Returning to Indy, Monaco’s faded glamour, Rosberg’s guile
Sometimes,” wrote Henry Manney in Road and Track half a century ago, “I wish I was in Indianapolis. But not often.”
Time was when the Indianapolis 500 was always run – whatever the day of the week – on May 30, Memorial Day, and a public holiday in the USA. And time was, too, when virtually the whole of the month of May, which included two...
50/30/20/10 years ago
Unknown Buzz Calkins wins the first-ever Indy Racing League event at Disney World Speedway, with Tony Stewart second. Michele Alboreto finished fourth.
Henri Toivonen takes a win on the Mone Carlo Rally in his Lancia Delta S4. That's despite sustaining a hip injury and twisted chassis when hit by a fan's car!
World Champion Niki Lauda kicks off his title...
Even in a year dominated by the Lotus 79, Gordon Murray's fan car stood out as outrageously inventive solution to a specific Brabham problem. But it couldn't last
What impressed me about Gordon Murray's Brabham fan car was the sheer bravery of it. The year before, Lotus had the 78 which rather bowled everybody over and people were slow to copy it, though everybody made some sort of effort. I was...
'He truly never met a race car that he didn't like. All US racing was clamped in an AJ Foyt stranglehold'
Detractors of America's all-action hero point to his rare European forays. But Joe Scalzo argues that Foyt did enough at home to be classed a true great
It was a great racing civilisation that America had going for itself in the mid-1960s, and certainly its highlight was getting to watch A J...
After 12 years of losing fans, sponsors and credibility, open-wheel racing in America has finally regained some semblance of common sense. Along with solidarity.
There will be one series and one champion in 2008 after the Indy Racing League and Champ Car decided to bury the hatchet instead of each other.
Tony George, who started this costly war when he launched the Indy Racing League in 1996,...
21: Allan McNish's Paul Stewart Racing-run F3000 Reynard sets the fastest time in the one-day test at Monza.
22: Lola wins the contract to supply the chassis for the F3000 replacement formula in 1996. Which company will provide the engine remains a closely-guarded secret.
23: Japanese driver Hideki Noda is seen with the Pacific team at Silverstone, and is expected to drive for it at the...
Double Indycar champion, Formula 1 racer and now a Paralympic medal-winner – two golds and a silver: is there anything Alex Zanardi cannot do?
He conquered the hand-cycling course at Brands Hatch at the age of 45, and now he is eyeing a remarkable return to his first sport with a shot at the Indianapolis 500 in 2013.
When Zanardi lost his legs in September 2001 in a horrific Champ Car crash at...
While the Indy Racing League stumbles uncertainly into life, David Phillips contends that things have never looked better for the CART/PPG World Series
How times change. For years critics of IndyCar have lambasted the PPG Indy Car Series for courting casual fans at temporary circuits while real fans and permanent race tracks withered on the vine.
Last month, the new Indy Racing League, conceived...
Paul Newman might be a movie legend, but it's racing that lights his fire, he tells Gordon Kirby
When you think of Paul Newman does Butch Cassidy spring to mind? Yeah, me too. That's the thing about surviving as one of the great icons of Hollywood: you might be 79, but to the rest of us you will always be 44, immortalised by that wry smile and those piercing blue eyes.
Newman was the type of guy...
A second-tier sport?
Improved though it might be, IndyCar racing still has hurdles to overcome if it is to be regarded as a truly major league sport
Indycar racing stands at a critical juncture in its history in this autumn of 1994. Much that is good has happened in the past year and a half, but that only makes the next 18 months all the more crucial if the sport is to take advantage of the...