Of the many silly-season driver/team changes that started brewing this past springtime – or even before that in the case of the split between Ryan Hunter-Reay and Andretti Autosport – Jack Harvey’s departure from Meyer Shank Racing was not foreseen. Not even by team owners Michael Shank and Jim Meyer.
It was unexpected, perhaps largely because Harvey seemed to have a job for life there. His gratitude to Shank and Meyer for having winched him out of post-Indy Lights No-man’s Land to become a part-time IndyCar driver in 2018 and ’19, then a full-timer from 2020, was palpable in his every interview. And in reciprocation, the team owners’ affection and respect for the 28-year-old from Bassingham, Lincolnshire, UK, for making the most of the part-time deal – a way trickier proposition in this era of extremely limited testing – knew no bounds.
In an enthralling 2021 IndyCar campaign, the series bounced back from its COVID-19 truncated year prior and series sophomore Alex Palou defeated both the established order and his fellow young guns to clinch a maiden title. It capped a remarkable season with plenty of standout performers
Marcus Ericsson enjoyed a breakout year in the IndyCar Series in 2021, winning twice and finishing sixth in points with Chip Ganassi Racing. How did he finally unlock the potential that was masked by five years of toil in Formula 1 with Caterham and Sauber/Alfa Romeo?
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.
Jack Harvey’s move to Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing sparked plenty of debate, but their combined strength could prove golden, says David Malsher-Lopez.
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.
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.
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
The 2021 IndyCar silly season is one of the silliest of all, but it’s satisfying to see so many talented drivers in play – including Callum Ilott. David Malsher-Lopez reports.
"Seamless" test, but Newgarden voices 2023 IndyCar weight concern
Podcast: IndyCar champion Scott Dixon remembers Dan Wheldon