IndyCar 2018 season preview part 2

We are diving in to part 2 of our IndyCar season preview with a look at what the universal aerokit will mean for manufacturer competition in 2018 and how Honda start the season as favorites. Plus can Ed Jones convert the biggest opportunity and challenge of his career at Chip Ganassi Racing, and will major…

What IndyCar can learn from F1’s engine mistakes

The first public comments on IndyCar’s next generation engine formula emerged this month. They provided an early insight into discussions between the series and its existing engine suppliers. Importantly they suggest the series is poised to learn from the mistakes made by the world’s leading open wheel racing series – Formula 1 – during its…

IndyCar news roundup

Two new teams confirmed their entry into the 2018 Verizon IndyCar series this week as off season testing wrapped up and points awarded for the Indy 500 were up for debate. Here’s our round up of the news this week in IndyCar. Michael Shank and Schmidt Peterson team up for limited 2018 campaign Michael Shank…

IndyCar reveals 2018 universal aero kit

Bolder, safer and even more thrilling were the watchwords for the launch of IndyCar’s new standardised aerobat for 2018. Featuring a new, sleeker bodykit harking back to IndyCar designs of the 1990s, Honda and Chevrolet liveried version debut at Indianapolis Motor Speedway today. IndyCar 2018 – a year in the making The challenge to outfit…

Could branded engines solve IndyCar’s OEM dilemma?

A significant part of IndyCar’s growth strategy is securing a third official engine manufacturer (OEM) for the series. Following the disastrous Lotus project in 2012, the championship has been unable to find a replacement. Cost of entry remains high, competition is tight and the net benefits of participation remain debatable. Could a change of approach…

Indianapolis 500 heroes and zeroes

Takuma Sato took his maiden Indianapolis 500 victory in a frenetic finish to the 101st running of the iconic event. Dicing with 3-time winner Helio Castroneves in the closing laps the Japanese gave Michael Andretti back-to-back Indianapolis 500 wins. 2017 Indianapolis 500 heroes Hero –Takuma Sato This was not a lucky win. It was not down to fuel mileage or being…

IndyCar – who’s under pressure heading to Long Beach?

We head to California this weekend for one of IndyCar’s ‘crown jewels’ – the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. It may only be race 2 of the 2017 IndyCar series but a number of teams and drivers are already under pressure. Here’s my run down of who needs a big performance in Long Beach….

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…