Tag Archive: Indy 500

Jul 10

Content and access key to the future success of motorsport

Agag part of panel at FIA Sport Conference in Mexico

Agag part of panel at FIA Sport Conference in MexicoMotorsport must create more interesting content and provide better access to fans than rival sports in order to ensure it remains competitive in the current sports media environment. That was the message from key motorsport identities at the FIA Sport Conference 2015 in Mexico City today. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 30

Formula One stars Alonso, Vettel aren’t ruling out future drive in Indianapolis 500

The 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race is May 29, 2016

2015-06-07_0862 Competing in the Indianapolis 500 is enticing to Formula One stars Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel because of its status as one of the greatest races in motorsports, and both aren’t ruling out a future drive. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 04

Daly back on the bench, what’s next?

Q & A with Conor Daly

Conor Daily portrait American Conor Daly was bitterly disappointed after his car failure at the Indy 500 but one week later he turned many heads with his impressive performances in both races in Detroit. Read the rest of this entry »

May 26

Montoya nets $2.4 million for Indy 500 victory

Indy 500 commonality: Passion for victory

Indianapolis 500 BanquetJuan Pablo Montoya earned $2,449,055 from an overall purse of $13,397,315 for his victory May 24 in the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

May 21

Honda, Chevy set to duel May 24 at high Noon

“We’re starting in the right place but it’s still a long race” – Dixon

Verizon IndyCar logo After Verizon IndyCar Series teams had time to digest the rule changes and aerodynamic modifications required for Pole Day, a fast-paced afternoon of unpredictable outcomes followed. Read the rest of this entry »

May 06

Tagliani joins Foyt team in Gurney Indy 500 tribute

Tagliani returns to the Verizon IndyCar Series for the first time since last year’s Indy 500

Alex TaglianiAlex Tagliani, the 2011 Indianapolis 500 Mile Race pole winner, will drive the No. 48 Al-Fe Heat Treating Honda for AJ Foyt Racing in the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

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