IndyCar Grand Prix heroes and zeroes

Will Power gave a masterclass in road course driving to win the 2017 Indy Grand Prix of Indianapolis from a hard charging Scott Dixon. The former IndyCar series champion traded the lead with teammate Helio Castroneves before pulling away to win comfortably. Power’s first win of 2017 helped him jump to 5th place in the point…

IndyCar Phoenix Desert Diamond Grand Prix heroes and zeroes

Simon Pagenaud took his maiden oval win at the Desert Diamond Phoenix Grand Prix as Chevrolet dominated. Team Penske took 3 of the top 5 finishes, with JR Hildebrand recovering from a broken hand to take a career-first podium and put 4 Chevy’s in the top 5. 2017 Phoenix Desert Diamond Grand Prix heroes Hero…

IndyCar news round up 21 April

A round up of the latest news from IndyCar on 21 April. Excitement rises for Fernando Alonso’s Indy 500 bid, Charlie Kimball looks to get his season back on track and JR Hildebrand is ruled out of the Honda Grand Prix of Alabama. Veach subs for injured Hildebrand at Barber (IndyCar.com) IndyCar rookie Zac Veach will make…

IndyCar: Why did Ganassi switch back to Honda?

With a new standardised aero package due in 2018, has Chip Ganassi made an inspired decision or compromised his team’s chances? At first glance the decision to switch IndyCar allegiances from Chevrolet to Honda is slightly baffling. Chevrolet has had the beating of Honda in four of the last five seasons. In 2016 Honda teams managed a…

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: off the market for now, who signs Newgarden for 2017?

News that Josef Newgarden will be retained at CFH Racing for 2016 put a wet blanket on the IndyCar silly season. But as MotorSportNotes explains, who he drives for in 2017 is far more interesting. Team Penske Penske has never been a team to miss out on capturing young talent just as it blossoms in to…

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….

F1 round-up – 9 January 2015

McLaren’s lack of a title sponsor, the disadvantages of being a Wolff and the FIA’s new super licence points system dominated the week in F1. No logo Eric Bouiller was quoted as saying that McLaren may run without a title sponsor in 2015 – the second successive season. At a time when Marussia are bust,…