Pietro Fittipaldi Tag

By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Pietro Fittipaldi has been confirmed as the official test driver for Haas F1 Team for the 2019 Formula One season. He will also get behind the wheel of a Formula One car for the first time later this month when he takes part in the Pirelli tire test on November 27 at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. The 22-year-old Miami-born Brazilian is a grandson of the two-time Formula One champion / two-time Indianapolis 500 winner, Emerson Fittipaldi. “I’m pleased to welcome Pietro Fittipaldi to HaasRead More

Posted On September 14, 2018By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Fittipaldi Building Momentum for Sonoma

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer After scoring the first top-10 finish of his Verizon IndyCar Series career at the Grand Prix of Portland, Pietro Fittipaldi hopes to make the most of his partial season with Dale Coyne Racing in the No. 19 Paysafe Honda in the season-ending Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway. Fittipaldi had been splitting the car with former Indy Lights driver Zachary Claman De Melo and Santino Ferrucci before taking over the ride for the last five races of the 2018 season. At Portland, Fittipaldi started 16thRead More

Posted On August 31, 2018By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Wickens Transferred to Methodist Hospital

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer Per Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, Robert Wickens has been transferred to IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis after spending 12 days at the Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. The Canadian will soon undergo further surgery on his lower extremities that were injured in his August 19th crash at Pocono Raceway. On Lap 7 of the ABC Supply 500, Wickens was alongside Ryan Hunter-Reay heading to the Tunnel Turn when the two had contact, sending Wickens into the catch fencing and spinning around in the air. James Hinchcliffe, PietroRead More

Posted On August 21, 2018By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Bourdais Fights Hard at Pocono

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer LONG POND, PA — Sebastien Bourdais had his second top-10 finish in a row in Sunday’s ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway as the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series winner at St. Petersburg finished fourth. After an hour and 56 minute red flag after the Lap 7 incident involving Robert Wickens, Ryan Hunter-Reay, James Hinchcliffe, Takuma Sato and Pietro Fittipaldi, Bourdais showed concern over the condition of the catch fencing repair job at Pocono. “Just look at it, it’s a damned disgrace,” said Bourdais. “You look atRead More
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Posted On August 19, 2018By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Veach Finishes Sixth at Pocono

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer LONG POND, PA — After topping the speed chart in what would be Saturday’s only practice session for Sunday’s ABC Supply 500, Zach Veach managed to score his first top-10 finish in a 500 mile race with a sixth place finish at Pocono Raceway. Starting seventh, the Ohio native never ran outside the first 10 cars all day long and managed to get sixth from Marco Andretti on Lap 179. Veach stayed in position during the last 20 laps and couldn’t get close enough to JosefRead More
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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Controversy sparked just before crossing the start/finish line to start the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway on Sunday, collecting both Spencer Pigot and Graham Rahal. With the lack of track time, there was eagerness from the 22-car field to get the race going. Pole sitter Will Power led the field to the green flag, but the bunching began at the back as some drivers pushing forward. Scott Dixon and Pietro Fittipaldi were among the early movers, but some weren’t able to respond right awayRead More

Posted On August 19, 2018By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Red Flag after Incident at ABC Supply 500

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer LONG POND, PA — A massive incident on Lap 8 of the ABC Supply 500 has brought out the red flag in the 14th race of the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season. Ryan Hunter-Reay and Robert Wickens were racing in the upper portion of the field when the two had contact with Wickens’s right front and Hunter-Reay’s left rear. The No. 6 Lucas Oil Honda was going low on the No. 28 DHL Honda and after contact in the Tunnel Turn, Hunter-Reay spun backwards into theRead More

Posted On July 30, 2018By Aaron BeardenIn Breaking News, Formula One, IndyCar

Bearden Breakdown: Honda Indy 200

By Aaron Bearden, Open Wheel Editor LEXINGTON, Ohio — Post-race review and analysis from the Verizon IndyCar Series race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Who Won?  Alexander Rossi. The third-year star scored his fourth victory with Andretti Autosport, winning from pole with a two-stop pit strategy. Top Stories The Rivalry Continues Robert Wickens questioned polesitter Alexander Rossi’s form at the initial start of Sunday’s race after rallying for a second-place finish. “I thought it was cheeky,” he said of the maneuver. “Alex definitely changed the speed before he accelerated. He obviously had a much shorter firstRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer LEXINGTON, Ohio — Sebastien Bourdais has never won at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, but has had a strong car all weekend ahead of Sunday’s Honda Indy 200 for the Verizon IndyCar Series where the Frenchman will start 24th (last) after causing a red flag in the first round of qualifying. Bourdais drives for Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser/Sullivan, one of the smallest teams in the IndyCar paddock but one of the most competitive as he has two of the more experienced engineers in the paddock workingRead More

Posted On July 27, 2018By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Mid-Ohio IndyCar Preview

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer LEXINGTON, Ohio — The Verizon IndyCar Series heads to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for the Honda Indy 200 and if past performances are anything to go off of, the rest of the field should be afraid of Scott Dixon. The current INDYCAR points leader has five victories at Mid-Ohio (2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014) and currently leads Josef Newgarden by 62 points with five races to go including Mid-Ohio. Behind Dixon and Newgarden in the standings are the top half of Andretti Autosport’s quartet. Alexander RossiRead More