August 1, 2021

Vasser-Sullivan considering “all options” to escape IndyCar slump

Last week Dale Coyne told Motorsport.com, “So long as they continue to be in IndyCar, I think ‘Sulli’ and Jimmy will remain partners with us. They’re not going to go out on their own, and I don’t think other teams can give them what we give them.”However, Sullivan has painted a different picture of VSR’s short-term future, saying that he and Vasser are considering alternative …Keep reading …

Chip Ganassi: I’m out of NASCAR but “still heavily involved in motorsports”

Ganassi, 63, made the surprise announcement Wednesday at the NASCAR Hall of Fame, ending his 20-year run as a NASCAR team owner.His entire operation has been bought by Trackhouse Entertainment Group and Trackhouse Racing, which will field two cars in the premier stock car series from 2022 using CGR’s two NASCAR charters that guarantee race starts (and prize money) in every event.When …Keep reading …

Penske IndyCar aces are options for Porsche drives in 2023

At this year’s Indianapolis 500, Will Power, Josef Newgarden, Simon Pagenaud and Scott McLaughlin were asked if they would be interested in racing for Porsche Penske Motorsport at the big endurance events in 2023. All four answered with a resounding and immediate ‘Yes!’ and Penske has now said that he’s hoping that will be the case.How many of the current quartet would be available is …Keep reading …

IndyCar and IMSA Chevrolet Detroit GP – weekend schedule

The Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear will welcome fans in its grandstands and attendees at the Belle Isle event will also be able to access the Fifth Third Bank Paddock free of charge.Read Also:Frye: IndyCar’s blue-flag procedure “being looked at”Johansson “not overly concerned” by Rosenqvist’s struggles IndyCar’s 2.4-liter hybrids to start …Keep reading …

IndyCar and IMSA paddocks to reopen to Detroit fans

The Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear will welcome fans in its grandstands and attendees at the Belle Isle event will also be able to access the Fifth Third Bank Paddock free of charge.Grand Prix organizers announced last week that several thousand more reserved grandstand tickets will be available to fans at this year’s event. Tickets are now available for online …Keep reading …

Wickens still aims to return to “elite level” of motorsport

The Canadian star won races in Formula BMW, Formula Atlantic, GP3, Formula 3, A1GP, Formula 2 and won the Formula Renault 3.5 Series which earned him a Formula 1 testing role. However, without the necessary funding to become an F1 test driver, Wickens stepped off the open-wheel ladder to spend six seasons in the DTM series (where he scored six wins) before joining the IndyCar Series for …Keep reading …

Wickens back in racecar, drives BHA Hyundai at Mid-Ohio

Wickens was a rising star in the IndyCar Series when his 2018 rookie season was cut short by a horrifying crash at Pocono Raceway that left him with a thoracic spinal fracture, a fractured neck, tibia and fibula fractures to both legs, fractures in both hands, a fractured right forearm, fractured elbow, a concussion and four fractured ribs. And that wasn’t the worst to it. For while those …Keep reading …

Alonso: Harder to improvise in F1 than in WEC and IndyCar

Two-time world champion Alonso returned to F1 for 2021 with Alpine after spending the last two years exploring categories away from grand prix racing.The Spaniard won the 24 Hours of Le Mans twice with Toyota in 2018 and 2019, as well as capturing the World Endurance Championship title.He has twice raced at the Indianapolis 500, most recently in 2020 as part of his push to complete the …Keep reading …

Fittipaldi to run Gateway IndyCar race, not Le Mans

The original plan was for him to run Le Mans with G-Drive as well as run the ovals for Dale Coyne Racing with RWR-Honda.However, when Le Mans was pushed back from its traditional mid-June date to August 21-22, Fittipaldi was forced to choose between sharing G-Drive’s LMP2 Aurus (ORECA) Gibson with Rui Andrade and John Falb, and competing at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway.The …Keep reading …

IMSA rejoins IndyCar for Detroit GP weekend

Although the NTT IndyCar Series has long been scheduled to run its double-header on June 12-13 – a week later than is traditional, in order to give the teams a weekend’s rest after the Indianapolis 500 and to get on NBC – the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship had to remain on the first weekend in order to allow various teams and drivers to prepare for the 24 Hours of Le …Keep reading …