Can hybrid IndyCar really stay "fast, loud and authentic"?
IndyCar is in great shape right now, so does it really need to rock the boat by delaying its next generation rules by one year to add a hybrid element? Tom Errington explains the theory, and David Malsher gets the inside line from IndyCar's president
IndyCar's five-year technical plan was always going to be measured by its success in luring in a manufacturer. By all accounts, it came close to enticing the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles-owned Alfa Romeo into the series and securing that all-important third brand to join Honda and Chevrolet.
But the retirement and then death of Sergio Marchionne put that move on ice and IndyCar continued to mull its future with Honda, Chevrolet and outside manufacturers. As recently as last summer, IndyCar president Jay Frye went from one major carmaker to another for "positive talks" as the chase of a third brand became an increasing priority for the series.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Schmidt wants to keep Hinchcliffe into McLaren IndyCar era in 2020
McLaren's Brown: Alonso yet to show interest in full IndyCar season