IndyCar News

Franchitti: Dixon is “perfect wingman” for Palou’s IndyCar title bid
Palou "cannot relax" in IndyCar finale despite strong points lead
Grosjean, Palou thank Coyne for IndyCar debut chances
Newgarden accepts title defeat in IndyCar, focused on securing second
Herta in two minds over IndyCar blue flags after Laguna Seca traffic issues

Four-time IndyCar Series champion Dario Franchitti believes Scott Dixon will be the “perfect wingman” as his teammate Alex Palou aims to seal a first title success at Long Beach.

Alex Palou says that his commanding points lead heading to the Long Beach IndyCar finale will not alter his approach to "race hard, race smart".

Both Alex Palou and Romain Grosjean have paid tribute to Dale Coyne for getting them into IndyCar and allowing them to show their talent.

Josef Newgarden says he is now focused on securing second in the IndyCar drivers' standings at the Long Beach finale, after seeing his title hopes fade away at Laguna Seca.

Laguna Seca winner Colton Herta is in two minds over IndyCar's rule that allows would-be lapped runners to hold up the leaders in order to stay on the lead lap.

Franchitti: Dixon is “perfect wingman” for Palou’s IndyCar title bid

Four-time IndyCar Series champion Dario Franchitti believes Scott Dixon will be the “perfect wingman” as his teammate Alex Palou aims to seal a first title success at Long Beach.

Palou "cannot relax" in IndyCar finale despite strong points lead

Alex Palou says that his commanding points lead heading to the Long Beach IndyCar finale will not alter his approach to "race hard, race smart".

Grosjean, Palou thank Coyne for IndyCar debut chances

Both Alex Palou and Romain Grosjean have paid tribute to Dale Coyne for getting them into IndyCar and allowing them to show their talent.

Newgarden accepts title defeat in IndyCar, focused on securing second

Josef Newgarden says he is now focused on securing second in the IndyCar drivers' standings at the Long Beach finale, after seeing his title hopes fade away at Laguna Seca.

Herta in two minds over IndyCar blue flags after Laguna Seca traffic issues

Laguna Seca winner Colton Herta is in two minds over IndyCar's rule that allows would-be lapped runners to hold up the leaders in order to stay on the lead lap.

O'Ward proud of IndyCar title challenge but rues gap to Ganassi team

Arrow McLaren SP ace Pato O’Ward says he’s proud of his 2021 season, but admits he’s disappointed that the team is not yet quite level with Chip Ganassi Racing.

Grosjean 'felt like Zanardi' in Corkscrew passes for Laguna Seca podium charge

Romain Grosjean says he “felt a bit like Alex Zanardi” after his stunning drive to the podium with some wild overtakes at one of the most famed corner sequences on the IndyCar calendar.

Laguna Seca IndyCar: Herta converts pole to victory as Palou extends title lead

Colton Herta converted pole position into his second Laguna Seca IndyCar victory, beating Alex Palou to the line as the two were pressured by Romain Grosjean towards the finish.

IndyCar reveals 2022 schedule, with season starting in February

IndyCar has announced its 17-race 2022 schedule, which sees Iowa become the only double-header, and the season-opener at St. Petersburg moving to February.

Vandoorne “under consideration” for McLaren SP IndyCar drive as Arrow renews

Arrow has renewed its contract with the McLaren SP IndyCar team, as CEO Zak Brown says ex-F1 racer Stoffel Vandoorne is a candidate for its expansion to a third car.

Herta expects IndyCar tyre struggles at Laguna Seca

Colton Herta believes that the increased race length for this year’s Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey will cause major issues for several IndyCar drivers.

Laguna Seca IndyCar: Herta takes pole, heads Andretti 1-2

Colton Herta delivered a brilliant pole position for Andretti Autosport, beating teammate Alexander Rossi by 0.1957s for his second straight Laguna Seca pole and the seventh of his IndyCar career.

Laguna Seca IndyCar: McLaughlin tops second practice

Team Penske-Chevrolet’s rookie Scott McLaughlin ducked under the 71s barrier to top second practice at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in a session interrupted by two red flags.

Castroneves: Partnering Pagenaud again at MSR “would be awesome”

Helio Castroneves said he would love the opportunity to work with former Penske teammate Simon Pagenaud at Meyer Shank Racing in 2022.

Newgarden: "Hard to get a read" on fickle Laguna Seca

Two-time IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden believes that verifying the quality of car set-ups will be a significant challenge at the constantly evolving Laguna Seca track this weekend.

