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Wickens pushing for DTM test in Zanardi BMW as recovery continues

Robert Wickens has revealed his interest in testing Alex Zanardi's specially-modified BMW DTM car, as he continues to assess his options in order to make a comeback to racing

Long Beach IndyCar race scrapped due to coronavirus

The IndyCar Grand Prix of Long Beach will not run as scheduled, due to the City of Long Beach prohibiting all large-scale events through April 30, due to the coronavirus

St Petersburg IndyCar opener to go ahead behind closed doors

General admission for Sunday's IndyCar season-opening Grand Prix of St. Petersburg has been banned due to coronavirus, but the race will go ahead

Sebring WEC round cancelled after US imposes Europe travel ban

The World Endurance Championship round at Sebring has been cancelled after the United States imposed a 30-day travel ban on 26 European countries as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic

Pigot gets Indy 500 and road course outings with new IndyCar team

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing will partner with Citrone/Buhl Autosport to give Spencer Pigot IndyCar lifeline entries in the Indianapolis road race and the Indianapolis 500

Indy 500 will have $15m prize fund, guaranteed entries plan dropped

IndyCar owner Roger Penske has announced the prize fund for the Indianapolis 500 will rise by $2million, and that the controversial guaranteed starting spots concept will not be adopted

McLaughlin gets oval run after strong COTA IndyCar test led by Power

Penske's two-time Supercars champion Scott McLaughlin will take part in IndyCar's oval rookie test at Texas on Friday

IMSA's Nasr and McLaren's Sette Camara to share Carlin IndyCar seat

IMSA sportscar champion Felipe Nasr and McLaren Formula 1 test and development driver Sergio Sette Camara will share the #31 Carlin-Chevrolet IndyCar entry in 2020

Supercars' Penske driver McLaughlin gets IndyCar debut on Indy circuit

Double Supercars champion Scott McLaughlin will make his IndyCar debut with Penske on the Indianapolis road course

Sebastien Bourdais joins AJ Foyt for four-race IndyCar schedule

Four-time Champ Car champion Sebastien Bourdais will contest a limited IndyCar schedule with AJ Foyt Racing in 2020, sharing a car with outgoing veteran Tony Kanaan and rookie Dalton Kellett

Indy 500 'deserves and needs' Alonso - Arrow McLaren team boss Schmidt

Arrow McLaren SP-Chevrolet co-owner Sam Schmidt says IndyCar 'deserves and needs' Fernando Alonso to contest the Indianapolis 500, after rumours suggested Honda rejected plans for Andretti Autosport to run Alonso

Former IndyCar racer and Daytona 24 Hours winner John Andretti dies

Former IndyCar and NASCAR racer John Andretti has died at the age of 56 after a long battle with colon cancer

Five-race 2020 IndyCar programme will be 2004 champion Kanaan's last

One-time IndyCar champion and 2013 Indianapolis 500 winner Tony Kanaan will contest a five-round programme with AJ Foyt Racing in 2020, which will be his last season in the series

Daytona 24 Hours: WTR Cadillac brushes off penalty to take victory

The #10 Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac recovered from an earlier penalty to win the 2020 edition of the Daytona 24 Hours

Daytona 24 Hours: #77 Mazda converts pole into lead after two hours

The polesitting #77 Mazda RT24-P holds a 20-second lead after the opening two hours of the Daytona 24 Hours

Daytona 24 Hours: Jarvis gives Mazda pole as #7 Penske Acura crashes

Oliver Jarvis gave Mazda pole for the IMSA SportsCar Championship-opening Daytona 24 Hours for a second year in a row, as prototype qualifying was curtailed by a Ricky Taylor shunt

Dale Coyne Racing retains Ferrucci, takes vacant Bourdais seat

Ex-Formula 2 racer Santino Ferrucci will continue with Dale Coyne Racing for 2020 NTT IndyCar Series, and now occupies the Vasser-Sullivan entry vacated by Sebastien Bourdais

Kimball lands full-time IndyCar drive with AJ Foyt Racing

One-time race winner Charlie Kimball has landed a full-time IndyCar drive with AJ Foyt Racing in 2020, having contested only a handful of rounds last season

Penske: Supercars' McLaughlin could make IndyCar race debut in 2020

Penske has admitted that Supercars champion Scott McLaughlin could make his IndyCar race debut in 2020, following his successful first test at Sebring on Tuesday

Supercars champion McLaughlin's neck was "torched" in IndyCar test

Penske's two-time Supercars champion Scott McLaughlin says his neck was "torched" after testing an IndyCar for the first time on Monday

Penske finalises IndyCar, Indianapolis Motor Speedway purchase

The Penske Corporation has completed its purchase of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, IndyCar and IMS Productions

