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Fernando Alonso will return to the Indianapolis 500 with McLaren in 2019 as he bids to complete motorsport’s unofficial Triple Crown. The two-time F1 world champion will step away from McLaren’s grand prix team at the end of this season, but beyond completing the 2018-19 World Endurance Championship superseason with Toyota, he had nothing else
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Former Schmidt Peterson Motorsports general manager Piers Phillips has joined Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing as president to oversee its involvement in IndyCar, IMSA and the new Jaguar i-Pace eTrophy Series. Bobby Rahal, David Letterman and Mike Lanigan’s team currently fields two Honda-powered cars in the IndyCar Series, two works BMW M8s in the GT Le
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Get unlimited access You have 10 articles remaining to view this month. Marcus Ericsson has admitted his Formula 1 experience will raise the pressure on him considerably when he joins the IndyCar Series with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports for 2019. After five years on the F1 grid, Ericsson will become James Hinchcliffe’s full-time team-mate at SPM
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Get unlimited access You have 10 articles remaining to view this month. Chip Ganassi Racing says it was impressed by IndyCar signing Felix Rosenqvist’s pace compared to championship-winning team-mate Scott Dixon on his first test using IndyCar’s universal aerokit at Barber. Rosenqvist, who was announced as Ganassi’s second 2019 driver last month, had driven twice
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Get unlimited access You have 10 articles remaining to view this month. Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has invited IndyCar boss Mark Miles to the Gold Coast to discuss bringing the series back to Surfers Paradise. According to the Gold Coast Bulletin newspaper, Palaszczuk has extended the invite to Miles as part of an ambitious vision
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Get unlimited access You have 10 articles remaining to view this month. IndyCar driver Robert Wickens has clarified the severity of his injuries in an Instagram post filmed during his ongoing rehabilitation. Wickens suffered extensive injuries in a severe crash at Pocono in August that curtailed what had been an impressive maiden IndyCar season in
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Get unlimited access You have 10 articles remaining to view this month. Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Graham Rahal believes IndyCar has found a better package for superspeedways such as the Indianapolis 500, after testing revised aerodynamics and tyre compounds. This year’s Indianapolis 500 race was criticised, with the new-for-2018 universal aerokit replacing the drafting pack
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Get unlimited access You have 10 articles remaining to view this month. Ex-Formula 1 driver Felipe Massa has defended his decision to speak out against IndyCar safety standards following Robert Wickens’s serious crash at Pocono in August. Wickens suffered severe injuries and is undergoing rehabilitation in Indianapolis after recently speaking publically for the first time
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Get unlimited access You have 10 articles remaining to view this month. Chip Ganassi Racing has signed Felix Rosenqvist for the 2019 IndyCar season, partnering him with reigning champion Scott Dixon. Rosenqvist’s Formula E future has been uncertain during the electric championship’s summer off-season and he was linked with a move to IndyCar with Ganassi,
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Get unlimited access You have 10 articles remaining to view this month. Ex-Formula 1 driver Juan Pablo Montoya believes a full season in IndyCar is Fernando Alonso’s best chance of winning the Indianapolis 500 and completing his ‘triple crown’ bid. McLaren’s IndyCar ambitions remain “fluid”, with Autosport understanding that a decision is now more likely
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Get unlimited access You have 10 articles remaining to view this month. Andretti Autosport will take an even bigger step forward for the 2019 IndyCar season, predicts championship runner-up Alexander Rossi. The ex-Formula 1 driver and 2016 Indianapolis 500 winner produced Andretti’s strongest title bid since Ryan Hunter-Reay’s ’12 crown this year and finished runner-up
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