Does IndyCar know what to do after the 100th Indy 500?

May is finally here and the countdown to the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 can properly begin. It will be spectacular. It will be steeped in rich heritage and will further cement its status as the world’s greatest motor race. We all cannot wait but as fans of IndyCar overall, the question has to…

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: another potential buyer, same old problem

With renewed talk of possible takeovers and new investors for the IndyCar series, MotorSportNotes examines the critical issue that will always derail attempts to takeover the series. Always up for sale? Since ChampCar folded and merged with the IRL to create/recreate IndyCar (depending on your historical frame of reference) there has been regular chatter and debate…

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…