O’Ward will be aggressive at Laguna Seca to close Palou points gap

Patricio O’Ward says he's going to be aggressive in seeking a victory at Laguna Seca that will close his 25-point deficit to IndyCar championship leader Alex Palou.

Dixon will support Palou's title push at Long Beach if he can't win

Six-time and reigning IndyCar champion Scott Dixon has confirmed he’s prepared to work for points-leading Chip Ganassi Racing team-mate Alex Palou if he's eliminated from title contention this weekend.

Laguna Seca IndyCar: Newgarden leads Herta, Palou in practice

Two-time IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden set the fastest time in the first 45-minute practice session at Laguna Seca, the Team Penske driver beating Andretti Autosport's 2019 event winner Colton Herta.

Sato on brink of deal with Dale Coyne Racing for 2022

Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Takuma Sato is set to depart Rahal Letterman Lanigan to join Dale Coyne Racing for the 2022 IndyCar season.

Why IndyCar’s longest silly-season is still far from over Plus

Why IndyCar’s longest silly-season is still far from over

OPINION: The 2021 IndyCar silly season has been one of the silliest for many years, as many talented drivers remain in play – with new pieces to the puzzle being added all the time. Here's what we know so far about who will end up where in 2022

Why IndyCar’s longest silly-season is still far from over Plus

Why IndyCar’s longest silly-season is still far from over

OPINION: The 2021 IndyCar silly season has been one of the silliest for many years, as many talented drivers remain in play – with new pieces to the puzzle being added all the time. Here's what we know so far about who will end up where in 2022

IndyCar
Sep 15, 2021
Why IndyCar's generational shift isn't as stark as it appears Plus

Why IndyCar's generational shift isn't as stark as it appears

OPINION: The rise of two drivers racing only their second full-season IndyCar campaigns to head the points with four races to go has led to some observers doubting the credentials of the old guard. But they haven't faded away, there's merely a deeper talent pool that is helping to make this season one of the best in recent years

IndyCar
Aug 20, 2021
The F1 champion who became an Indy king in his second career Plus

The F1 champion who became an Indy king in his second career

Emerson Fittipaldi’s decision to go racing with his brother led to him falling out of F1, but he bloomed again on the IndyCar scene. NIGEL ROEBUCK considers a career of two halves

Formula 1
Jul 31, 2021
The lasting legacy of a fallen Indycar rookie Plus

The lasting legacy of a fallen Indycar rookie

Jeff Krosnoff was plucked out of obscurity to become a respected and highly popular professional in Japan, and then got his big break in Indycar for 1996. But a tragic accident at Toronto 25 years ago cut short a promising career and curtailed his regular team-mate Mauro Martini's passion for racing

IndyCar
Jul 14, 2021
The two key areas where Dixon needs to re-assert his authority Plus

The two key areas where Dixon needs to re-assert his authority

OPINION: Having been Chip Ganassi Racing's IndyCar focal point for the best part of a decade, Scott Dixon has been so far outgunned by new team-mate Alex Palou in 2021. After finishing behind the Spaniard at his traditional happy hunting ground at Mid-Ohio, Dixon has work to do to assume his traditional position in the team and the standings

IndyCar
Jul 6, 2021
The winners and losers of IndyCar 2021 so far Plus

The winners and losers of IndyCar 2021 so far

At the halfway point in the 2021 IndyCar Series season, we've had seven winners in eight races, spread between five teams – none of them Team Penske. In this unusual season, even by IndyCar standards, who’s excelling and who’s dragging their heels?

IndyCar
Jun 18, 2021
Castroneves: How I kept it under control to make Indy 500 history Plus

Castroneves: How I kept it under control to make Indy 500 history

Helio Castroneves’ overwhelming vivaciousness outside the cockpit belies a hardcore racer who knows how to plot his moves – and then recall it all. A day after his fourth Indy 500 win, he explained his tactics

IndyCar
Jun 2, 2021
How 'chess master' Castroneves cemented his Indy legend status Plus

How 'chess master' Castroneves cemented his Indy legend status

Helio Castroneves joined AJ Foyt, Al Unser and Rick Mears with the most Indianapolis 500 wins after edging past Alex Palou on the penultimate lap of a thrilling race that validated Michael Shank's faith in the veteran Brazilian - who is discovering that there is life after Penske after all

IndyCar
Jun 1, 2021