All posts by Christopher DeHarde

A 2012 graduate of LSU, Christopher DeHarde primarily focuses on the NTT IndyCar Series and the WeatherTech Sports Car Championship. DeHarde has actively covered motorsports since 2014.

By: Christopher DeHarde The results from the 2015 Petit Le Mans have had a while now to settle into our memories and have given all of us a reminder that rain is truly a great equalizer. However, why a GTLM car won the race can be best summed up by what many people consider to be the four most important components of any race car – the tires. They’re the only parts of a car that are intentionally designed to make contact with a racing surface besides skid blocks andRead More

Posted On September 4, 2015By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Justin Wilson funeral set for September 10th

Justin Wilson’s funeral arrangements have been set. St. James the Great Church in Northamptonshire will be the venue on September 10th at 11:45 in the morning. Silverstone circuit will host a reception at Hall 5, The Wing. A memorial service will also be held in Indianapolis with details forthcoming. To contribute to the Wilson family, Verizon IndyCar Series drivers will be donating their helmets from the Sonoma race to the Justin Wilson Memorial Auction on eBay and bidding will be starting soon. To contribute via mail, donations may be sentRead More

Posted On June 16, 2015By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News

Le Mans predictions revisited

The 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans turned out to be a historic homecoming for Porsche claiming a 1-2 victory. My pre-race predictions were somewhat less successful, let’s see how they turned out class by class. LMP1 Winner: I had predicted the No. 18 Porsche driven by Neel Jani, Marc Lieb and Romain Dumas. I didn’t get the number right but the marque was correct as the sister car driven by Nico Hulkenberg, Nick Tandy and Earl Bamber was victorious. The 18 finished fifth. Dark Horse: Eighth place was the bestRead More

Posted On June 14, 2015By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News

Porsche Wins the 83rd 24 Hours of Le Mans

Porsche has claimed its first overall victory at Le Mans since 1998. The #19 car, driven by Nico Hulkenberg, Earl Bamber and Nick Tandy were out front for the majority of the race and almost the entire last nine hours over the sister #17 car driven by Mark Webber, Brendon Hartley and Timo Bernhard and the #7 Audi driven by three time Le Mans winning trio Marcel Fassler, Andre Lotterer and Benoit Treluyer. Lotterer did manage to get one small victory for Audi as he was able to secure theRead More

Posted On June 14, 2015By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News

Le Mans: Hours 12 to 18 report

The 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans is entering the final quarter of the race with very little change at the front of the running order. LMP1 Nick Tandy leads in the #19 Porsche over his teammate Mark Webber in the #17 Porsche. The Audi trio of Rene Rast in the 9, Marcel Fassler in the #7 and Oliver Jarvis in the #8 are behind them while Neel Jani is sixth in class in the remaining Porsche. Toyota are much further off the pace as they are six and eightRead More

Posted On June 13, 2015By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News

24 Hours of Le Mans: Six hour report

The 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans began with a Porsche 1-2-3 grid, but it was clear from the start that it would be a fight between the three LMP1 manufacturers that composed the top 8 grid positions. After the first hour, the order was the #17 Porsche, followed by the #18 Porsche, the #8, #7 and #9 Audi trio and then the #19 within ten seconds of each other. However at the end of the first hour, the first retirement took place. The #92 factory Porsche GT car blewRead More

Posted On June 12, 2015By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News

24 Hours of Le Mans class by class preview

After looking at qualifying for the 2015 running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the LMP1 category has distinct lines drawn between the three veteran manufacturers with Porsche on top of Audi on top of Toyota. Porsche has secured the top three grid positions for the twice ‘round the clock classic and it’s time for predictions for the LMP1 class. Winner: Number 18 Porsche I think Audi might have finally met its match in this race and Dumas, Jani and Lieb will be looking to get to the winner’sRead More
IndyCar super sub Ryan Briscoe

Posted On May 23, 2015By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

SPM adjusts after Hinchcliffe

The inaugural Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana winner was medically ruled out of competing in the Indianapolis 500. James Hinchcliffe was practicing earlier this week at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway after qualifying for the 24th position out of 33 when a piece of the right front suspension failed, sending Hinchcliffe into the wall at over 225 mph. A piece of the suspension then went through his right leg and pierced his left leg, making his being extricated from the cockpit even more of a challenge than it normally is afterRead More
Sebastien Bourdais has driven numerous types of high-powered machinery in his racing career. From Peugeot Le Mans prototype cars to Toro Rosso Formula One cars to Champ Cars and now IndyCars, Bourdais has driven it all and has driven it all over the world. As part of driving in races all around the world, Bourdais has placed himself at risk at tracks with varying safety standards. At the end of the day however, he remembers that what he does carries a great amount of risk to himself and to others,Read More

Posted On December 5, 2014By Christopher DeHardeIn Spotlight On

Race of the Year: Bathurst 1000

What else could you ask for out of a race where the winning car was stuffed into the tire barrier a quarter of the way through, made thirteen pit stops and managed to lead only the last lap of the race after starting from dead last on the grid? Does anybody honestly think Hollywood could have come up with that script? The only things that could have made the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 crazier than it had already been would have been a massive rain shower and a wayward spectatorRead More