indycar News and Analysis
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.
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.
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".
John Casey, chief financial officer of IndyCar’s failed Boston Grand Prix, has pleaded guilty to multiple counts of fraud.
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.
Danish Formula 2 driver Christian Lundgaard will switch to IndyCar in 2022, joining Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing in a third full-time entry.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jack Harvey’s move to Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing sparked plenty of debate, but their combined strength could prove golden, says David Malsher-Lopez.
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.
Andretti Autosport race engineer Ray Gosselin says he and the team “couldn’t be happier” with the way potential Indy Lights graduates Kyle Kirkwood and Devlin DeFrancesco adapted to IndyCars in their first test.
Jack Harvey says his move to Rahal Letterman Lanigan-Honda was so tempting because of the team’s consistency and its ability to get its drivers to the front on racedays.
Veteran United States Auto Club (USAC) driver and executive Levi Jones will be the new director of the Indy Lights series, it was announced today.
Jack Harvey has at last been confirmed as a Rahal Letterman Lanigan-Honda driver, joining incumbent Graham Rahal in what is described as a multi-year deal.
Firestone believes that data and feedback from Helio Castroneves and Pato O’Ward in Friday’s test at Indy has provided a good pointer regarding the tire construction/compound needed for the 2023-spec IndyCars.
Romain Grosjean, who had his first test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway today, said he’s excited by the prospect of racing with his new Andretti Autosport teammates and learning from four-time winner Helio Castroneves.
NASCAR legend Jimmie Johnson is “as close as I’ve ever been” to adding IndyCar ovals to his schedule for 2022, after nearing the end of his Rookie Orientation Program at Indianapolis Motor Speedway today.
Scott McLaughlin says he pulled the pin on his Bathurst 1000 drive out of fear it would be a "half-arsed" campaign due to travel restrictions.
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.
Romain Grosjean and Jimmie Johnson will turn their first laps of Indianapolis Motor Speedway in an IndyCar this week.
Colton Herta’s father Bryan, his strategist at Andretti-Herta Autosport, says that he believes the “potential” was there to fight with new IndyCar champion Alex Palou for the 2021 title.
McLaren CEO Zak Brown believes that defeated IndyCar title challenger Pato O’Ward nonetheless is one of the fastest drivers in the sport, and can get even better.
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.
IndyCar’s new Rookie of the Year Scott McLaughlin believes his next steps are to finish in the top 10 in the championship, and compete for Indy 500 victory.
Chip Ganassi, who today saw Alex Palou score his team’s 14th drivers’ title, says this latest triumph means a huge amount to the #10 crew and paid tribute to members working behind the scenes.
Colton Herta says his Long Beach triumph is special because he regards the race as IndyCar’s biggest event outside of the Indianapolis 500.
Colton Herta stormed from 14th to victory at the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, beating Josef Newgarden and Scott Dixon, while Alex Palou came home a solid fourth to claim his first NTT IndyCar Series title.
Arrow McLaren SP-Chevrolet’s Pato O’Ward has lost his shot at the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series title at the Long Beach finale due to transmission failure, which occurred 17 laps after he was punted into a spin at the end of the opening tour.
Stephanie Tindall, who helps run the Carlin team, believes that one of the squad’s current Formula 2 stars Dan Ticktum, would be ideal for the NTT IndyCar Series.
Sebastien Bourdais is expected to be confirmed as a full-time IMSA Prototype driver for 2022, and is now seeking to fill his non-sportscar weekends racing an IndyCar for A.J. Foyt Racing-Chevrolet.
Ed Carpenter Racing-Chevrolet has announced that Rinus VeeKay will run a third season for the team in 2022.
Dan Ticktum says he has a "couple of options" for next season and would be looking for drives in IndyCar, DTM and Formula E if he moves away from Formula 2 in 2022.
Long Beach pole-winner Josef Newgarden says that poor qualifying runs on the previous three road courses are what has all-but-eliminated him from genuine championship contention this weekend.
Championship challenger Pato O’Ward says he felt cheated out of his chance to be in the Firestone Fast Six in Long Beach following a controversial end to Q2.
Josef Newgarden took his fourth pole position of the season for Team Penske-Chevrolet, while Alex Palou and Pato O’Ward will start from the lower end of the Top 10.
Colton Herta turned the fastest lap of the weekend to top second practice, as all the drivers tried out the Firestone alternate compound for the first time.
Penske Entertainment Corp.’s president and CEO Mark Miles has stated that IndyCar will remain focused on its home continent for now, despite the international flavor of its rising stars.
Ryan Hunter-Reay insists he’s remaining upbeat about his future, on the eve of his last race with Andretti Autosport, for whom he has raced 12 years.
Colton Herta put Andretti Autosport-Honda on top in opening practice for the returning Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, while champion-elect Alex Palou’s first encounter with the course resulted in an impressive third.
Penske Entertainment Corp. president and CEO Mark Miles today revealed IndyCar will become the sanctioning body and promoter of the Indy Lights series at the end of this season 2021 season.
Alex Palou insists his first NTT IndyCar Series championship is by no means locked in, despite having to finish only 11th in the finale at the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach on Sunday to seal the title.
Andretti Autosport has signed Romain Grosjean for its #28 DHL-Honda entry in the 2022 and 2023 NTT IndyCar Series seasons, after an impressive rookie year with Dale Coyne/Rick Ware Racing.
One of motorsport’s worst-kept secrets now out in the open, and Romain Grosjean has been confirmed as an Andretti Autosport IndyCar driver in 2022. It marks a remarkable turnaround after the abrupt end to his Formula 1 career, and is a firm indication of his commitment to challenge for the IndyCar Series title
Juncos Hollinger Racing announced today that Callum Ilott will remain in the #77 entry for a full 2022 NTT IndyCar Series campaign.
Two-time IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden says he welcomes the arrival of young talent such as Alex Palou and Pato O'Ward from other countries and formulas to dispute the NTT IndyCar Series.
The 2021 NTT IndyCar Series’ 16th and final round will be held on the streets of Long Beach, California. Here’s all you need to know about how to enjoy the event.
Scott McLaughlin should clinch IndyCar’s Rookie of the Year title this weekend at Long Beach, but he’s more interested in the overall standings, and he admits that managing his expectations has not been easy. David Malsher-Lopez reports.