Ed Carpenter1981-03-03 (age 38)
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Renault F1 driver Nico Hulkenberg, who is almost certain to lose his place on the Formula 1 grid in 2020, will not be joining Ed Carpenter Racing next year, despite speculation continuing to mount as recently as last weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix.
IndyCar team owner Ed Carpenter says that his team’s tie-up with Scuderia Corsa is something he hopes will continue in 2020, but it’s as yet unclear who will be sharing the driving duties with him in the #20 ECR-Chevrolet.
Three-time Indy 500 polesitter Ed Carpenter topped the first official practice for the 103rd running of the event, heading Team Penske’s three-time race winner, Helio Castroneves.
Ed Carpenter says the fifth and sixth places scored by Spencer Pigot and Ed Jones in the IndyCar Grand Prix were satisfying because they showed the ECR-Chevrolets were quick in both the dry and the wet – and he expects another strong showing in the Indy 500.
Ed Carpenter says the racing in this year’s Indianapolis 500 was “totally different” to previous years because of IndyCar’s current car and that he believes the kit may need tweaks to improve the racing.
Indianapolis 500 runner-up Ed Carpenter says he wishes he’d attacked Will Power on a restart, which was his only realistic chance of stopping him from winning the 102nd running of the event.
Despite setting Indy 500 pole positions in 2013 and ’14, Ed Carpenter expressed surprise at winning pole for a third time, not only because he turned a 230mph lap but also because he hadn’t been happy with the ECR-Chevrolet on Saturday.
Despite his own seventh place at Phoenix being the highest finish for an Ed Carpenter Racing-Chevrolet this year, the team owner himself said he’s encouraged by ECR’s improved consistency in pace.
The news that Danica Patrick will sign off her race-driving career in an Ed Carpenter Racing-Chevrolet at the Indianapolis 500 leaked out by unorthodox method, but IndyCar’s only team owner/driver says he’s looking forward to the experience.
Danica Patrick, the first woman to lead laps in the Indianapolis 500, has apparently let slip that the sign-off to her racing career will be at the wheel of an Ed Carpenter Racing-Chevrolet at Indy.
Team owner Ed Carpenter said he was impressed by Jordan King on his first day of testing with his team at Sonoma, and has confirmed the Briton will make his oval debut on Sunday at Phoenix.
Following Chevrolet testing at Texas Motor Speedway, Ed Carpenter says the behavior of the 2018 aerokit-equipped car provides the driver with a different feeling.
Following Chevrolet Manufacturer testing at Phoenix International Raceway, IndyCar veterans Ed Carpenter and Will Power believe the lower downforce setting of the 2018 car will improve the race there next spring.
The Verizon IndyCar Series’ only driver/owner has suffered a bruising 2017 campaign, and felt the need to make significant changes for next season. He spoke to David Malsher about making some tough decisions.
Josef Newgarden completed 61 laps in tonight’s 65-minute session at Gateway, and it was his 59th that put him at the top of the charts, but his old team boss Ed Carpenter proved there’s a challenge brewing for Penske in race trim.
If IndyCar is to continue offering the greatest track diversity in motorsport, it needs to make oval racing a success – compelling action that is also a true test of driver talent. The 2018 car offers that chance, as Rick Mears tells David Malsher.