David Malsher-Lopez

David Malsher-Lopez

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Why IndyCar's current top rookie is riding under the radar

Christian Lundgaard isn’t the highest-profile rookie on the IndyCar grid, but he’s ahead of his newcomer rivals on points, he’s outperforming his car, and he appears to be gaining an edge on his established teammates

McLaughlin says "having the belief" was key to ending barren IndyCar run

Scott McLaughlin said he always believed he had another IndyCar win in him this season, after ending a run of inconsistent results with victory at Mid-Ohio.

Power proud of IndyCar recovery drive to Mid-Ohio podium

Will Power says his IndyCar Mid-Ohio recovery drive from a disastrous qualifying and first lap spin is the kind of performance that “makes you want to keep going for a long time”.

IndyCar Mid-Ohio: McLaughlin holds off Palou for victory

Team Penske's Scott McLaughlin held off IndyCar champion Alex Palou to score his second win of the season at Mid-Ohio.

IndyCar Mid-Ohio: O’Ward takes pole, bad day for Power, Newgarden

Arrow McLaren SP's Pato O’Ward became the ninth different polesitter in the 2022 IndyCar season at Mid-Ohio, as Penske title challengers Will Power and Josef Newgarden struggled to lowly positions.

Mid-Ohio IndyCar: Herta tops stop-start second practice

Colton Herta topped second practice for IndyCar's Mid-Ohio event after a stop-start session which involved three red-flag stoppages.

Mid-Ohio IndyCar: Newgarden leads Palou and Rosenqvist in first practice

Three-time 2022 IndyCar winner Josef Newgarden of Team Penske led Ganassi’s Alex Palou and Felix Rosenqvist of Arrow McLaren SP in opening practice for Sunday’s Mid-Ohio race.

Dixon denies talks regarding IndyCar move to Arrow McLaren SP

Six-time IndyCar champion Scott Dixon says he’s not been part of any conversations regarding a departure from Chip Ganassi Racing.

IMSA Watkins Glen: Blomqvist takes pole in Meyer Shank Acura

Tom Blomqvist’s Meyer Shank Racing Acura ARX-05 beat the similar Wayne Taylor Racing car of Filipe Albuquerque to pole for tomorrow's six-hour IMSA SportsCar Championship race at Watkins Glen.

Rossi: No change within Andretti despite imminent IndyCar split

Alexander Rossi says that signing an IndyCar deal with Arrow McLaren SP for 2023 has not ruined the atmosphere within his "very understanding" Andretti Autosport team.

The best of Chevrolet’s 101 IndyCar wins in the current era

Chevrolet has won 101 of the 173 IndyCar races held since it was lured back to the series by the 2.2-litre turbo formula in 2012. But which of them was best? The Bowtie's current and former IndyCar programme managers reflect on the company's modern century

De Silvestro had to unlearn "bad habits" in adapting to modern IndyCar

Simona De Silvestro had to "unlearn bad habits" adapting to IndyCar's current machinery in her Road America return, which gave her a base to work from with Paretta Autosport.

Newgarden: We must clean up consistency to challenge for IndyCar title

Two-time IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden says he must avoid the “feast or famine” trend it has followed in 2022 in order to earn a third title.

Ericsson: “Nothing wrong with that move” in Palou clash at Road America

IndyCar points leader Marcus Ericsson stood his ground after the incident with team-mate Alex Palou that saw the defending champion break his suspension in their clash.

IndyCar Road America: Newgarden overcomes late cautions for flawless win

Penske's Josef Newgarden overcame a pair of late-race restarts to execute a flawless IndyCar race at Road America, taking his third victory of the season.

IndyCar Road America: Rossi pips Newgarden to end pole drought

Andretti Autosport's Alexander Rossi claimed his first IndyCar pole position since 2019 after edging Penske's Josef Newgarden in qualifying at Road America.

IndyCar Road America: O’Ward leads Power in second practice

Pato O’Ward, who took his first IndyCar pole position at Road America two years ago, again mastered the track in second practice to put Arrow McLaren SP on top in second practice.

IndyCar Road America: Rossi leads Herta in first practice

Alexander Rossi outpaced his rivals in opening practice at Road America, the venue where he last won an IndyCar race in 2019.

Remembering the magic of Belle Isle

The last IndyCar race on Belle Isle was a classic – but the unique demands of the track made so many of the races there memorable and will be cherished as one of the finest venues

Calderon hopes to inspire young girls with IndyCar efforts

Tatiana Calderon wants to entice young female fans to get involved in motorsport having made to move into IndyCar in 2022, despite her tough start adapting to the US series.

Why De Silvestro's long IndyCar break can help Road America return

Simona De Silvestro, who this weekend starts her first IndyCar road course race since 2015, says that the long layoff may actually help her re-learn the car.

