IndyCar’s international obsession

News the 2015 IndyCar season opener in Brasilia has been pulled is a real disappointment for the series organisers and fans alike. Fingers are pointing on who was to blame but the real issue is IndyCar’s continuing fixation with touring the globe. Once bitten, twice shy?  Cancellation of another international race is embarrassing at best…

F1 – Jerez 2015 Day 2

Though the 2015 season should, in theory, feature cars that are an evolution from last season, those chasing Mercedes are pushing the envelope. Jerez day 2 went some way to proving that. After catching the eye on day 1 with their camouflage livery, Red Bull were once again catching the eye today but for the…

F1 – Jerez 2015 day 1

We are all desperate to read anything and everything in to winter testing. Even beyond the fans, the experts in the F1 media are prone to it as well – if only to stoke up some early season bylines for their articles, magazines and blogs. Day 1 of 2015 winter testing at Jerez served up…

IndyCar round up – 29 January 2015

The 2015 prospects for an American young gun, an ex-F1 back marker and an ex-race director are the focus of this week’s round-up. Karam races in to contention? One of the highlights of the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona was the performance of Sage Karam. The question on everyone’s lips on Sunday was whether he…

IndyCar: in defense of a spec series

IndyCar reached a landmark last week with the homologation deadline for the new 2015 aero kits. Diversification in design is coming and elements of the existing fan base are delighted. But I’m not convinced. I wrote a pros and cons piece last year on aero kits. Given what I like about IndyCar and what I…

What Dakar can teach the WRC

At a time when the WRC seems perpetually in limbo about it’s future, the recent Dakar Rally felt like an event that could teach it a few things. 700,000 people turned up to watch the start, thousands more lined the (accessible) stages and it was trending worldwide on twitter. Here are 3 things the WRC…