Scott Dixon: An open wheel racing icon

In a championship as competitive as the NTT IndyCar Series, becoming a 5-time champion is the mark of a true racing icon. By doing so Scott Dixon – the New Zealander who moved halfway around the world to pursue his racing dream – has secured a place amongst the greats of American open-wheel racing. Now…

F1 Chinese Grand Prix practice notes

Rain and more rain wrecked free practice at the 2017 F1 Chinese Grand Prix. A quick review of the (limited) highlights. A wash out in Shanghai Mixed weather conditions might not be the excitement-inducing variable we had hoped for in Shanghai. The vast majority of FP1 was a right-off due not to the rain but…

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: 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 2015 schedule

One thing is for certain, the 2015 IndyCar series schedule will divide opinion. Races have come and some have gone, dates have been mixed up and the compression of the season continues, unabated. Here are some thoughts on the good and the bad of the 2015 calendar. The good Continuous action – with such a…

IndyCar and ovals: getting America back in love

Putting schedules and TV broadcast to one side, IndyCar is going in the right direction. One important element however is not keeping pace: interest in oval racing. The barren grandstands everywhere but Indianapolis point to a painful conclusion – America has fallen out of love with open-wheel oval racing. And that is bad for the…