Tag Archive: Indy 500

Sep 25

Indy 500 winner Hunter-Reay heads to ROC

This year’s Indianapolis 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay has signed up for the 2014 Race Of Champions

Race Of Champions logo The 2014 Race Of Champions will feature the winner of this year’s Indianapolis 500 after Ryan Hunter-Reay signed up to compete at the event, to be held at the Bushy Park Circuit in Barbados on December 13-14. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

Villeneuve slams Verstappen debut

Jacques Villeneuve has slammed Max Verstappen’s 2015 debut as “the worst thing ever for formula one”.

2014-08-10_0225 1997 world champion Villeneuve, who raced in F1 against Dutch youngster Verstappen’s father Jos, thinks Red Bull’s decision to promote a 16-year-old who hasn’t “paid his dues” will render the value of a race seat at the pinnacle of motor sport “meaningless”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 11

Albatec boss steps aside for Villeneuve after Swedish test damage

The Albatec team is aiming to give Jacques the best possible chance of victory

World RX - Albatec Racing - Jacques Villeneuve 01 Albatec Racing Team Principal Andy Scott has made the decision to surrender his #26 Peugeot 208 to former F1 World Champion Jacques Villeneuve, after the French-Canadian rolled his car in testing at Holjës, Sweden today.

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Jun 09

Albatec welcomes Villeneuve’s return to World RX action in Norway

Returning from an appearance at the Indy 500

2014-06-07_0345 Round three of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy sees former F1 World Champion Jacques Villeneuve reunited with Albatec Racing for World RX of Norway at Lånke over the weekend of 14/15 June.

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May 07

Albatec lines-up RallycrossRX Vice-Champion Jeanney for home event

Jacques Villeneuve contesting the Indy 500 that weekend

Albatec Racing logo Davy Jeanney will fill the second Albatec Racing Peugeot 208 seat left vacant by Jacques Villeneuve at Lydden Hill’s round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 14

Haas driver Busch says no to F1

Busch warned that Haas is “serious” about his new F1 adventure.

Kurt Busch - photo © NASCAR via Getty Images Kurt Busch, a leading Nascar driver, has ruled himself out of the running to enter F1 next year with Gene Haas. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 10

1997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve says Sebastian Vettel’s run of titles is definitely over.

No Vettel title in 2014 ‘for sure’ – Villeneuve

2014-03-01 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Bahrain - Sebastian Vettel - 99026 “He’s not going to win this year for sure,” the French Canadian, who is set to return to the Indy 500 this year at the age of 42, is quoted by Italian publications including Autosprint and La Repubblica. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 07

Indiana has more to offer than the Indy 500

Plan your Pit Stop now!

WolfPark.org, TrvelBloggers.caWhy not get your motor running with a heart-stopping encounter at Wolf Park. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 26

Albatec’s World RX star Villeneuve chases Indy 500 double

“I’ve always wanted to do the Indy 500 one more time”
2013-06-08_0039 Albatec Racing has released Jacques Villeneuve from his contract to contest the UK round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy, after it emerged that the former F1 World Champion has been approached to contest the prestigious Indy 500, which clashes with the Lydden Hill round on Sunday 25 May. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 25

Chastain Motorsports announces 2014 F1600 program

The team is actively looking for two more drivers.

F1600 - Sam ChastainSam Chastain will be back for a sophmore season with a new team. Indianapolis, IN – Former IndyCar team and three-time Indy 500 entrant Chastain Motorsports has confirmed its F1600 Formula F Championship Series team for the 2014 season.

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May 30

F1 ‘a bunch of politics’ – Castroneves

“Every sport has politics, but it’s so bad.”

2012-07-07 TorontoIndy Gail 038Three-time Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves has slammed formula one for being “all politics”. Read the rest of this entry »

May 26

Brush with turn one wall ends Tagliani’s charge at Indy

“It’s just frustrating but I’m still very proud of the Barracuda Racing team”

Tagliani Indy RaceAlex Tagliani and his Barracuda Racing crew were on their way to a strong Indy 500 finish on Sunday when a minor incident and subsequent prolonged pit stop put them in P24 with the checkered flag. Read the rest of this entry »

May 08

Mercedes not ruling out Indy 500, Le Mans

“It would have to make sense for the Mercedes brand.”

