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  • David Phillips
    Editor And Chief
    David Phillips is a long-time contributor to print and electronic publications in the U.S. and abroad, including Racer, Autosport, AutoWeek, Motor Sport and SPEEDtv.com, oversees the daily updating of news stories and assigns, edits and contributes feature material for inRacingNews.com.
  • Matt A Kingsbury
    Contributor

    Kingsbury lives in Fairfield county, Connecticut where he currently attends Sacred Heart University. He is a fan of any form of racing, from NASCAR to IndyCar, Formula 1, and especially endurance racing. The summer of 2013 saw Kingsbury attend IndyCar's return to Pocono Raceway as well as the ARCA race at Pocono which Corey Lajoie won and got some pictures (including the accompanying mug shot) in Victory Lane thanks to Corey's aunt!

  • Wil Vincent
    Contributing writer

    Wil is a 25 year old student, town planner, and sim racing commentator, most well known for his work as the lead commentator for GlacierTV. Wil got into commentating through his college student radio, where he also worked as a journalist and interviewer, covering gigs and festivals within the UK, and joined GlacierTV in February 2012, becoming lead commentator a month later. His work culminated in him commentating on the 2013 iRacing.com World Championship Grand Prix Series, iRacing Indy 500, and iRacing All Star Race. When he gets in the virtual cockpit, you'll normally see will taking on the thrill of IndyCar Oval racing, or trying his hand in GT action

    Outside of iRacing, Wil's an avid IndyCar fan, having watched the sport since the late 1990s, and always looks forward to the Month of May. He also enjoys watching NASCAR, Formula 1, and V8 Supercars.

  • Brooks Westfall
    Silver Crown Writer

    I've been sim racing since 2011 when I joined iRacing. I've jumped to many different sims, including rFactor, Richard Burns Rally, and the famous NASCAR Racing 2003. I picked up a copy of NR2003 with my birthday money when I was only 9, but was limited to a keyboard and a controller. After reciving a G25 for Christmas in '11, I've loved sim racing and the community iRacing has. I hope to end up writing for a car magazine or website in the near future, and intend on attending university to accomplish that.
    Aside from my career in sim racing and the real world, I hope to have my own small, yet functional race team soon with the purchace of a go kart. Since I'm currently residing in Maryland, I don't have a wide range of racing to choose from. My only options on a small budget are drag racing or kart racing. After the completion of my senior year in high school next year, I hope that inRacing News and other affiliates will help my dreams of writing for Road & Track become a reality!

  • Jeff Jacobs
    Contributor

    Jeff Jacobs started autocrossing with the SCCA in 1990 while a student at the University of Florida. He has competed in the SCCA's National Tour and ProSolo series since 1995, winning a ProSolo National Championship in H-Stock in 2011 driving a 2010 MINI Cooper. Jeff completed his SCCA Club Racing drivers' school in 2012 at Roebling Road in a Spec Miata. He currently writes a column for the SCCA's Northeast Division in SportsCar Magazine and is the Region Executive of the Philadelphia Region SCCA.

    Jeff joined iRacing in October 2012. After starting with the MX-5 and SRF cars, he has been concentrating on the Ford Mustang FR500S, competing in the iRacing.com Mustang Cup series and the Continental Endurance Sports Car Series.

  • Jordan Hightower
    Contributor

    Jordan began sim-racing in 2005 with the NASCAR Racing 2003 Season sim and then joined the iRacing community in June of 2008. He hails from Fort Smith, Arkansas where he is currently enrolled at the University of Arkansas Fort Smith, after which he plans to attend the University of Arkansas to earn his MBA. Although he enjoys watching and playing basketball, most of Jordan's focus is on motorsports, particularly NASCAR: "Anything that burns gas and goes fast, I like."

  • Justin Sutton
    series contributor

    Justin is 29 and lives in Texas with his girlfriend and three dogs. Although always a fan of road racing growing up, Sutton never got the chance to participate in Sim-Racing until 2012 and didn't join iRacing until 2013. The son of a writer, and former resident of Connecticut and Philadelphia, his interests vary. Currently Sutton is a co-owner of YouTube channel focused on racing games and simulators and more specifically Formula One along with his partner Mikko from Finland (BoxBoxBoxGaming). Currently Sutton writes the Skip Barber F2000 and Lotus 49 articles (and the occasional F1 article) for iRacing News, and doesn't get nearly enough time to race the cars he writes about.

