Silly season: who will fill empty IndyCar seats in 2017?

A rundown of the teams with seats to fill and the drivers in prime position to fill them. AJ Foyt Racing Anything is possible at AJ Foyt Racing with no drivers confirmed for the 2017 IndyCar season. A complete clear out of drivers is expected with Carlos Munoz leading the list of drivers hoping to…

IndyCar: silly season update as Bourdais heads back to Coyne

Confirmation this week that Sebastien Bourdais is returning to Dale Coyne and Tony Kanaan will stay at Ganassi put a few more pieces of the 2017 IndyCar driver market puzzle in place. We round-up the latest updates. Tony Kanaan stays on with Chip Ganassi Despite rumours several young guns were snapping at his heels, Tony…

IndyCar: is Chilton worth a new deal at Ganassi?

Mike Hull says Ganassi Racing wants Max Chilton on a multi-year IndyCar deal. But is the ex-F1 backmarker worth it? Ganassi wants to keep Chilton Ganassi team manager Mike Hull was quoted by Autosport this week confirming the desire to sign Chilton on a multi-year deal in IndyCar. Coming from a reputable source and direct…

IndyCar: another oval but are fans interested?

Despite the success of ‘new’ IndyCar road course events in 2016, the series has opted for an oval as its sole new event for 2017. But with ovals continuing to struggle for attendance, is that the right approach? America has fallen out of love with IndyCar oval racing I wrote back in October 2014 a…

IndyCar: Indy Pocono 500 – heroes and zeroes 2016

Will Power closed the gap to series leader Simon Pagenaud at the 2016 Indy Pocono 500. Here I rate the heroes and zeroes from latest round of the Verizon IndyCar Series. Indy Pocono 500 heroes 2016 Hero – Ryan Hunter-Reay RHR came home 3rd but was the star performer at Monday’s rescheduled 500 miler. Watching…

IndyCar: Mid-Ohio heroes and zeroes 2016

Simon Pagenaud got back to winning ways at Mid-Ohio as most of his championship challengers hit more trouble. I rate the heroes and zeroes from the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. Mid-Ohio Indy 200 heroes 2016 Heroes – Fans at Mid-Ohio Bumper crowds for the race day were a welcome antidote to the doom and…

IndyCar: Target leaving Ganassi is not all bad news for IndyCar

Target’s withdrawal from IndyCar after 27 years faithful support of Chip Ganassi Racing is being mourned like the loss of a legendary team. Rightly so: they helped take Chip Ganassi Racing from minnows to 101-win giants. Target supported the team through the thick and very thin of open wheel racing and gave us the now…

IndyCar: end of the road for Andretti/Andretti?

With only 5 races remaining on the 2016 IndyCar schedule Marco Andretti is in a familiar position: winless, trailing teammates and languishing in the point standings. Is it time for the end of the Andretti and Andretti partnership? Rookie sensation… back in 2006 Marco – in 17th place – is the lowest of the Andretti Autosport drivers…

IndyCar: Indy Toronto ‘heroes and zeroes’ 2016

The narrow, bumpy streets of Toronto saw some classic IndyCar street racing with a grandstand finish and win for Will Power. 2016 Indy Toronto heroes Hero – Tony Kanaan At first glance it looked like Kanaan was destined for another disappointing result playing second fiddle to his team mate, Scott Dixon. Put on what appeared…