INDYCAR: One down, four wins to go for Dixon

Heading to this weekend’s ABC Supply 500 at Pocono it is a case of ‘one down, four wins to go’ for reigning NTT INDYCAR Series champion Scott Dixon. An impressive victory last time out at Mid-Ohio catapulted the Kiwi back into championship contention. But a 62-point gap to championship leader Josef Newgarden leaves Dixon in…

INDYCAR: recharged Newgarden ready for Pocono and championship run-in

NTT INDYCAR Series championship-leader Josef Newgarden has put the summer break since July’s Honda 200 to good use. Following a hero-to-zero performance at Mid-Ohio last time out, the Team Penske driver used the time to regroup and recharge ahead of the final four races of the 2019 season. “It was good to have a couple…

INDYCAR: Hunter-Reay baffled by Newgarden, relieved to be back on form

Josef Newgarden’s last-lap lunge for a podium finish in the Honda 200 at Mid-Ohio left NTT INDYCAR Series veteran Ryan Hunter-Reay “baffled”. “I’m not really sure what Josef was thinking there doing that”, said the Andretti Autosport driver. Running third and fourth on the final lap of a thrilling race, the current INDYCAR points leader…

Dixon: late-season charge needs to start at Mid-Ohio

Defending NTT INDYCAR Series champion Scott Dixon admits he needs a run of top performances to have any shot at securing a sixth title this season. Sitting 98-points off long-time championship leader Josef Newgarden the Kiwi is under no illusions about the challenge he and his PNC Bank Ganassi Racing crew face. “We need a…

Iowa Speedway changes don’t worry defending race champion Hinchcliffe

Defending race champion James Hinchcliffe reckons his Arrow Schmidt Peterson team will be on the pace at Iowa Speedway, despite big changes for the 2019 Iowa 300 race. “It kind of sucks that the race we were particularly strong at last year has had the most changes”, said the Canadian ahead of this weekend’s race….

Is Mercedes perfection all that F1 now has to offer?

In response to the tidal wave of criticism of the French Grand Prix, F1’s insiders adopted a familiar tone. With more than a hint of condescension they asserted that if you cannot appreciate the brilliance of Hamilton and Mercedes as they throttle the opposition, you cannot be a true fan of F1. While the elite…

Teammates the weak link in Rossi’s IndyCar title challenge

In isolation, the component parts of Alexander Rossi’s 2019 championship bid are as robust as any of his rivals. Driving at the peak (so far) of his abilities, the 27-year-old has become a formidable competitor in his three-and-a-half seasons in IndyCar. But in what promises to be another tight championship run-in it is Rossi’s Andretti…

Past master Bourdais a dark horse for victory at Road America

At Road America, attention will be focused on the emerging 3-way IndyCar title fight between Josef Newgarden, Simon Pagenaud and Alexander Rossi. But if you are looking for a quality outside bet for the win, veteran Sebastien Bourdais might be worth a look. During his dominance of the CART ChampCar World Series, Sebastien Bourdais never…