Tag Archive: Indy 500

Apr 24

Indy 500 toughest leg of Triple Crown bid – Alonso

Alonso is set to be coached by two-time CART champion and 2003 Indy 500 winner Gil de Ferran

Fernando AloIndy 500 toughest leg of Triple Crown bid - Alonsonso believes that the Indianapolis 500 represents the toughest challenge in his bid for the Triple Crown of Motorsport as he gears up for his first Indy car run next week. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

Howard ready to take on challenge of return to Indy 500

The 36-year-old Brit will drive the No. 77 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda

Jay HowardIt’s been a long journey back to the Indianapolis 500 for Jay Howard, which makes the 2006 Indy Lights champion feel all the more fortunate. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15

How McLaren is saving itself off track if it can’t win on it

It means that if McLaren-Honda can’t win on track, it has to do something rather extraordinary off it

20170324-039They say all news is good news, but it’s been hard to find the silver lining in McLaren’s increasingly stormy relationship with Honda and Fernando Alonso in recent weeks. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 13

Alonso: If I can’t beat Schumacher, I want to be a complete racer

“I will go with my best and full commitment to win the race”

20170323-032Fernando Alonso has revealed he is setting his sights on victories in the Indy 500 and the Le Mans 24 Hours to prove he is a ‘complete racer’ in the absence of establishing himself as a more coveted F1 driver than seven-time champion Michael Schumacher. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 12

Fernando Alonso to race at Indy 500 with McLaren, Honda and Andretti Autosport

After an absence of 38 years, McLaren is to return to the Indianapolis 500 next month, using Honda engines

Fernando Alonso to race at Indy 500 with McLaren, Honda and Andretti AutosportOn May 28th 2017 McLaren will enter a single car in the 101st Indianapolis 500, powered by Honda. The car will be run by the Andretti Autosport team, headed by founder, owner and Chief Executive Officer Michael Andretti, a former IndyCar champion who raced in Formula 1 for McLaren alongside the legendary Ayrton Senna for a single season (1993) and is the son of three-time IndyCar champion and one-time Formula 1 champion Mario Andretti. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 05

Rahal looks for continued improvement in 2017, especially at Indy 500

It’s the most important race each year

Graham RahalAs Graham Rahal moves forward after analyzing a 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season in which qualifying improved and he thought he drove better to finish fifth in the points, one race still sticks in his mind.

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Jan 22

Sebastian Vettel wins ROC Nations Cup for Team Germany in Miami

Team Germany’s Sebastian Vettel stormed to victory in the ROC Nations Cup at Miami’s Marlins Park

Sebastian Vettel wins ROC Nations  Cup for Team Germany in Miami Team Germany are celebrating a record seventh win in the ROC Nations Cup after Sebastian Vettel took a stunning victory all by himself at Miami’s Marlins Park. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 21

Juan Pablo Montoya crowned Champion of Champions in Miami

Colombian motor sport great Juan Pablo Montoya has won the Race Of Champions trophy for the first time at Miami’s Marlins Park

Juan Pablo Montoya crowned Champion of Champions in Miami Colombia’s 2015 Indianapolis 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya put in a stunning performance to eclipse 16 fellow stars of motor sport and earn the title ‘Champion of Champions’ for the first time on a thrilling afternoon of action at Miami’s Marlins Park. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 20

Motor sport legends from all over the world prepare for this weekend’s ROC Miami

Miami’s Marlins Park was swarming with legends of motor sport today ahead of this weekend’s ROC Miami

Motor sport legends from all over the world  prepare for this weekend’s ROC Miami Many of the world’s greatest drivers have arrived in Miami ahead of this weekend’s Race Of Champions – and today they put in their first practice laps of the unique ROC circuit winding its way around the inside of Marlins Park. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 20

ROC Miami to raise money for local Children’s Cancer Centre with spectacular charity auction

The auction includes unique items like the ROC Art Car

ROC Miami to raise money for local Children’s Cancer Centre with spectacular charity auction Together with this weekend’s ROC Miami drivers and Racing For Cancer, the Race Of Champions is running a special charity auction in aid of the new Pediatric Cancer Care Unit at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 19

Kyle Busch and Travis Pastrana enjoy first runs on brand new track ahead of this weekend’s ROC Miami

