Teammates the weak link in Rossi’s IndyCar title challenge

In isolation, the component parts of Alexander Rossi’s 2019 championship bid are as robust as any of his rivals. Driving at the peak (so far) of his abilities, the 27-year-old has become a formidable competitor in his three-and-a-half seasons in IndyCar. But in what promises to be another tight championship run-in it is Rossi’s Andretti…

Indy 500 2019: the year of the fairytale result?

While Fernando Alonso’s quest for a  fairytale finish at the 2019 Indy 500 failed before it started – thanks to a catalogue of blunders by his McLaren team – plenty of drivers are still on track for the win of their life. Ahead of the 103rd Indianapolis 500, Andy Webb runs the rule over the…

Rossi focused on a big points-scoring weekend at Barber Motorsports Park

Following the disappointment of missing out on a podium finish at COTA two weeks ago, Alexander Rossi is focused on maximizing points at the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. Rossi finds himself 4th in the NTT IndyCar point standings after two races, 40 points down on leader Josef Newgarden. And according to the 2018…

Andretti drivers aim to hit reset button at IndyCar Classic

After a frustrating and disappointing opening NTT IndyCar Series weekend, the Andretti Autosport squad is looking to hit the reset button at the Circuit of the Americas (COTA). A fifth-place finish for Alexander Rossi was the only bright spot in an otherwise tough weekend at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg that was marred…

2019 NTT IndyCar season preview

The long offseason wait for IndyCar fans is almost over as the NTT IndyCar Series returns for 2019. A nail-biting 2018 season saw the championship battle go down to the wire and all the signs point to another thriller this year. Metronomic consistency proved to be the deciding factor as Scott Dixon became a 5-time…

Predicting the big IndyCar storylines of 2019 – part 2

Last week we fired up the NTT IndyCar Series pre-season with a look at the big storylines we expect to dominate 2019. This week we continue with a look at Alexander Rossi’s prospects, the financial realities for Juncos and Harding-Steinbrenner Racing, whether Laguna Seca can deliver where Sonoma couldn’t and how IndyCar’s international aspirations might…

Alonso and IndyCar: a long con?

Despite months of tweets, loaded comments, suggestive remarks and that test run at Barber, Fernando Alonso’s flirtatious entanglement with IndyCar appears now to be nothing more than a long con. It seems the series and its fans have been caught up in the ego-trip of a driver who knows his relevance is diminishing and his…

Dixon: Rossi and Andretti have the advantage

Verizon IndyCar Series points leader Scott Dixon says Alexander Rossi and Andretti Autosport have the advantage heading to this weekend’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at Gateway Motorsports Park. Dixon believes testing by Andretti Autosport at Gateway – by virtue of their IndyLights team – will prove advantageous to Rossi and his championship challenge: “I think Andretti…

Rossi: qualifying form key to closing gap to Dixon

Title challenger Alexander Rossi believes maintaining his strong qualifying form will be crucial in helping close the gap to Verizon IndyCar Series points leader Scott Dixon. The Andretti Autosport driver sits 70-points adrift of Dixon as the 2018 championship heads to Mid-Ohio. Despite a run of 3 races without a top-5 finish, the former Indy…

Are Alonso and McLaren heading back to Indy in 2019?

Speculation is mounting that McLaren and Fernando Alonso could be heading back to the Indianapolis 500 in 2019. Following a sensational one-off entry in 2017, several recent developments suggest both could be involved in next year’s month of May. McLaren reported to be ‘exploring options’ for IndyCar 2019 SportsBusiness Journal has reported that McLaren is…