Russian IndyCar driver Mikhail Aleshin is stuck in France after competing in the 24 Hours of Le Mans due to unspecified issues with his visa to enter the United States, his team announced this week. Canadian driver Robert Wickens, who has a full-time ride in the touring car series DTM, will fill in for Aleshin during…
The idea seems straightforward enough: promote women in racing by creating an all-new series, just for women. A plan for one landed in the inbox of several pro drivers this week. But it’s instead been called out by those who see deeper problems here, tugging at the core of these women’s very desire to race.
Saturday’s IndyCar race had so much crash damage, only six of its 22 cars finished on the lead lap. Wrecks racked up an estimated $1.8 million in damage across the field, per Racer—and that’s a conservative estimate. That works out to about 180 gently used Spec 944s, or five beige McMansions in the Ft. Worth…
After a gigantic crash earlier whittled down the field to only half of the cars that started tonight’s IndyCar race at Texas Motor Speedway, this year’s Indianapolis 500 winner Takuma Sato spun out after hitting the grass and took out four more cars. Ouch.
“The Big One” involved nine cars at once after James Hinchcliffe got pinched in between Tony Kanaan and Mikhail Aleshin with nowhere to go. This started a huge chain reaction that left only 11 cars in the race—only half of the 22 that started the race.
I don’t think “spin it to win it” applies to race cars, but I’m mesmerized by this ridiculous save anyway. Ed Carpenter dropped a wheel off the pavement during tonight’s IndyCar race at Texas Motor Speedway, upsetting the car just enough to spin it out. Miraculously, Carpenter saves it and keeps going.
IndyCar’s James Hinchcliffe discovered what happens when you try to give a car too much gas and lose control, causing a quite dumb pile-up at the end of Texas Motor Speedway’s pit lane tonight.
Fernando Alonso’s run in the Indianapolis 500 keeps paying off in juicy, tender beef. Not with Alonso—he was pretty chill. No, it’s between three-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton, who keeps talking shit about IndyCar, and that series’ drivers. There’s only one way to settle this: put Hamilton in an IndyCar.
Japanese IndyCar driver Takuma Sato shocked the world when he won this weekend’s Indianapolis 500 by only .2011 of a second. Few expected Sato, who had one other IndyCar win to his name in 2013, to win IndyCar’s biggest show. Perhaps the most shocked of all, though, was the Japanese commentary team.
If there’s anybody who earned a conciliatory carton of milk at the Indianapolis 500, it was two-time Formula One champ and Indianapolis 500 rookie Fernando Alonso. Despite not taking the checkered flag, Alonso told reporters that he still didn’t miss taking part in the F1 Monaco Grand Prix.
With a several late-race passes over leader Max Chilton and a fierce battle for the win with Helio Castroneves, Takuma Sato won the 2017 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. His car was the Andretti Honda engine that could... actually survive the race.
Just moments after Fernando Alonso’s engine blew to bring out the yellow flag at the Indianapolis 500, five cars wound up in a massive crash with less than 20 laps to go in the race. Between engines blowing and cars crashing, it doesn’t seem like we’ll have much of a field left by the end of this thing.
Fernando Alonso’s engine abruptly failed on lap 179 of 200 during today’s Indianapolis 500, taking him out of the race. Alonso, who opted to race in the Indy 500 instead of the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix because his Honda-powered F1 car was so unreliable, had the third Honda engine failure of the day.
This is not Honda’s year to build a reliable engine in open-wheel, single-seater race cars. Ryan Hunter Reay, one of Fernando Alonso’s Andretti teammates, just had his engine fail with a huge THUNK. Hunter-Reay has the first Honda engine to go kaput during today’s Indianapolis 500 race.
I’m really not the biggest Fernando Alonso fan out there, but that didn’t matter when the Spanish Formula One driver walked past me at the Indianapolis 500. I was no match for his dreamy aura.
The 1996 Indianapolis 500 winner and oldest entrant in today’s Indianapolis 500, Buddy Lazier, just crashed out of the race. Sadly, his shoestring-budget, family supported run has come to the end this year in a big spin into the wall. Lazier has been taken to IU Health Methodist Hospital, as he complained of chest…
It’s not a good day for being on the high side of a pass around the turns of Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Conor Daly tried to make a pass around the outside of Charlie Kimball in Turn 3, but didn’t give Kimball enough room, tapping the side of Kimball’s car and ending up in the wall as a result.
Indianapolis 500 pole sitter Scott Dixon sadly got caught in the path of Jay Howard’s out of control car during today’s race, sending Dixon airborne and temporarily halting the race for clean-up.
What’s the deal with the race Fernando Alonso opted to do over the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix this year? It’s the 101st running of the “greatest spectacle in racing,” the Indianapolis 500, and it’s perhaps the most prestigious oval race on earth. Here’s the basic rundown in case you’re new to this show.
This individual who urgently needed to cross pit road ahead of Mike Pence’s motorcade had a bad time of it.