Monday, October 26, 2020

Indycar

Josef Newgarden, Team Penske, IndyCar

Newgarden: <1% chance of IndyCar title win at St. Pete is 'all we need'

Penske driver Josef Newgarden says his chance of winning the IndyCar title - of under one percent - is enough to motivate him in his title pursuit, continuing at St. Pete. The Tennessee native's chances...
Antonio Felix Da Costa, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, IndyCar 2020

Da Costa gears up for maiden IndyCar test with RLLR in November

At their Indianapolis base, Formula E's Antonio Felix Da Costa is preparing for a November IndyCar test with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing. The reigning champion of the electric single-seater series, Da Costa has always had...
Oliver Askew, Arrow McLaren SP, IndyCar 2020

Askew to leave Arrow McLaren SP after 2020, will race St. Pete if fit

Oliver Askew and Arrow McLaren SP announced Monday evening that the rookie will cease his involvement with the team in IndyCar after 2020. Askew excelled in his IndyCar debut at Texas in June, quickly adapting...
Honda, F1, Red Bull

Honda on F1/IndyCar, Red Bull options; Mercedes/Ferrari/Renault position

Mercedes and Ferrari more or less opted out of providing engines to Red Bull as they ponder multiple options including Renault, while Honda speak on exiting F1 but re-signing IndyCar. From the moment the news...
Josef Newgarden, IndyCar

Newgarden: Things not in my control but tools there to retain IndyCar title

Josef Newgarden says things not under their control still but confident that he has the tools to beat Scott Dixon at St. Pete to retain his IndyCar title. The first race of two in the...
Alonso, Fernando Alonso

Fernando: Episode-by-episode summary of Alonso’s Amazon show

The multi-sport journey of Fernando Alonso was captured by Amazon Prime Video and made into a show spread out in five episodes. With the OTT platform gaining momentum all across the globe, it wasn't long...
IndyCar

Power, Pagenaud impressed with performances of 2020 IndyCar rookies

Two experienced IndyCar racers Will Power and Simon Pagenaud are impressed with the crop of rookie drivers in the 2020 season.   The 2020 IndyCar field is not without a strong freshman class, with ECR's Rinus...
Jay Frye, IndyCar 2020

Frye: New OEM would become a necessity amid growing IndyCar interest

IndyCar president Jay Frye says additional OEM could become a necessity in the future with the number of teams eyeing a spot. With the IndyCar series' recent news regarding its hybrid power unit formula for...
Will Power, Team Penske, IndyCar 2020

Power blasts lapped traffic policy in IndyCar, suggests changes to P2P

Team Penske driver Will Power ripped into the lapped traffic policy in IndyCar, also proposing changes to its push-to-pass system. Power's criticism of several elements of the current IndyCar product come after the second race...
Will Power, Team Penske, IndyCar 2020

IndyCar: Power wins Harvest GP Race 2 in climactic finish

Team Penske's Will Power won the second Harvest GP IndyCar race, beating Colton Herta in a climactic finish. For the second time in the abbreviated 2020 IndyCar season, Team Penske's Will Power led the field...
IndyCar 2021, Chevy, Honda

IndyCar manufacturers ratify newly-delayed 2023 hybrid regulations

IndyCar engine manufacturers Honda and Chevrolet have agreed upon a set of hybrid PU regulations for 2023 and beyond, thrusting the series into a new era. Having announced the initial details of a turbo-hybrid regulatory...
Honda, F1

Honda explains decision, new PU for 2021, no electric racing plans & more

Honda Motor explained its decision to quit F1 as it added about a new engine for 2021, while relaying that they don't have any electric racing plans. After months of wait, Honda officially announced its...
Josef Newgarden, Team Penske IndyCar 2020

IndyCar: Newgarden wins Harvest GP Race 1, eats up Dixon’s points lead

In the IndyCar Harvest GP, Josef Newgarden of Team Penske won, nearly halving the points lead of CGR's Scott Dixon in the process. The first IndyCar race wherein this has been the case, the Harvest...
Liberty Media, Meyer Shank Racing, IndyCar

Liberty Media buys minority stake in Meyer Shank Racing operation

In a surprising move, Liberty Media has made a minority equity investment in Meyer Shank Racing, who compete in IndyCar and IMSA stateside. The investment will go towards the operation's expansion. The American team's IMSA...

