2018 Tag

By Adam Tate, Associate Editor There is a red dawn rising at Sauber’s Hinwil Headquarters as the team announced a new partnership with historic car maker Alfa Romeo this morning. The Alfa Romeo name will return to Formula 1 in 2018 as part of a commercial and technical partnership with the Swiss outfit and be known as Alfa Romeo Sauber from 2018 onward. The multi-year deal is crucial for FCA Chairman Sergio Marchionne’s desire to put Alfa Romeo back on the world stage and is the first major step of creatingRead More
By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter INDYCAR revealed the first fully rendered images of the 2018 universal body kit for the Verizon IndyCar Series next season. This comes just two weeks removed from the announcement that engine manufacturers Honda and Chevrolet as well as tire supplier Firestone announced that they would remain with the series as part of a multi-year agreement. The car features a more traditional streamlined Indy Car look compared to the aero kit and the Dallara DW12 bodywork. The turbo intakes have been moved to the sidepods which now leaves anRead More
By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter IndyCar had a slew of reports at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this morning, the first being an extension with longtime chassis builder Dallara. Ahead of their 20th season in the Verizon IndyCar Series, Dallara will remain as the exclusive supplier for the series through the year 2020. “Dallara’s continued participation in our sport provides INDYCAR and our competitors a tremendous amount of confidence,” said Jay Frye, INDYCAR President, Competition and Operations. “Dallara has been an instrumental partner in the Verizon IndyCarRead More
By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter The new Verizon IndyCar Series body kits will have a radically different, yet somewhat familiar look when they debut in 2018. According to RACER, the design will take some styling cues from the Panoz DP-01, the final car to race in the Champ Car World Series in 2007. Some of the changes will include the removal of the airbox above the driver’s head, replacing with a traditional rollover bar design. The sidepods will also be grow in size to fill in the large area behindRead More