    Gaming is a big part of Sutton's life as well as he is both viewer and broadcaster on Twitch along with his girlfriend of seven years. In addition to being an aspiring writer he is a skilled speaker with a focus on commentary of races and hopes one day to do commentary for road racing of some kind.

  • Marc Dorval
    series contributor

    Marc Dorval has been a dedicated but talentless iRacer since 2009. Currently hanging out near the back of the Lotus 79 pack, he nonetheless contributes to the community through posts, statistics, and a weekly recap on the main events of the Lotus 79 series.
    Outside of iRacing, Marc is married with two grown-up children, loves Jaguar cars, and runs an IT consulting practice.

  • Matt Holden
    Contributor

    Matt Holden began his involvement in motorsports at an early age, moving to Charlotte, NC when he was 6 months old. Growing up next door to a NASCAR TV personality, racing has always been a major part of his life. Currently studying Mechanical Engineering at UNC Charlotte, Matt works for US Legend Cars International as a technical inspector and race official at local tracks such as Charlotte Motor Speedway and Concord Speedway. Within iRacing, Matt is the Crew Chief for Gale Force Racing's #05 car in the NASCAR Peak Antifreeze Series, as well as Chassis Engineer for the team's R&D program.

  • Paul Slavonik
    iRacingNews Series Writer

    For all intents and purposes, Paul Slavonik was a late-bloomer to racing. Growing up watching NASCAR drivers such as Davey Allison and Earnhardt Sr. was the furthest extent of Paul’s racing aspirations at the time. Fast forwarding 20 years, Paul began watching the UK show Top Gear and thus ensued a fascination with all things fast. Soon after, Paul stumbled upon iRacing.com and has been hooked on racing ever since.
    A United States Army Veteran, Certified Audio Engineer and aspiring author, Paul spends his time hanging out with his wife and working on his first book. Currently residing in Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), TX, his favorite racing series is the Australian V8 Supercars (go FPR!) and he has recently joined a local ChumpCar racing team. Paul began writing news stories for iRacingNews in January of 2014 and currently covers the GT3 Challenge Series and the V8 Supercars Series.

  • Ray Kingsbury
    Contributor

    Ray Kingsbury is a motorsport enthusiast and full-time university student, born and raised in Connecticut. He started his own racing career in BMX, riding bicycles competitively on the state level. In eight years he claimed the state championship and was ranked nationally before moving away from the sport. This void of activities led him to rediscover sim-racing in the form of NASCAR Heat. After a championship in the game's most competitive league Kingsbury started focusing full-time on his involvement in Live for Speed. There he founded Last Lap Motorsports which today has more than 20 members worldwide.

    When a few Last Lap Motorsports members decided to give iRacing.com a chance to feed their desire for more oval racing, Ray teamed with his brother Matt, Nathan Lamothe and newcomer Jimmie Jones to enter the ETV! Live Team Series and claimed the title after a dominating performance at Watkins Glen. To this day the team continues in both Live for Speed and iRacing.com and Ray still takes much delight in his own sim-racing career. A reporter for his high school newspaper before moving to university, Kingsbury keeps-up his writing activities by contributing to iRacing News.

  • Thiago Izequiel
    Contributor

    Born in 1985 in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Thiago Izequiel is a graphic and web designer, go kart racer, aiming to get a career in motorsports. He started racing in 2007 and joined iRacing in 2010. Thiago lives in Maricá, a little town located in Rio de Janeiro state, around 60km far away from Rio de Janeiro city. In 2014 he started to write for iRacing News and also started to design layouts for racing cars.

    Working as a freelancer today, he started working as a designer in 2006. After a few years working in web design agencies, Thiago decided to follow his dreams and quit his job to work with a racing driver named Suzane Carvalho in 2011, on her driver's school. Things didn't worked out as expected and Thiago, after getting jobs as a front-end developer and social media content developer, went back to the dream path as a freelancer so he could have more time to focus on his driving career.

  • Tom O'Leary
    author

    Tom is an 18-year old student from London, UK. Tom started sim-racing quite recently, although his passion for motorsport started at an early age, watching BTCC since the late 90s. Tom has since then expanded his interests in motorsport, watching Le Mans 24hr (and endurance racing as a whole) as well as the DTM, F1, and since starting to write about the NASCAR iRacing Series - NASCAR!

