IndyCar Grand Prix of Long Beach – heroes and zeroes

James Hinchcliffe scored his first win in 2 years taking the chequer at the historic Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. When it looked like the race would be decided by fuel strategy, a brace of late cautions set up a frenetic finish. Here is my rundown of the heroes and zeroes from the 2017 IndyCar Toyota Grand…

IndyCar: Mid-Ohio heroes and zeroes 2016

Simon Pagenaud got back to winning ways at Mid-Ohio as most of his championship challengers hit more trouble. I rate the heroes and zeroes from the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. Mid-Ohio Indy 200 heroes 2016 Heroes – Fans at Mid-Ohio Bumper crowds for the race day were a welcome antidote to the doom and…

IndyCar: end of the road for Andretti/Andretti?

With only 5 races remaining on the 2016 IndyCar schedule Marco Andretti is in a familiar position: winless, trailing teammates and languishing in the point standings. Is it time for the end of the Andretti and Andretti partnership? Rookie sensation… back in 2006 Marco – in 17th place – is the lowest of the Andretti Autosport drivers…

IndyCar: Pocono ‘hot and not’ list

In our Pocono ‘hot and not’ list MotorSportNotes picks the good and the bad from an eventful, entertaining and bittersweet ABC Supply 500, the penultimate race of the 2015 IndyCar series. Hot Hunter-Reay Ryan has made a real habit of timing his 500-mile runs to perfection. In almost a carbon-copy of his Indy 500 win…

IndyCar: Pocono ABC Supply 500 preview

This weekend’s ABC Supply 500 at Pocono will play a crucial role in deciding the 2015 IndyCar champion. MotorSportNotes preview the race examining how testing at Indianapolis, Honda’s upturn in form and team tactics will play out on Sunday. Testing, testing, testing Chevrolet’s lead Penske and Ganassi teams left the Indianapolis tire test confident, which…

IndyCar: the driver who is key to 2016’s line-ups

Josef Newgarden has been the sole topic of discussion during a rather muted IndyCar silly season. He is considered key to the 2016 driver market but as MotorSportNotes writes, it could be another American – Marco Andretti – that unlocks the merry-go-round. Rumours abound that Chip Ganassi has already had discussions with Newgarden’s representatives. CFH…

IndyCar: Penske’s tactical testing masterstroke

Team Penske’s approach to today’s testing at Sonoma could prove to be a tactical masterstroke in the race for the IndyCar championship. The majority of teams involved in the ‘young driver’ test at Sonoma have taken the opportunity literally. Mathew Brabham (Andretti), Sean Rayhall (Ganassi), Ryan Phinny (KVSH), Ed Jones (RLL) and Jack Harvey (SPM)…

IndyCar: Road America, Milwaukee and Andretti Sports Marketing

Confirmation that IndyCar will visit Road America next year was met with widespread approval amongst fans. But with the addition of a second race in Wisconsin and legal wrangles at Andretti Sports Marketing, the future of the Milwaukee race is once again in serious doubt. The addition of the classic Road America circuit for 2016…

IndyCar – Grand Prix of St Petersburg preview

Penske & Ganassi vs. the rest? Looking at the line-up for Team Penske is mouth-watering even without considering the rest of the drivers that will start in Florida this weekend. Series championships, multiple wins and multiple Indy 500s are the hallmark of the assembled super-team. Penske and Will Power are entering a season carrying some…