F1 teammate battles and what’s riding on them: Renault and McLaren

It’s part 3 of our review of F1’s 2019 teammate battles and we are looking at Renault and customer team McLaren. Renault new boy Daniel Ricciardo lines up against Nico Hulkenberg while it is all change at McLaren as Carlos Sainz takes on McLaren protege and 2018 F2 runner-up Lando Norris. Daniel Ricciardo – Renault…

F1 teammate battles and what is riding on them: Mercedes and Ferrari

Beat your teammate is the first rule of F1. The sport’s greatest rivalries and bitterest feuds have come from intra-team battles and the 2019 F1 season looks set to ignite a few more. We fire up this series examining the teammate battles for the new season with a look at the reigning champions and undisputed…

Ferrucci happy with top 10 times at COTA, eyes top 5

Rookie Santino Ferrucci believes his Dale Coyne Racing team are in good shape for the start of the 2019 NTT IndyCar season after testing this week at the Circuit of the Americas. The former Haas F1 development driver was completing his first pre-season test of 2019 alongside teammate Sebastien Bourdais. Ferrucci – who competed in…

Mixed feelings for Ganassi drivers after IndyCar COTA test

The final day of NTT IndyCar Series Spring Training proved to be a mixed bag for new Chip Ganassi teammates Scott Dixon and Felix Rosenqvist. For the reigning series champion it was a troublesome day as set up issues on his PNC Bank Honda compromised running at the Circuit of the Americas. Dixon’s crew tried…

F1 – the rise of Pierre Gasly

F1 – the rise of Pierre Gasly Pierre Gasly’s GP2 series championship victory in 2016 became the springboard for his entry into F1 with Toro Rosso. Now, two years later, the Frenchman has made the step up from promising Red Bull junior to driving for the senior Red Bull Racing team. Lining up against long…

Predicting the big IndyCar storylines of 2019 – part 2

Last week we fired up the NTT IndyCar Series pre-season with a look at the big storylines we expect to dominate 2019. This week we continue with a look at Alexander Rossi’s prospects, the financial realities for Juncos and Harding-Steinbrenner Racing, whether Laguna Seca can deliver where Sonoma couldn’t and how IndyCar’s international aspirations might…

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…

IndyCar: importing talent or just plain importing?

Throughout the modern era, IndyCar – and not just the Indy 500 – has enticed drivers from across the globe. For decades, international drivers looking for a chance to prove a point have raced alongside Americans with big dreams of lifting the Astor Cup. Ex-F1 pilots with unfinished business running against Europeans who should have…

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…