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Danica Patrick will become a studio analyst for NBC Sports’ inaugural coverage of the Indianapolis 500, it was announced today.
Fernando Alonso, who in May will make his second attempt at the Indianapolis 500, will have his first run in IndyCar’s spec Dallara aerokit at Texas Motor Speedway next month.
Jordan King says his priority remains a full-time IndyCar deal, despite his World Endurance Championship programme and recent return to Formula 2 with MP Motorsport in testing.
NTT IndyCar Series rookie Colton Herta says his drive in the season-opening St Petersburg race should have been a top five or even a podium finish if he had avoided a crucial error and/or hadn’t been disqualified from the Firestone Fast Six.
Promoted: Although the result of the NTT IndyCar Series’ season-opening round wasn’t what the team craved, the potential shown and the ability to deal with imperfect circumstances provided hope for James Hinchcliffe, Marcus Ericsson and the Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports team.
Felix Rosenqvist, who finished fourth in his first ever NTT IndyCar Series event, has revealed that in the second half of the St. Petersburg race he had a trapped nerve that forced him to drive one-handed.
Josef Newgarden, who won the season-opening NTT IndyCar Series race at St. Petersburg, says key to his victory was running two sets of soft-compound red Firestones on a day when his main rivals were “scared” to do so.
Long-time Formula 2 racer Artem Markelov admits he is “struggling” to get to grips with Super Formula’s tyres, having become used to high-degradation Pirellis in Europe.
Although runner-up Scott Dixon and third-placed Will Power would have welcomed a second stab at passing St. Petersburg winner Josef Newgarden, both said they welcomed the fact that IndyCar tries to avoid throwing full-course cautions.
IndyCar Series racer Ed Jones has been diagnosed with a broken bone in his hand following a heavy crash in the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Sunday.
Team Penske-Chevrolet’s Josef Newgarden took command of the IndyCar season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg with smart pit strategy to defeat Scott Dixon, who muscled past polesitter Will Power to claim second.
Mark Miles, CEO of Hulman & Company, owners of IndyCar, has confirmed that the series is in talks with promoters Grupo OSD about a race at the Circuito San Juan Villicum in Argentina.
Red Bull junior programme newcomer Liam Lawson will race in FIA Formula 3 alongside his previously confirmed Formula European Masters commitments.
Zachary Claman De Melo and Rinus VeeKay claimed Indy Lights victories at St. Petersburg, as Parker Thompson swept Indy Pro 2000 and Braden Eves did the same in USF2000.
Takuma Sato and Graham Rahal hinted at Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing-Honda’s potential for this afternoon’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg after going 1-2 in the Sunday morning warm-up.
Will Power says he wasn’t expecting to get pole for the IndyCar season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, despite this being his eighth P1 award in the last 10 events at the circuit.
IndyCar rookie Felix Rosenqvist says his third-place grid position for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg felt like “a gift” following his lucky graduation to the Fast Six.
Will Power scored his 55th career IndyCar pole and his eighth in 10 years at St. Petersburg after edging Team Penske-Chevrolet teammate Josef Newgarden by a mere 0.0976sec in a strange qualifying session.
Trevor Carlin believes newest signing Pato O’Ward can shine in his 13 IndyCar races with Carlin Racing this year, and ranks him with new McLaren Formula 1 racer Lando Norris and also Colton Herta.