IndyCar will miss its ‘super teams’

2018 is likely to mark the end of an IndyCar quirk: the ‘super team’. For several seasons Team Penske, Chip Ganassi Racing and Andretti Autosport have fielded 4 full time cars each in the Verizon IndyCar series. Expanding further for one-off races and the Indy 500. The super teams – as they were christened –…

Giant killers: Coyne, Bourdais & Jones talk IndyCar success

Giant killers: Coyne, Bourdais and Jones talk IndyCar success An epic start to this year’s Verizon IndyCar series by Dale Coyne Racing will undoubtedly be one of the main talking points of the 2017 season. Dale Coyne Racing: taking the IndyCar fight to the big boys Sebastien Bourdais’ frightening accident during qualifying for the Indy…

Reboot: 3 IndyCar drivers who needed a standout 2017

At the start of the 2017 Verizon IndyCar season I picked out 3 drivers needing a standout season this year. ¬†As we get down to the business-end of the season with only 4 races to go, its a good time to consider how each of them has faired. And what they might need to do…

Does Helio want to quit IndyCar?

The chatter in the IndyCar paddock is that it is a done deal. Team Penske will scale back to 3 cars in 2018 running Newgarden, Power and Pagenaud. Which means by default that Helio Castroneves’ illustrious 20 year career in IndyCar ends this season. The Captain – the shrewdest of businessmen – is not content…

Honda Indy 200 review, heroes and zeroes

Josef Newgarden schooled the entire IndyCar field at Mid-Ohio as he won the Honda Indy 200. Hot on the tail of his win last time out in Toronto, victory plus troubles for the likes of Scott Dixon moved the Penske driver to the top of the point standings. Newgarden dominates at Mid-Ohio “This was a…

Fans, not manufacturers, will decide if Formula E is the future

Everything in the Formula E world is looking as good as the next generation of cars showcased earlier this year. In the past few months Audi have confirmed works engagement in the series. Prior to that BMW announced their entry in 2018 with the Andretti team. Now Mercedes have shocked the motor sport world by…

Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio preview notes and quotes

The IndyCar series heads to the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio this weekend and we preview what could be a pivotal race in the championship. Championship leader Scott Dixon takes a narrow 3 point lead in the point standings to Mid-Ohio. With the Penske quartet of Castroneves, Pagenaud, Newgarden and Power in hot pursuit the…

New aerokit set to bring sponsors back to IndyCar

Despite positive momentum in many areas, IndyCar continues to struggle to attract sponsorship. Even as TV viewing figures move (slowly) in the right direction and race attendances at many (but not all) venues increase, sponsorship dollars continue to be hard to come by. For a championship always in need of more investment, the new-for-2018 universal…

IndyCar reveals 2018 universal aero kit

Bolder, safer and even more thrilling were the watchwords for the launch of IndyCar’s new standardised aerobat for 2018. Featuring a new, sleeker bodykit harking back to IndyCar designs of the 1990s, Honda and Chevrolet liveried version debut at Indianapolis Motor Speedway today. IndyCar 2018 – a year in the making The challenge to outfit…

Could Palmer be IndyCar’s next F1 refugee?

The F1 career of Renault’s Jolyon Palmer is likely to come to an end this year. By the close of the season – if not earlier – the former GP2 (aka F2) champion is widely expected to be dropped by the works team. A string of poor performances, woeful reliability and the speed of teammate…

Why Hamilton at Ferrari makes sense

Most of the rumours that circulate the F1 paddock turn out to be just that: rumours. But over time, some (even the most outlandish) turn out be right on the money. The rumour that Lewis Hamilton will join Ferrari at the end of 2018 could be the next one that list. Why would Hamilton leave…