IndyCar

Ryan Hunter-Reay put his Andretti Autosport Dallara-Honda on top in second practice for the IndyCar season finale at Laguna Seca. All but two entries ran the softer red-sidewalled Firestone tyre compound to set their best times, and it was Andretti Autosport driver Hunter-Reay who clipped 0.02 seconds from Felix Rosenqvist’s Chip Ganassi Racing entry to
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Alexander Rossi says qualifying for this weekend’s IndyCar double-points season finale will be “critical” as overtaking at the series’ return to Laguna Seca is expected to be tough. Laguna Seca returns for the first time since 2004, and while the current generation of Indycar allows for closer racing than its predecessor, overtaking is expected to
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Chip Ganassi Racing’s rookie star Felix Rosenqvist says the IndyCar Dallara-Honda is the most difficult car he has needed to master in his career. Despite not turning 28 until November, Rosenqvist has enjoyed a remarkably varied career since winning the Formula Renault Asia title back in 2007. His path since then has encompassed Formula Renault,
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IndyCar plans to conduct its first on-track test with its Red Bull Advanced Technologies-developed aeroscreen cockpit protection device at Indianapolis next month. A full-day test session has been scheduled for October 2 on the oval, and driving duties will be shared between Ganassi’s five-time Indycar champion Scott Dixon and Penske driver Will Power. Dixon originally
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Penske’s Will Power took victory in IndyCar’s Portland race, while team-mate Josef Newgarden’s fifth place finish ensures he heads to the Laguna Seca season finale with a commanding championship lead. Polesitter Colton Herta comfortably headed the chasing pack, with Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon and Power in close contention in what became a two-stop race
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James Hinchcliffe will stay on with what will become McLaren Racing SP into the 2020 IndyCar Series season. McLaren’s new partnership with what is currently Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsport means a switch from Honda to Chevrolet engines. Hinchcliffe, an SPM driver since 2015, has long-standing ties with Honda and well-placed sources had suggested American Honda
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Reigning IndyCar champion Scott Dixon, race winner Will Power and Indianapolis 500 victor Simon Pagenaud have defended the Pocono tri-oval after an airborne crash for the second successive year. Takuma Sato was accused by Alexander Rossi of moving down into him, in an incident which also collected Ryan Hunter-Reay, James Hinchcliffe and Felix Rosenqvist, the
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IndyCar championship leader Josef Newgarden will start tomorrow’s race at Pocono from pole position after rainfall led to the cancellation of qualifying at the tri-oval. The opening practice session was initially delayed after low cloud cover stopped the medical helicopter from getting to the circuit. Around an hour into the delay, IndyCar officials sent the
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Leaving Honda for Chevrolet was a “big negative” in Schmidt Peterson Motorsports’ partnership with McLaren in IndyCar, but the deal was a “no-brainer”, according to team boss Sam Schmidt. Schmidt’s team will merge with McLaren for a full season of IndyCar next year under the Arrow McLaren Racing SP banner with Chevrolet power, in what
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McLaren will enter the IndyCar Series full-time from 2020 in partnership with Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, running two Chevrolet-powered cars. Double CART champion Gil de Ferran will lead the management of the new programme. McLaren, which last ran a full-season ‘works’ team in top-line American single-seater racing in 1979, began its current IndyCar foray when
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