Tag Archive: Tony Kanaan

Sep 01

Kanaan wins 1st of year; Power clinches 1st title

“Tonight showed everyone the strength of our team” – Roger Penske

Verizon IndyCar logo Will Power earned his first Verizon IndyCar Series championship with a ninth-place finish in the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 17

Power dominates IndyFest, takes points command

Turned away challenges by Tony Kanaan and teammate Juan Pablo Montoya to win by 2.7949 seconds over Montoya

Verizon IndyCar logo After earning the Verizon P1 Award for the ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 at Milwaukee IndyFest, Will Power said he left some speed on the historic Milwaukee Mile.

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Jul 20

Conway wins back end of Toronto doubleheader

Bourdais wins Toronto Race 1, first since 2007

 

2014-07-20_0023Mike Conway earned his second Verizon IndyCar Series victory of the season by holding off Tony Kanaan over a three-lap sprint to the finish in the second race of the Honda Indy Toronto doubleheader. It had been a long and winding road between victories for Sebastien Bourdais.

Oct 30

KV Racing Technology announced Swiss IndyCar driver Simona De Silvestro for the 2013 IZOD IndyCar season

De Silvestro joins KV Racing Technology 

KV Racing TechnologyDe Silvestro joins current driver Tony Kanaan, making the team a two-car entry. This will be the first time De Silvestro has had the opportunity of running with a teammate since moving up to the IndyCar series in 2010. She brings with her the Nuclear Clean Air Energy campaign sponsorship. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 14

Williams would be better with me – Barrichello

He still studies F1 from afar

Rubens Barrichello KV Racing2011-11-26 - AT&T Williams - Brazil - Rubens Barrichello 01With the longest ever grand prix career now behind him, and half a season into his new foray, Rubens Barrichello is still not willing to say he is done with formula one.

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May 08

Oval driving ‘very different’ to F1 – Barrichello

Nineteen years of formula one did not prepare Rubens Barrichello for his first taste of driving an Indycar on a high speed oval.

Rubens Barrichello KV RacingIndy 500 - 2012 logoThe former Ferrari driver, who switched categories for the 2012 season after losing his Williams race seat, tested at the Texas Motor Speedway on Monday. “It was bloody fast,” he is quoted by the Associated Press, “and very, very much different than anything I have ever tried. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 29

Barrichello to announce Indycar deal on Thursday

Rubens Barrichello will announce on Thursday he has agreed a deal to switch to Indycar racing in 2012.

Randy Bernard - Rubens BarrichelloRubens Barrichello KV Racing seat fittingThat is the claim of the well-connected O Estado de S.Paulo newspaper, reporting that the formula one veteran has secured $3 million in sponsorship backing to secure the seat. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 08

Barrichello to announce Indy future next week

Rubens Barrichello is set to decide next week whether he will switch from formula one to the Indycar series for 2012.

Rubens Barrichello KV Racing seat fittingIZOD - IndyCar seriesF1’s longest-serving veteran has been left without a race seat this season, but he recently enjoyed an Indy test with the KV team, in which his close friend Tony Kanaan is involved. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 02

Barrichello to decide Indycar switch ‘soon’

The likelihood is rising that Rubens Barrichello will switch from formula one to Indycar for the 2012 season.

IZOD - IndyCar seriesRubens Barrichello 2012-01-31Left without a race seat after 19 consecutive seasons of grands prix, the 39-year-old Brazilian has been testing this week in Florida with the team of an Indy driver he describes as his “brother”, Tony Kanaan.

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Jan 31

Indycar boss urges Barrichello to switch

Indycar’s boss has admitted he would “love” longest-serving F1 veteran Rubens Barrichello to switch codes for 2012.

Randy Bernard IndyCar2011-03-12 - AT&T Williams - Barcelona - Rubens Barrichello 06Having lost his race seat after a record-setting 19 consecutive seasons, the 39-year-old Brazilian is this week testing the 2012 Indycar in Florida, with his close friend and KV team driver Tony Kanaan also in action. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 30

Barrichello admits Indycar switch possible

Rubens Barrichello is not yet writing off his formula one career.

