Ed Carpenter Racing dominated the third practice session during IndyCar’s Phoenix open test
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Ranking the Top 10 Indy drivers for 2011? Piece of cake. Just copy the final point standings, right? Hell no
Hell no, you have to look at the complete body of work, practice, qualifying, race day and those intangibles like bad pit calls, racing luck and brain fade. So here’s one opinion in a world of experts, starting from 10th and working down.
The scholarship was founded in 1990
The highest placed American drivers under 20 years-old in both the F2000 Championship Series and the F1600 Formula F Championship Series prior to the conclusion of the season (following F2000 at Mosport and F1600 at Mid-Ohio) will be included among the list of candidates for prestigious Team USA Scholarships.
Takuma Sato came up 10 minutes short of potentially claiming his first IZOD IndyCar Series victory
Tagliani in 19th place
Will Power, not usually one to pay attention to time, said “obrigado.”Power, the pole sitter and re-start leader of the rain-postponed Itaipava São Paulo Indy 300 presented by Nestle, came into the pits for a splash of fuel on Lap 36 (the race resumed on Lap 15).
Full field forced some modifications to the Mid-Ohio regulations
The Indy Racing League has amended a sub-section of its IZOD IndyCar Series rulebook to accommodate 27 entries for this weekend’s Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. The starting field for each race is a maximum of 28 with the exceptions of 33 for the Indianapolis 500, 26 for Toronto and Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (which includes two provisionals), and 24 for Brazil based on available pit lane space. However, rule 8.1 (E) (5) (d) was revised to: Mid-Ohio – 27 cars.
In American Le Mans Series action Saturday at Long Beach Grand Prix
Genoa Racing recorded its second podium finish in as many races in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patron when drivers J.R. Hildebrand and Tom Sutherland finished third in the LMPC class and seventh overall Saturday at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
For Genoa Racing at Long Beach
Two young stars from California will handle the driving duties for Genoa Racing in Saturday’s endurance sports car race at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, the only street course event on the 2010 schedule of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patron.
908 diesels continue showing strong pace in Sebring practice
For the second straight session, Team Peugeot Total’s No. 08 Peugeot 908 HDi FAP was the quickest car in practice for the 58th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida. Nic Minassian turned in the fastest lap around 3.7-mile, 17-turn Sebring International Raceway at 1:45.371.
Hildebrand won a series high four races in 2009 en route to the Indy Lights title
Since first making his mark in the pro Formula Ford 2000 ranks, many onlookers have viewed not only as a potential champion, but a future star in motorsports. This past year, the Californian solidified those opinions with a superb season behind the wheel in one, if not the best, junior open-wheel series in North America.
Atlantic Championship News & Notes
After a history-making 2009 Atlantic Championship season in which she became the winningest woman in series history, Simona De Silvestro had a successful two-day test in an HVM Racing/Team Stargate Worlds IndyCar at Sebring International Raceway last week with an eye toward a possible run in the 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series. “She was very impressive,” said HVM Racing owner Keith Wiggins.
J.R. Hildebrand added the Indy Lights title to his racing resume
When the 2009 Firestone Indy Lights campaign got underway, one driver every one was going to keep on eye on was J.R. Hildebrand. Widely regarded as one of the future formula car stars of motorsport, the American promptly lived up to the expectations, giving Andretti Green Racing/AFS Racing a second consecutive Indy Lights title. EFormulaCarNews.com recently spoke with the talented champion, who is looking at taking the next step up the motorsports ladder in 2010.
Paul di Resta sounded confident of securing the role as Force India’s reserve driver for 2010
The 23-year-old Scot, a frontrunner in the DTM series for Mercedes’ works team, impressed at the recent young driver test at Jerez, going second, fourth and second quickest respectively over the three days.