almost over as the NTT IndyCar Series returns for 2019. A nail-biting 2018 season saw the championship battle go down to the wire and all the signs point to another thriller this year. Metronomic consistency proved to be the deciding factor as Scott Dixon became a 5-time…

Rahal confident engineering changes will pay dividends in 2019

Graham Rahal is optimistic about his prospects for the new season ahead of this weekend’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. The 30-year-old is confident that engineering changes during the offseason will pay dividends in 2019. “I feel like there are a lot of areas we have improved over the offseason”, said Rahal on the…

IndyCar: the 3 most intriguing teammate battles of 2019

Though the NTT IndyCar Series paddock is a friendly and welcoming place, it is populated by people who love to win and hate to lose. For the drivers and crews, beating the guys on the other side of the garage is the first objective. On the eve of the new season, we have picked out…

Predicting the big IndyCar storylines of 2019

On the eve of the first pre-season test, we decided to get our magic eight ball out of storage and see which storylines will dominate the 2019 season in this two-part feature. Dixie goes for 6 Scott Dixon enters the 2019 NTT IndyCar season at the peak of his powers. Closing in on AJ Foyt’s…

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…