The most versatile racing driver of the moment?

The rehabilitation of Nelson Piquet Jnr from F1 ‘cheat’ to one of the most versatile active drivers has been a long one. But that does not diminish the fact the Brazilian can legitimately be considered the most versatile active driver in motor sports. Piquet is one of the few that gives me hope that the…

IndyCar round up – 29 January 2015

The 2015 prospects for an American young gun, an ex-F1 back marker and an ex-race director are the focus of this week’s round-up. Karam races in to contention? One of the highlights of the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona was the performance of Sage Karam. The question on everyone’s lips on Sunday was whether he…

Why the plight of F1’s small teams could benefit IndyCar

Formula 1 is in a state of flux as teams go bust and others teeter on the brink. Question marks hang over existing squads and their ability to survive beyond next season. Amidst such doom and gloom, how can such issues possibly benefit any other form of motor sport? For IndyCar, In a number of ways…

Is NASCAR’s new Chase mis-firing?

This year’s NASCAR Chase format has seen a further evolution of the concept. Instead of the top 12 drivers being eligible through the final races, the ‘eliminator’ is whittling the drivers down to 4 who will contend for the title at Homestead. The burning question: is it working or is it starting to backfire on…

Aero kits and IndyCar

The IndyCar Series starts a new chapter in 2015 with the introduction of multiple aero kits. Many of the potential positives have been outlined but what are the real implications for the series and it’s recovery.