Indy 500 (2019)
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Motorsport.com's countdown of the biggest stories in racing in 2019 continues with McLaren’s stunning failure to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 with Fernando Alonso.
BorgWarner has made its traditional ‘Baby Borg’ presentations to first-time 2019 Indianapolis 500 winner Simon Pagenaud and 18-time Indy 500-winning team owner Roger Penske, but sculptor William Behrends has also added the face of Pagenaud’s Jack Russell terrier, Norman.
Fate wasn’t always smiling on the Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports drivers in the Indianapolis 500, but there were some highly promising aspects to the team’s race, as David Malsher explains.
Timing and motorsports go hand in hand, and one of the most significant numbers of last weekend’s mega motorsport events was the 0.2086s that Alexander Rossi fell short of second Indianapolis 500 win, as Simon Pagenaud beat him with a daring late-race pass and then fended him off until the final time across the famed yard of bricks.
Will Power says that having seen the video evidence, he now realizes he hit his refueler in his second pitstop in the Indy 500, and that his initial reaction regarding his punishment was wrong.
Santino Ferrucci, who finished seventh and top-placed rookie in last weekend’s Indianapolis 500, has been confirmed as the race's Rookie of the Year, and he's also moved into the lead of the NTT IndyCar Series 2019 Rookie of the Year standings.
Graham Rahal was left furious with Sebastien Bourdais after their collision on Lap 178 of the 200 caused a five-car wreck that brought out the red flags in the Indianapolis 500.
Team Penske’s 18th Indianapolis 500 winner said that the stars aligned to allow him to simply attack from the start of the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge and to “take our fate in our own hands.”
Andretti Autosport-Honda’s Alexander Rossi was left very downcast after missing out on a second Indy 500 victory by a mere 0.2086sec as he felt he was stymied by a combination of issues, the most damaging of which was a horsepower shortfall.
Roger Penske has confirmed publicly that his latest Indy 500 winner Simon Pagenaud will remain on the team in 2020 – and that he got a call from President Trump while in Victory Lane.
Team Penske-Chevrolet’s Simon Pagenaud won a titanic scrap with the Andretti Autosport-Honda of Alexander Rossi over the final 14 laps to win the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500, and earn a place on the Borg-Warner Trophy.
Five-time IndyCar champion and 2008 Indy 500 winner Scott Dixon is expecting a tough fight to reach the front of this year’s Memorial Day Weekend classic, especially if it’s a “straight-up dogfight”, but approves of how difficult the current car is to drive.
Felix Rosenqvist says he's feeling more at ease around Indianapolis Motor Speedway, recovering his confidence since his shunt in practice.
Marco Andretti spent Indy practice focused only on raceday setups, saying that his years of experience taught him not to worry over qualifying pace, and that he’s confident ahead of the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge.
Fernando Alonso has shown for the first time the damage caused when his legs broke his steering wheel during his Indy 500 practice crash last week.
Marcus Ericsson and the #7 Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports crew has won the traditional Indianapolis 500 pitstop competition, the first team outside of Team Penske and Chip Ganassi Racing to win the competition in 15 years.
How did Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports ensure it overcame the setback of James Hinchcliffe’s accident in qualifying last Saturday? With slick organization and determination, as competition director Billy Vincent explains to David Malsher.
Club Atletico River Plate, an Argentinean sports club based near Buenos Aires with a famous soccer team, is to sponsor Juncos Racing in Sunday’s Indianapolis 500.
IndyCar’s VP of competition and race engineering Bill Pappas says he’s broadly satisfied that the cars that crashed at around 220mph last week behaved as intended - staying low, landing upright and protecting drivers.
McLaren did the right thing in taking Fernando Alonso’s shock failure to qualify for the Indy 500 "on the chin", reckons its Formula 1 driver Lando Norris.
Tony Kanaan isn’t expecting to shine in this weekend’s Indianapolis 500 despite his starring role in last year’s event, even though he believes it can be the best race of AJ Foyt Racing-Chevrolet’s season.
