Luca Filippi Tag

By Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer Eight races into Season Four of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, Ma Qing Hua has been granted an opportunity to return to the series. NIO Formula E Team announced Tuesday that Qing Hua will replace Luca Filippi for the Paris E-Prix later this month, making his first start since Buenos Aires during Season Three. The Chinese driver will pilot the team’s No. 68 NIO 003 in the effort. “First of all, I am really happy and honoured to be back in the cockpit racingRead More

Posted On August 16, 2017By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar, Opinion

DEHARDE: The Curious Case of Spencer Pigot

By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer His results don’t show it, but Spencer Pigot’s on track performances for Ed Carpenter Racing so far this season on the road and street courses (and Juncos Racing at Indianapolis) show that he is deserving of a full time ride in the  Verizon IndyCar Series. Pigot has the pedigree to be competitive in IndyCar. A two-time champion in the Mazda Road to Indy (Pro Mazda Championship in 2014, Indy Lights in 2015), he has transitioned solidly in North America’s top open wheelRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer Switching teams from one season to the next can be a daunting task. It can be more daunting when you’re going from having one teammate to having multiple teammates. Further daunting would be joining the most successful team in the Verizon IndyCar Series. That’s what Josef Newgarden has done for 2017, leaving the comfort of Ed Carpenter Racing and stepping up to the big time and with it, a whole different team structure. At Ed Carpenter Racing, the 2011 Indy Lights championRead More
Josh Farmer, IndyCar Jounalist As initially reported by Motorsport.com, Luca Filippi might be set to join Dale Coyne Racing alongside Conor Daly for the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season. Coyne noted that there were a handful of drivers in contention for the seat, but Filippi was among the front runners. “Luca is good, he was comfortable in an IndyCar right away back in 2013, and I’d say he’s been impressive since,” Coyne told David Malsher of Motorsport. “So we’ve had serious talks and I think he would be a good fitRead More
A perfectly timed pitstop before a full course caution put Josef Newgarden in position to become the first repeat winner of the Verizon IndyCar Series season. The race started in wet conditions and was dominated early by polesitter Will Power with teammate Simon Pagenaud holding steady in second place. The track dried out rather quickly and the field pitted for dry tires after just 11 laps of racing. Power re-assumed the lead once the queue cycled around but now had Pagenaud right on his tail and stalked his teammate overRead More