Palou IndyCar move was a "dream and a goal to fulfil" for two years

New Dale Coyne Racing driver Alex Palou says securing an IndyCar seat was "a dream and a goal to fulfil" for two years

Alex Palou to drive for Dale Coyne in IndyCar with Team Goh link-up

Super Formula race winner Alex Palou will compete in the 2020 IndyCar Series, driving for Dale Coyne Racing in a link-up with Le Mans 24 Hours-winning squad Team Goh

Corvette adds GT stalwart/WTCR racer Catsburg to IMSA enduro line-up

Nicky Catsburg will race the new mid-engined #3 Corvette C8.R in the IMSA SportsCar Championship in 2020 after joining the manufacturer for the series' three endurance races

Ex-Bourdais engineer Hampson joins McLaren Indy team

After a long-term tie-up with Sebastien Bourdais at both Newman/Haas Racing and Dale Coyne Racing, Craig Hampson will join Arrow McLaren SP as race and R&D engineer for 2020

Former Indycar driver and safety pioneer Bill Simpson dies aged 79

Former Indycar driver and motorsport safety innovator Bill Simpson has died following a stroke

Daly gets ECR seat and IndyCar lifeline, shares with Carpenter

Conor Daly will compete in IndyCar road and street course races for Ed Carpenter Racing in 2020, and will also drive a third car in the Indianapolis 500

Dale Coyne shortlists Hinchcliffe, Palou, Sette Camara for IndyCar seat

Dale Coyne has confirmed that James Hinchcliffe, Super Formula's Alex Palou and Formula 2's Sergio Sette Camara are on his shortlist of drivers to replace Sebastien Bourdais for 2020

Bourdais to exit Coyne IndyCar squad after collapse of sponsor deal

Sebastien Bourdais will leave the Dale Coyne Racing IndyCar squad following the recent collapse of a proposed sponsorship deal for the 2020 season

F1's Hulkenberg will not join Ed Carpenter Racing in IndyCar

Renault F1 driver Nico Hulkenberg will not be joining Ed Carpenter Racing next year, despite speculation continuing to mount as recently as last weekend's Brazilian Grand Prix

Ed Carpenter IndyCar team drops Pigot but denies Hulkenberg deal

Spencer Pigot has been released by IndyCar squad Ed Carpenter Racing after three and a half seasons, amid speculation Nico Hulkenberg could race for the team in 2020

Meyer Shank Racing gets full IndyCar season with Andretti deal

Meyer Shank Racing will contest a full IndyCar season in 2020, signing Andretti Autosport as a technical partner as its previous deal came to an end and McLaren replaced it

How Penske pulled off the blockbuster IndyCar purchase Plus

How Penske pulled off the blockbuster IndyCar purchase

It's fair to say the motorsport world was taken aback by Roger Penske's purchase of IndyCar and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Here's how the deal was done, and what the next steps are for the championship and venue

IndyCar had "exploratory" talks about a return to Australia, in Sydney

IndyCar series officials have held "exploratory" discussions about staging a race in Sydney, according to series president Jay Frye

Bourdais: IndyCar's aeroscreen will make cars slower in 2020

Sebastien Bourdais believes IndyCar lap times will be three quarters of a second per lap slower in 2020 due to the addition of the aeroscreen cockpit protection system

Penske plays down conflict of interest in IndyCar, Indianapolis buy

Roger Penske hopes his "credibility" will prevent accusations of a conflict of interest following his corporation's purchase of IndyCar and Indianapolis Motor Speedway owner Hulman and Company

Penske to assesses Indianapolis event options - including F1

Penske Entertainment will assess options for bringing a more adventurous roster of events at Indianapolis Motor Speedway - including a possible IndyCar/NASCAR double-header, endurance racing and the return of Formula 1

IndyCar: Penske purchase will add manufacturer and sponsor interest

Mark Miles, the president of Hulman and Company, believes that Penske's purchase of Indianapolis Motor Speedway and IndyCar will make US open-wheel racing more attractive to manufacturers and sponsors

Kyle Busch to enter 2020 Daytona 24 in AIM Vasser-Sullivan Lexus

Joe Gibbs Racing NASCAR driver Kyle Busch will contest the Daytona 24 Hours for the first time in January 2020, driving an AIM Vasser-Sullivan Lexus GT3 car

Arrow McLaren SP: Hinchcliffe drop for IndyCar 2020 "gut-wrenching"

Arrow McLaren SP's Sam Schmidt says dropping James Hinchcliffe from the team's IndyCar line-up in favour of Oliver Askew and Patricio O'Ward for 2020 was a "gut-wrenching" decision

Hinchcliffe hoping to "salvage" full 2020 IndyCar campaign

A "shocked" James Hinchcliffe says he's still hoping to land a full-time IndyCar seat in 2020, after losing his drive with the Arrow McLaren SP team

How Penske denied faster Rossi the IndyCar title Plus

How Penske denied faster Rossi the IndyCar title

Alexander Rossi was the standout performer of a ferociously competitive 2019 IndyCar season, but he wasn't the champion. Josef Newgarden was, thanks to a Scott Dixon style approach and the canny help of his Penske team

Has McLaren SP IndyCar team picked Red Bull's O'Ward for 2020?