    Tom appeared on the sim-racing scene by trying out rFactor, rFactor 2 and then iRacing - where he spends most of his time racing in the Star Mazda Series where he has claimed third and then second overall in the two full seasons he has competed. On the oval side, Tom has completed a few races in the NASCAR Class C (Fixed) although he most enjoys the road side. Tom is an active member of Friction Racing, a team which focuses on the Star Mazda and the Williams-Toyota FW31, with the aim of reaching the Pro Series - and the iRacing World Championship Grand Prix Series.

    In his personal life, Tom spend time with his girlfriend (they have been together for two years) and likes a variety of games and has started to livestream his races/gameplay on Twitch, to give an insight to his approach to racing and gaming.

  • Jason Lofing
    iRacing.com Series Writer
    Jason is 21 years old and was born and raised in Elk Grove. California. A big time NASCAR fan, he hasn’t missed a race on Sunday in years. Lofing is also a huge San Fransisco Giants fan and tries to take in at least a couple games a year. Other than sim racing, his biggest (and far more expensive!) hobby is photography. Although he is rather new to sim racing, Lofing has already accomplished some pretty impressive results, qualifying for the 2011 iRacing Oval Pro Series in Season 1, 2011, winning the inaugural Landon Cassill Qualifying Challenge and finishing runner-up in the second one.
  • Katier Scott
    Contributing Writer
    I am a veteran sim racer who first started racing way back in 1993 on the SPRTSIMS section of Compuserve with a league who can trace themselves all the way to the present. Within that league I act as Chief Steward and try to bring the unique viewpoint that this experience gives me into my articles.
    I have a BA (Hons) in Journalism and Editorial design and have been writing for seven years and currently cover the Lotus 79 CTC and Radical series alongside my freelance work. Living in the UK, as well as motorsports I love Photography, Arts and Crafts and reading.
  • David Ifeguni
    Contributing Writer
    I was born in New Haven, Connecticut in 1988 and moved to Midland, Michigan when I was two years old. I stayed there until third grade when I moved to Farmington Hills, Michigan and now I currently live in Naperville, IL where I'm attending Metea Valley High School as a 9th grader. In the past, I have participated in soccer and this year I plan on joining swimming or water polo. My family includes my 15 year old sister, a 7 year old sister and my mom and dad. I have been writing since 6th grade and have participated in many writing contests in my school and have received several awards for writing.
    My fascination for motorsports began when I was nine. The first NASCAR race I watched on TV was the 2009 Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway, won by Kasey Kahne. My favorite NASCAR drivers are Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr, and Jimmie Johnson. I have watched all the races in the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series since 2010. I currently have three wins on iRacing, two of them in the Nationwide car at Daytona and one in the Street stocks at Charlotte. My favorite car and type of track on iRacing is the Nationwide Series (B Class) car and superspeedways.

Newgarden yet to consider 2015 plans

August 20th, 2014

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Josef Newgarden claims that he will not start considering his 2015 IndyCar plans until his current deal with Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing ends after this month’s Fontana season finale. The American is nearing the end of his third season with Fisher’s team and has been on a recent run of strong results including a top five finish at Milwaukee last weekend. SFHR confirmed over the weekend that it will merge with fellow single-car outfit Ed Carpenter Racing over the winter, meaning that if Newgarden stays on, he will have a team-mate for the first time in his IndyCar career. The 23-year-old insists that he is not yet thinking that far ahead, although he is adamant that he will remain in IndyCar. “I haven’t really put much thought into it,” he [...]

Power wins and surges clear in points

August 17th, 2014

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Will Power gave his championship hopes a lift with a commanding win in Sunday’s IndyCar race at Milwaukee, while Juan Pablo Montoya finished second to complete a Penske one-two. Power started from pole and led 228 of 250 laps, but the numbers disguise how hard the Australian was made to work for his first short oval victory. He was pushed hard by Tony Kanaan immediately after the first stops, and was leapfrogged by the Brazilian later when he stayed out longer on his second stint. It took until the next round of stops for Power to get his lead back, but then he had to endure a final stint of navigating traffic while being hunted down by Montoya. Fortunately for him, Montoya was having traffic problems of his own, and [...]

