IndyCar: Road America, Milwaukee and Andretti Sports Marketing

Confirmation that IndyCar will visit Road America next year was met with widespread approval amongst fans. But with the addition of a second race in Wisconsin and legal wrangles at Andretti Sports Marketing, the future of the Milwaukee race is once again in serious doubt. The addition of the classic Road America circuit for 2016…

IndyCar: Montoya’s championship dilemma

With two races to go, a slim points lead and a double points finale, Juan Pablo Montoya faces a dilemma that will make or break his title challenge. Comparing the IndyCar season opener in St Petersburg and the last round at Mid Ohio is a real eye opener. Five months ago Montoya was back to…

IndyCar: Mid-Ohio ‘hot and not’ list

A dramatic and frantic race at Mid-Ohio offered up plenty of candidates for our review of who impressed and embarrassed in the Buckeye State. Hot Graham Rahal – the Hollywood script is turning in to an epic as everything goes from good to great for Rahal. Strategy played its part in his win but the…

IndyCar: the off season decisions that need to be made

It is looming large on the horizon like a big black flag – IndyCar’s interminable off-season. 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. So here are our suggestions on the top 4 things IndyCar should…

IndyCar: Mid-Ohio preview

The impact of qualifying and strategy at Mid-Ohio is big as we preview the Honda 200, the title contenders and possible race winners. Qualifying is king Mid-Ohio is beautiful, picturesque and challenging for drivers. It is not however a passing circuit so where drivers finish up after qualifying Saturday will be critical. The vagaries of…

IndyCar: rating Rahal’s championship chances

Not satisfied with being the best Honda driver in IndyCar, Graham Rahal is making a late push for an unlikely maiden series title. Here we assess his chances ahead of the final 3 races of the 2015 season. Few thought this year’s compressed schedule was a good idea. Similarly few thought it possible a Honda…

IndyCar: Iowa ‘hot and not’ list

The 2015 IndyCar visit to Iowa provided thrilling racing and implications for the championship battle. Here we rate the drivers, teams and others who impressed and embarrassed. Hot Ryan Hunter Reay – how do they do it? Anonymous all season and then the magic happens finally in Iowa. There had been inklings at Fontana and…

IndyCar: lessons from NASCAR part 2

In the second part of this series I’m looking at the lessons IndyCar can learn from NASCAR and how those lessons could help replicate the success of stock car racing. Catch up with part 1 here. 4. Brand the drivers  Granted they have more sheet metal to play with but the manner in which drivers…

IndyCar: Milwaukee Mile ‘hot and not’ list

The drivers, teams and assorted others who impressed and embarrassed in equal measure at the Milwaukee Mile. Hot Sebastian Bourdais – the Frenchman wound the clock back a decade or so and dominated. Back to his best, it was like watching ‘Sea-Bass’ back in his prime with Newman-Haas in Champ Car. It was the kind…

IndyCar: Milwaukee Mile preview

Next up is the legendary Milwaukee mile and the promise of more wheel-to-wheel action at a less frenetic and dangerous pace. Five wide racing will not be on the cards this weekend but multiple grooves on the wide turns will give drivers plenty of scope to race. Honda on the rise?  Fontana saw Honda bag…