2018 IndyCar teammate battles and what hangs on them

The first rule of motor racing is ‘beat your teammate’. Careers have been and will continue to be made and broken by intra-team competition. As the start of the new IndyCar season fast approaches we take a look at the 2018 teammate battles that will decide which careers go stratospheric and which go into free-fall….

One season too many for Kanaan?

Confirmation of Tony Kanaan’s move to AJ Foyt Racing for the 2018 IndyCar season has been met with a mixed reception. After two disappointing seasons at Chip Ganassi Racing and an error-strewn 2017, could it see a return to form or be a case of one season too many for the likeable Brazilian? A glorious…

IndyCar’s Helio headache

Helio Castroneves’ departure from IndyCar might be the best solution for Team Penske but it has left the series with a massive marketing headache. Not only is it losing one of its leading drivers – always capable of a win and one of the best drivers never to win the Astor Cup – but a…

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 –…

Should IndyCar invest in Alonso?

Before Alonso-mania took over¬†Indianapolis this week, attention was focused on what Fernando Alonso does next year. His McLaren contract is up this season and his ambitions remaining completely unfulfilled by the team. Unsurprisingly there is once¬†again rumour in the F1 paddock of a move to Mercedes. There is talk of Ferrari too and nostalgic glances…