Hunter-Reay extends Andretti deal

August 17th, 2014

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Ryan Hunter-Reay will remain an Andretti Autosport driver into the 2015 IndyCar season and beyond after signing a multi-year contact extension with the team at Milwaukee. Hunter-Reay has been with Michael Andretti’s team since 2010. “I can’t say enough about this partnership and how much we’ve done together,” said Hunter-Reay, who won the Indianapolis 500 this year and was IndyCar Series champion in 2012. “We’ve grown as a team; we’ve grown as a family. Andretti Autosport for me feels like family. “I’m really happy to have the stability of continuing with the #28 team and the entire Andretti Autosport crew. “I know with that continuity and that security we can come up with many more successes in the future.” The team also confirmed that DHL has signed a three-year deal [...]

Power denies Kanaan in pole battle

August 16th, 2014

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Will Power held off Tony Kanaan to secure pole position for this weekend’s IndyCar race at Milwaukee. The current championship leader was the ninth driver to head out for his run, unloading laps of 168.719mph and 169.811mph to earn a two-lap average of 169.292mph; considerably faster than the speeds seen in practice earlier in the day. “Definitely wasn’t expecting those sorts of speeds,” Power admitted. “But the car was very solid, and I had the information from the two team-mates before me about how the balance was changing. “I wasn’t expecting to be on pole but it’s good to be at the front.” Kanaan’s two-lap average was 168.662mph, and while he lost some time trying to go flat through Turn 1 on his second lap (“I’d seen Will’s time and [...]

Carpenter and Fisher teams to merge

August 16th, 2014

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Two of IndyCar’s single-car teams have confirmed plans to merge at the end of 2014, with Ed Carpenter Racing and Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing set to become a multi-car entity. The new team, which will be called CFH Racing, will be based in the current SFHR headquarters in Indianapolis. Many major details regarding staffing and technical partners are yet to be finalised, including the engines – ECR currently uses Chevrolet power, while SFHR is aligned with Honda. Carpenter earned his first IndyCar win at Kentucky in 2011 while driving for Fisher before setting up his own team the following season to become the series’ only owner-driver. His decision to share his seat with Mike Conway this year has so far delivered three victories for ECR, and Carpenter said that the [...]

Hinchcliffe sets pace then crashes

August 16th, 2014

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James Hinchcliffe continued to set the pace in IndyCar practice at Milwaukee, although the Andretti driver was a spectator for the end of the second session due to a crash. Hinchcliffe had established himself at the top of the timesheets early on with a 165.667mph average (22.0569s); just a fraction faster than his session-leading time from the morning. His time remained unbeaten once again, however the Andretti team faces a busy couple of hours repairing his car for qualifying after he lost control of the rear and slid into the wall at Turn 2. The accident brought out the third caution of the session, although an extra five minutes of green flag time was tagged on at the end. Few drivers managed to improve their times after the final restart, [...]

Hinchcliffe leads first practice

August 16th, 2014

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James Hinchcliffe opened IndyCar’s race weekend at Milwaukee by setting the fastest time in the opening practice session on Saturday. The Canadian moved to the top 15 minutes into the session with a fastest speed of 165.451mph (22.0851s) and his time was still unbeaten when the chequered flag waved three-quarters of an hour later. Ganassi’s Ryan Briscoe came closest ahead with a best lap average of 165.349mph (22.0987s), leaving Hinchcliffe’s Andrett team-mate Ryan Hunter-Reay in third. Josef Newgarden and Tony Kanaan completed the top five. What was US racing’s best era? With rookies and drivers outside the top 10 in points having an extra set of tyres to work with, those in championship contention left it to others to rubber the track in before venturing out of the pitlane. Points [...]

Power thinks he has best title shot yet

August 14th, 2014

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Will Power believes the 2014 IndyCar championship run-in is the first time that he can go into a title decider with “no weakness”. The Penske driver was IndyCar runner-up for three years in a row from 2010-12, each time losing out in a final-round showdown. He leads the 2014 standings by four points over Penske team-mate Helio Castroneves with just this weekend’s Milwaukee race, the following Sonoma event and the double-points Fontana finale remaining, and believes this is his best shot yet. “Obviously it is truly about focusing at one race at a time, almost one lap at a time, one session at a time type thing trying to get the most out of it,” he said. “You’re constantly learning every year. I think that’s why some of those older [...]

