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Takuma Sato will drive a Lotus-branded IndyCar in certain rounds of this year’s IndyCar championship. The car will be run by KV Racing and is set for its first outing at St Petersburg in Florida in two weeks’ time. The series holds its first round at a new street circuit in Sao Paolo tomorrow. According … Continue reading Sato to drive Lotus-Cosworth IndyCar
F1 Fanatic guest writer Duncan Stephen, who writes Vee8, looks at how Indy Car drivers have fallen out of fashion in F1. The departure of Sébastien Bourdais from Toro Rosso brings into focus two trends that have emerged in the driver market. The first is the high turnover of drivers in the Red Bull teams, … Continue reading Sebastien Bourdais’ troubles show why IndyCar drivers struggle in modern F1
For many people motor racing means Formula 1. For evidence of that, see how many news sites list ?óÔé¼?£F1?óÔé¼Ôäó in their sports sections instead of ?óÔé¼?£motor sport?óÔé¼Ôäó. But F1 is not the only international racing series. Which championship comes closest to matching F1?óÔé¼Ôäós intoxicating blend of speed, glamour and cutting edge technology?
Helio Castroneves headed a Penske one-two at Infineon Raceway to breathe life into his championship effort. He ended a 29-race streak without a win after scoring seven second places so far this year. It came just days after Penske lost both their original race cars when one of their transporters cost fire. Castroneves and Ryan … Continue reading Castroneves takes vital victory to stay in title hunt (Indy Car)
The 2009 Indy Car calendar has been announced and there are three big changes. The Nashville oval is out and two of the top ex-CART/Champ Car venues join the schedule. Both are street tracks: the first is Long Beach, the iconic CART venue once used for Formula 1, which will hold the second round of … Continue reading 2009 Indy Car calendar revealed: Long Beach and Toronto in, Nashville out (Indy Car)
The former Champ Car drivers in the Indy Racing League have enjoyed their best qualifying session of the year at Edmonton. It’s the only time the IRL regulars and the ‘transition teams’ will compete together at an ex-Champ Car venue this year. Penske duo Ryan Brisco and Helio Castroneves locked out the front row but … Continue reading Ex-Champ Car drivers shine at Edmonton (Indy Car)
A pit lane error handed the Ganassi team a lucky one-two at Nashville. Scott Dixon and Dan Wheldon failed to make it into the pits during a late yellow flag period but when rain fell on the track it handed the pair a fortunate one-two. Helio Castroneves took third ahead of Tony Kanaan and Danica … Continue reading Scott Dixon lucks in to Nashville win (Indy Car)
Dan Wheldon took a canny victory in Iowa after covering the final 90 laps without stopping for fuel – and he did it all on his birthday! He was able to stretch out his final stint thanks in part to a length caution period after Tony Kanaan crashed out of third on lap 212 of … Continue reading Birthday boy Dan Wheldon wins in Iowa (Indy Car)
Regular readers will know of my displeasure with Sky’s practice of missing live Indy Car racing to bring NASCAR instead. And yet on their motoring blog is happy to knock ITV for the quality of their F1 coverage: Desperate to sponge the most revenue out of this weekend’s Turkish Grand Prix, ITV put an ad … Continue reading Sense of irony failure as Sky slags off ITV motorsport coverage
As is often the way, potentially the most significant motor sport story of the winter has gone largely unnoticed in the UK press, namely the reconciling of the Indy Racing League and Champ Car after 12 seasons of war. There are few more significant motor sport cautionary tales.
Dr Steve Olvey’s book on safety developments in CART and IndyCar racing is a fascinating and thought-provoking read.