2013-03-23 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Malaysia - 02Toto Wolff is not ruling out a return for Mercedes in the future to the fabled Indy 500 and Le Mans races. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 19

Alesi retires from motor racing

Jean Alesi has decided to retire from motor racing.

Jean Alesi 2011-12-14Jean Alesi - photo © DPPI - Dan R BoydAt the wheel of Lotus’ highly uncompetitive car, the F1 veteran made his Indy 500 debut this year and vowed to return in 2013 with a better performance. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Formula tour 1600 proud to be partner with Road to Indy program 2012

More than 28 drivers where invited in order to show their talent and driver skills on road race track of Indy 500.

Marcel Lafontaine FormulaTour - Michael Andretti Indy Car - Nathan Blok 2012 championNATHAN BLOK - vd2012 mazda F2000 Formula tour 1600 give a chance to his 2012 champion to live a great experience on one of the most prestigiuous race track in the world Indy 500 in Indianapolis. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 29

Dario and Marino Franchitti join Scott Tucker, Level 5 for Petit Le Mans

Four-time IndyCar champ and younger brother to drive No. 95 HPD prototype

ALMS - Marino-Franchitti-Level5-1ALMS - Dario-Marino-Franchitti-1Reigning Indy 500 champion Dario Franchitti is returning to Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda for the season finale of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón. The four-time IZOD IndyCar Series champion and three-time 500 winner will join younger brother and sports car ace Marino behind the wheel of the No. 95 Level 5 Motorsports Honda Performance Development ARX-03b P2 car at Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 30

‘Kicked by Piquet’ Salazar to be Spa steward

The official FIA preview of this weekend’s Belgian grand prix overlooked arguably the most famous moment of Eliseo Salazar’s career.

1981_05NelsonPiquetBrabham-Cosworth1981_14EliseoSalazarEnsign-CosworthChilean Salazar, who will make his debut as the driver steward at Spa Francorchamps, contested races for minor F1 teams between 1981 and 1983, and also tasted action at the Indy 500, Le Mans, Daytona, Dakar and world rally. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 29

Massa ousting ‘inevitable’ now – Zanardi

Alex Zanardi thinks it is now “inevitable” Ferrari will replace Felipe Massa at the end of the season.

Alex Zanardi 2011-12-262012-06-07_0217The Italian, whose return to F1 in 1999 ended after just one disappointing season with Williams, thinks struggling Brazilian Massa has “run out of excuses” as he continues to flounder behind his standout teammate Fernando Alonso. Read the rest of this entry »

May 30

Barrichello earns $330k as Indy 500 ‘rookie’

Rubens Barrichello earned more than US $330,000 in Sunday’s Indy 500.

Indy 500 - 2012 logoRubens Barrichello KV RacingAt the age of 40 and with an unprecedented 326 grands prix behind him, the famous Brazilian was the highest placed newcomer in the fabled American oval race. Read the rest of this entry »

May 28

F1’s Sato almost wins Indy 500

Former F1 driver Takuma Sato almost won Sunday’s running of the fabled Indy 500.

Indy 500 - 2012 logoTakuma Sato 2012-02-03Instead, the Japanese 35-year-old, the former Jordan, Honda and Super Aguri driver until 2008, crashed into the wall after an audacious last-lap attempt to pass Dario Franchitti, who went on to win under yellow flags. Read the rest of this entry »

May 26

Button ‘worried’ about topsy-turvy 2012

F1’s topsy-turvy 2012 risks turning off confused fans, Jenson Button has warned.

2012-04-22 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Bahrain Grand Prix - Jenson Button 022012-05-12 - Spanish Grand Prix b 0302The McLaren driver was the first of the sport’s five winners so far this season, with a sixth this weekend to create all-time history. But while some are enthralled by the unpredictability, a slightly “worried” Button warned that the time will come when fans will cease to understand the sport.

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May 24

Vergne wearing Indy 500 rookie Alesi’s helmet

Jean-Eric Vergne will race formula one veteran Jean Alesi’s helmet design this weekend in Monaco.

