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…

Reboot: 3 IndyCar drivers who needed a standout 2017

At the start of the 2017 Verizon IndyCar season I picked out 3 drivers needing a standout season this year.  As we get down to the business-end of the season with only 4 races to go, its a good time to consider how each of them has faired. And what they might need to do…

Does Helio want to quit IndyCar?

The chatter in the IndyCar paddock is that it is a done deal. Team Penske will scale back to 3 cars in 2018 running Newgarden, Power and Pagenaud. Which means by default that Helio Castroneves’ illustrious 20 year career in IndyCar ends this season. The Captain – the shrewdest of businessmen – is not content…

Should IndyCar invest in Alonso?

Before Alonso-mania took over Indianapolis this week, attention was focused on what Fernando Alonso does next year. His McLaren contract is up this season and his ambitions remaining completely unfulfilled by the team. Unsurprisingly there is once again rumour in the F1 paddock of a move to Mercedes. There is talk of Ferrari too and nostalgic glances…

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…

Silly season: IndyCar 2017 update – 21 November

In a change to recent form, almost all IndyCar seats for 2017 are filled well before the Christmas and New Year break. But a few remain and here’s my rundown of the latest IndyCar silly season rumours and developments. Chip Ganassi Racing The fourth seat at Ganassi alongside Scott Dixon, Tony Kanaan and Charlie Kimball remains…

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: where will Newgarden be in 2017?

A stunning win at Iowa Speedway this past weekend confirmed Josef Newgarden is still on course to be the next championship contender in IndyCar. Out of contract with Ed Carpenter Racing at the end of 2016, where Newgarden drives next season is a mouth-watering prospect. Here’s a run-down of the options for the 3-time IndyCar race…