Mikhail Aleshin
Russian Federation

Mikhail Aleshin

1987-05-22 (age 34)


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Button admits he found Le Mans “disconcerting” at first

Former F1 World Champion Jenson Button says his first experience of Le Mans was “another world” from what he was used to, but ended the test day happy with his confidence levels.

Toyota advantage like allowing one F1 team a V12 - Aleshin

SMP Racing's Mikhail Aleshin has likened Toyota's advantage in the FIA World Endurance Championship's LMP1 class to that of a Formula 1 team allowed to run a "V12 twin-turbo" engine.

Petrov, Aleshin named in SMP's LMP1 line-up

Formula 1 podium finisher Vitaly Petrov and ex-IndyCar driver Mikhail Aleshin will compete for SMP Racing in the LMP1 class of the FIA World Endurance Championship's 2018/19 superseason.

Gallery: Red Bull juniors who didn't get their F1 chance with Toro Rosso

Red Bull has arguably the most extensive driver development problem of all, but the energy drinks giant isn't afraid of dropping drivers who, in their opinion, are simply aren't good enough.

Aleshin loses Schmidt Peterson IndyCar ride

Mikhail Aleshin will not be returning to the #7 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports-Honda this year, the team has revealed.

Iowa IndyCar: Top 10 quotes after qualifying

Will Power took the pole for tomorrow's Iowa Corn 300 Verizon IndyCar Series race on the 0.894-mile Iowa Speedway,

Road America IndyCar: Top 10 quotes after race

Dixon captures prized Road America win, 41st victory of Indy car career

Aleshin "immigration issues" prompt Wickens IndyCar call-up

Mercedes DTM driver Robert Wickens could make a shock IndyCar debut at Road America this weekend as immigration issues have threatened the participation of Mikhail Aleshin.

IndyCar 2017: Team by team mid-season review

Nine races down, eight to go, and the usual suspects are starting to assert themselves in the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series after a very open start to the season. But certain statistical anomalies could have far-reaching effects, says David Malsher.

Texas IndyCar: Top 10 quotes after qualifying

Charlie Kimball sets Texas track record to win first career pole position

Hinchcliffe, Aleshin thrilled with fortune turnaround

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports-Honda drivers James Hinchcliffe and Mikhail Aleshin said they were content to overcome early difficulties in Detroit Race 1 to nail two top-six finishes.

Detroit IndyCar: Top 10 quotes after race 1

Graham Rahal dominates to win first race of Belle Isle doubleheader

Indy 500 entry list completed with 33 cars

Assuming Buddy Lazier will soon confirm his Lazier Partners Racing entry, the 33 cars and drivers set to race in the 101st Indianapolis 500 have now fallen into place.

Phoenix IndyCar: Top 10 quotes after qualifying

Castroneves keeps Phoenix speed king crown with record qualifying run

Barber IndyCar: Top 10 quotes after race

Josef Newgarden races to second Barber Motorsports Park win, first with Team Penske

Hildebrand breaks bone, not yet cleared to drive

JR Hildebrand has been diagnosed with a broken bone in his left hand, after last-lap clash with Mikhail Aleshin in the Toyota GP of Long Beach.

IndyCar 2017 season preview, driver-by-driver

Just four days away from the opening round of the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, here's your guide to each driver competing in three or more rounds.

IMSA ace Derani to test IndyCar for Schmidt Peterson

Pipo Derani is to test for Schmidt Peterson Motorsport next month, alongside AutoGP champion Luis Michael Dorrbecker.

Aleshin wants 2018 IndyCar to be radical

Mikhail Aleshin says that halting development on manufacturer aerokits was the right decision for 2017 but wants IndyCar to make major changes for next year’s car.

Schmidt: “If we don’t win with both drivers, I’ll be disappointed”

Sam Schmidt has stated his aim to see both James Hinchcliffe and Mikhail Aleshin in Victory Lane this year, and believes the team should be aiming for top five in the championship.

