Marcus Ericsson Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Chip Ganassi Racing announced Tuesday that their INDYCAR program will return as a three-car stable in 2020 with Swedish driver Marcus Ericsson joining alongside Scott Dixon and Felix Rosenqvist. The former Formula 1 driver will pilot the No. 8 Honda as it’ll be the first time since 2017 that Ganassi will run three cars as they’ve spent the past two seasons with just the No. 9 (Dixon) and No. 10 (Ed Jones in 2018 and Rosenqvist in 2019) teams. Ericsson said he’s extremely happy to joinRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer MONTEREY, California – From second fastest in Thursday morning’s two-hour testing session to fastest in the four-hour afternoon session, 19-year-old Colton Herta once again got people noticing his raw talent. This time being at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca where he set the top overall time of 1:10.0720, out performing Will Power by 0.4663 seconds. The rookie felt he was able to get a proper feel on the Firestone tires which was his goal in the combined six-hour session. “It means a lot. We’re all trying to goRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer PORTLAND, Ore. – A new look, but far from joining a new NTT IndyCar Series team this time around for Conor Daly. He’ll reunite with ARROW Schmidt Peterson Motorsports for this weekend’s Grand Prix of Portland after Marcus Ericsson was granted permission to be on standby for Formula One’s Alfa Romeo Racing at the Belgian Grand Prix. During Thursday’s press conference at the Red Lion Hotel in Jantzen Beach, Daly said his sole objective is to prepare for the task at hand and represent the No.Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer PORTLAND, Ore. – Marcus Ericsson has been given the nod to be Alfa Romeo Racing’s reserve driver in Formula One for the Belgian Grand Prix, forgoing IndyCar’s Grand Prix of Portland. With the sudden news coming out of left field, ARROW Schmidt Peterson Motorsports issued a brief statement regarding Ericsson’s absence at Portland. “Following a request from Alfa Romeo Racing of Marcus Ericsson to be on the ground at this weekend’s Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix, ARROW Schmidt Peterson Motorsports has granted Marcus a release fromRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer MADISON, Ill. — Rookie sensations Santino Ferrucci and Marcus Ericsson certainly didn’t run speeds like rookies at Gateway. During Friday’s opening practice for the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at World Wide Technology Raceway, the young drivers set the early tempo, with Ferrucci topping the practice charts at 184.804 mph to Ericcson’s 184.527 mph in the closing minutes. Veterans Scott Dixon, championship leader Josef Newgarden and Sebastien Bourdais rounded out the top-five. For Ferrucci, who’s 13 points behind rookie points leader Felix Rosenqvist, being on top ofRead More

Posted On July 14, 2019By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Power, Rahal Clash, Power Finishes 18th

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer TORONTO — The start of the Honda Indy Toronto is almost always chaotic and for Will Power and Graham Rahal, Sunday’s was no different in the 11th race of the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season. Power started 15th in his No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet and was looking at making up more positions than he had already done so at the start of the 85-lap race. While attempting to pass Rahal going into Turn 8, the 2018 Indianapolis 500 winner hit the inside wall whenRead More

Posted On July 13, 2019By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Pagenaud Leads Saturday Indy Toronto Practice

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer TORONTO — In a near-carbon copy of Friday afternoon practice, Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud led Saturday’s morning practice for the NTT IndyCar Series’s only Canadian visit, the Honda Indy Toronto. A fastest lap of 59.3651 seconds around the 11 turn, 1.786 mile road course averaged to 108.306 mph. The 2016 NTT IndyCar Series champion was .0702 seconds faster than Chip Ganassi Racing’s Felix Rosenqvist who also was second fastest in Friday’s afternoon session. Two incidents late in the session interrupted green flag running time. Andretti Autosport’sRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer TORONTO — Robert Wickens will drive a parade lap in front of the entire NTT IndyCar Series field before Sunday’s Honda Indy Toronto in a specially prepared Acura NSX with hand controls. Although if Wickens has his way, that might last a little bit longer. “I’m trying to figure out what that penalty would be if I just kept going,” said Wickens. Nobody would fault the Guelph, Ontario native for staying out an extra lap or two. Wickens was paralyzed after an incident last August inRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer TORONTO — More victims fell to the Turn 11 outside wall as Simon Pagenaud set the fastest lap in Friday practice for the Honda Indy Toronto. The 2016 NTT IndyCar Series champion went around the 11 turn, 1.786 mile street circuit with a fastest lap of 59.8708 seconds, averaging 107.391 mph in his No. 22 DXC Technology Team Penske Chevrolet. The 45 minute session saw more wall contact as some drivers struggled with the patching in Turn 11 heading onto the main straightaway. Marcus Ericsson andRead More