IndyCar: Honda get a helping hand but at what cost?

MotorSportNotes looks at IndyCar’s decision to give Honda extra development concessions for 2016 and examines whether the results in 2015 really merit the decision. IndyCar’s decision to give Honda a performance-levelling break during pre-season for 2016 feels like we are back in first half of 2015. By the end of May Honda were on the…

IndyCar: 5 things IndyCar must do in the off-season

After a headline-grabbing season finale the dreaded IndyCar off-season has arrived like a big black flag. Aside from being hugely frustrating for fans, there is genuine concern it will undo the good work done this season as IndyCar’s management sit on their hands. MotorSportNotes examines the top 5 things IndyCar should be doing after Labor Day this…

IndyCar: what if Honda’s Indy gamble doesn’t pay off?

At the outset of the 2015 season the extent to which Honda had focused on their super speedway aero specification gathered little coverage. Perhaps at IndyCar’s request/behest it seemed to be more rumor than fact. As the season’s opening five street/road course races have come and gone, the visibility and volume of Honda’s Indy ‘statement…

IndyCar: Grand Prix of Alabama ‘hot and not’ list

The drivers, teams and standouts that impressed and embarrassed in equal measure at the Honda Grand Prix of Alabama. Hot Josef Newgarden – kept his head when the big moment came. Finally hooked up a consistent, fast weekend which combined with decisive overtakes early in the race, made the Tennessee native a contender for the win….