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…

Kohler Grand Prix of Road America heroes and zeroes

Scott Dixon broke his 2017 IndyCar win drought at Road America with a clinical combination of fuel strategy and bold moves. The Championship leader extended his advantage in the standings to 34 points by beating a hard charging Josef Newgarden and pole-sitter Helio Castroneves to the win. The Penske 1-2-3-4 qualifying performance had been very…

IndyCar and ovals: still going the wrong way

From the crapshoot that was the Rainguard 600 at Texas to plans for push to pass next year, one thing is clear. IndyCar is still going the wrong way with its oval plans. Less than a month after another epic Indy 500, normal service has been resumed. The 500 was a race that ran out…

IndyCar Duel in Detroit Race 1 heroes and zeroes

Graham Rahal took his first win of the 2017 Verizon IndyCar season with a dominant performance in race 1 of the Chevrolet Duel in Detroit. Leading from the green flag Rahal took a comfortable victory from Scott Dixon. Dixon finished a remarkable 2nd despite nursing injuries from his terrifying Indy 500 crash last weekend. James…

IndyCar Grand Prix heroes and zeroes

Will Power gave a masterclass in road course driving to win the 2017 Indy Grand Prix of Indianapolis from a hard charging Scott Dixon. The former IndyCar series champion traded the lead with teammate Helio Castroneves before pulling away to win comfortably. Power’s first win of 2017 helped him jump to 5th place in the point…

IndyCar Phoenix Desert Diamond Grand Prix heroes and zeroes

Simon Pagenaud took his maiden oval win at the Desert Diamond Phoenix Grand Prix as Chevrolet dominated. Team Penske took 3 of the top 5 finishes, with JR Hildebrand recovering from a broken hand to take a career-first podium and put 4 Chevy’s in the top 5. 2017 Phoenix Desert Diamond Grand Prix heroes Hero…

IndyCar Grand Prix of Alabama heroes and zeroes

Josef Newgarden took his first win for Team Penske in the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama after a late puncture cost Will Power almost certain victory. The former IndyCar Series champion had dominated the race – leading for 60 laps – but the puncture wrecked his chance to kick start a dismal 2017 Verizon IndyCar season. 2017 IndyCar…

IndyCar Grand Prix of Long Beach – heroes and zeroes

James Hinchcliffe scored his first win in 2 years taking the chequer at the historic Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. When it looked like the race would be decided by fuel strategy, a brace of late cautions set up a frenetic finish. Here is my rundown of the heroes and zeroes from the 2017 IndyCar Toyota Grand…

IndyCar: Indy Pocono 500 – heroes and zeroes 2016

Will Power closed the gap to series leader Simon Pagenaud at the 2016 Indy Pocono 500. Here I rate the heroes and zeroes from latest round of the Verizon IndyCar Series. Indy Pocono 500 heroes 2016 Hero – Ryan Hunter-Reay RHR came home 3rd but was the star performer at Monday’s rescheduled 500 miler. Watching…

IndyCar: Indy Toronto ‘heroes and zeroes’ 2016

The narrow, bumpy streets of Toronto saw some classic IndyCar street racing with a grandstand finish and win for Will Power. 2016 Indy Toronto heroes Hero – Tony Kanaan At first glance it looked like Kanaan was destined for another disappointing result playing second fiddle to his team mate, Scott Dixon. Put on what appeared…