Remember all of the rumors that current Porsche 919 driver Brendon Hartley was going to Chip Ganassi’s IndyCar team after Porsche shuttered its Le Mans prototype team after this year? Turns out, they were legit—so much so, that the Toro Rosso Formula One team had to negotiate Hartley out of an existing contract to…
Circuit of The Americas, a nearly 3.5-mile road course near Austin, is interested in hosting a Verizon IndyCar Series race so long as it doesn’t conflict with an existing event. But COTA shouldn’t be concerned that—the race track should, instead, be worried about its 1.5-mile asphalt neighbor up north.
If there’s one driver that has been missed in Formula One, it’s certainly 2009 world champion Jenson Button. Button isn’t done with racing yet, but won’t be making a full-time return to F1. Now he’s named two other series he won’t be trying in F1's place: Formula E and IndyCar, which “scares the shit” out of him.
Here’s something you probably didn’t know: The McLaren-Honda Formula One team isn’t great these days. Wild, right? The team’s two-time champ, Fernando Alonso, has threatened to leave all year in the same vein as a teenager saying they’ll never talk to you again, and he’s still not sure if he’ll stay around.
After Watkins Glen International stepped up to fill the hole left by the Verizon IndyCar Series’ disaster of a Boston race—which never happened and left a $2 million bill—the track is already back off of the schedule. IndyCar will go to Portland instead, to race at a track recently said to be in need of “upgrading.”
Next year will be IndyCar driver Scott Dixon’s 17th year with Chip Ganassi Racing, reports Motorsport.com. Yes, you read that right. Seventeenth. Ganassi is even downsizing back to two cars from four, but Dixon’s job is safe for obvious (winning) reasons. Still, holy crap: 17 years with the same team is all but…
Josef Newgarden became IndyCar’s youngest champion in over a decade and the series’ first American champ in five years. Newgarden had the most number of wins this season, so the championship fits. This was Newgarden’s first year with Team Penske. At age 26, he’s the fresh young face IndyCar needed to win.
IndyCar’s season finale today at Sonoma is going to be insane for one incredible reason: seven different drivers could win the championship. Seven! Sonoma is a double-points race which racing legend A.J. Foyt accurately called a “gimmick” in Autoweek, but that gimmick means that the entire top seven has to bring their…
IndyCar driver Will Power got the ultimate open-cockpit racing scare tonight at Gateway Motorsports Park: a view of the underside of Ed Carpenter’s car.
One unlucky IndyCar official accidentally got hit by Max Chilton’s No. 8 Honda in Gateway Motorsports Park’s pit lane. Chilton spun while driving down the pits during today’s practice for the Bommarito Auto Group 500, sending him right towards the people standing in a nearby pit box.
IndyCar racer Sébastien Bourdais was expected to sit out the rest of this year after fracturing his hip, pelvis and two ribs in a violent Indianapolis 500 practice crash last May. However, after being cleared by doctors to race again last week, Motorsport.com reports that Bourdais will return to racing this weekend at…
While us normal people like to hang out and maybe sleep a bit after we shatter a bone, pro drivers tend to ask how quickly they can get back in the car they likely got injured in. For Sebastien Bourdais, who fractured his hip and pelvis in a huge Indianapolis 500 qualifying wreck, the answer was less than three months.
To say that a professional race-car driver running out of gas in a street car is like an NBA star missing a layup would be somewhat inaccurate. It’s more like an NBA star missing a layup on a four-foot goal with bright, illuminated signs all around the rim saying “BALL GOES HERE.”
For years now IndyCar has competed with a spec car that looks like it’s wearing bloomers, a too-big, low-fi, Playmobil version of what an open wheeler should look like. I have tried to care about it. I have failed. But hey, for the first time in years, there’s an IndyCar that actually looks good.
Uh-oh: someone forgot they were logged into the official, corporate IndyCar Series account. Worse yet, they mentioned the son of the United States’ preeminent Twitter troll in the process. Ohhhh nooooooo.
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.