One of the newest team owners in the NTT IndyCar Series, Trevor Carlin, says that allowing the bigger teams to grow unchecked will drive the smaller teams away as they struggle to achieve the kind of results that attract sponsors.
Plenty of hope and promise, not enough points and too many drivers – Carlin’s sophomore season in the NTT IndyCar Series was bewildering. The one constant was its team principal’s determination and his employees’ hunger for success. Trevor Carlin tells David Malsher how the team got through it and how the work ethic hasn’t changed for 2020.
The Arrow McLaren SP team – formerly Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports – is sending personnel to the Mexican and US Grands Prix as guests of the McLaren Formula 1 team, but the team denies that this suggests an imminent announcement regarding Patricio O’Ward.
IndyCar’s new-for-2020 aeroscreen is a welcome step forward in terms of cockpit protection – but it brings with it some technical challenges, as James Hinchcliffe’s race engineer at Arrow McLaren SP, Will Anderson, explains to David Malsher.
Josef Newgarden says he grew accustomed to IndyCar’s aeroscreen after just 30-40 laps of Richmond Raceway, as he and Scott Dixon began testing at the 0.75-mile oval which returns to the NTT IndyCar Series in 2020.
Andretti Autosport, the team that took Patricio O’Ward and Oliver Askew to the Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires titles over the past two seasons, has announced four drivers for this weekend’s Chris Griffis Memorial Open Test on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course.
IndyCar’s Red Bull Advanced Technologies aeroscreen looks odd from the head-on angle, sexy from the side – but if it protects the drivers and they approve of its application, aesthetic appeal ceases to be a priority, writes David Malsher.
Juan-Manuel Correa, who suffered major injuries during the tragic Formula 2 race at Spa in September, has sent a video via Instagram in which he sends condolences to the family of Anthoine Hubert who died in the accident.
Andretti Autosport’s Ryan Hunter-Reay says he’s impressed by IndyCar’s 2020 aeroscreen after testing at Barber Motorsports Park today, his only misgiving being the need for improved cockpit cooling before the device comes online.