Some of the most fun to watch racing series suffer the problem of one race being exponentially more important to the masses than all the others. We all get excited for the Indianapolis 500 or Le Mans and then the rest of the season goes out with a whimper. Doesn’t it make more sense, then, to schedule The Big One as…
Jacques Villeneuve, a man who won a Formula One world championship and then floundered around motorsports not winning world titles, has some thoughts about fellow one-time world champion Nico Rosberg. And boy, are they dumb.
Once upon a late night at Daytona International Speedway, then-NASCAR driver Juan Pablo Montoya’s car broke loose under caution and slammed into a track-drying truck full of jet fuel. And, five years later, the co-owner of Montoya’s new sponsor introduced him as “Mr. Jet Dryer” at a car unveiling.
When Formula One driver Fernando Alonso announced on Wednesday that he’d skip the Monaco Grand Prix for the Indianapolis 500, it was fun news. Everyone loves a cross-discipline racing start, especially on a big stage. That is, everyone except Bernie Ecclestone. He would have tried to stop the deal from happening.
I’m excited to see Fernando Alonso running this year’s Indianapolis 500, but there’s far worse news hidden behind that awesome announcement. There’s no way McLaren would let two-time F1 world champion Alonso out of the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix if they thought they had a snowball’s chance in Hell with this year’s…
If there’s one name that’s all over open-wheel racing lately, it’s Alexander Rossi. Not only was he the first American to race in Formula One in years, but this year, he won America’s most famous race: the Indianapolis 500. So, of course, Rossi’s here with us live now to answer all your questions.
What is it like to win the Indianapolis 500, and what happens after that? We’ve got this year’s Indianapolis 500 winner Alexander Rossi dropping by this afternoon at 3:00 p.m. Eastern to answer questions you may have about IndyCar, Formula One, and whatever else you might have.
At the Indianapolis 500 last weekend, we asked a bunch of IndyCar drivers how they would make the sport more popular. “Produce the same kind of race as always,” driver Ed Carpenter suggested. “The product speaks for itself,” Marco Andretti said. This year’s Indy 500 produced the third-lowest television ratings in 30…
One of the last drivers expected to win the Indianapolis 500 drank the milk after his team made a smart call on strategy. While racing fans know Alexander Rossi from Formula One, he didn’t make huge waves running with backmarker teams. Now that he’s won the Indy 500, that could change. Here’s why we should all stand…
The 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 ended with Alexander Rossi—an IndyCar rookie—coming out of nowhere to take the win after a brilliant fuel-saving strategy. Rossi not only got a giant trophy, a big wreath, and a big jar of milk, but also a big wad of cash. Here’s how much he, and his competitors, made from the…
This year’s Indianapolis 500 lured in 350,000 fans, one of the biggest crowds in all of racing history. Between that huge crowd and the fact that the Indy 500 is—for many—just a giant party, there were insane amounts of trash left at the raceway. Here’s a look at the aftermath.
Friend of Jalopnik Sarah Connors is a yuuuuuuuuuge Alexander Rossi fan, down to the big American flag banner she made for his maiden attempt at the Indianapolis 500. Needless to say, she’s overjoyed with the results of yesterday’s race.
America’s big hope in Formula One wins America’s greatest spectacle in racing on his first attempt, for America? Yeah, there’s going to be a party. Something tells me there was going to be a party regardless of the outcome with the Indianapolis 500's sold-out crowd, anyway.
Manor Formula One reserve driver and Indianapolis 500 rookie Alexander Rossi appeared to coast through the finish running on what had to be leftover fumes to win today’s 100th running of America’s most famous race.
When you’re driving 200 mph, there’s not much time to react to a crash, especially when that crash happens only a few feet ahead of you. Just ask Conor Daly at this year’s Indy 500, who spun himself into a wall trying to avoid a crashed Mikhail Aleshin.
We already know how complicated Formula One steering wheels can be, but are the reins of an IndyCar any simpler? What do all of those buttons do? Here’s a breakdown.
Today’s Indianapolis 500 is full of unlikely mistakes from experienced hotshoes, and that’s exactly how to describe this bizarre pit lane collision between Townsend Bell, Helio Castroneves and Ryan Hunter-Reay. Seriously, what are they doing in pit lane today?
The Indiana Pacers—it’s a sporty enough name, and it fits well for a basketball team. Without outside knowledge or a strange knack for putting two and two together, there wouldn’t be any reason to question it. But, as far removed as the two sports are, the Pacers actually got their name from the Indianapolis 500.
Sage Karam, one of several one-off entries hoping to impress his way into more IndyCar drives during today’s Indianapolis 500, is out of the race after smacking into the wall outside Turn 1.
Juan Pablo Montoya will have his worst-ever finish at the Indy 500, and his first finish outside the top five today. He’s officially out of the race after a spin sent him into the wall outside Turn 2.