Tag Archive: Will Power

Oct 03

Pagenaud joins Penske as fourth driver for 2015

Next year, he’ll be their teammate.

Verizon IndyCar logoSimon Pagenaud entered the Verizon IndyCar Series season finale as a championship contender along with Will Power and Helio Castroneves of Team Penske. Read the rest of this entry »

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.

Jun 08

Carpenter holds off chargers for Texas win

“I’ve got to stop making mistakes like that” – Power

Verizon IndyCar logo It was shaping up to be a shootout between Ed Carpenter and Will Power under the lights at Texas Motor Speedway following the final round of service stops in the Firestone 600. That is until Power lost his weapon. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 01

Power holds off Rahal in 10-lap sprint to finish

“Just a great job by the team, putting me in a position to use our speed” – Power

Will Power- photo © IndyCar Media - Joe Skibinski In the shadow of the Renaissance Center — the cylindrical headquarters of General Motors — Will Power gave the Verizon IndyCar Series manufacturer and team owner/area resident/race promoter Roger Penske a signature victory. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 14

Starts, stops on streets: Conway a surprise winner

Multi-car pile-up triggered by the front-runner

Mike Conway - photo Alex Gallardo The door was open for Andretti Autosport’s Ryan Hunter-Reay and James Hinchcliffe, who were running 1-2 (the way they started the 80-lap race), to battle for the victory in the 40th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Until Lap 56. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

Power prevails in opener; wins third race in a row

He has registered 22 victories now in 122 Indy car starts

Will Power - photo - IndyCar Media

Will Power made a statement in the Verizon IndyCar Series opening race that will resound throughout the season. 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 »

Apr 20

The Verizon P1 Award firmly in Franchitti’s hands (+results, UPDATED)

 Incident ends qualifying early for AlexTagliani and Barracuda Racing

Dario Franchitti  - photo © IndyCar SeriesDario Franchitti has something to say to those who have advanced supposition about his results early in this 19-race season. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

Dec 27

Championship win ‘sinking in’ for Dario

Dario Franchitti won his fourth IZOD IndyCar Series Championship in 2011, but it was overshadowed by tragedy at Las Vegas

Dario Franchitti 2011-08-12 IZOD - IndyCar seriesOnly now is the series success sinking in, he says.Going into the final round of the 2011 IZOD IndyCar Series championship, all the attention had been on the showdown between Dario Franchitti and Will Power for the title. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 06

Wickens receives BRDC Bruce McLaren Award

Canadian collects trophy in London from Sir Stirling Moss

Robert Wickens was presented with the British Racing Drivers Club ‘Bruce McLaren Award’ in a ceremony on Monday, 5th December, with the Canadian being recognized for his championship success this season in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series.

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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 19

Championships & more controversy for GC600 drivers

The Armor All Gold Coast 600 will run from October 21-23

2011-09-17In a champagne weekend for Armor All Gold Coast 600 internationals, Will Power took out the IZOD IndyCar Series Road Course Title with second behind Scott Dixon in Japan, whilst Dirk Muller and Joey Hand have been crowned American Le Mans GT Champions for BMW – building confidence ahead of the Surfers Paradise stoush – October 21-23.

(Flagworld’s photo album)

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Sep 05

Will Power settting up nicely for Gold Coast celebration

Powering on

Armor All Gold Coast 600 international driver Will Power has taken the inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix IZOD IndyCar Series race and has ensured a grandstand finish to the Championship the week prior to the Gold Coast event – October 21-23.

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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 »

Jul 22

Bump and run to Edmonton

Will Power’s acute frustration has been downgraded from boiling to simmering

Will Power - Dario Franchitti 2011-07-21Edmonton Indy logoStill, the Team Penske driver isn’t about to forgive and forget the incident in the Honda Indy Toronto less than two weeks ago involving IZOD IndyCar Series championship points leader Dario Franchitti. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

May 21

Tagliani wins the pole at Indianapolis

The first Canadian to win the pole at the Indianapolis 500

Alex Tagliani - Indianapolis 500 poleAlex Tagliani - Indianapolis 500Alex Tagliani, spokesperson for the Grand Prix ICAR of Mirabel, gets it done by winning the Pole at Indy. Alex Tagliani, the official spokesperson of the fourth edition of the Grand Prix ICAR of Mirabel which will be held from Friday June 3rd to Sunday June 5th, had a day that would have made a stone nervous. Read the rest of this entry »

May 02

Power plays strategy to second Brazil win (+result)

 Takuma Sato came up 10 minutes short of potentially claiming his first IZOD IndyCar Series victory
 Tagliani in 19th place

Will Power victory Sao PauloWill Power 2011-04-10Will 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). Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 30

Power secures Penske’s 200th all-time pole (+grid)

Tagliani far behind in 20th position

Will Power Pole Sao PauloSao Paulo IndyCarRyan Hunter-Reay elicited a collective chuckle from the international media contingent when he congratulated Will Power for securing the PEAK Performance Pole Award for the Itaipava São Paulo Indy 300 presented by Nestle. 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.

Flagworld’s Bill Brennan photo album from Long Beach

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Apr 15

Team Penske, Hunter-Reay pace 27-car field, Alex Tagliani fifth (+result)

Pointing out the closeness of lap times throughout the field isn’t news to Ryan Hunter-Reay

Ryan Hunter-Reay 2IZOD - IndyCar series‘The competition is so tight right now that if you sneeze the wrong way you’re going to be at the back of the pack,” said Hunter-Reay, who’s at the front of the 27-car pack after two rounds of practice for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 15

Hinchcliffe impresses again in IndyCar

Canadian remains fastest rookie in pre-season wrap
 
James Hinchcliffe 2011-03-15James HinchcliffeWhile Canadian James Hinchcliffe has yet to conclude a deal to compete in the 2011 IZOD IndyCar Series, the rookie once again impressed in the final day of pre-season testing on Tuesday at Barber Motorsports Park.  Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 15

Hinchcliffe fifth fastest in IndyCar test

Canadian top rookie at Barber Motorsports Park

James Hinchcliffehinchtown 2Canada’s James Hinchcliffe made the most of his opportunity to pit himself against the full 24-car 2011 IZOD IndyCar Series field on Monday finishing the opening day of the final pre-season test fifth fastest at Barber Motorsports Park, Alabama. 

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Feb 09

Williams float timely as sponsors depart

“If I could buy shares in the company I would.” – Bernie Ecclestone

2011-02-01 - AT&T Williams - Valencia - Interim Livery 022011-02-01 - AT&T Williams - Valencia - Rubens Barrichello 02Williams’ Frankfurt floatation is apparently timely, with reports claiming the famous British team has lost 43 per cent of its sponsors. With an event in London on Wednesday, the team launched its 27 per cent stock market float set to begin on March 2. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 05

Antoine L’Estage and Nathalie Richard named the All-America Auto Racing Team

First Canadians in six years

2010-09-11_00072010-09-10_0001The names Antoine L’Estage and Nathalie Richard continue to be synonymous with success. The North American Triple Crown winners have just been named to the 2010 All-America Auto Racing Team by the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association (AARWBA). Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 05

Penske sign up Meijer as sponsors

While Shell to sponsor Helio for Indy 500

Penske RacingWill Power Peak pole position AlabamaPenske Racing have signed retail chain Meijer as a major associate sponsor on the number 12 Verizon Team Penske car driven by Will Power next season as part of its three-car IndyCar line-up for 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

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