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22nd October 2016, 23:09 at 11:09 pm #330990
“I know the feeling” – that cracked me up good and proper. And “my little chorizo”. Good sport, Fernando!19th October 2016, 21:43 at 9:43 pm #330680
Hamilton drenched in ink because blah blah blah go buy a printer already:18th October 2016, 16:41 at 4:41 pm #33067317th October 2016, 19:30 at 7:30 pm #330646
Yep it’s the new version which the WTCC used for the first time earlier this year:
I’m looking forward to getting a reading on how Formula E compares to other championships. Though I wouldn’t be surprised if they stuck a extra chicane in somewhere to stop people from doing just that…13th October 2016, 21:34 at 9:34 pm #330537
Familiar faces in unfamiliar places at the Gateway test today, plus the Honda logos back on the Ganassi (and the engine in the back, of course):
Lots more pictures here:13th October 2016, 17:16 at 5:16 pm #330506
@lolzerbob He looks like the real deal so far. European F3 this weekend for him to be followed by a trip to Macau for the grand prix.13th October 2016, 17:10 at 5:10 pm #330505
Will Button still have to do these ads for Santander next year? Here he is swapping his race helmet for a bike one:13th October 2016, 11:58 at 11:58 am #33048312th October 2016, 13:27 at 1:27 pm #330472
As has been rumoured since Watkins Glen, Sebastien Bourdais will rejoin Dale Coyne’s team for 2017. He will take race engineer Olivier Boisson with him.11th October 2016, 19:01 at 7:01 pm #330451
Kanaan’s not going anywhere, that’s no great surprise:
— Tony Kanaan (@TonyKanaan) October 11, 2016
Robin Miller reckons Montoya is in the hunt for the fourth Ganassi seat but even he’ll need to bring backing and Chilton is still in contention. Have to wonder who’ll step in as sponsor in place of Target on Dixon’s car too.8th October 2016, 6:53 at 6:53 am #330136
Remember the Suzuka marshals giving the Safety Car a ‘pit stop’? They now do buses too:7th October 2016, 21:26 at 9:26 pm #330085
Here’s an interesting change for next year: Ganassi will reunite with Honda, whose engines they last used in 2013:
Of course this also means they’ll use the frozen-spec Honda aero kit, so expect them to be strong at Indianapolis and the other super-speedways and pretty much nowhere else…7th October 2016, 16:17 at 4:17 pm #330059
And a few more – all three of Norris’s titles now on there…
14th February – Formula Toyota New Zealand – Lando Norris – Manfeild – Race 14 of 15
3rd July – Formula E 2015/16 – Sebastien Buemi – London Battersea Park – Race 10 of 10
10th July – British Rally Championship 2 – Matt Edwards – Nicky Grist Stages – Race 5 of 7
20th August – British Rally Championship – Elfyn Evans – Ulster Rally – Race 6 of 7
20th August – Junior British Rally Championship – Robert Duggan – Ulster Rally – Race 6 of 7
27th August – Formula STCC Nordic – Linus Lundqvist – Alastaro – Race 12 of 14
28th August – Porsche Carrera Cup Japan – Tsubasa Kondo – Suzuka – Race 9 of 10
4th September – World Touring Car Championship – Jose Maria Lopez – Motegi – Race 18 of 24
4th September – Formula 4 Northern European Zone – Richard Verschoor – Anderstorp – Race 17 of 20
11th September – Indy Lights – Ed Jones – Laguna Seca – Race 18 of 18
18th September – IndyCar – Simon Pagenaud – Sonoma – Race 16 of 16
24th September – All-Japan Formula Three Championship, National Class – Yoshiaki Katayama – Suso – Race 15 of 17
25th September – Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup – Lando Norris – Spa-Francorchamps – Race 13 of 15
25th September – All-Japan Formula Three Championship – Kenta Yamashita – Sportsland SUGO – Race 17 of 17
1st October – German F4 – Joey Mawson – Hockenheimring – Race 22 of 24
1st October – Formula Renault NEC – Lando Norris – Hockenheimring – Race 13 of 15
2nd October – European F3 – Lance Stroll – Imola – Race 26 of 30
2nd October – British Touring Car Championship – Gordon Shedden – Brands Hatch GP – Race 30 of 305th October 2016, 14:32 at 2:32 pm #329831
Penske has confirmed Newgarden will join them and take over the number two car which Montoya drove last season:
Team Penske announced today that American open-wheel driver Josef Newgarden will join the organization in 2017 to pilot the No. 2 Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet in the Verizon IndyCar Series.
The signing of Newgarden comes on the heels of a successful 2016 season for Team Penske, which included a series championship with driver Simon Pagenaud – the team’s 14th IndyCar Series title – and a 1-2-3 finish in the point standings.
“When you look at the top talent in the series, both from a driving and commercial perspective, Josef is near the top of the list,” said team owner Roger Penske. “We are always looking to build toward the future and when we had the opportunity to talk with Josef, we knew that he would be a great fit with our program. He’s a fantastic driver on the track and will be great with our partners off the track. He’s hungry to win more races and win championships and we hope to give him that opportunity as part of our team.”
Newgarden, who was born in Tennessee, finished the 2016 season with one win, four podiums and 11 top-10 finishes driving for Ed Carpenter Racing. He placed fourth in the championship point standings after finishing sixth in the season-finale at Sonoma Raceway last month. His lone win in 2016 came at Iowa Speedway, where he dominated the field, leading 282 of 300 laps. Over the course of his IndyCar Series career – which began in 2012 – the 25-year-old Newgarden has earned three wins (Iowa, Barber and Toronto) and 10 podium finishes. He’s led a total of 679 laps in his career.
He began his career in karting, eventually moving to Skip Barber and various other road racing series in Europe before returning to North America to compete in the Indy Lights division in 2011, where he won in his series debut. He earned five wins en route to winning the Indy Lights title that season before moving to the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2012 with Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing.
“For any open-wheel racer – or any racecar driver in general – Team Penske is a dream job,” said Newgarden. “Roger Penske is a legend in the motorsports community and his team has done just about everything they’ve ever set out to do. I look forward to working with all of Team Penske’s great partners. To get an opportunity to work with Simon (Pagenaud), Will (Power) and Helio (Castroneves), along with the rest of the team, will just help make me a better driver.”
Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2016, Team Penske earned their 14th IndyCar Series title with Pagenaud last month at Sonoma Raceway. Along with Will Power and Helio Castroneves, the team finished 1-2-3 in the point standings for the first time since they accomplished the same feat in 1994 with Al Unser Jr., Emerson Fittipaldi and Paul Tracy. During the course of the 2016 season, Team Penske earned 10 wins – five for Pagenaud, four for Power and one for Juan Pablo Montoya – 11 poles and 22 podium finishes. The team led an astonishing 811 laps over the course of the season.
The 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season kicks off March 12 on the Streets of St. Petersburg.
Also a couple of days ago Andretti confirmed Alexander Rossi will remain with them next year:5th October 2016, 12:22 at 12:22 pm #329828