Rubens Barrichello KV Racing seat fittingIZOD - IndyCar seriesBut the veteran Brazilian, who has lost his Williams race seat on the eve of his 20th consecutive season, has admitted he might emerge on the 2012 Indycar grid. Regarding F1, he told Brazil’s Jornal Nacional: “If it happens, it will be a great thing.

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Jan 27

Friend Kanaan asked Barrichello to test Indycar

Rubens Barrichello will test an Indycar next week at the behest of his close friend and series driver Tony Kanaan.

Rubens Barrichello KV Racing seat fittingRubens Barrichello IndyCarA photo has emerged of F1’s record-setting veteran Rubens Barrichello having a moulded seat fitted in the 2012-specification KV Racing car.

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Jan 19

Barrichello could find another F1 role – experts

Rubens Barrichello will struggle to adapt to life after formula one, according to 1996 world champion Damon Hill.

2011-06-12_04852011-06-12_1544Throughout most of Hill’s entire career, he shared the grand prix circuits with Barrichello, who has gone on to set the outright record for the number of races contested.

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Jan 18

Barrichello quiet as longest career reaches end

Rubens Barrichello is so far refusing to comment after losing his Williams race seat this week to countryman Bruno Senna.

2011-06-12_15452011-06-12_0420The news looks set to end F1’s longest-ever driver career, with the only other vacant seat for 2012 – at HRT – expected to go to the highest bidder.

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Dec 31

INDYCAR: Top 10 drivers of 2011

Ranking the Top 10 Indy drivers for 2011? Piece of cake. Just copy the final point standings, right? Hell no
 
Will Power - Dario Franchitti 2011IZOD - IndyCar seriesHell 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 28

International Challenge of Go-Kart Champs‏

Huge presence of Formula 1 aces in Felipe Massa’s promoted race in Brazil

International Challenge of Go-Kart Champs‏International Challenge of Go-Kart Champs - Felipe MassaFelipe Massa’s end of the year promoted karting event in Brazil has attracted a higher than ever number of his fellow Formula 1 mates. According to the provisional entry list released early this week, Adrian Sutil, Pastor Maldonado, Rubens Barrichello, Bruno Senna, Jaime Alguersuari and Vitantonio Liuzzi will attend the International Challenge of Go-Kart Champs on December 2-4 at Arena Sapiens in Florianópolis.

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Aug 17

Lorenzo to contest Massa’s event at the end of the season

Maldonado, Perez, Sutil also quoted as strong possibilities in the famous go-kart race

Felipe MassaFelipe Massa 1Felipe Massa has announced on Monday during a press conference held at Costão do Santinho Resort in Florianopolis that Moto GP reigning champion Jorge Lorenzo is the first motor racing star guest already confirmed in the 2011 International Challenge of Go-Kart Champs field. “Yes, we have just received an OK from him”, said the Ferrari driver.

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Aug 17

Gold Coast 600 internationals rev up world motorsport!

Buildup to the Armor All Gold Coast 600 intensifies.

The gloves will be off around the streets of Surfers Paradise for the Armor All Gold Coast 600 across October 21-23 if weekend performances by three of the race’s international participants – Will Power, Boris Said and Tony Kanaan – are any indication.

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Aug 14

Hunter-Reay prevails in starts, stops in New Hampshire (+result)

The finish order was set based on the lap 215 running order under caution in  IZOD IndyCar Series race

Ryan Hunter-Reay  victory Loudon 2011-08-14NHMS LogoRyan Hunter-Reay was the race leader when moisture on the racing surface at New Hampshire Motor Speedway brought out the yellow flag. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 10

Tony Kanaan joins Armor All Gold Coast 600 field

Kanaan will co-drive with Jason Bargwanna in the Jana Living Racing Commodore

The number of former IndyCar or Champ Car Champions at this year’s Armor All Gold Coast 600 has increased to four with Brad Jones Racing confirming Tony Kanaan as part of their squad for this year’s October 21-23 event.

