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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer A late-race crash involving Romain Grosjean caused a tremendous ripple effect in Saturday’s Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix Race No. 1. Especially, towards the front of the field as Will Power went from leading to out of contention in 10 minutes. With just six laps remaining, Grosjean’s No. 51 Honda crashed into the outside wall of Turn 9. This brought out the second and final full course caution with Power leading Marcus Ericsson and Takuma Sato. What Power didn’t want to see was a caution, let aloneRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief INDYCAR revealed that Kyle Novak will take over as race director for the Verizon IndyCar Series. In November, Brian Barnhart left the position to take over as President of Harding Racing, which competed in a part-time capacity in North America’s premier open wheel tour last season but is aiming for a full season campaign in 2018. Novak has spent time previously in a similar role during his time with IMSA, with various other endeavors within other frames of motorsports. The full release by INDYCAR can beRead More

Posted On May 29, 2016By Steve AibelIn Breaking News, Formula One

The Cost of Making Formula 1 Safer

By Steve Aibel, Senior F1 Writer Lewis Hamilton mastered tricky conditions to steal victory over Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo at the Grand Prix of Monaco today. Hamilton instantly revitalized his hopes for a third consecutive championship, cunningly taking advantage of tire strategy in a race that started under wet conditions with all cars running the blue full wet tire sets to start. Race control initiated the start under the safety car, removing the most exciting starting procedure in modern racing:, a standing start in the premier event of the Formula 1Read More
By Frank Santoroski, Staff Writer The 42nd annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach for the Verizon IndyCar Series is now in the books. Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud took the win, followed closely by Target Chip Ganassi driver Scott Dixon. He are five takeaways from the latest edition of one of IndyCar’s crown-jewel events. 1 ) Simon sez After a decidedly lackluster first season with Team Penske, that left him 11th in the final standings, Simon Pagenaud is off to a ferocious start in 2016. His two second-place finishes, combinedRead More
Josh Farmer, IndyCar reporter IndyCar has announced that Indy Car veterans Arie Luyendyk and Max Papis along with motorsport executive Dan Davis will comprise the 3-steward panel at each Verizon IndyCar Series race. Davis’ experience spans a nearly 40 year career working with General Motors as well as Ford before retiring in 2008 and serving as president of Miller Motorsports Park for a season. He will serve as the chief steward and be part of an equal vote between the three. The trio will report directly to Jay Frye, presidentRead More