Friday , 20 September 2019

IndyCar

Top Five: Underrated performers at the 2019 Indy 500

The 2019 Indianapolis 500 was a tense thriller right from the moment the green flag was first waved until Simon Pagenaud blurred past in his luminous yellow Team Penske-entered car to take his a very popular and well-deserved maiden 500 victory. The story of the race was the tense battle between the 2016 series champion and the 2016 Indy 500 …

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Top Five: IndyCar drivers of 2018

The 2018 IndyCar season is nearing its completion. This thrilling year will conclude at Sonoma this weekend, and one of four men will be crowned series champion. All four contenders have had very strong campaigns – so spoiler alert – all four appear on this list. But what of the remainder of the field? Picking the fifth name for this …

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Alonso should make IndyCar switch for 2019, but will not have it easy

Monaco – check. Le Mans – check. Indianapolis 500 – unchecked. Fernando Alonso’s quest to become only the second person after Graham Hill to clinch motorsport’s elusive triple crown is two-thirds completed. His best bet to achieve this goal is to head to the IndyCar series full-time, and it is there that he will have his best shot at achieving …

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2018 Indianapolis 500 preview: the race

It’s wide open. Race day is not yet here and still shocks have already occurred. James Hinchcliffe – the 2016 polesitter a year after his life-threatening accident – will not take the green flag as one of the 33 starters of the Indianapolis 500 after being the shock bumpee on the first day of qualifying. And there goes one name …

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Danica Patrick – an Indycar great

On Sunday, Danica Patrick will take to the Indianapolis motor speedway for one last time – in her final motor race. It seems fitting that 13 years after she made her name at the speedway by leading with a handful of laps to go, Patrick will drive the standout green colours associated with much of her later career for one …

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Why the 2018 Indianapolis 500 may be one of the most competitive yet

The 2018 Indianapolis 500 will be the 102nd running of the great race. Throughout its history, there have been occasions where the majority of the contenders have been simply obliterated by the opposition. In recent years, Andretti Autosport has been the team to beat after taking wins in 2014, ’16 and last year. The 2018 edition, however, could well be …

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How the 2018 IndyCar championship fight picture is emerging

Last Sunday’s IndyCar race at ISM Raceway (more commonly known as Phoenix) provided a lot of answers for the new-look 2018 season. It was not the epic that was promised by the new bodykit, but it was a fascinating race nonetheless. The clear issue was the lack of a second lane, and that became evident as the race progressed. While …

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Why Phoenix is the 2018 Indycar’s true acid test

The first oval of the 2018 IndyCar season will take place at Phoenix (now rebranded ISM Raceway) this weekend. In what will be a celebration marking 25 years since the great Mario Andretti’s final Indycar victory in a career spanning four separate decades, there is also expectation that there will finally be a decent race on a short-track oval. Instead …

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