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Jun 25

Sato, Patrick start 1-2 in Iowa Corn Indy 250 (+result)

 Tagliani will start from 15th place on the grid in Iowa 

Takuma Sato 2011-06-25IZOD - IndyCar seriesTakuma Sato and Danica Patrick will start on the front row of tonight’s Izod IndyCar Series race at Iowa Speedway. The interesting thing is, Sato isn’t necessarily the surprise. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 17

Conway comes all the way back in Long Beach Indy race (+result)

Alex Tagliani finishes 5th

Mike Conway Long Beach victoryIZOD - IndyCar seriesMike Conway had led one IZOD IndyCar Series race prior to the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach — the 2010 Indianapolis 500 — and we all know how that turned out.

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Feb 26

Kanaan falls out of De Ferran Dragon drive

The team, which itself may now close

De Ferran - Dragon logoTony Kanaan (2) - Andretti Autosport - 10-2010Tony Kanaan has lost his potential new race seat at De Ferran Dragon Racing after failing to find sufficient sponsorship money to bring to the team, which itself may now close. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 18

Piquet Jr., Fittipaldi to pair in Granja Viana 500 Mile

Massa out, Barrichello’s team once again hot favorite in the endurance karting race

Christian FittipaldiNelson Piquet Jr.Former Renault F1 driver Nelson Piquet Jr. and ex-Indycar star Christian Fittipaldi will join forces in this year’s edition of the traditional Granja Viana 500 Mile karting race. The duo decided to challenge Rubens Barrichello’s hot favorite team on November 27th at Granja Viana International Karting track after regular Fittipaldi team mate Mario Haberfeld have announced that will miss the event due to personal commitments. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

A tough day at the track for Alex Tagliani

Things did not turn out the way FAZZT Race Team expected

During qualifying for the Indy Japan 300 held Saturday at the 2.414-km Twin Ring Motegi egg-shaped oval track located 130 kilometers north of Tokyo in Japan as Alex Tagliani qualified 23rd for Sunday’s race. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

1, 2, 3: Team Penske sweeps qualifications

Tagliani a distant 23rd place

Initially anyway, Dario Franchitti will be boxed in by three Team Penske cars and three Andretti Autosport cars in the Indy Japan 300. Extricating himself will require a give-and-take effort — give it his all over 200 laps and take whatever breaks fall in his lap to further fill the 17-point championship crevice heading into the season finale Oct. 2 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 14

IndyCar drivers form new association

Dario Franchitti, Justin Wilson and Tony Kanaan will front a new IndyCar drivers’ association

The organization – similar to Formula 1’s Grand Prix Drivers’ Association – will share ideas and present a united front on issues including safety and promotion. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 03

Number of Series personalities elected to RRDC

Atherton, star competitors receive distinguished honor

A number of figures from the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón have been elected into The Road Racing Drivers Club for 2010. Thirty-one new members for the prestigious organization were announced over the weekend – many with roots in the Series and sanctioning body IMSA. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 18

Will Power surges to fourth victory of year (updated, + team reports)

Following a race contact, Alex Tagliani ends up 17th in Toronto

10-07-18_0029Justin Wilson had it all in his corner with 20 laps left in the Honda Indy Toronto: Firestone alternate tires on the No. 22 Z-Line Designs car, plenty of ethanol in the tank and a 3.1-second lead over Team Penske’s Will Power.

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Jul 13

Honda Indy Toronto revs up the city with full line-up of activities

IZOD, Honda and other sponsors offer programming for all ages, all interests

With a symbolic ringing of the bell at the Toronto Stock Exchange, festivities surrounding the Honda Indy Toronto got underway today. Residents and visitors to Toronto are in for a variety of activities, which kick off officially on Tuesday with Honda Indy Fest at Yonge-Dundas Square. Read the rest of this entry »

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