McLaren boss Brown owns up to ‘stupid’ Indy mistakes

McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown says he made “pretty stupid” mistakes during the team’s failed 2019 Indianapolis 500 assault, but will “do things differently” during its 2020 IndyCar campaign. Though last year’s entry was McLaren’s second Indy 500 attempt with Fernando Alonso, it decided to run its own programme in

Rossi on 2019 title shot: “We just weren’t fast enough”

Alexander Rossi says he’s pleased that he and Andretti Autosport-Honda this year eradicated errors that hurt their 2018 IndyCar campaign, but feels the team lost out to Penske-Chevrolet due to a lack of pace in the season’s second half. Rossi, who last year finished runner-up in the title fight to

Alonso: Indy 500 is “the main priority”

Fernando Alonso says that trying to win the Indianapolis 500 is top of his list of priorities but until his inaugural attempt at the Dakar Rally is out of the way, he won’t be seeking to close any deals among IndyCar teams. While his long-standing ties with McLaren would suggest

Orudzhev aiming for IndyCar future after Lights test

SMP Racing-backed driver Egor Orudzhev says he wants to pursue a career in the NTT IndyCar Series after his Indy Lights test outing. Orudzhev, who has raced in the LMP1 class of the FIA World Endurance Championship since the start of 2018, was one of four drivers to represent Andretti

NTT IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden has a surprise race on his personal bucket list

Autoweek asked Newgarden what races or series might be on the two-time NTT IndyCar Series champion’s personal bucket list.  Josef Newgarden knows firsthand what it’s like to take on some of the most incredible racing venues in America. Sure, there’s little he can compare to the magic of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway,

Ganassi honored with exhibition at Petersen Automotive Museum

“Chip Ganassi Racing: Fast Tracks to Success, 30th Anniversary Tribute” will open at Los Angeles’ Petersen Automotive Museum in December, honoring the modern-day legend’s IndyCar, IMSA and NASCAR triumphs. The display will present 10 significant vehicles, trophies and other racing ephemera that convey the significance and success of the team under founder

Legendary Indy engine builder, Sonny Meyer, dies aged 89

Louis “Sonny” Meyer Jr., one of the most accomplished and successful engine builders in Indianapolis 500 history, died Saturday, Nov. 9 in Crawfordsville, IN. Meyer was the son of Louis Meyer, the Indianapolis 500’s first three-time winner, and joined Meyer & Drake Engineering soon after his father and Dale Drake

Penske willing to “take a risk” on future Indy events

Penske Entertainment, the new owner of Indianapolis Motor Speedway and IndyCar, will conduct business case studies for a more adventurous roster of events at IMS – including a possible IndyCar/NASCAR double-header, a 24-hour race or even Formula 1. It was announced this morning that the Penske Corporation’s new entity, Penske

Arrow McLaren SP confirms O’Ward and Askew as Hinchcliffe departs

Popular IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe is out of a ride for 2020 as the newly branded Arrow McLaren SP has signed 2018 Indy Lights champion Patricio O’Ward and reigning Indy Lights champion Oliver Askew for next season. The announcement comes despite team co-owner Sam Schmidt ‘confirming’ to back in

VeeKay set for second IndyCar test with ECR-Chevrolet

Rinus VeeKay, 2019 Indy Lights runner-up, will get a second test with Ed Carpenter Racing next Tuesday at Mid-Ohio SportsCar course. The Dutchman, who scored six wins and seven poles for Juncos Racing this year, tested for ECR in August at Portland International Raceway, but this second test at Mid-Ohio