IndyCar News

Winning Indy car team owner Vince Granatelli dies
Calderon hopes Super Formula experience will aid IndyCar learning
Dixon has "more fight" after losing IndyCar title in 2021
Friday favourite: The American Spa that became a happy hunting ground
Kirkwood impressed after Foyt test

Winning Indy car team owner Vincent Granatelli has died at the age of 78 after contracting pneumonia and COVID.

IndyCar newcomer Tatiana Calderon is hoping her experience from Super Formula, F2 and sportscars will prove useful ahead of her first campaign at AJ Foyt Racing.

Six-time IndyCar champion Scott Dixon says his determination to reclaim the IndyCar title has been spurred on by his difficult 2021 campaign.

Its four miles of sprawling asphalt is one of the fastest and most challenging layouts in the United States. In the latest edition of Autosport's Friday favourite series, Road America circuit specialist in Indycars and sportscars Bruno Junqueira explains why the track is particularly special to him

IndyCar rookie Kyle Kirkwood was left highly encouraged after completing his first test day with AJ Foyt Racing and with Chevrolet.

Winning Indy car team owner Vince Granatelli dies

Winning Indy car team owner Vincent Granatelli has died at the age of 78 after contracting pneumonia and COVID.

Calderon hopes Super Formula experience will aid IndyCar learning

IndyCar newcomer Tatiana Calderon is hoping her experience from Super Formula, F2 and sportscars will prove useful ahead of her first campaign at AJ Foyt Racing.

Dixon has "more fight" after losing IndyCar title in 2021

Six-time IndyCar champion Scott Dixon says his determination to reclaim the IndyCar title has been spurred on by his difficult 2021 campaign.

Friday favourite: The American Spa that became a happy hunting ground

Its four miles of sprawling asphalt is one of the fastest and most challenging layouts in the United States. In the latest edition of Autosport's Friday favourite series, Road America circuit specialist in Indycars and sportscars Bruno Junqueira explains why the track is particularly special to him

Kirkwood impressed after first IndyCar test with Foyt

IndyCar rookie Kyle Kirkwood was left highly encouraged after completing his first test day with AJ Foyt Racing and with Chevrolet.

Newgarden: No single factor explains Penske's 2021 Indy 500 issues

Two-time IndyCar Series champion Josef Newgarden says there’s no one issue to explain why Team Penske struggled so badly for pace during qualifying at last year’s Indianapolis 500.

Johnson will be "much more competitive" racing IndyCars on ovals

Jimmie Johnson says he expects to be "much more competitive" racing an IndyCar on ovals this year compared to his road and street course-only 2021 campaign.

Kirkwood: Pressure reduced at Foyt for rookie IndyCar season

Indy Lights champion Kyle Kirkwood says AJ Foyt Racing’s recent struggles mean he faces less pressure than in a top team and he and the squad can “grow together”.

Rossi: Competition with Herta helps elevate Andretti IndyCar team

Alexander Rossi says although friends with Colton Herta, they and their crews have a healthy rivalry that is helping drive Andretti Autosport forward.

O'Ward: Arrow McLaren SP will join IndyCar elite but isn’t there yet

Pato O'Ward says Arrow McLaren SP can join Chip Ganassi Racing, Team Penske and Andretti Autosport to make a ‘Big Four’ in IndyCar, but inconsistencies show they’re not there yet.

Castroneves: Pagenaud will help put MSR “on the next level”

Four-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves believes the arrival of Simon Pagenaud as his teammate at Meyer Shank Racing will elevate the team, particularly on road courses.

Dixon leads calls for next-gen IndyCar to lose weight

Six-time IndyCar champion Scott Dixon has described the current breed of IndyCar as a “junior category car”, as its ever increasing weight militates against top speed and handling agility.

Cameron to test Penske IndyCar at Sebring

Sportscar ace Dane Cameron will test IndyCar machinery with Team Penske at Sebring on Wednesday.

IndyCar champion Palou targets first oval win in 2022

Defending IndyCar champion Alex Palou says he's targeting an improvement in his qualifying efforts and a first oval victory in 2022, having come close to winning last year's Indianapolis 500.

IndyCar ace O’Ward critical of "ridiculous" F1 superlicence rules

IndyCar race-winner Pato O’Ward says he doesn’t understand the "ridiculous" FIA superlicence points system required to race in Formula 1, if it were to become an option for him.

Grosjean and Mercedes "still keen" to set up F1 test

Romain Grosjean says his Mercedes Formula 1 test initially planned for last season is still "on the cards", after it was postponed due to travel restrictions.

Rosenqvist "can't have" another IndyCar season like 2021

Felix Rosenqvist says he can't afford another IndyCar season like his "tough" first campaign with Arrow McLaren SP in 2021, but is confident the team has made progress over winter.

Kanaan to return to Indy 500 with fifth Chip Ganassi entry

2013 Indianapolis 500 winner Tony Kanaan will race a fifth Chip Ganassi Racing entry in this year’s edition of the event.

AJ Foyt Racing signs Tatiana Calderon for partial 2022 IndyCar campaign

Tatiana Calderon will race a third AJ Foyt Racing entry at all of IndyCar’s road and street races in 2022.

Wickens admits IndyCar return “doesn’t seem feasible”

Robert Wickens, who will race in this year’s IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge, says that a return to IndyCar doesn’t seem feasible but he’s “interested in exploring other options.”

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
Why Grosjean's oval commitment shows he's serious about IndyCar Plus

Why Grosjean's oval commitment shows he's serious about IndyCar

One of motorsport’s worst-kept secrets is now out in the open, and Romain Grosjean has been confirmed as an Andretti Autosport IndyCar driver in 2022. It marks a remarkable turnaround after the abrupt end to his Formula 1 career, and is a firm indication of his commitment to challenge for the IndyCar Series title  

IndyCar
Sep 24, 2021