Mario Andretti names Herta as the next Mario Andretti

Racing legend Mario Andretti has cited Colton Herta as being “the next me”, in an article for this month’s Robb Report magazine. Robb Report, a luxury lifestyle magazine, has led its latest issue with the feature, “Who’s The Next You? – Leaders of tomorrow, nominated by the decision-makers of today”.

IndyCar stands by season-opening Detroit date – for now

The date of the opening event of the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season, the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix, remains May 29-31 despite Michigan declaring a state of emergency last weekend – but race organizers are examining options should they need to reschedule. Following IndyCar’s decision to reschedule the GMR Grand

GP St Petersburg may become 2020 IndyCar season finale

IndyCar and Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg promoters Green Savoree have revealed that March’s planned 2020 season-opener may possibly become the new finale. Should that be possible and were the revised schedule below to proceed without issue, it would mean the NTT IndyCar Series had lost just three of

Indy 500, Indy GP, more reschedule

The coronavirus pandemic’s effect on the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series schedule has seen officials move the GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis to July 4 and the 104th running of the Indy 500 to August 23, while three other races have been shifted and there is a possible new finale. The

Vukovich – The greatest ever Indy 500 driver?

May 30 will mark the 65th anniversary of Bill Vukovich’s death. David Malsher-Lopez reflects on perhaps the greatest master of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. That 1955 was the worst year in motorsport history is surely beyond doubt. The Le Mans tragedy on June 11 that took the lives of almost

Promoted: Why Wickens believes Askew and O’Ward will star in 2020

Robert Wickens serves as the driver coach at Arrow McLaren SP-Chevrolet, and says the team’s hiring of Patricio O’Ward and Oliver Askew has produced an a line-up that couldn’t be more different. David Malsher-Lopez reports. Until his career-halting shunt at Pocono Raceway in 2018, Robert Wickens had been arguably the

2020 IndyCar race at Long Beach to be canceled or rescheduled

The Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach will not run as scheduled on April 17-19, due to the City of Long Beach prohibiting all large-scale events through April 30, due to the coronavirus. There is a faint hope that the race could be rescheduled for later in the year, but

IndyCar cancels general admission at St. Pete, race in doubt

General admission for Sunday’s NTT IndyCar Series season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg has been canceled as the U.S. attempts to contain the threat of coronavirus COVID-19, and the race could be canned altogether. While Penske Entertainment CEO Mark Miles told last weekend that he didn’t expect the

Nasr, Daly land Carlin IndyCar drives

Felipe Nasr has been confirmed in the #31 Carlin-Chevrolet for this weekend’s Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, while Conor Daly has been signed to sub for Max Chilton in four oval races. Ex Formula 1 racer Felipe Nasr, who impressed the Carlin team in an abbreviated wet/dry Spring Training session

IndyCar doesn’t expect coronavirus to affect schedule

Mark Miles, CEO of Penske Entertainment – new owners of IndyCar and Indianapolis Motor Speedway – says he’s not expecting the spread of coronavirus to alter the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series calendar. Miles said he also currently doesn’t foresee any rounds being forced to run behind closed doors – i.e. without