5 ways to spend the IndyCar offseason

With Josef Newgarden crowned 2017 Verizon IndyCar series champion it is a long drag to the start of the 2018 season. St Petersburg awaits on March 11 but in the meantime we have months of zero racing. You could of course fill the off-season with race replays or fine-tuning your fantasy picks. Instead here are…

IndyCar talking points for 2017 – part 1

Unusually for IndyCar we find ourselves at the start of January with very little regarding the coming season still TBC. Aside from the fate of KVSH, whether Indy will manage 33 cars and what happens to the glut of young talent stuck in an IndyLights/IndyCar limbo the teams, drivers, circuits and schedule are in place. Which is great…

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…

IndyCar: silly season update as Bourdais heads back to Coyne

Confirmation this week that Sebastien Bourdais is returning to Dale Coyne and Tony Kanaan will stay at Ganassi put a few more pieces of the 2017 IndyCar driver market puzzle in place. We round-up the latest updates. Tony Kanaan stays on with Chip Ganassi Despite rumours several young guns were snapping at his heels, Tony…

IndyCar: 2018 presents a great opportunity

The introduction of a standard aero kit for IndyCar in 2018 presents the series with a golden opportunity. An opportunity not only to level the playing field between Chevy and Honda, but to enhance the racing spectacle – particularly on ovals. IndyCar aero kits: a nice but flawed idea IndyCar is to be applauded for…

IndyCar: Rossi Penske bound as RHR commits to Andretti

Ryan Hunter-Reay has committed to Andretti Autosport until 2020. Continuing the long-standing partnership with Michael Andretti and DHL USA, the deal shut down rumours of a possible switch to Penske. With only 1 season left on his existing contract, Hunter-Reay had been considered a strong candidate to join Penske in 2018. Who will replace Montoya or Castroneves…

IndyCar: is Chilton worth a new deal at Ganassi?

Mike Hull says Ganassi Racing wants Max Chilton on a multi-year IndyCar deal. But is the ex-F1 backmarker worth it? Ganassi wants to keep Chilton Ganassi team manager Mike Hull was quoted by Autosport this week confirming the desire to sign Chilton on a multi-year deal in IndyCar. Coming from a reputable source and direct…

IndyCar 2017 schedule sneak preview

As we wait for the 2017 IndyCar schedule to be officially announced, here’s a look at the races likely to stay and go next season. 2017 IndyCar season opener We can expect St Petersburg to open the season once again in 2017. IndyCar’s aim of opening the season in February appears to hinge on striking…