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Bourdais: F1 has 'no consideration' for US-based drivers

Sebastien Bourdais says Formula 1 figures have “no consideration” for drivers who may wish to make the switch from IndyCar into grand prix racing, wading into the debate regarding American drivers in the series. Haas team boss Günther Steiner caused a stir in IndyCar earlier this month when he said that no American drivers were ready to race in F1, sparking backlash ...

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Patrick secures sponsorship for Daytona 500, Indy 500 swansongs

Danica Patrick has taken a big step towards confirming her final racing plans for this year’s Daytona 500 and Indianapolis 500 after securing sponsorship from former partner GoDaddy. Patrick raced with sponsorship from the web hosting giant during her time in IndyCar and the early part of her NASCAR career before the company ended its motorsport interests in 2015. After ...

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Patrick secures sponsorship for Daytona 500, Indy 500 swansongs

Danica Patrick has taken a big step towards confirming her final racing plans for this year’s Daytona 500 and Indianapolis 500 after securing sponsorship from former partner GoDaddy. Patrick raced with sponsorship from the web hosting giant during her time in IndyCar and the early part of her NASCAR career before the company ended its motorsport interests in 2015. After ...

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2008 IndyCar 300 at Richmond International Raceway

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Leena Gade appointed Hinchcliffe race engineer at Schmidt Peterson

Three-time Le Mans 24 hour winner race engineer Leena Gade has been named James Hinchcliffe’s team chief at Schmidt Peterson Motorsport, becoming Indycar’s first female lead race engineer. Gade, who also acts as the FIA Commission’s Women in Motorsport ambassador, has a wealth of sportscar endurance racing experience having previously worked for Jaguar, Audi and Bentley. Gade is the only ...

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Dan Gurney Tribute

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Fittipaldi exploring options in IndyCar, Indy Lights

Pietro Fittipaldi is considering shifting his racing career to the United States for 2018 as he explores options in both the Verizon IndyCar Series and Indy Lights. The grandson of Formula 1 world champion Emerson Fittipaldi, Pietro won last year’s World Series Formula V8 3.5 title, becoming the championship’s final victor before its closure at the end of the season. ...

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New-look Indy car continues to gain positive feedback

Drivers in the Verizon IndyCar Series have continued to give positive feedback for the new-look Indy car for the 2018 season as testing continued at Sebring this week. INDYCAR will introduce a new, universal aerokit for the 2018 season, with teams previously using the designs given to them by engine suppliers Honda or Chevrolet. The simplified aerokit has given the Dallara ...

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Chaves confirmed for full-time IndyCar return in 2018

Gabby Chaves will return to the Verizon IndyCar Series full-time in 2018 with Harding Racing after a successful three-race stint last year. 2014 Indy Lights champion Chaves raced for the entire 2015 season with Bryan Herta Autosport, recording two top-10 finishes, before a reduced seven-race campaign for Dale Coyne Racing the following year. Chaves linked up with the Harding team ...

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Chip Ganassi Racing rules out Patrick Indy 500 deal

Chip Ganassi Racing has ruled out a deal to run Danica Patrick in this year’s Indianapolis 500 and Daytona 500 as part of her farewell races before retiring from motorsport. After losing her Stewart-Haas Racing seat in NASCAR at the end of the 2017 season, Patrick announced she would enter the Daytona 500 as a one-off before making a final ...

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