Articles tagged IndyCar

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Wheldon killed in Indycar horror crash

Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon was killed in a massive 15-car accident on lap 13 of IndyCar's season-closing race, held on the high-banked Las Vegas Motor Speedway on October 16. Wheldon had started at the back of the 34-car grid and had passed nine or 10 cars to be running in the thick of the tightly-packed field. In only his third start this season, the Briton was trying to work his way to...

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Pride of the Penske gene Pool

This all-American racer was the final winning car built for the US team in Dorset. It wasn’t the most successful Penske, but its explosive acceleration still exhilaratesBy Andrew Frankel It takes time for certain cars to assume their place in history. Cars that achieve firsts are easy to recognise and remember, for their importance is clear to see from the moment they achieve their fame. But what...

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A tidy prophet

The shiny decals of Rondel Racing might have caused a few sniggers in F2 paddocks 40 years ago, but Ron Dennis and Neil Trundle set new standards in team image – and they had the last laugh in the years to comeBy Alan Henry Forty years ago on April 17, Palm Sunday, the complexion of European motor racing took the first step towards changing forever. Two pale blue Brabham BT36 Formula 2 cars...

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Cape Horne

Despite the frustration, and occasional humiliation, of its 1994 Indy programme, Honda is continuing in America's premier series with a new team, and a fresh sense of purpose... The news that Honda has found a new dancing partner for its Indy V8 engine programme should come as a relief to everyone connected with IndyCar racing. After all, while it may have given US racing's collective psyche a...

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Looking for a leader

At the end of October, Randy Bernard was fired from his job as IndyCar's CEO. Bernard was thrown into this lion's den of a task two and a half years ago and was frankly destined to fail. He tried hard, but made many mistakes because he didn't understand the racing industry or the people and the giant egos who populate it. As I write in early November there was no hint of who might replace Bernard...

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Dallara to build new Indycar

After months of debate and proposals from five different car builders – Dallara, Lola, Swift, BAT and Delta Wing – the IndyCar Series has decided to continue with Dallara as its spec car manufacturer for 2012-15. Dallara will build its Indycars at a new facility in Speedway, Indiana and the Italian company will receive tax breaks from the city and state governments worth US$5 million. IndyCar...

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Hill's Hungary heart

There are some weekends when fate can smile on you and others when she will point her fickle finger in your direction and nearly poke your eye out. Whenever Damon Hill bent over in Hungary, you had to reach for the sun glasses... Michael Schumacher has criticised his championship rival for being 'moody' and there have been times when Hill's tendency to introspection has perhaps made him his own...

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Going down

Sir Having been a subscriber and reader of Motor Sport for over 23 years I feel qualified to voice my opinion of F1 racing as it appears to the supposed millions of spectators in 1993. My criteria for women, at the risk of being chauvinistic, is that they should be attractive, appealing and stylish. I can think of no more appropriate adjectives to describe my requirements for F1 racing. My...

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Go Buddy, go!

The fragile truce in American single-seater racing appears to have been broken by a few ill-timed observations... Just when it seemed peace was about to break out in Indycar racing along came Emmett "Buddy" Jobe and the Slick 50 200 at Phoenix International Raceway. Or was it the Pyroil 200? The title sponsor of the race depended on how and where you watched it. Those in attendance at the desert...

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Straight out of Hollywood

When Paul Newman lured F1 champion Nigel Mansell to IndyCar 20 years ago, he promised an adventure. The resulting story was a scriptwriter’s dream Writer Gordon Kirby During the 1990s CART’s IndyCar World Series was booming, attracting big fields and a worldwide following with enough prestige to lure defending Formula 1 champion Nigel Mansell. While the Englishman had been bickering with Frank...



August 2019
100 years, three cars, one epic track test



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