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Posted On February 8, 2019By Luis TorresIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

2019 IndyCar Series Rookie Preview

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer What’s already been a dynamic off-season in the NTT IndyCar Series, one storyline that’s going to be quite the tale is the Rookie of the Year battle, consisting of five full-time drivers, two more from last season, all with something to prove. Each have their own tales, with some coming out of the world of Formula One, a re-branded squad featuring Indy Lights alumnus and another that’s given the biggest opportunity of his racing career. This crop of rookies have the potential of providing an intenseRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer Schmidt Peterson Motorsports today confirmed that Alfa Romeo Sauber Formula One driver Marcus Ericsson will join the team in the No. 7 Honda entry for the 2019 IndyCar season. Ericsson will partner James Hinchcliffe at SPM while Robert Wickens is recovering from his August incident at Pocono Raceway. Ericsson has 95 Formula One starts, recently finishing ninth at the Mexican Grand Prix. The 28-year-old Swedish driver will leave Sauber’s racing efforts after the 2018 Formula One season, with team deciding to use Antonio Giovinazzi and KimiRead More
By Aaron Bearden, Motorsports Editor Motorsports Tribune reviews the season of the top 12 drivers from the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series championship. Our list continues with the 10th-place finisher, James Hinchcliffe. James Hinchcliffe, No. 5 ARROW/LUCAS OIL Honda 2018: 10th in the championship  Wins: 1, Top 5: 5, Top 10: 9, Poles: 0, Laps Led: 65 Best Finish: 1st (Iowa) If it weren’t for that race, James Hinchcliffe’s 2018 campaign would be regarded as one of the Canadian’s best in his eight years of Verizon IndyCar Series competition. But to disregard what happened toRead More

Posted On October 23, 2018By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

2018 IndyCar Driver Review: Robert Wickens

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer Motorsports Tribune reviews the season of the top 12 drivers from the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series championship. Our list continues with the 11th-place finisher, Robert Wickens. Robert Wickens, No. 6 LUCAS OIL Honda 2018: 11th in the championship  Wins: 0, Top 5: 7, Top 10: 10, Poles: 1, Laps Led: 187 Best Finish: 2nd (Phoenix, Mid-Ohio) It’s hard to imagine a more dynamic, more attention-deserving and more awe-inspiring winless rookie season in Indy car racing of the past decade than the one Robert Wickens had inRead More
By Josh Farmer, Contributing Journalist The family of Robert Wickens has provided details of the injuries suffered in last month’s ABC Supply Pocono 500 at the Pocono Raceway. The 29-year-old Canadian was recently transferred to the IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis after spending nearly two weeks at the Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest in Pennsylvania. Wickens has undergone a few successful surgeries without any complications, but the long-term extent of his injuries remains unknown. The full release from Schmidt Peterson Motorsports is included below: Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver RobertRead More
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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer PORTLAND, Oregon — Opportunities come in the strangest of forms. For Carlos Muñoz, the thought of his next chance in the Verizon IndyCar Series wasn’t supposed to come at the expense of an injury of another – Robert Wickens. After spending time over the last few seasons racing for Andretti Autosport and A.J. Foyt Racing, Muñoz saw himself without a full-time ride this season. The 26-year-old has only competed in the Indianapolis 500, where he finished 7th for Andretti. This past Wednesday, it’ll change as he’llRead More
By Josh Farmer, Contributing Journalist Schmidt Peterson Motorsports has named Carlos Munoz as the substitute driver for the injured Robert Wickens in the final two races of the Verizon IndyCar Series season at Portland and Sonoma. The Colombian will be making his second start of the season. Raced for Andretti Autosport in the 102nd Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil, where he finished seventh. Wickens suffered multiple injuries in a crash in the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway two weeks ago. He remains at the Lehigh Valley Hospital – CedarRead More
By Josh Farmer, Contributing Journalist Schmidt Peterson Motorsports has revealed some good news with the latest medical update on Robert Wickens. A rookie in the Verizon IndyCar Series, Wickens was severely injured after grisly accident at last weekend’s ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway. In the days since, prior medical updates have confirmed injuries to his right arm and lower extremities and also underwent a successful spinal surgery on Monday evening. The most recent status brought some slight ease as the road to recovery continues. Schmidt Peterson Motorsports released the followingRead More
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By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Schmidt Peterson Motorsports have announced that it will not field the No. 6 Lucas Oil Honda for this weekend’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at Gateway Motorsports Park. The decision comes after the horrific crash last weekend at Pocono Racway, which saw driver Robert Wickens severely injured and has since undergone spinal surgery. There are additional injuries to his lower extremities and right arm, but is currently listed in stable condition at Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The team also confirmed that JamesRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer INDYCAR released its latest update regarding Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver Robert Wickens, reporting that he underwent surgery at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, Pennsylvania Monday evening. Surgery was done to stabilize a thoracic spinal fracture as a result of sustaining spinal cord injuries from Sunday’s Lap 7 crash in the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway. “Titanium rods and screws were placed successfully in Wickens’ spine during the surgery, which was performed without complication. The severity of the spinal cord injury is indeterminate at thisRead More