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McLaren IndyCar management changes ongoing as team targets Kyle Busch for Indy 500
Kiel's McLaren exit sparks IndyCar team management changes
Power still capable of surprising IndyCar engineer Faustino after 15 years
What could have been: How a future tin-top ace was thwarted in IndyCar
Herta doesn't want to be "exception"

Arrow McLaren SP is expected to reveal its IndyCar management structure within the next seven days, and is also targeting Kyle Busch for a fourth car entry for the Indianapolis 500.

Taylor Kiel has resigned as president of Arrow McLaren SP, triggering rumours over his ultimate destination as well as the identity of his replacement.

Will Power's long-serving IndyCar race engineer Dave Faustino says the 2022 champion is still capable of surprising him after 15 years of working together.

Three starts in as many years meant Fredrik Ekblom never got a fair crack of the whip in US open-wheel racing before becoming one of Sweden’s greatest touring car drivers of the modern era. He explains how frequent frustrations eventually convinced him to head back to Europe, leaving Kenny Brack to take on the mantra of Indy racing's foremost Swedish prospect

Colton Herta says he didn’t want to get into Formula 1 by force majeure but by FIA offering greater points reward for IndyCar success.

McLaren IndyCar management changes ongoing as team targets Kyle Busch for Indy 500

Arrow McLaren SP is expected to reveal its IndyCar management structure within the next seven days, and is also targeting Kyle Busch for a fourth car entry for the Indianapolis 500.

Kiel's McLaren exit sparks IndyCar team management changes

Taylor Kiel has resigned as president of Arrow McLaren SP, triggering rumours over his ultimate destination as well as the identity of his replacement.

Power still capable of surprising IndyCar engineer Faustino after 15 years

Will Power's long-serving IndyCar race engineer Dave Faustino says the 2022 champion is still capable of surprising him after 15 years of working together.

What could have been: How a future tin-top ace was thwarted in IndyCar

Three starts in as many years meant Fredrik Ekblom never got a fair crack of the whip in US open-wheel racing before becoming one of Sweden’s greatest touring car drivers of the modern era. He explains how frequent frustrations eventually convinced him to head back to Europe, leaving Kenny Brack to take on the mantra of Indy racing's foremost Swedish prospect

Herta doesn't want to be "an exception" over F1 superlicence

Colton Herta says he didn’t want to get into Formula 1 by force majeure but by FIA offering greater points reward for IndyCar success.

Rossi: Herta paying price for F1's past "greed"

Alexander Rossi has hit out at the FIA's superlicence system for preventing Colton Herta from racing in Formula 1, saying "he should get that opportunity if it's offered to him".

The new skills Power acquired to end his long IndyCar title wait

By retaining his old qualities that made him a champion first time around in 2014 and adding new ones, Will Power finally claimed his second IndyCar title last weekend. Here's how the Team Penske ace found another level to an already impressive repertoire in 2022

Palou stays with Ganassi in IndyCar for 2023, Rosenqvist remains at McLaren

Alex Palou has announced he is staying with his current Chip Ganassi Racing IndyCar team for 2023, with Felix Rosenqvist remaining at Arrow McLaren SP.

Palou "on rails" at Laguna Seca, Ganassi-McLaren IndyCar dispute "moving in right direction" Laguna Seca
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Palou "on rails" at Laguna Seca, Ganassi-McLaren IndyCar dispute "moving in right direction"

Alex Palou says his Chip Ganassi Racing IndyCar machinery was "on rails" at Laguna Seca after winning by over 30 seconds, and was non-committal where he would race in 2023.

Tapping into nerves helped Power clinch second IndyCar title Laguna Seca
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Tapping into nerves helped Power clinch second IndyCar title

Will Power was left “mentally drained” after securing his second IndyCar title with third place at the Laguna Seca finale, but that pre-event nerves helped him perform.

IndyCar Laguna Seca: Palou wins race, Power is champion

Chip Ganassi Racing’s Alex Palou scored a brilliant win from 11th on the grid at the Laguna Seca finale, while Will Power took third to land his second IndyCar championship.

Newgarden: IndyCar title hopes "not over yet" despite qualifying calamity

Two-time IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden says 2022 title prospects are “not over yet” despite a qualifying spin that has consigned him to the back row of today's Laguna Seca finale.

Herta's F1 dream not over despite likely superlicence rejection

Colton Herta will not give up on his Formula 1 dream even if the FIA rejects his superlicence application, says his IndyCar race-winning father.

IndyCar Laguna Seca: Power takes record 68th pole as title rivals falter

Will Power scored a record-breaking 68th IndyCar pole for the 2022 finale at Laguna Seca, while main title rivals Scott Dixon and Josef Newgarden both dropped out early in qualifying.

