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March 26th, 2013
AJ Allmendinger, Tristan Vautier and Carlos Munoz are scheduled to test at Texas Motor Speedway tomorrow as a precursor to next month’s Indy 500 Rookie Orientation Program at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Allmendinger, who has been entered as Penske’s third driver for the Indy 500, has tested on the Sebring and Barber road courses in recent weeks.
January 21st, 2013
The IndyCar Series has altered the heat qualifying system for its Iowa Speedway round; lengthening the races, offering points and allowing drivers from opening heats to progress to the pole-deciding final. When the heat system was first used last year, drivers were split into three heat groups based on practice times. A trio of 30-lap races then decided the order, with heats one and two sorting the grid from row five backwards, and heat three determining the top eight positions in the starting line-up
September 17th, 2012
IndyCar race director Beaux Barfield says that teams were aware of the possibility of last weekend’s season-finale at Fontana being red-flagged instead of running under cautions if there was a late race incident, despite remarks from some team owners to the contrary.
September 16th, 2012
Ryan Hunter-Reay won the 2012 IndyCar championship after rival Will Power crashed out of a dramatic season finale at Fontana, won by Ed Carpenter. The championship battle was turned on its head on lap 54, just as the title protagonists encountered one another on the track for the first time. Hunter-Reay was running a high line and Power tried to go underneath him to take the position but dropped the rear, snapping his car around and putting him into the wall
June 21st, 2012
IndyCar has introduced an additional safeguard for adjudicating restarts in an effort to reduce the likelihood of a repeat of the penalty issued erroneously to Ganassi’s Scott Dixon at Milwaukee last weekend. The New Zealander was dealt a drive-through penalty for jumping a restart, despite the affected restart being waved off moments later
June 12th, 2012
IndyCar has finalised the heat-race qualifying format it will use for its event at Iowa Speedway on 23 June. As revealed by AUTOSPORT in February , the series announced that three heat races of 30 laps each would replace single-car qualifications on the 0.875-mile oval. The top eight fastest cars in combined practice will compete in the third and final heat race, which will determine the top eight starting positions for the race.
June 5th, 2012
IndyCar officials have confirmed that the Lotus-powered HVM car of Simona de Silvestro is likely to be black-flagged again early in this weekend’s race at Texas. De Silvestro and Fan Force United’s Indianapolis-only entry for Jean Alesi were both pulled from the track just a few laps into last month’s Indy 500 due to concerns that the power deficit between the Lotus engines and their Chevrolet and Honda counterparts was excessive and could pose a safety risk. The Lotus entries were as much as 17mph off the pace at Indy, which put them outside the 105 per cent cut-off.
May 23rd, 2012
IndyCar has confirmed that it will not change the boost levels for this weekend’s Indy 500 for what it describes as “competition and safety” reasons. The series mandates a boost level of 130 kilopascals for Superspeedway events, although it added an additional 10 kPa for Fast Friday and both days of qualifying last week, resulting in an estimated 40-50 extra horsepower and speeds of more than 226mph
April 10th, 2012
IndyCar is hoping that changes being introduced to its pitlane rules will shorten the amount of time spent under yellows and make restarts fairer for drivers at the front of the field. Starting with this weekend’s race in Long Beach, the pitlane will be kept open during non-emergency full-course yellows, and lapped traffic will be moved to the back of the field prior to the restart. Cars that are not on the lead lap will be directed to drive down pitlane on their limiters during the restart and rejoin the field at the back.
April 10th, 2012
Rubens Barrichello will be entitled to the extra track time allowed for rookies at some IndyCar rounds after the series re-evaluated his status.
March 3rd, 2012
IndyCar has postponed its planned major oval test at Texas Motor Speedway from 13 March to 7 May. The series’ president of competition Beaux Barfield said the change made sense as the first four rounds of the championship took place on road and street courses.
February 14th, 2012
IndyCar will replace single-car qualifying with heat races to set the grid for its event at Iowa Speedway in June. The series announced today that three 30-lap races would be run after qualifying, with the three groups to be determined by practice times. Cars that are in the top 10 in practice will race to determine the top 10 grid places, while the other two groups will be divided between odd and even-numbered practice positions to determine starting positions 11-13-15 etc and 12-14-16 etc respectively
February 8th, 2012
Newly appointed IndyCar race director Beaux Barfield says that he decided against a total rewrite of the series regulations for 2012, opting instead for relatively minor tweaks. “For me, it’s important that certain rules make sense for my style, but being careful to not cut out too many elements that have value,” Barfield said
January 5th, 2012
Newly-appointed IndyCar race director Beaux Barfield has promised clarity and transparency in the way that rules are applied in the series in future. Barfield, who was hired from a similar role with the ALMS to replace controversial series official Brian Barnhart, has been tasked with rewriting the rule book ahead of the new season, and will then be responsible for enforcing those rules at the races. He said that his aim was to make both the regulations and their application as clear as possible
January 4th, 2012
IndyCar has appointed Beaux Barfield as its race director for the 2012 season. Barfield, who has served as race director of the American Le Mans Series since 2008, fills the role vacated by Brian Barnhart, who was removed in November 2011 after a series of controversial decisions during the season. Barfield previously worked as a Champ Car race steward from 2003 to 2008, and was also chief steward for the USF2000 National Championship for the two previous years.
November 30th, 2011
Brian Barnhart, IndyCar’s embattled competition president, has been asked to leave his position according to reports in the US media.