IndyCar: importing talent or just plain importing?

Throughout the modern era, IndyCar – and not just the Indy 500 – has enticed drivers from across the globe. For decades, international drivers looking for a chance to prove a point have raced alongside Americans with big dreams of lifting the Astor Cup. Ex-F1 pilots with unfinished business running against Europeans who should have…

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…

In search of an IndyCar villain

Paul Tracy believes IndyCar needs a bitter rivalry to ignite greater interest in the series. But as Andy Webb writes, encouraging drivers to butt heads regularly could be very risky. Tracy: current field in need of a villain As a  former, self-styled series ‘bad boy’, Tracy clearly knows and a thing or two about a…

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…

IndyCar Sonoma test in pictures

Take a look at our favorite pictures from the recent IndyCar test at Sonoma Raceway in California. Five teams including defending champions Team Penske, Schmidt Peterson and AJ Foyt Racing  rolled out their new for 2018 universal aero kits and liveries at the Californian road course. Teams will next run on 9 and 10 February…

IndyCar news roundup

Two new teams confirmed their entry into the 2018 Verizon IndyCar series this week as off season testing wrapped up and points awarded for the Indy 500 were up for debate. Here’s our round up of the news this week in IndyCar. Michael Shank and Schmidt Peterson team up for limited 2018 campaign Michael Shank…

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…

Does IndyCar need a bitter rivalry?

During his time in Indianapolis Fernando Alonso made an astonishing – to him and the F1 community at least – discovery: the IndyCar paddock is a friendly place. “The whole atmosphere is just different there. Everyone is more relaxed, is happy”, Alonso told NBCSN. This was in stark contrast to his perspective on the F1…

Jones maintains strong form with 5th top 10 of 2017

Rookie sensation Ed Jones continued his remarkable form with a 7th place finish in the Kohler Grand Prix at Road America. The result pushed Jones – de facto team lead for Dale Coyne Racing – in to the top 10 of the Verizon IndyCar series point standings. Starting 11th the reigning IndyLights champion was in…

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…