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By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – “The car doesn’t know the difference.” It’s a phrase first coined by IMSA driver Katherine Legge in response to media questions about what it’s like to be a female race car driver. It’s a phrase that pays for accomplished race engineer Leena Gade as well as she and the world celebrate International Women’s Day today. “I don’t even think about it, and I don’t think anyone I work with thinks about it either,” says Gade, who is in her first season asRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer With the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season rapidly approaching, Motorsports Tribune is previewing each of the teams competing on the tour. The site’s IndyCar staff will break each team down, laying out their results from the previous season while previewing the year to come for the organization and their driver(s). Team: Schmidt Peterson Motorsports  Drivers: James Hinchcliffe, Robert Wickens What Happened Last Year: The 2017 season gave Hinchcliffe his first victory since New Orleans 2015 when the likable Canadian won at Long Beach. That plus two third-placeRead More

Posted On January 16, 2018By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Leena Gade Joins Schmidt Peterson Motorsports

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer After winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans three times (2011, 2012 and 2014) as a chief engineer for Audi, Leena Gade will now be on the prowl to win the second part of the heralded racing triple crown as she has joined Schmidt Peterson Motorsports as lead engineer on James Hinchcliffe’s No. 5 Arrow Electronics Honda. Gade joins SPM after a stint at Bentley as a motorsport project manager following Audi’s withdrawal from prototype racing. She is the first woman to be a lead engineerRead More