IndyCar releases 17-race calendar for 2021 with two double-headers

IndyCar has released a 17-race calendar for the 2021 season which includes two double-headers and a round to run together with NASCAR. As we near the end of a bizarre 2020 IndyCar campaign, series officials...
Zak Brown, F1, Podcast

Podcast: Brown on racing/marketing, McLaren, IndyCar, drivers & more

Zak Brown features on F1 Beyond The Grid podcast speaking on his early career from racing to marketing guru, time with McLaren, IndyCar and more. Returning to the standard format of an F1: Beyond the...
Sebastien Bourdais, AJ Foyt

Bourdais opens up on joining midfield teams, Foyt banks on his experience

Sebastien Bourdais knows he is back at a relatively slower IndyCar team but it isn't pushing him down as Larry Foyt looks to use his experience to push. Bourdais has an appreciation for the smaller...
James Hinchcliffe, Andretti Autosport, IndyCar 2020

Hinchcliffe to take over #26 Andretti through end of 2020 IndyCar season

James Hinchliffe has been announced as the driver who will fill the vacant #26 Andretti Autosport IndyCar for the remaining three races in 2020. Hinchcliffe was known to be a clear frontrunner for the seat,...
Oliver Askew, Helio Castroneves

Castroneves to replace unfit Askew for IndyCar Harvest GP double-header

Helio Castroneves has been drafted in to replace Oliver Askew at Arrow McLaren SP for the upcoming IndyCar Harvest GP double-header. Arrow McLaren SP has suffered a jolt by losing Askew for next weekend's IndyCar's...
Haas, F1, Sergio Perez

Haas duo waiting, Grosjean on other options; Perez not happy with hiding

Haas duo Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen are waiting as the former has other options, while Sergio Perez is not happy with team hiding details. The two Haas F1 seats along with the two at...
Lewis Hamilton, Alex Zanardi

Whitmarsh one of 14 Hamilton Commission board member; Zanardi update

Ex-McLaren boss Martin Whitmarsh is one of 14 board member in the The Hamilton Commission as hospital provides update on Alessandro Zanardi, while Vitaly Petrov speaks against the racism situation. Having launched The Hamilton Commission...
Zach Veach, Andretti Autosport, IndyCar 2020

Veach leaves Andretti for remainder of 2020, not to return for 2021

After a turbulent few years with Andretti Autosport, Zach Veach will be leaving the IndyCar team for 2021, also stepping out for the remainder of 2020. Veach joined the team at the start of the...
IndyCar, IndyCar 2021 Nashville, Josef Newgarden, Team Penske, Mark Miles

Newgarden talks unique Nashville track, Miles updates on 2021 IndyCar

Josef Newgarden speaks on driving at the new Nashville circuit's long bridge as Mark Miles opens up about the 2021 IndyCar calendar. Seldom is a track - specifically one of the street circuit variety -...
Scott McLaughlin, IndyCar

McLaughlin handed IndyCar debut by Penske at St. Petersburg

Supercars racer Scott McLaughlin will make his long-awaited IndyCar debut later in 2020 season with Team Penske. The schedule changes due to COVID-19 has helped Penske to hand Supercars champion, McLaughlin, his IndyCar debut in...
IndyCar 2021, Nashville Music City Grand Prix

IndyCar confirm novel Nashville street circuit to host race in August 2021

IndyCar officials have confirmed that Nashville will play host to an all-new event in August of 2021: the Music City Grand Prix. One of the most beloved cities in America for its vibrant musical scene,...
Sebastien Bourdais, AJ Foyt Racing, IndyCar 2020

AJ Foyt signs Bourdais for 2021 IndyCar season, remainder of 2020

Sebastien Bourdais has signed on to AJ Foyt Racing for a full time drive for the 2021 IndyCar season. It comes after a year away. A veteran of IndyCar, Bourdais was initially dropped from his...
Colton Herta, Andretti Autosport, IndyCar 2020

IndyCar: Herta wins Mid-Ohio Race 2 as Andretti sweeps podium

At the second IndyCar race at Mid-Ohio, Colton Herta of Andretti won, from his teammates Alexander Rossi and Ryan Hunter-Reay in the first Andretti 1-2-3 since 2005. As an IndyCar grid of 23 lined up...
Will Power, Team Penske, IndyCar 2020 Mid-Ohio

IndyCar: Power wins Mid-Ohio Race 1, leads Penske 1-2 from Newgarden

After a slew of poor races, Team Penske's Will Power took the win in IndyCar Mid-Ohio Race 1 from Newgarden and Andretti's Alexander Rossi. In the face of uncertainty, the Mid-Ohio doubleheader commenced late Saturday...
Jimmie Johnson, NASCAR, IndyCar

NASCAR champ Jimmie Johnson commits to IndyCar with Chip Ganassi

Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson will move to IndyCar after signing a deal with Chip Ganassi Racing from 2021 onward. Johnson announced the partnership with CGR for 2021 and 2022 IndyCar seasons, where the NASCAR...
IndyCar 2020, Mid-Ohio

IndyCar confirms September date for Mid-Ohio doubleheader

IndyCar, after weeks of speculation in the wake of the race's initial postponement, have confirmed the Mid-Ohio doubleheader for September 12-13. When IndyCar president Jay Frye stated on the broadcast for the second race of the two...

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