2012-05-11 - Spanish Grand Prix 3932012-04-22 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Bahrain Grand Prix - Jean-Eric Vergne (2)It is Vergne’s tribute to his French countryman as former Ferrari and Sauber driver Alesi, 47, this weekend becomes the youngest ever rookie in the Indy 500. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 09

Happy birthday, Jacques Villeneuve!

It is Jacques 41st birthday!

2011-06-09_03211996_gp_canada_9605Villeneuve was Formula 1’s second second-generation driver to join the ranks of World Championship-winning status by winning the 1997 crown for Williams. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 14

Di Resta cousin Franchitti has no F1 regrets

Dario Franchitti insists he has no regrets despite never adding success in formula one to his list of career achievements.

2011-07-10 - Toronto Indy - Sunday 4902011-08-28 - Force India F1 Team - Belgium - Paul di Resta 03The famous Scot, whose wife is the Hollywood actor Ashley Judd, is the cousin of impressive Force India youngster Paul di Resta. Last week, 38-year-old Franchitti joined his family member at the Jerez test.

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Feb 08

Barrichello to announce Indy future next week

Rubens Barrichello is set to decide next week whether he will switch from formula one to the Indycar series for 2012.

Rubens Barrichello KV Racing seat fittingIZOD - IndyCar seriesF1’s longest-serving veteran has been left without a race seat this season, but he recently enjoyed an Indy test with the KV team, in which his close friend Tony Kanaan is involved. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 02

Barrichello to decide Indycar switch ‘soon’

The likelihood is rising that Rubens Barrichello will switch from formula one to Indycar for the 2012 season.

IZOD - IndyCar seriesRubens Barrichello 2012-01-31Left without a race seat after 19 consecutive seasons of grands prix, the 39-year-old Brazilian has been testing this week in Florida with the team of an Indy driver he describes as his “brother”, Tony Kanaan.

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Jan 09

Sticky: Alex Tagliani set to drive for Bryan Herta Autosport in 2012

Bryan Herta Autosport is proud to announce that Alex Tagliani will pilot the team’s entry in the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series.

Alex Tagliani -  Bryan Herta Autosport Alex Tagliani -  Bryan Herta Autosport 1Last year’s Indianapolis 500 winning team sought out the Canadian driver because of his experience, technical ability and overall proficiency in the racecar. In 2011, the veteran driver earned back-to-back pole positions, first during the 95th running of the historic Indy 500 and then at Texas Motor Speedway, adding to the list of his many accomplishments as an open-wheel racer.

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Nov 08

Montezemolo happy to hear Raikkonen rumours

Luca di Montezemolo has revealed he is happy to hear speculation about Kimi Raikkonen’s possible return to formula one.

Luca di Montezemolo  2011-04-112009-09-13 - Italie - Ferrari - Kimi Raikkonen 00At the end of 2009, despite the Finn having a year to run on his contract, the Maranello based team replaced Raikkonen with Fernando Alonso in a deal that coincided with the arrival of Santander as a lucrative new sponsor.

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Oct 27

HRT pays respects to Wheldon and Simoncelli

Both HRT F111 cars will have the image of a black ribbon painted on the livery during the Indian Grand Prix.

2011-07-24 - HRT F1 Team - Germany - 012011-07-24 - HRT F1 Team - Germany - 06This gesture is to commemorate the lives of Dan Wheldon and Marco Simoncelli who passed away in motorsport accidents. Dan Wheldon was an extremely talented English Indy Car driver who had won the prestigious Indy 500 on two occasions and the Indy Car Championship in 2005. He was involved in a fatal collision at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on the 16th of October, 2011 and sadly passed away at the age of 33.

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Oct 17

Sticky: IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon dies in massive wreck

F1 world awakes in Korea to news of Wheldon death

Dan WheldonDan Wheldon 1978-2011IndyCar Driver Dan Wheldon died in Las Vegas Sunday after his car crashed during a massive 15-car accident during the Las Vegas Indy 300. Wheldon’s car went airborne after hitting another car during Lap 12, then apparently caught part of the catch fence just outside of Turn 2.

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