Is Ford wrong about IndyCar?

Ford Performance director Dave Pericak recently rubbished rumors that Ford is considering becoming the third engine supplier to IndyCar. Pericak questioned the relevance of IndyCar to Ford’s ‘track to road’ policy in an interview with Autosport. “We don’t want to go out there just to race. If there’s not a direct translation to the cars, then we’re not…

IndyCar 2017 talking points – part 3

In the final part of my IndyCar 2017 season preview, a look at more of the key talking points this year. Including Takuma Sato’s move to Andretti, international expansion and plans for a standard aero kit in 2018. Sato at Andretti – fast or a furious boss? At the recent Autosport International show Dario Franchitti…

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: can anyone stop Penske in 2017?

In 2017 Team Penske will run four Dallara-Chevrolet’s for two champions and two proven race winners. They will start the season as favourites. Can anyone stop them winning back-to-back titles next season? On paper it is hard to see how the the Penske juggernaut will not just steamroller the opposition. The Dallara-Chevrolet package has won every IndyCar title since…