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Fenestraz set to finally race again
McLaughlin targets Indy win in 2022
Pagenaud confirmed at MSR for 2022
Piastri to mull future in F2 break
Newgarden, Dixon on Palou's ability

Sacha Fenestraz is finally set to return to Super Formula action for next month’s penultimate round of the season at Motegi after being issued a Japanese visa.

IndyCar’s new Rookie of the Year Scott McLaughlin believes his next steps are to finish in the top 10 in the championship, and compete for Indy 500 victory.

Simon Pagenaud’s move to Meyer Shank Racing-Honda for next year has been confirmed the day after the 2021 season closed.

Oscar Piastri will use the two and half month break between Formula 2 rounds to discuss his future, admitting a Formula 1 reserve driver role at Alpine next year would be helpful.

Newgarden says Palou is Dixon-esque, Dixon says he raises the bar
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Former champions Scott Dixon and Josef Newgarden have praised 2021 IndyCar champion Alex Palou for being the most complete of the young drivers in the series.

Ganassi: Palou’s title triumph is “as big as it gets” Long Beach
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Ganassi: Palou’s title triumph is “as big as it gets”

Chip Ganassi, who today saw Alex Palou score his team’s 14th drivers’ title, says this latest triumph means a huge amount to the #10 crew and paid tribute to members working behind the scenes.

Herta: “Can’t believe” he won Long Beach at his second try Long Beach
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Herta: “Can’t believe” he won Long Beach at his second try

Colton Herta says his Long Beach triumph is special because he regards the race as IndyCar’s biggest event outside of the Indianapolis 500.

Champion Palou: “Let’s get another one now!” Long Beach
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Champion Palou: “Let’s get another one now!”

The 2021 IndyCar champion Alex Palou says he’s already thinking in terms of retaining his title next year.

Long Beach IndyCar: Herta beats Newgarden, Palou is champion Long Beach
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Long Beach IndyCar: Herta beats Newgarden, Palou is champion

Colton Herta stormed from 14th to victory at the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, beating Josef Newgarden and Scott Dixon, while Alex Palou came home a solid fourth to claim his first NTT IndyCar Series title.

O’Ward taken out of IndyCar title fight early in series finale Long Beach
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O’Ward taken out of IndyCar title fight early in series finale

Arrow McLaren SP-Chevrolet’s Pato O’Ward has lost his shot at the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series title at the Long Beach finale due to transmission failure, which occurred 17 laps after he was punted into a spin at the end of the opening tour.

Ticktum would make a great IndyCar driver, says Carlin

Stephanie Tindall, who helps run the Carlin team, believes that one of the squad’s current Formula 2 stars Dan Ticktum, would be ideal for the NTT IndyCar Series.

Bourdais to race IMSA full-time, IndyCar part-time in ’22

Sebastien Bourdais is expected to be confirmed as a full-time IMSA Prototype driver for 2022, and is now seeking to fill his non-sportscar weekends racing an IndyCar for A.J. Foyt Racing-Chevrolet.

Carpenter confirms VeeKay will remain for third season

Ed Carpenter Racing-Chevrolet has announced that Rinus VeeKay will run a third season for the team in 2022.

Long Beach IndyCar: Herta leads Dixon in warm-up Long Beach
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Long Beach IndyCar: Herta leads Dixon in warm-up

Colton Herta, who led the two practice sessions but tripped up on tactics in qualifying, topped warm-up for the season finale at Long Beach, clocking a lap 0.1745sec ahead of Scott Dixon.

F2 Sochi: Piastri strengthens title push with feature race win

Oscar Piastri took another step towards the Formula 2 title after holding off Theo Pourchaire to claim victory in the feature race at Sochi.

Ticktum looking to IndyCar, DTM and Formula E for 2022

Dan Ticktum says he has a "couple of options" for next season and would be looking for drives in IndyCar, DTM and Formula E if he moves away from Formula 2 in 2022.

Sochi F3: Doohan outduels teammate Novalak to win finale

Jack Doohan took victory in the final FIA Formula 3 race of the season in Sochi, securing Trident the teams’ championship title. 

Newgarden: Previous qualifying missteps ended real title hopes

Long Beach pole-winner Josef Newgarden says that poor qualifying runs on the previous three road courses are what has all-but-eliminated him from genuine championship contention this weekend.

O’Ward upset to get “hosed” by “very odd call” from IndyCar

Championship challenger Pato O’Ward says he felt cheated out of his chance to be in the Firestone Fast Six in Long Beach following a controversial end to Q2.

Long Beach IndyCar: Newgarden takes pole, title rivals falter

Josef Newgarden took his fourth pole position of the season for Team Penske-Chevrolet, while Alex Palou and Pato O’Ward will start from the lower end of the Top 10.

Drugovich receives all-clear as F2 crash prompts hospital visit

Formula 2 driver Felipe Drugovich has been given the all-clear after being taken to hospital following a hefty crash on the way to the grid ahead of Saturday’s sprint race in Sochi.

Why Grosjean's oval commitment shows he's serious about IndyCar Prime

Why Grosjean's oval commitment shows he's serious about IndyCar

One of motorsport’s worst-kept secrets now out in the open, and Romain Grosjean has been confirmed as an Andretti Autosport IndyCar driver in 2022. It marks a remarkable turnaround after the abrupt end to his Formula 1 career, and is a firm indication of his commitment to challenge for the IndyCar Series title  

How Piastri could be forced to spend 2022 on the bench Prime

How Piastri could be forced to spend 2022 on the bench

Tipped as the next big thing after winning the FIA Formula 3 championship in his rookie season, Oscar Piastri has taken Formula 2 by storm and looks set to clinch that title too. But with no Formula 1 seat available to him for next year, the Alpine junior may have to wait for his time in the spotlight…

How Campos Racing has bounced back from its devastating loss Prime

How Campos Racing has bounced back from its devastating loss

After the sudden death of its founder in January, Formula 2 stalwart Campos Racing was left facing its hardest season to date. But new team boss Adrian Jr is determined to honour his father’s legacy and has returned the team to its winning ways

IndyCar’s longest silly-season is still at fever pitch Prime

IndyCar’s longest silly-season is still at fever pitch

The 2021 IndyCar silly season is one of the silliest of all, but it’s satisfying to see so many talented drivers in play – including Callum Ilott. David Malsher-Lopez reports.