Circuit of the Americas Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Editor’s note: Motorsports Tribune will be previewing the NTT IndyCar Series season for the full-time drivers in the series leading into the 2019 season opener at St. Petersburg on March 10. Age: 31 Team: Andretti Herta Autosport Years in IndyCar: 13 Career Wins: 2 Career Podiums: 20 Marco Andretti’s 2018 campaign was a step in the right direction after changes were made that saw him move from his father Michael Andretti’s main team to Bryan Herta’s single-car alliance, and results showed. More importantly, it allowed Marco to focus onRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Editor’s note: Motorsports Tribune will be previewing the NTT IndyCar Series season for the full-time drivers in the series leading into the 2019 season opener at St. Petersburg on March 10. Age: 28 Team: ARROW Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Years in IndyCar: Rookie Previous Series: Formula One (2014-18) “I wanted to stay in the highest possible category of racing and for me outside of Formula One, that’s IndyCar,” Marcus Ericsson on making the leap across the pond to run the NTT IndyCar Series in 2019. After five seasonsRead More

Posted On February 28, 2019By Luis TorresIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

2019 IndyCar Preview: Max Chilton

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Editor’s note: Motorsports Tribune will be previewing the NTT IndyCar Series season for the full-time drivers in the series leading into the 2019 season opener at St. Petersburg on March 10. Age: 27 Team: Carlin Years in IndyCar: Three Career Wins: 0 Career Podiums: 0 Both Max Chilton and Carlin are hoping for a breakthrough NTT IndyCar Series campaign after reuniting last season with less than ideal results from the fans eyes, as an 11th at the first race at Belle Isle being his best result and aRead More
By INDYCAR AUSTIN, Texas – If 11 hours and more than 8,000 miles of on-track testing over two days showed anything, it’s that the NTT IndyCar Series fits in marvelously at the sparkling Circuit of The Americas and the competition will be deep and intense in the 2019 season. Twenty-five drivers completed 2,367 laps at INDYCAR Spring Training, the only officially mandated testing prior to the NTT IndyCar Series season opener, the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on March 10. Rookie driver Colton Herta surprised many by turning theRead More
By INDYCAR AUSTIN, Texas – Colton Herta wasted no time making his presence felt in the NTT IndyCar Series. The Harding Steinbrenner Racing rookie was quickest in both on-track sessions on opening day of INDYCAR Spring Training at Circuit of The Americas. INDYCAR SPRING TRAINING: Session 1 results; Session 2 results; Combined results Herta, driving the No. 88 Harding Steinbrenner Racing Honda, logged the best lap of anyone among the 25 drivers participating Tuesday in the official series open test on the 3.41-mile permanent road course. The 18-year-old son of retired Indy carRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief AUSTIN, Texas — Juncos Racing have announced that NFP has furthered their partnership and will sponsor Kyle Kaiser in the No. 32 Chevrolet entry for the INDYCAR Classic at Circuit of the Americas next month. NFP, a nationally ranked insurance brokerage firm, first joined the team for the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 last May, where Kaiser qualified an impressive 17th. “I am excited to be back in an IndyCar for the 2019 season with Juncos Racing at COTA,” said Kaiser. “I’m thrilled to have NFP partnerRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Patricio “Pato” O’Ward will not be driving for Harding Steinbrenner Racing for the upcoming NTT IndyCar Series season. It was announced that the two have agreed to “part ways” on Monday. “The Harding Steinbrenner Racing team supported my decision to seek a new opportunity by releasing me from my contract and allowing me the opportunity to find a new team before the start of the 2019 season,” O’Ward said in a statement. “Now, I am fully focused on finding the right opportunity and how I willRead More

Posted On January 9, 2019By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

INDYCAR Reveals TV Schedule with NBC Sports

By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS (Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019) – INDYCAR’s expanded presence on network television in 2019 through its new partnership with NBC Sports Group will not only include the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500, along with other action at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in May, but also the IndyCar Series’ new season finale at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca near Monterey, California. Eight of this year’s 17 IndyCar Series races will air on NBC, representing a 60 percent increase of network television exposure over a season ago. NBCSN, entering its 12thRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Kimi Raikkonen put to rest any questions about leaving Scuderia Ferrari for Alfa Romeo Sauber at the end of the 2018 Formula One season. The 39-year-old Finn broke through to win last weekend’s United States Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas, which marked his first win in over five years – 113 races – that dates back to the 2013 Australian Grand Prix. Raikkonen, the 2007 Formula One champion, opened up about the move for the first time since it was announced in September thatRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief AUSTIN, Texas – Kimi Raikkonen admitted enjoyment in humbling his doubters after claiming victory in the United States Grand Prix on Sunday at Circuit of the Americas. The 39-year-old Finn started from second and charged ahead of pole sitter Lewis Hamilton entering Turn 1 on the opening lap. While highly debated in moment, the one-stop strategy from Ferrari proved enough as Raikkonen was able to fend off a charging Max Verstappen and Hamilton in a thrilling finish. The win marked the 21st of Raikkonen’s career, butRead More