The new track was finished overnight

Kyle Busch and Travis Pastrana enjoy first runs on brand new track ahead of this weekend’s ROC Miami The Race Of Champions will celebrate its first appearance on American soil with a brand new track concept this weekend: a figure-of-eight circuit with two loops winding their way around the inside of Miami’s Marlins Park. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 19

Countdown to ROC Miami: Race Of Champions in numbers

ROC Miami will be the 28th Race Of Champions since its first event in Paris in 1988

Countdown to ROC Miami Race Of Champions in numbers Miami’s Marlins Park is the 13th venue to host the Race Of Champions, following a range of prestigious venues all over the world – including London’s Olympic Stadium and Wembley Stadium, Beijing’s ‘Bird’s Nest’ Olympic Stadium, Bangkok’s National Stadium, Bushy Park Barbados and the Stade de France in Paris. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 18

CBS Sports Network joins broadcasters screening ROC Miami LIVE on TV all around the world

Viewers in the USA can watch Sunday’s ROC Nations Cup live on CBS Sports Network from 12pm to 2pm Eastern Time

CBS Sports Network joins broadcasters screening ROC Miami LIVE on TV all around the world CBS Sports Network is among a stunning range of broadcasters from all over the world who will be screening this weekend’s ROC Miami live. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 16

The draw for the group stages took place today at Marlins Park

For this weekend’s Race Of Champions gets motor sport’s greats ready to ROC Miami

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Provider for the Race Of Champions The draw for this weekend’s Race Of Champions inside Miami’s Marlins Park has thrown up some intriguing head-to-head encounters between some of the world’s greatest drivers. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 12

Win the chance to race Indy 500 winners at ROC Factor Miami presented by AutoNation!

The event is part of the build-up to the Race Of Champions itself

Win the chance to race Indy 500 winners at ROC Factor Miami presented by AutoNation! Two drivers will win the chance to compare their skills with three Indianapolis 500 winners at a special ROC Factor Miami presented by AutoNation event – taking place outside Miami’s Marlins Park on Monday January 16 – and it could be you! Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 06

Alexander Rossi joins ICM Partners 

Alexander Rossi will partner with leading talent agency ICM Partners

Brett Pacis, Rory Platt, Bennett Sherman, Lauren Williams, Alexander Rossi, Jonathan Perelman The 2016 Indy 500 winner will join the roster of talent on ICM Partners’ books, with the company representing key figures within the entertainment industry. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 05

Q&A with John Duquenne, Indy 500 photographer and contributor for Flagworld.com since 2011

The 100th Running of the Indy 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil

2016-05-29-477a6515 Flagworld : How long have you been a photographer, a motorsport photographer, since when? John Duquenne:  The 1991 Indy 500 was the first race that I was credentialed for. I attended my first Indy 500 in 1971. This year, the 100th running of the 500 was my 40th attending and my 25th photographing!!

Flagworld photo album

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May 30

Alex Tagliani climbs from 33rd to 17th overall at the 100th Running of the Indy 500

Tagliani moves up 16 positions at the Indy 500

Teammates Tagliani and Hawksworth Canadian driver Alex Tagliani was the biggest mover of the day at the 100th running of the Indy 500, which was held Sunday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Starting 33rd and last on the grid, Tagliani’s team used a different pit stop strategy, which allowed the Quebec native to lead the race on two occasions prior to crossing the finish line 17th overall.

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May 27

Tagliani was back on track at Indianapolis for Carb Day

Tagliani to rely on Alex Nagy to move safely up the field on Sunday at the Indy 500

Alex Nagy & Tagliani Canadian driver Alex Tagliani was back on track Friday morning for the final practice session prior to the start of the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500-mile race, running mid-pack in the AJ Foyt Racing number 35 Alfe Heat Treating Special Honda. Tagliani was 19th quickest, posting a 223.133 mph fastest lap, only half a second off Brazilian Tony Kanaan who led the 33-car field on the day.
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May 21

Andretti Autosport cars put themselves in Indy 500 pole conversation

Here came the Hondas on “Fast Friday,” especially Michael Andretti’s cars.

Townsend BellDon’t put too much stock in the latest daily speed chart from 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil practice, which listed Team Penske’s Will Power and Ed Carpenter Racing’s Josef Newgarden 1-2 with Chevrolet engines. Read the rest of this entry »

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