Power thinks he has best title shot yet

August 14th, 2014

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Will Power believes the 2014 IndyCar championship run-in is the first time that he can go into a title decider with “no weakness”. The Penske driver was IndyCar runner-up for three years in a row from 2010-12, each time losing out in a final-round showdown. He leads the 2014 standings by four points over Penske team-mate Helio Castroneves with just this weekend’s Milwaukee race, the following Sonoma event and the double-points Fontana finale remaining, and believes this is his best shot yet. “Obviously it is truly about focusing at one race at a time, almost one lap at a time, one session at a time type thing trying to get the most out of it,” he said. “You’re constantly learning every year. I think that’s why some of those older [...]

Honda: 2015 aero kits will surprise

August 7th, 2014

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Honda believes that IndyCar fans will be surprised by the visual differences when the manufacturers finally introduce their own aerodynamic body kits in 2015. Development of the kits, which were delayed several times before finally being confirmed for next year, is now at an advanced stage. Manufacturers will be permitted six test days in a window that runs between October and January before the specification is finalised and kits are shipped to the teams. Steve Eriksen, vice president and COO at Honda Performance Development, said that he expects the extent of differentiation to create a lot of interest. “When you see what the aero kits look like in person, you’re going to be surprised how open the rules are,” he said. “The target of having distinction between a Chevy car [...]

Dixon comes from last to victory

August 3rd, 2014

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Scott Dixon came from last on the grid to take an extraordinary IndyCar win at Mid-Ohio on Sunday. The Ganassi driver was one of several to be put to the back of the grid after spinning and causing red flags during Saturday’s wet qualifying session, but an aggressive strategy and great fuel mileage combined to deliver Dixon his first win since Houston last year. It was his fifth win at Mid-Ohio in eight years, and also Ganassi’s first IndyCar triumph of 2014. Dixon capitalised on an early caution to stop on the second lap, and he stopped again just seven laps later to rid himself of the harder black tyres. That left him with three sets of new red tyres for the remainder of the race, and he used them [...]

Bourdais takes pole again in wet

August 2nd, 2014

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Sebastien Bourdais survived a tricky qualifying session at Mid-Ohio to secure his second IndyCar pole position in two weeks. The Frenchman, who claimed his first post-Champ Car pole and win in Toronto a fortnight ago, triumphed with his final flying lap on a damp but drying track to secure the top spot with a time of 1m24.1610s. “We had pace earlier this year but got it wrong more often than not,” KV driver Bourdais said. “Now, for one reason or another, it is finally going our way. “I don’t know if we’d have had [the pace] in dry conditions in qualifying, but in the wet the car was definitely strong. It was doing everything I wanted it to do.” Until Bourdais came along, the driver to beat had been Sarah [...]

Hunter-Reay back on top at Mid-Ohio

August 2nd, 2014

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Ryan Hunter-Reay topped the final practice session ahead of qualifying for this weekend’s IndyCar race at Mid-Ohio. Hunter-Reay’s Andretti Autosport team-mates James Hinchcliffe and Marco Andretti both enjoyed brief stints on top early in the session before the Indianapolis 500 winner moved to P1 with a 1m05.9011s. He improved that by nearly 0.2 seconds with his final lap to confirm his place at the top. Similarly late improvements delivered Scott Dixon and Justin Wilson into the top three, with Dixon the lone Chevrolet representative in a top five otherwise dominated by Honda-powered entries. The session was interrupted by just one brief spell under red flags when Sebastian Saavedra spun at Turn 12. The Colombian, who was third-fastest at the time, was swiftly retrieved, and finished the morning with the seventh-fastest [...]

Bourdais quickest in second practice

August 1st, 2014

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Sebastien Bourdais ended the opening day of practice for this weekend’s IndyCar race at Mid-Ohio by going fastest in Friday afternoon’s session. The Frenchman, who earned his first US single-seater win since Champ Car at Toronto two weeks ago, finished the afternoon on top with a best lap of 1m06.8271s. “It was good,” Bourdais said. “We finally had a good weekend in Toronto and capitalised on our pace, and it’s great to be at the front here at Mid-Ohio. “It’s a fun place and a challenging track. We had a good test here last week and we’re still digging, still looking for stuff.” Andretti’s Carlos Munoz was second-fastest ahead of Takuma Sato, who himself had led the session earlier on. Officials ended the session slightly early after Carlos Huertas spun [...]

