Tag Archive: IRL

Jul 11

Multi-car incident brings a premature end to Mike Conway’s Toronto race

Alex Tagliani ranked 23rd

2011-07-10 - Toronto Indy - Sunday 0522011-07-08I - Toronto Indy - Friday 598A multi-car incident brought Mike Conway’s race at the Toronto street circuit to a premature end, leaving the Andretti Autosport driver unable to convert one of his strongest qualifying performances into Championship points.

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Dec 27

Formula Palmer Audi shuts down

After 13 successfull years

FPA - Formula Palmer AudiFPA - Kazim VasiliauskasAn important era in British motor racing ends this year with the final Formula Palmer Audi Championship races having been run bringing a close to the popular series using Audi engines after 13 years. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 27

IRL defends Castroneves penalty

Castroneves was stripped of victory for defending his lead at a restart with three laps to go

IndyCar Series boss Brian Barnhart staunchly defended the penalty given to Helio Castroneves for blocking his Penske teammate Will Power at Edmonton. Castroneves was stripped of victory for defending his lead at a restart with three laps to go, and confronted several series officials after the race. But Barnhart was adamant that the penalty was justified. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 24

‘Proximity wing’ plans leave F1 drivers dubious

F1 drivers on Thursday sounded unconvinced about the debut next year of moveable ‘proximity’ rear wings.

Dany FlageoleThe scheme, ratified by the FIA this week, will see chasing drivers able to press a button and boost straight-line speed if they are within a designated distance from the car in front, in a bid to improve the chances of overtaking. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 21

Bobby Rahal’s passion for IndyCar racing hasn’t waned over the past 12 months

On the contrary

Attending IndyCar Series races this season was mentally challenging (unrelated to son Graham’s results in the No. 02 McDonald’s car for Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing). Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 13

Sato eyes F1 race return for 2010

Also considers switching to the American open wheeler series IRL

Takuma Sato is confident he can bounce back into a formula one race seat, after departing the paddock with the failed Super Aguri team mid last year. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 29

Vision Racing Team owner Tony George contributes this feature

Written in his own words

As a follow up to an official statement posted on this site July 10th, 2009.  After having a week off from racing I have had a chance to relax and reflect on the events that have taken place over the last few weeks.  I have decided to use the Vision Racing website, in a therapeutic way, to help clear my mind and clear the air by sharing some of my thoughts. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 22

F1’s engine rules do not interest Mario Illien

“My passion in racing is for the development, and that is no longer present.”

Norbert Haug - Mario IllienMario Illien, formerly the designer of Mercedes-Benz’s championship winning formula one engines, insists the current rules do not inspire him to consider a return to the sport. Since Mercedes bought the F1 related part of his Ilmor firm in 2005, the Swiss began focusing on his ties with the IRL and NASCAR series in America and even attempted a foray into the world of MotoGP. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 21

Mulling Nascar

Danica Patrick, the reigning queen of IRL

It comes as a surprise to learn that the queen of the Indy Racing League, Danica Patrick is mulling a switch to NASCAR. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 04

Tagliani qualifies impressive seventh (+grid)

Aboard Rexall Edmonton Indy car in St. Petersburg

Conquest Racing’s Alex Tagliani was one of the stories of the day today with his performance aboard the Rexall Edmonton Indy car during qualifying for the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 04

IndyCar: Doornbos deal done?

Dutch sources are again proclaiming Robert Doornbos’ return to the US open-wheel racing scene

Insisting the former Minardi Team USA driver has finally put pen to paper with multiple Champ Car champion Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 21

IndyCar: Economic casualty

More than $7 million in infrastructure improvements have been made to Belle Isle

Terry Angstadt, president of the Indy Racing League’s commercial division, said the sanctioning body will review venues to fill the void on the 2009 IndyCar Series schedule after officials for the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix announced that the event will not be held because of difficult economic conditions. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 10

Indy League Racing’s first official wall calendar

Due out for 2009

Proceeds from the Calendar to Benefit the Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 07

IndyCar: One Honda program doesn’t affect other

According to a statement from Honda Performance Development

Honda’s decision to withdraw from Formula One will not have a bearing on its participation in the IndyCar Series. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 03

IndyCar » Dixon: Viso would be threat in decent car

“He’s a fantastic driver”

IndyCar points leader Scott Dixon is among those with growing respect for series newcomer Ernesto ‘EJ’ Viso. Read the rest of this entry »

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