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Laguna Seca IndyCar: Rossi tops misty warm-up session

Andretti Autosport’s Alexander Rossi hit the top of the times in a gray Sunday morning IndyCar warm-up that was disrupted by a red flag for Callum Ilott spinning off at Turn 6.

IndyCar reveals 2022 schedule, with season starting February

IndyCar has announced its 17-race 2022 schedule, which sees Iowa become the only double-header, and the season-opener at St. Petersburg moving to February.

Vandoorne “under consideration” for McLaren SP IndyCar drive, as Arrow renews
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Vandoorne “under consideration” for McLaren SP IndyCar drive, as Arrow renews

Arrow Electronics has renewed its multi-year contract with the McLaren SP IndyCar Series team, and McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown says that its ex-F1 racer Stoffel Vandoorne is a possible driver for its expansion to a third car as soon as next season.

Askew stars for RLL in Laguna Seca qualifying

Oliver Askew made a strong case for full-time employment when he drove his Rahal Letterman Lanigan-Honda into the Firestone Fast Six in qualifying for tomorrow’s Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey.

Herta expects IndyCar drivers to struggle with tires at Laguna Seca Laguna Seca
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Herta expects IndyCar drivers to struggle with tires at Laguna Seca

Colton Herta believes that the increased race length for this year’s Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey will cause major issues for several IndyCar drivers.

IndyCar Laguna Seca: Herta takes pole, heads Andretti 1-2 Laguna Seca
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IndyCar Laguna Seca: Herta takes pole, heads Andretti 1-2

Colton Herta delivered a brilliant pole position for Andretti Autosport, beating teammate Alexander Rossi by 0.1957sec for his second straight Laguna Seca pole and the seventh of his IndyCar career.

Indy Lights Laguna Seca: Kirkwood takes Race 1 win, points lead

Andretti Autosport's Kyle Kirkwood wrested the Indy Lights points lead away from David Malukas with his eighth win of the season as the erstwhile championship leader could only finish fourth.

Laguna Seca IndyCar: McLaughlin tops second practice

Team Penske-Chevrolet’s rookie Scott McLaughlin ducked under the 71sec barrier to top second practice at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in a session interrupted by two red flags.

Castroneves: Partnering Pagenaud again at MSR “would be awesome”

Helio Castroneves said he would love the opportunity to work with former Penske teammate Simon Pagenaud at Meyer Shank Racing-Honda in 2022.

If he can’t retain title, Dixon OK to play wingman for Palou

Six-time and reigning IndyCar champion Scott Dixon has confirmed he’s prepared to work for teammate Alex Palou should he himself be eliminated from championship contention this weekend.

“Hard to get a read” on fickle Laguna Seca, say Herta, Newgarden Laguna Seca
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“Hard to get a read” on fickle Laguna Seca, say Herta, Newgarden

Both Josef Newgarden and Colton Herta say that one of the biggest challenges at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca is verifying the quality of car setup when the nature of the track can change.

O’Ward on title prospects: “We’ve just gotta send it!” Laguna Seca
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O’Ward on title prospects: “We’ve just gotta send it!”

Pato O’Ward says that falling 25 points behind Alex Palou in the championship hunt means he’s just going for the win in Laguna Seca.

Jimmie Johnson getting "closer to the edge" at Laguna Seca

Jimmie Johnson says that returning to a track where he has twice tested should give him the chance to push to his limits this weekend.

Laguna Seca IndyCar: Newgarden leads Herta, Palou in practice Laguna Seca
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Laguna Seca IndyCar: Newgarden leads Herta, Palou in practice

The first practice session of the weekend saw Team Penske-Chevrolet’s title hopeful Josef Newgarden lead 2019 Laguna Seca winner Colton Herta who went off at the end of the session.

Nakajima to make Super Formula return at Motegi Motegi II
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Nakajima to make Super Formula return at Motegi

Kazuki Nakajima will make his first Super Formula return in next month's penultimate round of the season at Motegi, with Giuliano Alesi set to focus solely on his Super Formula Lights commitments.

Honda supports IndyCar move to hybrid, despite third party
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Honda supports IndyCar move to hybrid, despite third party

Honda Performance Development president David Salters says a hybrid system on IndyCars in 2023 still presents a satisfying engineering challenge, despite the unit being built by a third party.

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.

How F2 and F3's flawed format changes could prove shortlived

After a chaotic 2020, marred by the coronavirus pandemic, the FIA brought in radical changes to Formula 2 and 3. But less than 12 months later, there are talks of them being reversed after all did not go to plan…

IndyCar young guns are great, but the elders aren’t done yet Prime

IndyCar young guns are great, but the elders aren’t done yet

The ace 20-somethings in IndyCar have risen to become title contenders, but the best of the series veterans are digging deep and responding – and will continue to do so over the next couple of years, says David Malsher-Lopez.

The F1 champion who became an Indy king in his second career Prime

The F1 champion who became an Indy king in his second career

Emerson Fittipaldi’s decision to go racing with his brother led to him falling out of F1, but he bloomed again on the IndyCar scene. NIGEL ROEBUCK considers a career of two halves

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