IndyCar News

Malukas on first IndyCar test: “I wasn’t expecting it to be so good!”

Indy Lights graduate David Malukas has admitted his pace on his first IndyCar outing was surprising even to him.

Carpenter happy with Hunter-Reay but ride still not certain

Ed Carpenter says that while he was happy with Ryan Hunter-Reay’s driver evaluation test, it doesn’t mean the 2012 champion is favorite for the drive for next year.

Hulkenberg impresses Arrow McLaren SP in first IndyCar test
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Hulkenberg impresses Arrow McLaren SP in first IndyCar test

Arrow McLaren SP team president Taylor Kiel was very impressed by Nico Hulkenberg’s first IndyCar test – but at the same time admitted he’d been expecting it given the F1 driver’s talents.

Malukas leads IndyCar driver evaluation, Hulkenberg one second off

Rookie David Malukas put Dale Coyne Racing-Honda on top in his first IndyCar test, as Nico Hulkenberg turned over 100 laps in his Arrow McLaren SP-Chevrolet.

McLaren: Hulkenberg “towards top of list” for IndyCar seat
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McLaren: Hulkenberg “towards top of list” for IndyCar seat

McLaren CEO Zak Brown says that Nico Hulkenberg is "towards the top of the list" of candidates for a future third IndyCar seat, should the programme be confirmed.

Hulkenberg says F1 "train has probably left", ready for IndyCar
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Hulkenberg says F1 "train has probably left", ready for IndyCar

Nico Hulkenberg was hugely unfortunate in terms of his F1 career, which never lived up to his extreme promise in junior formulas. Ahead of his first IndyCar test, he looks to the future and assesses his past. Adam Cooper reports.

Alonso on Herta talk: Motorsports is much more than F1

Alpine's Fernando Alonso says IndyCar star Colton Herta should follow his own career plan amid talk over a future Formula 1 switch, pointing out "motorsport is much more than F1".

Boston GP CFO pleads guilty to fraud, money laundering and more

John Casey, chief financial officer of IndyCar’s failed Boston Grand Prix, has pleaded guilty to multiple counts of fraud.

Lundgaard: Move to IndyCar is about “What’s most exciting?”
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Lundgaard: Move to IndyCar is about “What’s most exciting?”

Christian Lundgaard says that joining Rahal Letterman Lanigan IndyCar team is about pursuing enjoyment and excitement in his motorsport career – but admits he hasn’t given up on the F1 dream.

Hulkenberg and Arrow McLaren SP confirm test

Nico Hulkenberg has confirmed that he will take part in next week’s IndyCar evaluation test at Barber Motorsports Park.

Lundgaard makes 2022 IndyCar move in third RLL seat
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Lundgaard makes 2022 IndyCar move in third RLL seat

Danish Formula 2 driver Christian Lundgaard will switch to IndyCar in 2022, joining Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing in a third full-time entry.

Hulkenberg, Sargeant to make IndyCar debuts in Barber test
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Hulkenberg, Sargeant to make IndyCar debuts in Barber test

Ex-Formula 1 driver Nico Hulkenberg and Formula 3 race-winner Logan Sargeant will get their first opportunities to try an IndyCar when they take part in next week’s test at Barber Motorsports Park.

O’Ward: ‘I’d be lying’ to deny interest in future F1 move
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O’Ward: ‘I’d be lying’ to deny interest in future F1 move

Arrow McLaren SP IndyCar driver Pato O’Ward says he would “be lying” if he denied interest in a future switch to Formula 1 ahead of his maiden test in Abu Dhabi.

2023 IndyCar won’t take major toll on tires, says Firestone

Firestone says the increased power and weight of a 2023-spec IndyCar won’t dramatically increase tire wear, although the company is still aiming to make modifications to its compounds.

Remembering Dan Wheldon and his last and most amazing win Prime

Remembering Dan Wheldon and his last and most amazing win

Saturday, Oct. 16th, marks the 10th anniversary Dan Wheldon’s death. David Malsher-Lopez pays tribute, then asks Wheldon’s race engineer from 2011, Todd Malloy, to recall that magical second victory at the Indianapolis 500.

Podcast: IndyCar champion Scott Dixon remembers Dan Wheldon

Saturday 16 October marks 10 years to the day double Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon tragically died in an IndyCar crash at the Las Vegas season finale.

Have Harvey and RLL formed IndyCar’s next winning match-up? Prime

Have Harvey and RLL formed IndyCar’s next winning match-up?

Jack Harvey’s move to Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing sparked plenty of debate, but their combined strength could prove golden, says David Malsher-Lopez.

"Seamless" test, but Newgarden voices 2023 IndyCar weight concern
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"Seamless" test, but Newgarden voices 2023 IndyCar weight concern

After testing a variety of potential new Firestone road course tires for 2023, Josef Newgarden says he’s spoken to IndyCar leaders about the increasing weight of the cars.

Why Kyle Kirkwood is America's new IndyCar ace-in-waiting Prime

Why Kyle Kirkwood is America's new IndyCar ace-in-waiting

Kyle Kirkwood, the record-setting junior formula driver, sealed the Indy Lights championship last weekend. But despite an absurdly strong résumé and scholarship money, his next move is far from clear. By David Malsher-Lopez.

2021 IndyCar title is just the start for Ganassi's newest star Prime

2021 IndyCar title is just the start for Ganassi's newest star

Alex Palou has captured Chip Ganassi Racing's 14th IndyCar drivers' championship, and in truly stellar manner. David Malsher-Lopez explains what made the Palou-Ganassi combo so potent so soon.