Team Penske-Chevrolet’s Indy 500 polesitter Simon Pagenaud says he wants a warm Indy 500 because his car is handling so well, but he believes a cool one will be better for the fans because that will help pack the field closer.
McLaren CEO Zak Brown says his team has "no excuses" for its failure to qualify for the Indianapolis 500, following Fernando Alonso's shock exit on Bump Day.
A gutted Fernando Alonso, who has failed to qualify for the 103rd Running of the Indy 500, nonetheless believes it was better to try and fail than not try at all, and suggested he intends to return for a third attempt.
The NTT IndyCar Series has issued a new schedule of events on a rain-disrupted Sunday here at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and you can follow the action via live text here on Motorsport.com.
The six drivers due to fight for the final three slots on the Indy 500 grid got only 20 minutes of practice this morning before rain hit IMS, and Fernando Alonso’s McLaren-Chevrolet had a major setup issue.
In an edgy build-up to the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge, Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports’ rookie Marcus Ericsson sidestepped the drama and qualified 13th. His race engineer Blair Perschbacher spoke to David Malsher about the newbie’s progress.
Fernando Alonso is taking a pragmatic approach to his final chance to qualify for his second Indianapolis 500, after falling 0.02mph short of guaranteeing a grid slot in today’s qualifying session.
Both McLaren Racing’s Fernando Alonso and Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports’ James Hinchcliffe will have to join the last chance qualifiers’ shootout having failed to lock themselves into the Top 30 qualifiers for the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500.
Spencer Pigot has put Ed Carpenter Racing-Chevrolet on provisional pole, ahead of defending race-winner Will Power, but Fernando Alonso’s McLaren-Chevy is not yet in the field after suffering a right-rear puncture.
Fernando Alonso set an encouraging 228mph lap in the final practice session before Indy 500 qualifying starts at 11am local time.
Fernando Alonso recognizes that McLaren-Chevrolet still have a fight on their hands to make the field for the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500.
Conor Daly led an Andretti Autosport-Honda 1-2 when he got a strong tow in his final run of the day and clocked a 231.704mph lap to edge teammate Marco Andretti who had led the day’s times for almost the whole day.
Juncos Racing has issued a statement that it is endeavoring to have a car ready in time to take part in qualifying for the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge, following Kyle Kaiser’s crash on Fast Friday.
Juncos Racing’s already questionable entry into the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 suffered a huge blow on Fast Friday when Kyle Kaiser’s car looped out of control and made heavy contact with the Turn 3 wall in the first hour.
McLaren CEO Zak Brown says the atmosphere within the McLaren Racing IndyCar team is calm despite Fernando Alonso being left with just one practice day before qualifying for the Indianapolis 500 begins on Saturday.
Ed Carpenter Racing Scuderia Corsa-Chevrolet driver Ed Jones topped the overall speeds and the no-tow speeds on the third day of testing for the 103rd Running of the Indy 500 presented by Gainbridge.
Academy Award-winning actors Matt Damon and Christian Bale will serve as honorary starters for the 103rd Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge on May 26 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Michael Shank says that Meyer Shank Racing’s relationship with Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports is one he wants to renew for 2020 as he aims to enter the NTT IndyCar Series full-time.
The 2017 IndyCar Series champion Josef Newgarden put Team Penske-Chevrolet top of the speed charts in practice for the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge.
Kyle Kaiser is certain that Juncos Racing will make the start of the Indianapolis 500 should he qualify, despite the team losing two sponsors.
The seven drivers who didn't participate in the April 24 Rookies and Refreshers test for the 103rd Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge got their chance in a two-hour session at IMS this afternoon, with Juncos Racing's Kyle Kaiser emerging top.
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.
James Davison will pay tribute to his legendary grandfather Tony Gaze by wearing a a Royal Air Force-inspired helmet at the Indy 500.
Highly respected IndyCar veteran Oriol Servia will attempt to start his 11th Indy 500 from the wheel of the #77 MotoGator Team Stange Racing with Arrow SPM-Honda.