Aleshin advises safety crusaders to “leave the sport”

Mikhail Aleshin says that danger and confronting one’s fears are essential parts of motorsport’s appeal to racers, and these are the reasons why he likes the high-speed tracks on the IndyCar calendar.

Aleshin: “Carlin deal didn’t work out for various reasons”

Mikhail Aleshin says he won’t rule out racing for Carlin in the future, but says Schmidt Peterson Motorsport demonstrating its desire to re-sign him was a major factor in his and SMP Racing’s decision to remain at SPM.

Aleshin confirmed at Schmidt Peterson for 2017 IndyCar season

After months of uncertainty, the SMP Racing program has confirmed that Mikhail Aleshin will return for a third season in the Verizon IndyCar Series with Schmidt Peterson Motorsport-Honda.

Carlin unlikely to enter IndyCar in 2017

Trevor Carlin has admitted that the chances of a KV Racing-Carlin partnership this season are now looking remote, having failed to land Mikhail Aleshin.

Da Costa hoping for IndyCar chance with Carlin

Antonio Felix Da Costa is aiming for the Verizon IndyCar Series and hoping for a seat at Carlin, although his priority for the first half of this season would be his Formula E commitment to Andretti Autosport.

Schmidt confirms Aleshin’s return in 2017

Mikhail Aleshin has signed for a third season at Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, killing off rumors of him possibly switching to Andretti Autosport.

Honda: “IndyCar’s 2018 engine-led formula is attractive”

Honda Performance Development’s president, Art St. Cyr says that IndyCar reverting to a common aero package in 2018 is better for Honda but also, more importantly, better for the series as a whole.

Schmidt considers three-car entry, endorses Honda

Sam Schmidt has said a three-car lineup for Schmidt Peterson Motorsport in 2017 is a possibility, but says the third entry is unlikely to be full-time until the following season.

Watkins Glen: Top 10 quotes after qualifying

Scott Dixon, won the pole for Sunday’s Grand Prix of the Glen with a track record lap of one minute, 22.5259 seconds/147.008 MPH.

Dixon takes pole after acrimonious session

Scott Dixon grabbed a predictable pole but in an unpredictable way, as he set his fastest time – and a new track record – on the harder compound black tires. Behind him however, there were several incidents that caused penalties.

Hinchcliffe says "IndyCar can't read their own rulebook"

James Hinchcliffe was livid after he was penalized for interfering with the lap of Will Power.

Hinchcliffe, Aleshin credit team with promising oval runs

Schmidt Peterson Motorsport's drivers say tire degradation will be key to strategy in tonight's Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway… and that their team holds that key. Anne Proffit reports.

Top 10 photos of the week: 2016-08-25

Your weekly dose of top 10 photos from around the world, shot by the award-winning Motorsport.com photographers and contributors.

Pocono 500: Top 10 quotes after race

Win by Power at Pocono tightens championship race

Power wins Pocono as Pagenaud crashes

Will Power clinched his fourth win of the season, and slashed teammate Simon Pagenaud's points lead from 58 points to 20 as the Frenchman crashed out on cold tires when his car bottomed out at Turn 1.

Aleshin wins his first IndyCar pole

Hot on the heels of contending for victory at Mid-Ohio, Mikhail Aleshin earned his first ever pole position in the Verizon IndyCar Series, as speeds hit 220mph mark at Pocono Raceway.

Aleshin leads first practice as three cars crash

Mikhail Aleshin hit the top of the timesheets at Pocono Raceway as Ryan Hunter-Reay, Charlie Kimball and Juan Montoya all hit the wall during the only practice before qualifying for the ABC Supply 500.

Schmidt aims to keep Hinchcliffe and Aleshin for 2017

Sam Schmidt says retaining James Hinchcliffe and Mikhail Aleshin at Schmidt Peterson Motorsport next year will be important for team progress.

IndyCar silly season: Who's going where in 2017?

