How a single-car team is turning the tide in IndyCar
A storied European single-seater outfit scored its first IndyCar pole position at Iowa Speedway last weekend. For the single-car team, it was a tangible sign that it is now heading in the right direction after a mixed start to its US adventure
If it escaped anyone's notice that Carlin has been over-performing for a one-car IndyCar team, Conor Daly hammered it home in decisive style at Iowa Speedway last Friday, when he took pole for race one and third for race two. That he ended up only eighth and 13th in the races was not irrelevant, but shouldn't detract from the fact that this third-year team is punching above its weight.
Those who have admired the squad since its inception in 1996 won't be entirely surprised that it is excelling in a spec formula, but the fact that Trevor Carlin's squad is belying the obvious detriment of having just one source of data coming in - on gruellingly rapid-fire race weekends too - is testament to this squad's core strength.
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
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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
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
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
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?
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
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