The race formerly known as the Grand Prix of Boston won’t be happening in Boston, reports the Boston Globe. The relationship between the city and race promoters had gone foul, and both are pointing fingers at each other as to why this race won’t work. Organizers are now looking for a back-up city for the race.
This weekend, IndyCar heads to the butter smooth surface at Barber Motorsports Park. Last weekend’s street course at Long Beach, however, was a rough-and-tumble riot of a thing, and the series stuck a camera on Graham Rahal’s helmet that proves it. Come along for a wild ride.
French IndyCar driver Simon Pagenaud bears an uncanny resemblance to French antagonist Jean Girard from Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby. TMZ, of course, asked if there was any relation between Pagenaud and the character and apparently that’s a question Pagenaud gets a lot.
For the second year in a row, the Grand Prix of Long Beach weekend left a driver so angry over a race result that they refused to spray champagne on the podium. This year, it was Scott Dixon, who got royally screwed by IndyCar’s decision not to impose a real penalty for a shortcut made by race winner Simon Pagenaud.
If you thought your Evo was hard to turn around in a parking lot, try getting an IndyCar stuck in one of the Grand Prix of Long Beach’s narrow escape chutes, as Conor Daly did this morning during IndyCar practice.
Today’s IndyCar practice was interrupted by a particularly stubborn brake fire out of Charlie Kimball’s car. Between this and the Fiery On Road Dead incident from IMSA practice, maybe California needs to periodically assess car-b-que risk like they do for wildfires. Threat level: at least moderate.
Maybe it’s because all of the tracks near me are set in the middle of a cow pasture, but in-car videos of street courses always just feel surreal, like some special Mario Kart level. Here’s an in-car video from practice for last weekend’s IndyCar race in St. Petersburg that shows just how tight that circuit is.
The Verizon IndyCar Series season is off to an interesting start, and it just got weirder when the season opener began. As the result of a strange wreck on the St. Petersburg streets, nearly half of the field wound up in a gridlock resembling rush-hour traffic—complete with the hand signals that go along with it.
If anywhere could snap a driver into full Jean Girard Mode, it would have to be one of IndyCar’s tight street courses. Good news! IndyCar’s season opener is on the chaotic street course at St. Petersburg, and Sébastien Bourdais already got into it with Mikhail Aleshin after a practice session. Yes, a practice session.
Battling nausea and inner-ear problems, pole sitter Will Power will miss the Verizon IndyCar Series season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Sunday. Oriol Servia will take his place in the car.
American Formula One Alexander Rossi is back with Manor Racing for this year after all—as a reserve driver. While he lost out on the full-time drive to F1 rookies Rio Haryanto and Pascal Wehrlein, he’s still happy to split duties between IndyCar and the Manor F1 reserve role.
He’s the 2014 IndyCar world champion. He’s tied as the most successful road- and street-course driver in IndyCar history. He’s also Australian. Now’s your chance to ask Will Power anything you want.
It should come as no surprise that he got booted for a driver with a multimillion-dollar backing from a petro-state.
More than a few conservatives are quaking in their boots over the prospect of Hillary Clinton, in their mind the devil incarnate, becoming our next president. To prevent such a tragedy, one patriotic website invites to you, the American people, to help them sponsor an IndyCar dressed in anti-Hillary livery at this…
When your team sticks around for 50 years, I suppose you should get Tom Brokaw to narrate a video of all your successes. Team Penske showed over 12 minutes of wonderful old footage of everything from the Indianapolis 500 to V8 Supercars at their fiftieth anniversary celebration, and it does not disappoint.
Some years just don’t go as expected, in good ways and bad. But thankfully for professional racing drivers, each year brings with it a points reset and a new chance at the championship title—or to finish higher than 30th. Either way.
The Verizon IndyCar series unveiled a new logo today, however, it looked a little bland. Uninspiring. Not lilac enough. Clip-arty. So, we fixed it.
As far as I can tell, the faster you were in the ‘90s, the smaller your sunglasses had to be.
Let's face it: racing is expensive. Many people can't afford to purchase a car, make it race-ready, and then proceed to crash it every weekend. Indoor go-karting, therefore, may be the most cost effective way to express your inner Jeff Gordon.