Category: INDYCAR/CART

Alonso Fails To Qualify For Indy 500

Fernando Alonso has been left to watch the Indianapolis 500 on television as McLaren failed to qualify for the race. The two-time world drivers’ champion starred on his Indy 500 debut in 2017 but has now learned the hard way that the 110-year old Brickyard carries no favourites, no matter how successful or famous they…



Penske Places Priority on Indy 500 Qualifying

As if there was any doubt about his priorities in any aspect of the Indianapolis 500, legendary owner Roger Penske couldn’t be more clear about his expectations for qualifying this weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. “We have to be at the front,” Penske said Friday. He didn’t hesitate to remind that Team Penske’s illustrious history…



Alonso Crashes Out During Indy 500 Practice

Fernando Alonso says there will be “no fear” when he climbs back into his McLaren IndyCar for Thursday’s practice for the Indianapolis 500. The double World Champion suffered his first-ever oval crash on Wednesday as he prepared for his second Indy 500 bid. Putting in the laps, Alonso got it wrong at Turn Three and…



Power Fastest After First Day Of Practice

Will Power and Simon Pagenaud put Team Penske-Chevrolet at the top of the speed charts in the opening day of practice for the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500. Power got a major tow to set his fastest speed of 229.745mph, on his 41st of 68 laps edging teammate and last weekend’s IndyCar Grand Prix…



INDYCAR AFP Device Approved

IndyCar’s advanced frontal protection (AFP) device performed well enough in Wednesday’s Indianapolis 500 open test on the 2.5-mile oval that series officials have decided to implement it early. It was set to debut at the 103rd Indianapolis 500 on May 26. Now, it will be on all cars that compete in the May 11 IndyCar…



McLaren unveils Indy 500 Challenger

McLaren has unveiled the livery with which Fernando Alonso will contest this year’s Indianapolis 500. The Spaniard is set to compete in the May event for the second time following his debut at the Brickyard in 2017. Alonso will again pilot an orange and blue design much like the team carries in Formula 1, along…



The First Indianapolis 500, 1911

The 1911 International 500-Mile Sweepstakes Race was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Tuesday, May 30, 1911. It was the inaugural running of the Indianapolis 500, which is one of the most prestigious automobile races in the world. Ray Harroun, an engineer with the Marmon Motor Car Company, came out of retirement to drive,…



Penske PC-23

The PC-23 was a design evolution of its predecessor, the PC-22, which won the 1993 Indianapolis 500, 8 races over the entire season, and missing the 1993 CART title by only 8 points. The only substantial difference of the new car from it were the smaller rear wings on the short ovals, mandatory by rule…



SENNA: The IndyCar Test

Back in 1992, Ayrton Senna tested Team Penske’s race-winning 1992 IndyCar, the Penske PC-21 004 at Firebird Raceway in Arizona with his friend Emerson Fittipaldi. This short documentary by motorsport reporter Marshall Pruett and director Travis Long was put together to tell the story of the event for its 25th anniversary late last year. “He…



IndyCar provides ‘more proper fights’ than F1

Marcus Ericsson is enjoying the thrill of genuine wheel-to-wheel racing in IndyCar compared to more artificial overtaking in F1. The Swede spent five years in Formula 1 but lost his Sauber/Alfa Romeo seat ahead of the 2019 season, prompting a switch to IndyCar with Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsport. With two IndyCar races under his belt,…