Is Ganassi the solution to Honda's problems?
Autosport Plus

Is Ganassi the solution to Honda's problems?

By:
, David Malsher

Honda's Formula 1 troubles make headline news internationally, but it's also been playing catch-up in IndyCar. In year three of the American single-seater series' aerokit era, Honda is still trying to get on terms with the dominant Chevrolet teams

At the end of IndyCar's Mid-Ohio race last July, the yellow #28 Andretti Autosport Dallara-Honda came to an abrupt halt in the pitlane. Ryan Hunter-Reay popped his belts, tore away his drinks tube, erupted from the cockpit and stalked away, shaking his head in disgust. Wisely, he kept his helmet on. Any interview at that moment would have had the censor bleepers hard at work.

The 2012 champion's frustration was understandable. A typically almighty effort in qualifying had put him fourth on the grid while his Andretti team-mates were scrabbling around in the bottom half of the field, and on race day, he appeared set for a podium finish behind the unstoppable Penske Dallara-Chevrolets of Simon Pagenaud and Will Power.

shares
comments
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
Indy 500 preview: Will experience or youth be victorious at the Brickyard? Plus

Indy 500 preview: Will experience or youth be victorious at the Brickyard?

A quarter of the drivers racing in the 105th edition of the Indianapolis 500 are former winners - but are they the favourites? The veteran drivers largely impressed in qualifying - but there's also a plethora of young guns looking to secure victory at IndyCar's flagship race...

IndyCar
May 27, 2021
What will it take to get American drivers in Formula 1? Plus

What will it take to get American drivers in Formula 1?

The FIA says it wants American drivers in Formula 1, but would it take an IndyCar driver to transfer or does an American need to join the European junior ladder system to get there?

Formula 1
May 19, 2021
Why IndyCar is satisfying Grosjean’s appetite for his second life Plus

Why IndyCar is satisfying Grosjean’s appetite for his second life

After spending the majority of his 179-race Formula 1 career in middling to tail-end machinery, Romain Grosjean finds himself once again with an underdog team in IndyCar. While not without its challenges, he's relishing the more level playing field that means his Dale Coyne Racing crew can expect to claim a few scalps...

IndyCar
May 14, 2021
Daytona/Sebring winner Pipo Derani impressed SPM in IndyCar test

Previous article

Daytona/Sebring winner Pipo Derani impressed SPM in IndyCar test

Next article

IndyCar St Petersburg: Andretti leads first practice session of 2017

IndyCar St Petersburg: Andretti leads first practice session of 2017
Load comments