Hunter-Reay leads Mid-Ohio practice

August 1st, 2014

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Ryan Hunter-Reay set the pace in the opening practice session for this weekend’s IndyCar round at Mid-Ohio. The Andretti Autosport driver waited until his final lap to post a fastest time of 1m06.5316s, beating Simon Pagenaud’s previous benchmark by 0.1415 seconds. Scott Dixon waited longer than any other driver to emerge from the pitlane, the reigning champion making his first appearance with around 10 minutes left on the clock, but that was still enough time for him to finish the morning third-fastest. Mikhail Aleshin and Sebastien Bourdais rounded out the top five on a morning notable mostly for how little running most of the drivers completed. In a 45 minute session, only Bourdais and Graham Rahal registered 20 or more laps. The limited running was likely a side-effect of the [...]

RLL, Foyt handed penalties

July 24th, 2014

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Rahal Letterman Lanigan and AJ Foyt Racing have been penalised for technical infractions following last weekend’s IndyCar double-header in Toronto. RLL was fined $5000 after Luca Filippi’s car was determined to be underweight after the opening race, a violation of rule 14.3.1.1 of the regulations. The Italian, who was making the last of his currently scheduled appearances in the team’s second car, was eliminated from the race due to early accident damage. Takuma Sato’s team AJ Foyt Racing was fined $1000 after the Japanese driver’s car was deemed to be in violation of rule 14.6.6.10 of the regulations, which relates to the underwing height. The breach was detected after the weekend’s only qualifying session, during which Sato put himself 15th on the grid. Both teams have the right to appeal [...]

Bourdais claims first pole since 2007

July 19th, 2014

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Sebastien Bourdais capitalised on an aggressive strategy by KV Racing Technology to secure pole position for the first race of this weekend’s IndyCar double-header in Toronto. Bourdais was one of the first cars in the Fast Six to go out on new tyres, but with the track clearly improving, the team called him in to put on another new set. The Frenchman responded with a 58.9479-second lap that put him 0.1546s clear at the top. His last pole came in the 2007 Assen Champ Car race. “It’s been six years since I was on pole, so it’s been a long time coming,” he said. “The call by the team… I was really pissed. I thought it was a big mistake. “Jimmy [Vasser] obviously sees things from pitlane that I can’t. [...]

Pagenaud leads truncated Toronto FP2

July 18th, 2014

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Simon Pagenaud was fastest in a disrupted second IndyCar practice session on the streets of Toronto on Friday. Pagenaud moved to the top only eight minutes into the session with a 1m00.0773s effort, and improved the benchmark to 1m00.0218s a few minutes later. The question of whether he could have gone faster still was rendered academic by two late red flags that cut short the available running time. At the point where the session stopped, it was looking like the Frenchman would have needed to work hard to retain his place in P1. Four other drivers managed to lap within 0.1s of his best time, with Helio Castroneves coming closest at 1m00.0134s, though he was also responsible for the first, and longest, stoppage when his car came to a halt [...]

Carpenter apologises for Montoya crash

July 14th, 2014

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Ed Carpenter took responsibility for the accident that eliminated Juan Pablo Montoya from Saturday night’s IndyCar race at Iowa, although he insisted that the clash was unintentional. Montoya, who had recovered from going a lap down earlier when a piece fell off his rear wing, dived into Carpenter’s inside with 19 laps remaining in an attempt to claim sixth, only for Carpenter to turn down onto the low line and cut across the front of the Colombian’s car. Montoya was spun up the track and into the outside barrier, and a track worker appeared to restrain him from attempting to approach Carpenter’s car the next time it came passed under caution. “I got inside of Ed and he was running high, and all of a sudden he decided to run [...]

Hunter-Reay surges to Iowa victory

July 13th, 2014

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An inspired strategy call from the Andretti Autosport pitwall was rewarded with an unlikely IndyCar victory for Ryan Hunter-Reay at Iowa on Saturday night. Hunter-Reay was among a clutch of drivers in the middle of the field to take advantage of a late caution to pit for tyres. When the restart came with 10 laps to go he surged through the pack, catching and passing Tony Kanaan for the lead just two laps from the end. “We took the tyres and it was a big gamble,” Hunter-Reay said. “Our tyres were shot before that. Man that was fun, that was like a video game at the end. The thing was on rails. “We had no shot where we were on the older tyres, so we just went for it.” Sarah [...]