McLaren's IndyCar team will send personnel to the Mexican Grand Prix with its Formula 1 squad, but denied that means it will imminently announce Patricio O'Ward as its second driver

Montoya wins IMSA title at Petit Le Mans, Action Express win race

Action Express Racing won the Petit Le Mans after a dramatic late yellow, while Acura Team Penske's Dane Cameron and Juan Pablo Montoya sealed the IMSA SportsCar title

Ganassi signs ex-F1 racer Ericsson and expands to three Indycars

Chip Ganassi Racing has expanded to a three-car IndyCar line-up after signing Alfa Romeo Formula 1 third driver Marcus Ericsson to partner Scott Dixon and Felix Rosenqvist

F2 driver Correa fully conscious, to have right leg surgery on Sunday

Juan Manuel Correa's family say the injured Formula 2 driver is now fully conscious and has chosen to have surgery on his right leg rather than amputation

Laguna Seca IndyCar: Ryan Hunter-Reay fastest on Friday

Ryan Hunter-Reay put his Andretti Autosport Dallara-Honda on top in second practice for the IndyCar season finale at Laguna Seca

Laguna Seca IndyCar: Colton Herta leads Felix Rosenqvist in practice

Colton Herta led fellow IndyCar rookies Felix Rosenqvist and Santino Ferrucci in opening practice for the Laguna Seca finale, despite all three going off and Herta causing a red flag

Power won't "play games" with Penske team-mates' IndyCar title bids

One-time IndyCar champion Will Power says he "won't play games" and influence the title fight between his Penske team-mates Josef Newgarden and Simon Pagenaud, as well as Andretti's Alexander Rossi

Rossi fears Laguna Seca qualifying will decide IndyCar title

Alexander Rossi says qualifying for this weekend's IndyCar double-points season finale will be "critical" as overtaking at the series' return to Laguna Seca is expected to be tough

Felix Rosenqvist: IndyCar is "toughest beast"

Chip Ganassi Racing's rookie star Felix Rosenqvist says the IndyCar Dallara-Honda is the most difficult car he has needed to master in his career

Juan Manuel Correa's parents issue condition update

The parents of Juan Manuel Correa have provided an update on their son's condition following the huge Formula 2 crash at Spa-Francorchamps in which Anthoine Hubert perished

Seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson favours NASCAR stay beyond 2020

Seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson says he is "favouring more years" in the series if he is "forced to make a decision" by Hendrick Motorsports

Double points IndyCar finale makes Newgarden lead 'uncomfortable'

IndyCar leader Josef Newgarden says he is not "very comfortable" heading into the final round with a 41-point margin over prime rival Alexander Rossi given the series' double points system

SPM's Schmidt thinks Ericsson "pretty pissed" at F1 Spa events

IndyCar team boss Sam Schmidt was disappointed Marcus Ericsson was an unused substitute by Alfa Romeo at Formula 1's Belgian Grand Prix, and reckons his driver is "pretty pissed" too

IndyCar 2020 calendar revealed, Richmond returns and Pocono dropped

IndyCar's 2020 calendar includes a return to Richmond for the first time since 2009, replacing Pocono after its seven-year run on the schedule

James Hinchcliffe to drive for McLaren SP IndyCar team in 2020

James Hinchcliffe will stay on with what will become McLaren Racing SP into the 2020 IndyCar Series season

Colton Herta tops IndyCar Portland practice, Bourdais crashes

Sebastien Bourdais topped the second practice at IndyCar's Portland round moments before crashing, while Colton Herta set the quickest lap across the two sessions

Ericsson's IndyCar future uncertain after McLaren/SPM 2020 link-up

Ex-Formula 1 driver Marcus Ericsson admits his IndyCar future is uncertain now his Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports team has joined forces with McLaren for 2020

Newgarden hits out at Ferrucci over late IndyCar Gateway spin

Penske's Josef Newgarden has hit out at IndyCar rookie Santino Ferrucci for causing the championship contender to spin at the last corner of the Gateway race