IndyCar veterans say Portland “totally different” circuit

IndyCar veterans Scott Dixon and Sebastien Bourdais say their previous experience of the Portland Raceway will offer them little or no advantage this weekend. Both drivers took part in IndyCar’s open test ahead of the series’ return to the circuit – the first time since 2007 – and admitted the road course is a very…

Wickens aiming for back-to-back podiums at Mid-Ohio

Robert Wickens believes he can be in contention for back-to-back podiums at this weekend’s Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. Following a 3rd place finish in his first Honda Indy Toronto earlier this month the Canadian heads to round 13 of the Verizon IndyCar Series full of confidence. “I think our team is building a lot…

IndyCar 2018 season preview part 2

We are diving in to part 2 of our IndyCar season preview with a look at what the universal aerokit will mean for manufacturer competition in 2018 and how Honda start the season as favorites. Plus can Ed Jones convert the biggest opportunity and challenge of his career at Chip Ganassi Racing, and will major…

IndyCar 2018 season preview part 1

This week we kick off our look ahead to one of the most widely anticipated IndyCar seasons in recent memory. In part 1 of our 2018 IndyCar season preview we are asking: how good will the new universal aero kit be, can Josef Newgarden win back-to-back titles and who will fill the final seat on…

IndyCar 2017 Sonoma preview with Mobil 1 The Grid

The stars of IndyCar preview the 2017 season finale at Sonoma Raceway Once more the Verizon IndyCar series will serve up a 4-way battle for the Astor Cup as Josef Newgarden, Scott Dixon, Helio Castroneves and Simon Pagenaud go head-to-head for the 2017 championship. After 16 races across road, street and oval circuits, the most…

IndyCar – Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach preview

Looking ahead to round 2 of the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series, our friends at Mobil 1 The Grid caught up with a host of IndyCar and IMSA stars to talk about the magic of Long Beach. IndyCar – Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach preview You can follow Mobil 1 The Grid on Twitter and YouTube for the latest videos from F1, IndyCar,…

IndyCar 2017 talking points – part 2

Part 2 of my preview of the main talking points and highlights ahead of the 2017 IndyCar season. In part 1 I looked at who might challenge Penske’s domination, the chances of success for Ganassi and the prospects for Marco Andretti, JR Hildebrand and the energised AJ Foyt Racing. This time I’m looking at all things oval for…

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: will Penske learn from their mistakes?

Scott Dixon’s 2015 title was partly secured by a relentlessly competitive final few races. A bigger factor were the mistakes made by Team Penske. Taking nothing away from the Kiwi, his opportunity in the final race was gifted on a silver platter courtesy of his main rivals. MotorSportNotes consider what Penske can learn from their…