Who goes where, and should we expect a huge game of musical chairs in the long IndyCar off-season? David Malsher breaks down some of the permutations.

Aleshin plays down double pitlane disaster

Mikhail Aleshin believes he could have won today’s IndyCar race at Mid-Ohio had it not been for the pitlane clash that saw him sent out into the tail of Josef Newgarden’s car.

"What They're Saying" from Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio qualifying

The 2016 championship leader hustled his car around the 2.258-mile Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course to edge teammate Will Power for the pole position and will lead the 22-car field to start tomorrow's race.

Top 10 drivers quotes from the Honda Indy Toronto

Top 10 results and drivers quotes from the Honda Indy Toronto Verizon IndyCar Series event on the 1.786-mile Exhibition Place circuit

Honda Indy Toronto Qualifying: Top 10 drivers quotes

Qualifying Saturday for the Honda Indy Toronto Verizon IndyCar Series event on the 1.786-mile(s) Exhibition Place circuit

Top 10 drivers quotes from Iowa

Quotes from the Iowa Corn 300 Verizon IndyCar Series event on the 0.894-mile Iowa Speedway

Aleshin pleased with best oval result at Iowa

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports racer Mikhail Aleshin was left satisfied with his most convincing weekend at an oval track, after finishing top Honda car in both qualifying and race.

Injured Newgarden dominates Iowa with record run

Josef Newgarden overcame his injuries to put on a clinic at Iowa Speedway, leading 282 of the 300 laps – the most ever led in an Indy car race – and moved up to second in the championship hunt.

Top 10 drivers quotes from qualifying at the Iowa Speedway

Qualifying Saturday for the Iowa Corn 300 Verizon IndyCar Series event on the 0.894-mile Iowa Speedway

IndyCar drivers' half-term reports

At the halfway point in the 16-race 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series, David Malsher assesses the strengths and weaknesses of each driver, and how they should approach the second half of the season.

Aleshin “not pleased” by Kvyat demotion

Schmidt Peterson Motorsport’s Mikhail Aleshin, who has qualified seventh for the Indianapolis 500, has expressed sympathy for his compatriot in Formula 1, and is pleased with his own move to IndyCar.

SPM drivers say their cars are fast in race trim

James Hinchcliffe, Mikhail Aleshin and Oriol Servia are confident this weekend they can deliver on the promise they showed in qualifying for the Indy 500.

'What they're saying' from Indianapolis 500 Qualifications Day 2

Top 10 results and quotes from Indianapolis 500 Qualifications Day 1

'What They're Saying' from Indianapolis 500 Qualifications Day 1

Top 10 results and quotes from Indianapolis 500 Qualifications Day 1

SPM, Andretti, Penske and ECR locked into the Fast Nine

Ganassi missed out on the chance to go for pole for the 100th Running of the Indy 500 as Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, Andretti Autosport, Team Penske and Ed Carpenter Racing have locked themselves into the Fast Nine.

Honda says engine failures are “similar” and too early

The engine failures that ended Ryan Hunter-Reay’s Indy 500 practice two hours early today and struck Mikhail Aleshin yesterday are similar, but Honda Performance Development is not yet willing to share details.

Solid IMSA representation on 60-entry list for 24 Hours of Le Mans

The United States leads the entry list for the prestigious endurance race on June 18-19 with 12 cars, 10 of which compete in the WeatherTech Championship.

'What drivers are saying' from Alabama Qualifying

Qualifying Saturday for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama Verizon IndyCar Series race on the 2.3-mile Barber Motorsports Park

Being quickest Honda is not enough, says Aleshin

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports’ Mikhail Aleshin says he's back in IndyCar to win races, and that being fastest Honda at any given circuit is not going to be enough for him.

IndyCar drivers quotes after the Long Beach race

'What They're Saying' from the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

Dixon wins at Phoenix to tie Al Unser for fourth on all-time list

Reigning champion Scott Dixon won the Phoenix Grand Prix in the series' return to Phoenix International Raceway following an 11-year absence