Pagenaud hopes to turn a corner in Detroit

Simon Pagenaud believes this weekend’s Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix could see him and his Penske team finally turn the corner on a difficult start to 2018. The 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series champion sits 9th in the point standings after 6 races but lies 88 points adrift of championship leader and teammate Will Power. Talking ahead…

Are Alonso and McLaren heading back to Indy in 2019?

Speculation is mounting that McLaren and Fernando Alonso could be heading back to the Indianapolis 500 in 2019. Following a sensational one-off entry in 2017, several recent developments suggest both could be involved in next year’s month of May. McLaren reported to be ‘exploring options’ for IndyCar 2019 SportsBusiness Journal has reported that McLaren is…

Alfonso Celis Jr to make IndyCar debut at Road America

Former Force India F1 test driver Alfonso Celis Jr will make his Verizon IndyCar Series debut at Road America in June. The Mexican who is competing in the 2018 IndyLights championship, will graduate to IndyCar with his current team Juncos Racing. “I’m very excited to be able to make my Verizon IndyCar Series debut,” said…

Power eager for IndyCar GP after Barber disaster

Will Power is eager to make amens for a disastrous race at Barber Motorsports Park with back-to-back wins at the INDYCAR GP this weekend. Following his early exit from the race and subsequent criticism of IndyCar race control, Power is anxious to move past the mistakes and remonstrations. “After a couple weeks off, I’m ready…

A Danica Indy 500 win: a fairytale result for IndyCar?

The odds are stacked against her but Danica Patrick is in with a chance of winning her final IndyCar race, the 102nd Indianapolis 500. Interest in the 36-year-old’s return is expected to exceed that of the ‘Alonso-mania’ experienced in 2017, as she completes the final part of her ‘Danica Double’. But amongst all the hype…

Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach – heroes and zeroes

Alexander Rossi came, saw and conquered the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach emphatically. The Andretti Autosport driver was on another level relative to the rest of the highly competitive IndyCar field, claiming pole, the win, and most laps led. Here we rate the heroes and zeroes from one of IndyCar’s most iconic events which…

Desert Diamond Phoenix Grand Prix – in pictures

The 2018 Desert Diamond Phoenix Grand Prix delivered a thrilling race with standout performances by rookie Robert Wickens, race winner Josef Newgarden and the big mover of the night, Alexander Rossi. Relive the excitement as MotorSportNotes picks our favorite pictures from round 2 of the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series at ISM Raceway. Related article: 2018…

Phoenix Grand Prix review: heroes and zeroes

ISM Raceway served up a surprisingly entertaining Desert Diamond Phoenix Grand Prix last weekend. Here we rate the IndyCar drivers and teams that shone bright like a diamond, and those that turned out to be cubic zirconia. Newgarden wins, Wickens impresses (again) Reigning IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden took his first win of 2018 despite a…

Oval rookies looking for mileage, not results, at ISM Raceway

IndyCar’s four oval rookies make their debuts this weekend at ISM Raceway. But mileage, not results, are their top priority at the Desert Diamond Phoenix Grand Prix. Robert Wickens, Pietro Fittipaldi, Matt Leist and Kyle Kaiser take to the track this Saturday night in what will be their first IndyCar oval race. All four tested…