Karam and Carlin pair up in Toronto

Sage Karam will return to the NTT IndyCar Series, when they go to Toronto in one and a half weeks. The American has signed a deal with Carlin, to drive the second car alongside Max Chilton. The deal has come about with thanks to SmartStop Self Storage, who will be the predominant sponsor on car #31 at the Toronto race. Karam raced the Indianapolis 500 race for Dreyer & Reinbold Racing earlier this year, but they only do this single race of the year. So the 24 year-old driver from…

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55 green laps at Road America

NTT IndyCar Series had come to the tenth round of the reason, which was run at Road America track near Elkhart Lake in Wisconsin. Colton Herta had taken Pole Position ahead of Alexander Rossi, Will Power and championship leader Josef Newgarden. The two Rahal Letterman Lanigan drivers Graham Rahal and Takuma Sato started from P5 and P6. Thus it was Andretti Autosport in the first row (Harding Steinbrenner Racing works together with Andretti), Penske second row, and Team RLL in the third row. Some people swapped places through the first…

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Perfect weather in Austrian weekend

It was a weekend with perfect weather, when the second round of ADAC Formula 4 2019 was run at the Red Bull Ring in Austria. It had been six weeks since the season opener in Oschersleben, so it was almost like a new start for all the teams. A very nice grid of 25 cars, with a bit of help from some guest entries from the Italian F4 Championship, had taken the trip to the Steiermark. Dennis Hauger had taken Pole Position for race 1, ahead of Alessandro Ghiretti, championship…

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Drama under the lights of Texas

The ninth round of NTT IndyCar Series was run as an evening race at Texas Motor Speedway under the name DXC Technology 600. Takuma Sato had taken Pole Position in front of the 2018 winner Scott Dixon, Sebastien Bourdais, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Simon Pagenaud and Spencer Pigot. Championship leader Josef Newgarden started from P8 as the second best Penske driver. The race was started before the sun totally set, but the lights were already on around the track. The low sun also meant that the drivers got blinded by sunlight in…

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Daly borrows Chilton’s car in Texas

Max Chilton won’t be running at this weekend’s NTT IndyCar Series race at Texas Motor Speedway. The Brit has chosen to skip the remaining oval races in the series, but he will still be in the car for the road- and street courses. Carlin has signed a deal with Conor Daly with this weekend only so far, but with opportunities for doing the remaining oval races too. Daly has raced for Carlin in GP3 in 2011. The American driver with Irish father has so far only done a single IndyCar…

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Second duel in Detroit

On Sunday the second NTT IndyCar Series race in Detroit was run on Belle Isle track in the so-called Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix. Yesterday’s rain had some influence on today’s qualifying, which had to be stopped due to water puddles on the track. But the championship leader and yesterday’s winner, Josef Newgarden drove himself to Pole Postion, in front of Alexander Rossi, Zach Veach, Colton Herta, James Hinchcliffe, and Scott Dixon. It was a chaotic start in the midfield, where Will Power was close to doing a jump start. When…

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Wet affair in Detroit

The first race of the weekend in Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix at Belle Isle track was a wet affair, where the start of the NTT IndyCar Series got delayed due to thunderstorm in the area. Alexander Rossi had qualified on Pole Position, in front of Josef Newgarden, Scott Dixon, Felix Rosenqvist, Colton Herta and Ryan Hunter-Reay. Championship leader Simon Pagenaud would start the race from P13, right behind his Team Penske teammate Will Power. After an hour wait, the thunderstorm drifted away and the field was ready to start a…

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A battle until the end

The 103rd edition of Indianapolis 500 had a dry but overcast start, with a risk of rain later in the day. It was as classic as it could be, keeping it true to the traditions such as National Anthem, prayers and memorial ceremonies. Simon Pagenaud started from Pole Position, while Ed Carpenter and Spencer Pigot were the two others in the first row. Ed Jones, Colton Herta and Will Power were in he second row, followed by Sebastien Bourdais, Josef Newgarden and Alexander Rossi in the third row. The start…

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IndyCar introduces windscreen in 2020

Things have been bubbling up for quite a long time, but now it’s final – NTT IndyCar Series will have a windscreen on the cars in 2020. The windcreen, or rather its official name, Aeroscreen, will protect the drivers against flying debris which could hit the drivers on the helmet. The first tests with Aeroscreen on ovals was done in 2018, with both Scott Dixon and Josef Newgarden amongst the drivers, but they had some criticism regarding reflections and other things. The most important point was that the aeroscreen actually…

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IndyCar GP from dry to wet

NTT IndyCar Series drove the fifth round of the season in Indianapolis, but not the legendary 500 miles race. Instead it was IndyCar Grand Prix which was run on nearly the same version as the track Formula 1 used for twelve years ago. Felix Rosenqvist had taken his first første Pole Position in Indycar, while his Chip Ganassi Racing teammate Scott Dixon started from P2. There were several new faces at the top of the field, with Jack Harvey starting from third position, in front of Colton Herta, Ed Jones,…