Ilott cleared for IndyCar return at Road America with Juncos Hollinger

Callum Ilott will return to IndyCar action this weekend at the Grand Prix of Road America for Juncos Hollinger.

Rossi confident Detroit GP victory charge was on if he had "one more lap"

Alexander Rossi believes he needed just one more lap to catch Will Power, after finishing second in the Detroit Grand Prix at Belle Isle for Andretti Autosport.

Power “drove as straight as I could” to nurse tyres to victory

IndyCar Detroit Grand Prix winner Will Power says that looking after his soft alternate tyres at the start of his final stint was key to him hanging on for victory.

IndyCar Detroit: Power holds off Rossi to win last Belle Isle race

Will Power climbed from 16th on the grid to score Chevrolet’s 100th IndyCar win in the marque’s backyard at Belle Isle, as he held off Alex Rossi in a tense duel to the chequered flag.

IndyCar Detroit: Newgarden on pole for final Belle Isle race

Josef Newgarden will lead the field to the green for the final Detroit Grand Prix to be held at Belle Isle Park, after shading a surprising challenge from Takuma Sato.

IndyCar Detroit: Rossi tops second practice stalled by red flags

Alexander Rossi emerged fastest for Andretti Autosport in second practice for the IndyCar Detroit Grand Prix, in a session stopped five times for on-track incidents.

IMSA Detroit: Bourdais takes fourth pole of 2022 in CGR Cadillac

Sebastien Bourdais took pole for tomorrow’s IMSA SportsCar Championship round at Detroit's Belle Isle in his Chip Ganassi Cadillac, but then spun on what might have been a quicker lap.

IndyCar Detroit: Kirkwood tops first practice for Foyt at Belle Isle

Reigning Indy Lights champion and recent Andretti Autosport hire Kyle Kirkwood secured AJ Foyt Racing top spot in first practice at Belle Isle.

Rossi: Arrow McLaren SP’s performance has “exponentially increased”

Alexander Rossi says one of the reasons he signed for Arrow McLaren SP next year is the huge amount of progress made since McLaren bought into the team.

Arrow McLaren SP: Rosenqvist “doing what he needs” to retain IndyCar seat

Arrow McLaren SP president Taylor Kiel has suggested that Felix Rosenqvist’s recent performances are enough for him to keep his place in the team as it expands to three full-time entries.

New aeroscreen part of IndyCar weight-saving plans for 2024

A revised, lighter aeroscreen from Pankl and PPG is part of IndyCar’s plans to cut weight from the 2024-era cars.

Acura reveals teaser images of its 2023 LMDh contender for IMSA

Acura Motorsports has released the first images of the ARX-06, its LMDh prototype for the IMSA SportsCar Championship’s new class in 2023.

Why IndyCar is evaluating aeroscreen performance in the wet

The GP of Indianapolis saw IndyCar’s aeroscreen in its first wet race, and some drivers complained of visibility issues. Is there an easy fix? IndyCar president Jay Frye weighs up what the future holds

Rossi joins Arrow McLaren SP IndyCar team in multi-year deal

Alexander Rossi will join Arrow McLaren SP for the 2023 IndyCar season after his departure from Andretti Autosport, as the team scales up to run three cars next year.

Ferrucci to sub for injured Ilott in Detroit IndyCar race

Callum Ilott will miss this weekend’s Detroit Grand Prix with a hand injury sustained in his Indianapolis 500 crash, and will be replaced at Juncos Hollinger Racing by Santino Ferrucci.

Kirkwood to replace Rossi at Andretti Autosport IndyCar team in 2023

Alexander Rossi will leave the Andretti Autosport IndyCar team at the end of this season and will be replaced by the team's former Indy Lights prodigy Kyle Kirkwood.

Defending IMSA title-winners Action Express replace Nunez with Pla

Action Express Racing has signed experienced French driver Olivier Pla will to replace Tristan Nunez aboard its Cadillac DPi-V.R Daytona Prototype international in the IMSA SportsCar Championship.

Why Ericsson’s Indy 500 win is a significant mental turning point

Perhaps overlooked in the victory stakes for the 106th running of the Indianapolis 500, Marcus Ericsson overcame a late red flag to take a famous win. The Swede's brilliantly executed triumph will undoubtedly boost the confidence of a driver who always had the talent to succeed

The hard luck stories afflicting expected 2022 Indy 500 contenders Indy 500
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The hard luck stories afflicting expected 2022 Indy 500 contenders

Several typically strong Indianapolis 500 teams were left disappointed after promising form through practice failed to translate to strong results in Sunday's IndyCar blue riband race won by Marcus Ericsson.

Johnson wins Indy 500 rookie of the year, Ericsson gets $3m prize purse

Jimmie Johnson was voted as the 2022 Indianapolis 500 rookie of the year, despite the Chip Ganassi Racing driver crashing out of the IndyCar blue riband in the closing stages.

