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27th February 2017, 11:15 at 11:15 am #335721
Thanks for all your feedback so far guys. Obviously I can’t promise to get an answer for everything but I will keep what you’ve said in mind!
Some of these ideas are things I’d love to do but aren’t necessarily practical. Taking a walk around the track to watch the cars all day is great, but it would mean leaving the site without new content for hours, so it’s not really feasible while I’m doing this single-handedly. However I do intend to make a trip out to one of the quick corners when i can.
For now I’ve got a notebook stuffed with interview appointments to get on with!22nd February 2017, 23:14 at 11:14 pm #335288
Apologies @brawngp for not following you up earlier on this. I’ve not been able to find out anything further about the plans so can only assume they’re not going through with it. If I get anything more concrete I’ll write it up.19th February 2017, 21:12 at 9:12 pm #335117
@davidnotcoulthard Indeed – he’s 18 next month. And while we’re on the subject Harrison Newey, who just beat him to the MRF Challenge title, is already 18. Manuel Maldonado, Pastor’s cousin who they also raced against, turns 18 next year.16th February 2017, 21:30 at 9:30 pm #334989
Some very disappointing if not unexpected news: KV Racing will not be on the grid this year:
KV RACING TECHNOLOGY OWNERS EXPRESS THEIR THANKS
TO INDYCAR FANS, TEAM MEMBERS AND SPONSORS
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – February 16, 2017 – KV Racing Technology co-owners Kevin Kalkhoven and Jimmy Vasser issued the following statements today:
“I want to thank all those who have written to express their appreciation of the efforts of KV Racing Technology during the last 14 years,” said Kalkhoven. “However as I approach 73, I feel I can no longer give the team the effort and support it and the team members deserve.
“I have really enjoyed my time in the series, helping with reunification and of course winning the greatest spectacle in racing… the Indianapolis 500!
“It is my firm belief that the series is on a major upswing under the leadership of Mark Miles and Jay Frye and has a bright future. I remain committed to help in any way I can, particularly in encouraging new owners and sponsors. In particular Ricardo Juncos, to whom we will be offering our support.
“To all the fans who follow the series, and cheered for KVRT, my heartfelt thanks and please spread the good word about the fantastic sport we have “
Vasser said, “First and foremost I want to thank all the fans who have supported the team over the years. I also want to thank Kevin Kalkhoven for giving me the special and unique opportunity to transition from a driver to a team owner while I was still driving
“I am very proud to have been a part of this team and I will always cherish all the great people and drivers we worked side-by-side with to achieve our successes
“It has been a journey of many ups and downs, but I will always remember winning the 2013 Indy 500.
“IndyCar racing has been a part of my life for 25 years, it is in my soul and it will be interesting to see where it takes me from here.”
About KV Racing Technology:
KV Racing Technology was founded in January 2003 and joined the IndyCar Series in 2008. The Indianapolis based team is owned by successful venture capitalist Kevin Kalkhoven and 1996 IndyCar champion Jimmy Vasser. During 14 season of IndyCar competition the team made 464 starts winning seven races (five in the last four seasons) including the 2013 Indianapolis 500. It placed on the podium 29 times with 76 top-five finishes, 182 top-10 showings and eight poles.15th February 2017, 21:09 at 9:09 pm #33496215th February 2017, 21:07 at 9:07 pm #334961
Carpenter have been testing at Sonoma, good to see them keeping their two-car livery:14th February 2017, 11:16 at 11:16 am #334939
Busy week in GP2: Now ex-Racing Engineering man Jordan King lands a place at Manor MP.13th February 2017, 15:24 at 3:24 pm #334919
A third rookie joins the field: Konstantin Tereschenko is Teo Martin’s first confirmed driver.13th February 2017, 9:23 at 9:23 am #334899
A few big names have fallen into place on the GP2 grid. Nicholas Latifi returns for another year at DAMS and will by joined by Oliver Rowland who’s finally got a team worthy of his potential.
And Honda’s Nobuharu Matsushita gets a third season at ART.12th February 2017, 18:16 at 6:16 pm #334896
A few more pictures from the test:
12th February 2017, 10:33 at 10:33 am #334878
Rossi had a crash in testing yesterday:11th February 2017, 22:42 at 10:42 pm #33487410th February 2017, 22:09 at 10:09 pm #334868
No more Target Ganassi – here’s Scott Dixon’s blank car during testing in Phoenix today:8th February 2017, 21:02 at 9:02 pm #334823
How about Instagram – anyone keen on that? I find it a much less useful version of Twitter…4th February 2017, 20:11 at 8:11 pm #334740
Arden have picked up two-time 2016 race winner Norman Nato from Racing Engineering plus ex-Campos driver Sean Gelael for 2017.