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…

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…

A Danica Indy 500 win: a fairytale result for IndyCar?

The odds are stacked against her but Danica Patrick is in with a chance of winning her final IndyCar race, the 102nd Indianapolis 500. Interest in the 36-year-old’s return is expected to exceed that of the ‘Alonso-mania’ experienced in 2017, as she completes the final part of her ‘Danica Double’. But amongst all the hype…

Newgarden confident only ‘small improvements’ needed to windscreen

Defending IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden declared only ‘small improvements’ are needed to the series’ prototype protective windscreen, following a test at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. IndyCar’s answer to ‘halo’ hits the Speedway As part of IndyCar’s first open test in preparation for the 102nd running of the Indy 500, Newgarden ran a series of laps…

IndyCar 2018 schedule announced

IndyCar announces 2018 race schedule IndyCar has released the race schedule for the 2018 IndyCar series with a swap for Watkins Glen the most notable change. Watkins Glen makes way for Portland in 2018 Watkins Glen makes way for a return to Portland International Raceway in Oregon. The legendary circuit in upstate New York joined…