Ganassi: Ericsson Indy 500 win down to him understanding team ethic

Indianapolis 500 winner Marcus Ericsson's team boss Chip Ganassi says the ex-Formula 1 driver's victory is the “culmination” of understanding how to use the resource in his IndyCar team.

How Ericsson achieved Indy immortality as Ganassi's main man stumbled

Chip Ganassi Racing team was strong again in the Indianapolis 500, with poleman Scott Dixon and reigning champion Alex Palou leading almost three quarters of the race between them. But when dominator Dixon was penalised for pitlane speeding, ex-Formula 1 driver Marcus Ericsson stepped up to score the biggest win of his career and seize the IndyCar points lead

O’Ward rues "bittersweet" Indy 500 after aborted last-lap pass on Ericsson

2022 Indianapolis 500 runner-up Pato O’Ward rued a "bittersweet" race, upset that he lacked the pace to make his late pass on winner Marcus Ericsson for the lead stick.

Ericsson "couldn't believe" late red flag before Indy 500 triumph

Marcus Ericsson said he "couldn’t believe" the misfortune of the Indianapolis 500 being red-flagged late on before holding his nerve to clinch a famous victory.

Top 10 Indy 500s ranked: Andretti, Foyt and more

The 106th Indianapolis 500 takes place today and to celebrate of America's greatest race, it's an opportune time to look back at some of the Brickyard's finest moments

Grosjean pledges to “play the long game” on Indy 500 debut

Former Formula 1 driver Romain Grosjean says he will try and be patient in his first Indianapolis 500 start on Sunday as he starts the IndyCar blue riband from ninth.

Brown admits to "mechanisms" in Ricciardo's F1 contract

McLaren CEO Zak Brown has admitted that there are "mechanisms" within Daniel Ricciardo’s Formula 1 contract that could end it early.

Indy 500: Why does the winner drink milk? A tradition explained

The race-winner drinking milk – or drenching himself in it – is one of the many iconic images from the Indianapolis 500, but how did the tradition start?

Herta unhurt in huge Indy 500 Carb Day practice crash Indy 500
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Herta unhurt in huge Indy 500 Carb Day practice crash

Colton Herta escaped unhurt after a huge crash in final practice ahead of Sunday's Indianapolis 500, which caused the Andretti Autosport IndyCar driver to roll and land upside down.

O’Ward renews Arrow McLaren SP IndyCar deal to end of 2025

Patricio O’Ward has renewed his Arrow McLaren SP-Chevrolet IndyCar contract, which will keep him at the squad for at least three more years until the end of 2025.

Seven plot points to follow in the 2022 Indianapolis 500

The highlight of the IndyCar Series calendar, the Indianapolis 500, gets underway on Sunday. Autosport picks out seven key talking points to follow in the 106th running of the event

McLaughlin: Penske "plenty fast enough" to win Indy 500 from 26th

Scott McLaughlin believes he can still win Sunday’s 106th running of the Indianapolis 500 despite a lowly qualifying that left the Team Penske IndyCar driver 26th on the grid.

Why Dixon isn't taking Indy 500 pole "bragging rights" too seriously

There was drama aplenty as Scott Dixon topped Indianapolis 500 qualifying at a record speed, but Chip Ganassi Racing's six-time IndyCar champion knows that the real work is just beginning.

Indy 500 start “impossible” to plan for, says Power

The 2018 Indy 500 winner Will Power says a driver can’t set a plan for the start of the race but must instead react to the circumstances in which he finds himself.

Indy 500 trophy: What's it called and why does it have faces?

When a driver wins the Indianapolis 500, he doesn’t just put his name in the record books: he gets his effigy in sterling silver on the world’s most iconic sports trophy.

Rossi's new IndyCar deal to be revealed in three to four weeks

Indianapolis 500 winner Alexander Rossi says he has signed a new IndyCar contract for the 2023 season, but won't reveal who with for the next three to four weeks.

Indy 500: Palou leads Ganassi 1-2-3 in practice as Kellett crashes

Alex Palou headed a Chip Ganassi Racing 1-2-3 in the final practice session before Carb Day ahead of team-mates Scott Dixon and Jimmie Johnson, while Dalton Kellett suffered the first shunt of the month.

Dixon: Indy 500 pole "huge" result but only "step one" to victory

Scott Dixon labelled his fifth Indianapolis 500 pole “huge” for the whole Chip Ganassi Racing team, but pointed out his record-breaking qualifying run was only "step one" to victory.

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Indy 500: Dixon claims pole record with 234mph average

Scott Dixon charged to his fifth Indianapolis 500 pole, concluding qualifying for next Sunday's race with a 234.046mph average - the race's fastest ever pole speed.