2017 Indy 500 dark horses

All the attention so far during the month of May has been on two-time F1 World Champion Fernando Alonso. The McLaren/Andretti bid to win101st Indianapolis 500 with Alonso (part 2 of Alonso’s ‘triple crown’ effort) has created enough hype to overshadow pretty much all other news coming out of Gasoline Alley. Alonso is undoubtedly the most famous…

Reimagining the IndyCar oval format

There is a real momentum and positivity around IndyCar at the moment. TV ratings are going in the right direction, schedule stability is coming together and road/street course attendances are growing. Of course there are still areas that need work – sponsorship, attracting new teams, making the series financially viable are just a few. For me the most…

IndyCar 2017 talking points – part 2

Part 2 of my preview of the main talking points and highlights ahead of the 2017 IndyCar season. In part 1 I looked at who might challenge Penske’s domination, the chances of success for Ganassi and the prospects for Marco Andretti, JR Hildebrand and the energised AJ Foyt Racing. This time I’m looking at all things oval for…

IndyCar 2017 schedule sneak preview

As we wait for the 2017 IndyCar schedule to be officially announced, here’s a look at the races likely to stay and go next season. 2017 IndyCar season opener We can expect St Petersburg to open the season once again in 2017. IndyCar’s aim of opening the season in February appears to hinge on striking…