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ADAC Formula 4 2019 got underway

The ADAC Formula 4 2019 season got underway in Oschersleben with three races split over Saturday and Sunday. The field consisted of 18 drivers, with a good mix of rookies and well known faces. Gianluca Petecof had taken Pole Position for race 1 ahead of Roman Stanek and Paul Aron. One of the big pre-season championship favourites, Niklas Krütten only started fifth in the first race. Krütten did however get off to a fantastic start, and was third going into Turn 1, and second leaving Turn 2! Petecof did manage…

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Orange and blue McLaren for Indy

McLaren Racing has presented their car for this year’s Indianapolis 500, which will be run on 26 May 2019. The paint job is very similar to their Formula car, where orange and blue is once again the overall colour scheme. A new thing for the team, is that they will run the car themselves, opposite to the 2017 race, where Andretti Autosport ran the car. Back then, both Andretti and McLaren used Honda engines, and while Andretti still does so, all ties between the British team and the Japanese manufacturer…

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Last lap drama in Long Beach

Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach was the fourth round of NTT Indycar Series, and it was run under a typical Californian sunshine. Local here, and last year’s winner, Alexander Rossi had taken Pole Position, ahead of the reigning champion Scott Dixon, while Rossi’s Team Penske teammates Will Power and championship leader Josef Newgarden were on the second row. Simon Pagenaud and Graham Rahal would start P5 and P6 respectively. Felix Rosenqvist had been quick for the whole weekend, but he would only start 12th, due to a run-off on…

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Japanese weekend at Barber

The third round of NTT Indycar Series was run at Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama. The race was sponsored by Honda, so it was a pure luck that the Polesitter was a Honda driver – none other than Takuma Sato. It was his first Pole Position on a normal race track. He’s had Indycar Poles on ovals and street courses, but never on a permanent track. Graham Rahal started on second place, making it a clear Rahal Letterman Lanigan front row in the qualifying, followed by Scott Dixon, James Hinchcliffe,…

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First COTA race for Indycar

NTT Indycar Series arrived at a completely new track, when the second round was run at Circuit of the Americas in Texas. Will Power had secured Pole Position ahead of Alexander Rossi, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Colton Herta, Felix Rosenqvist and Scott Dixon. Championship leader Josef Newgarden missed the last part of the qualifying with only 0,0363 second. The track would give an extra incentive, if a driver could take both Pole and victory, so Power had a bit extra motivation to drive. It was a highly dramatic start, with lots of…

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The season started in St. Petersburg

NTT IndyCar Series started on the streets of St. Petersburg i Florida. Will Power unsurprisingly took Pole Position. The Australian has always been lightning fast on this exact track, and it wasn’t surprising either that his Team Penske colleague Josef Newgarden would start from P2. But in third position we had rookie Felix Rosenqvist, who was faster than his teammate and defending champion, Scott Dixon. Andretti Autosport drivers Ryan Hunter-Reay and Alexander Rossi took the third row. The start was one of the most undramatic in St Pete’s history, where…

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12 races for O’Ward

Patricio O’Ward will be racing in the NTT IndyCar Series 2019 season after all – at least for some of the season. The defending Indy Lights champion has signed a contract with Carlin, where he will be racing the 12 races, that Charlie Kimball won’t do. Carlin will enter a third car for the Indy 500, so Max Chilton, Charlie Kimball and Patricio O’Ward all will have a car for that event. O’Ward has originally signed with Harding Steinbrenner Racing, but was released from that contract one month ago, due…

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Two more drivers enters the Indy 500

The entry list for the Indianapolis 500 race in May 2019 is slowly filling up. Two more drivers announced their intentions to compete in the legendary during this weekend. Sage Karam will try to qualify for his sixth Indy 500. This will be the fifth out of six times for the Dreyer & Reinbold Racing team. They will run WIX colours on the car this year. The best result for Karam came in his debut in 2014, where he finished ninth. He hasn’t seen the chequered flag since that race,…

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Changes to the qualifying for Indy 500

When the 103rd Edition of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge will be run in May 2019, there will be new rules in the qualifying in place. There are only 33 starting spots in the Indy 500, but there are unlimited space in the qualifying, where the series encourage teams and drivers to bring as many possible, so there will be a fight for the 33 cars. There were just 33 cars for many seasons, but there was a real Bump Day drama in 2018. That cost the participation in…

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Indycar reignites the display

The NTT IndyCar Series will increase the entertainment and informations for the spectators and the fans, when the 2019 starts. The series has previously run a display on the roll hoop, which wrote the position of the car, time during a pitstop etc, but that system was removed from the cars in the middle of the 2018 season, since there were some issues with the equipment, which in seldom cases could disturb the car’s electronics. A deal as signed a deal with MoTeC, so there once again will be informations…

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