IndyCar Laguna Seca: Palou leads second practice from Rossi

Alex Palou set the pace in second practice for IndyCar's finale at Laguna Seca ahead of the outgoing champion’s final attempt to score a win in 2022.

Could Penske's aversion to team orders at Portland prove costly?

OPINION: Team Penske decided not to enforce team orders in the penultimate round of the 2022 IndyCar season at Portland, where Scott McLaughlin beat points leader Will Power to victory. In denying its best chance of the title a chance to extend his advantage over Scott Dixon, Penske has made itself unnecessarily vulnerable to an attack by Chip Ganassi Racing in the Laguna Seca finale

RLL IndyCar team hires ex-Red Bull and McLaren F1 tech chief

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s IndyCar team has announced Stefano Sordo, currently McLaren F1 team’s director of vehicle performance, as its new technical director.

F1 superlicence system credibility at stake over Herta call, says Domenicali

The credibility of Formula 1’s superlicence system is at stake over the FIA’s decision on Colton Herta, reckons F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali.

Penske boss says team orders to help Power at Portland "difficult"

Penske president Tim Cindric says the team was in a "difficult situation" in Portland over whether it should order Scott McLaughlin to hand victory to IndyCar points leader Will Power.

McLaughlin signs multi-year extension with Penske IndyCar squad

Scott McLaughlin has signed a contract extension with Team Penske on a multi-year basis, following his impressive sophomore campaign in IndyCar with the team.

How Ericsson achieved Indy immortality as Ganassi's main man stumbled Plus

How Ericsson achieved Indy immortality as Ganassi's main man stumbled

Chip Ganassi Racing team was strong again in the Indianapolis 500, with poleman Scott Dixon and reigning champion Alex Palou leading almost three quarters of the race between them. But when dominator Dixon was penalised for pitlane speeding, ex-Formula 1 driver Marcus Ericsson stepped up to score the biggest win of his career and seize the IndyCar points lead

IndyCar
May 30, 2022
Ranking the top 10 IndyCar drivers of 2021 Plus

Ranking the top 10 IndyCar drivers of 2021

In an enthralling 2021 IndyCar campaign, the series bounced back from its COVID-19 truncated year prior and 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

IndyCar
Nov 21, 2021
How F1's other IndyCar exile finally unlocked his potential Plus

How F1's other IndyCar exile finally unlocked his potential

Romain Grosjean's swashbuckling rookie year in IndyCar captured the imagination of many in 2021. But another ex-Formula 1 driver whose potential was masked by five years of toil in, at best, middling machinery also enjoyed a breakout year in 2021 - winning twice and finishing sixth in points. Here's how Marcus Ericsson finally delivered on his promise

IndyCar
Nov 16, 2021
How Ganassi's relentless new champion outfoxed IndyCar's best Plus

How Ganassi's relentless new champion outfoxed IndyCar's best

IndyCar sophomore Alex Palou stunned by overcoming team-mate Scott Dixon and the rest of a white-hot field in 2021. He was consistently fast and crucially showed a level head, rebounding well from setbacks to put himself in a near unassailable position entering the final round

IndyCar
Nov 4, 2021
Have Harvey and RLL formed IndyCar’s next winning match-up? Plus

Have Harvey and RLL formed IndyCar’s next winning match-up?

Despite appearing to have an IndyCar job for life with Meyer Shank Racing, Jack Harvey’s departure and move to Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing sparked plenty of debate. However, Harvey's and RLL's combined strengths could prove to be a winning combination - if they get the balance right

IndyCar
Oct 17, 2021
Remembering Dan Wheldon and his last and most amazing IndyCar win Plus

Remembering Dan Wheldon and his last and most amazing IndyCar win

Saturday 16 October marks the 10th anniversary of 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

IndyCar
Oct 16, 2021
Why Kyle Kirkwood is America's new IndyCar ace-in-waiting Plus

Why Kyle Kirkwood is America's new IndyCar ace-in-waiting

Kyle Kirkwood, the record-setting junior formula driver, sealed the Indy Lights championship last weekend. But despite an absurdly strong junior career and scholarship money, his next move is far from clear

IndyCar
Oct 6, 2021
Why IndyCar title glory is just the start for Ganassi's new star Plus

Why IndyCar title glory is just the start for Ganassi's new star

Newly-crowned IndyCar champion Alex Palou has been lauded as a complete driver and veteran-like in only his second season. The 24-year-old is still in the early days of his career, but the parallels are there for all to see with his six-time champion Chip Ganassi Racing team-mate who has been CGR's team leader since 2014

IndyCar
Sep 28, 2021