Tag Archive: Simon Pagenaud

Jul 16

Frenchmen Pagenaud, Bourdais top Toronto practice sessions

A new race weekend and a slightly revised racetrack made for some new challenges for Verizon IndyCar Series teams

2016-07-15_006 As the books closed today at the Honda Indy Toronto, it became apparent that experience plays a key on the 1.786-mile street circuit.

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Jun 16

NASCAR driver Keselowski hops in Team Penske Indy car at Road America test

Eleven Indy cars ran at Road America today, testing in preparation for the upcoming KOHLER Grand Prix. One car included a surprise driver.

Brad KeselowskiBrad Keselowski took a day off from his regular job as a Team Penske NASCAR driver to hop into Simon Pagenaud’s No. 22 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet for a few exciting laps around the scenic 4.048-mile permanent road course. Read the rest of this entry »

May 14

Pagenaud makes it three in a row with GP of Indianapolis win

Simon Pagenaud turned the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis into a “fuyez.”

Simon PagenaudThat’s French for “runaway,” which is exactly what Pagenaud and his No. 22 Menards Team Penske Chevrolet did to the field as he roared to his third consecutive Verizon IndyCar Series victory. Read the rest of this entry »

May 14

Pagenaud wins GP of Indianapolis pole; Rahal, Newgarden penalized

It’s pretty clear Simon Pagenaud has no plans of slowing down any time soon.

Simon PagenaudThe French native has been on a roll of late, winning the last two Verizon IndyCar Series races (streets of Long Beach and Barber Motorsports Park). He hasn’t finished lower than second in the first four races this season and has a solid 48-point lead in the championship. Read the rest of this entry »

May 05

Pagenaud’s 2016 success story finds early chapters in 2015

“This year we started really strong because of last year” – Pagenaud

Simon PagenaudSimon Pagenaud is off to a blazing start to the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season, with consecutive wins coming on the heels of a pair of second-place finishes to open the campaign. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 24

Pagenaud makes it two in a row with Honda Grand Prix of Alabama win

“We are just on a roll” – Pagenaud

Simon PagenaudSimon Pagenaud’s dominance in the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama was interrupted briefly by a late charge from Graham Rahal, but it didn’t last long. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 24

Simon Pagenaud remains on tear, wins Verizon P1 Award at Barber

Pagenaud won last weekend’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach and leads the championship

Simon PagenaudTeam Penske driver Simon Pagenaud continued his 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series hot streak at Barber Motorsports Park, winning the Verizon P1 Award for Sunday’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama with a lap of 1 minute, 6.7262 seconds (124.089 mph). Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

Simon Pagenaud charges to first win for Team Penske in closest Long Beach race finish

“Hats off to my whole crew, to Kyle Moyer, my strategist, as well” – Pagenaud

Simon PagenaudRenowned for its glamour and stardom, the bright lights of Southern California were joined this weekend by the history, pageantry and outright speed of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.

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Feb 11

Preseason activity continues with Sonoma test

The test marked the first Indy car activity of the year

Helio CastronevesPreparations for the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season continued as six drivers completed a one-day test session at Sonoma Raceway on Feb. 10. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 16

Do the big names at Indianapolis dream of the 24 Hours of Le Mans?

Chapparal designer Jim Hall will be Grand Marshal of the 6 Hours of the Circuit of the Americas on 19 September.

A legend on both sides of the Atlantic, Hall is the ideal person to link Le Mans to the USA. The Indianapolis 500, founded in 1911 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans, which began twelve years later, are the two oldest motor races in the world.

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Jun 05

The Glen to showcase Patron Endurance Cup

At the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen

TUDOR United SportsCar Championship logo

The Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup returns to running with the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen on Sunday, June 28. Read the rest of this entry »

May 17

Power predicts shootout among Penske foursome

“I think pole is going to be fought out between the Penske drivers”

Will PowerReigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion Will Power has watched Team Penske teammates Helio Castroneves and Simon Pagenaud top the speed chart in practice for the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 24

Pagenaud: ‘If we do a good job, results should come’

Synergy, Simon Pagenaud notes, creates opportunities for the whole team.

Simon Pagenaud A free flow of information and data also breeds personal opportunities, which is what the newest Team Penske driver is counting on as he aims for his first Verizon IndyCar Series championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 11

IndyCar: Management moves at Andretti, Kingdom

Rob Edwards and Davey Hamilton assume new roles ahead of the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season

Andretti Autosport logo Andretti Autosport and Kingdom Motorsport have both announced changes to their respective management teams as the start of the 2015 IndyCar Series gets closer. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 31

Dixon’s final-lap effort grabs Verizon P1 Award

He recorded the fastest lap of the weekend in Group 1

2013-07-13_0145Competitors in the Firestone Fast Six for the Grand Prix of Baltimore presented by SRT had a combined 50 IZOD IndyCar Series pole starts — all by Scott Dixon (19) and Will Power (31) — which made the veteran drivers targets for four others seeking the notoriety. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 14

Fassler fastest for Audi in Second Sebring practice

Bruni winds it up late to go fastest in GT for Risi

American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón logo12 Hours of Sebring logoMarcel Fassler kept Audi Sport on top in the early going at Sebring International Raceway with the fastest time in the day’s second practice session for the 61st Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida. Fassler, two-time and defending winner at the Le Mans 24 Hours for Audi, set a best time of 1:45.806 (127.252 mph) in the No. 1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro he co-drives with Benoit Treluyer and Oliver Jarvis. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 14

Up and down practice for Audi Sport in Sebring

Simon Pagenaud tops charts in P2 on final lap

ALMS - Audi-Sebring-1ALMS - Aston Martin-Sebring-1The 61st Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring kicked off Thursday morning with the first official practice session of the week, and it certainly wasn’t short on drama. In the session’s opening minute, last year’s overall winner Allan McNish spun on cold tires at Turn 12, damaging the nose and front suspension on the No. 2 Audi R18 e-tron quattro. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 12

McNish, Audi start strong in Sebring testing

 Level 5 out front in P2, Ferraris strong in GT

Audi 2012-03-12ALMSAudi Sport Team Joest’s Allan McNish set the best time of Monday’s opening test for the 60th Anniversary Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. The three-time winner of America’s greatest sports car race set a time of 1:47.187 (125.612 mph) in the Audi R18 he will share with Dindo Capello and Tom Kristensen. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 23

Irish luck triumphs at Armor All Gold Coast 600 (+result)

 Tagliani and co-driver Reynolds in 11th place

Mark Winterbottom Mark Winterbottom - Richard LyonsMark Winterbottom and Irish international co-driver, Richard Lyons have tapped into the ‘Luck of the Irish’ to win on the final day of the 2011 Armor All Gold Coast 600. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

Davidson does it again in Petit LeMans qualifying (+result)

Second straight pole position for Peugeot’s British ace

Petit-LeMansAnthony Davidson  Peugeot mainSeeking a third straight victory at Road Atlanta, Team Peugeot Total is on pole position again for the 14th annual Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda. Anthony Davidson set a blistering 1:07.428 (135.611 mph) lap in qualifying Friday in the diesel-powered Peugeot 908 coupe that he will drive in Saturday’s 1,000-mile/10-hour race with Sébastien Bourdais and Simon Pagenaud. Read the rest of this entry »

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