This past weekend at the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis for the Verizon IndyCar Series, we saw Chevrolet cars dominate practice, dominate qualifying and take a convincing win. Aside from the rain-drenched non-race at NOLA, that’s pretty much been the story of the season thus far. Indications are that Honda will close the gap on the oval track events, but that doesn’t change the fact that there are five more street or road courses remaining on the schedule. Some of the Honda drivers have been more vocal than othersRead More
Simona de Silvestro has escaped injury following a fire during today’s practice session for the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500. Her #29 TE Connectivity Honda/Dallara started trailing smoke as she was leaving the pit road warm up lane in turn 2. The smoke soon erupted into a fire and she coasted to stop in turn 3 and climbed from the car unharmed. Andretti Autosport discovered that the fuel buckeye was stuck open and allowed ethanol to leak out and heat from the exhaust headers ignited the fire. The teamRead More
In an announcement that came earlier today, Esteban Gutierrez will debut for Ferrari during Formula One’s in-season test at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya the week following the Spanish Grand Prix. The Mexican was signed by Ferrari as a reserve driver for this season after a three year stint at Sauber, two in race seat. Gutierrez will drive the SF15-T on the second day of testing, with Ferrari Academy driver Raffaele Marciello on track on Tuesday. In an interview with the media, Gutierrez clearly understands the opportunity he has been given. “YouRead More
Nico Rosberg
Nico Rosberg claimed victory in the Spanish Grand Prix at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, his first of 2015, beating teammate Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel after starting from pole. Rosberg jumped out to a comfortable lead at the start and was never seriously challenged for the top spot. Hamilton had a more eventful race. The defending World Champion stumbled at the start and had to use a combination of pit strategy and pace to overtake Vettel for the runner-up spot on the podium, ultimately finishing over 17s behind Rosberg. FerrariRead More
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Thanks to a brief but wild Kansas spring storm and the long delay it produced, Jimmie Johnson on Sunday became the first Sprint Cup driver to win a race on Mother’s Day since 2007. Johnson, who is pursuing a record-tying seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship this season, held off Kevin Harvick over the final six laps to win Sunday morning’s SpongeBob SquarePants 400 at Kansas Speedway. Johnson’s victory – which was recorded just after midnight local time because of a delay of 2 hours andRead More
Recent announcements have confirmed that Formula One will return to Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya until 2019 after organizers agreed to a contract extension with Bernie Ecclestone. The current deal was set to expire following this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix, but following the agreement the two will remain tied to each other for three more seasons. The Spanish track has had a consistent home on the Formula One calendar since 1991, with this year marking the relationship’s 25th anniversary. In the new deal the Spanish Grand Prix will follow the Malaysian GrandRead More
Will Power kicked off the Month of May perfectly with a dominating win in the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis. The Aussie had the perfect combination of a quick car as well as making the fuel mileage last to the end and led 65 of the race’s 82 laps. The race was slowed on on the first lap for the second straight year as second place starter Scott Dixon was spun by Helio Castroneves in turn one while Josef Newgarden and Jack Hawksworth spun further back in the field.Read More
Indianapolis, Ind. – Sean Rayhall scored an emotional and well-deserved victory for 8Star Motorsports in today’s Mazda Grand Prix of Indianapolis Presented by Cooper Tires on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s 2.439-mile Grand Prix road course. Rayhall, 20, from Winston, Ga., grasped the lead at the start of Round Seven of Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires and held on to win despite almost race-long pressure from yesterday’s winner and 2014 Indy Lights championship runner-up Jack Harvey.   Unfortunately for Harvey, a mechanical problem on the final lap dropped him toRead More