Indy 500 (2019)
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BorgWarner has made its traditional ‘Baby Borg’ presentations to first-time 2019 Indianapolis 500 winner Simon Pagenaud and 18-time Indy 500-winning team owner Roger Penske, but sculptor William Behrends has also added the face of Pagenaud’s Jack Russell terrier, Norman.
Fate wasn’t always smiling on the Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports drivers in the Indianapolis 500, but there were some highly promising aspects to the team’s race, as David Malsher explains.
Timing and motorsports go hand in hand, and one of the most significant numbers of last weekend’s mega motorsport events was the 0.2086s that Alexander Rossi fell short of second Indianapolis 500 win, as Simon Pagenaud beat him with a daring late-race pass and then fended him off until the final time across the famed yard of bricks.
Will Power says that having seen the video evidence, he now realizes he hit his refueler in his second pitstop in the Indy 500, and that his initial reaction regarding his punishment was wrong.
Santino Ferrucci, who finished seventh and top-placed rookie in last weekend’s Indianapolis 500, has been confirmed as the race's Rookie of the Year, and he's also moved into the lead of the NTT IndyCar Series 2019 Rookie of the Year standings.
Graham Rahal was left furious with Sebastien Bourdais after their collision on Lap 178 of the 200 caused a five-car wreck that brought out the red flags in the Indianapolis 500.
Team Penske’s 18th Indianapolis 500 winner said that the stars aligned to allow him to simply attack from the start of the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge and to “take our fate in our own hands.”
Andretti Autosport-Honda’s Alexander Rossi was left very downcast after missing out on a second Indy 500 victory by a mere 0.2086sec as he felt he was stymied by a combination of issues, the most damaging of which was a horsepower shortfall.
Roger Penske has confirmed publicly that his latest Indy 500 winner Simon Pagenaud will remain on the team in 2020 – and that he got a call from President Trump while in Victory Lane.
Team Penske-Chevrolet’s Simon Pagenaud won a titanic scrap with the Andretti Autosport-Honda of Alexander Rossi over the final 14 laps to win the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500, and earn a place on the Borg-Warner Trophy.
Five-time IndyCar champion and 2008 Indy 500 winner Scott Dixon is expecting a tough fight to reach the front of this year’s Memorial Day Weekend classic, especially if it’s a “straight-up dogfight”, but approves of how difficult the current car is to drive.
Felix Rosenqvist says he's feeling more at ease around Indianapolis Motor Speedway, recovering his confidence since his shunt in practice.
Marco Andretti spent Indy practice focused only on raceday setups, saying that his years of experience taught him not to worry over qualifying pace, and that he’s confident ahead of the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge.
Fernando Alonso has shown for the first time the damage caused when his legs broke his steering wheel during his Indy 500 practice crash last week.
Marcus Ericsson and the #7 Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports crew has won the traditional Indianapolis 500 pitstop competition, the first team outside of Team Penske and Chip Ganassi Racing to win the competition in 15 years.
AJ Foyt Racing-Chevrolet’s Tony Kanaan led the last on-track session before Sunday’s 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge, as drivers made final setup tweaks, ran in long trains and practiced pitstops.
How did Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports ensure it overcame the setback of James Hinchcliffe’s accident in qualifying last Saturday? With slick organization and determination, as competition director Billy Vincent explains to David Malsher.
Club Atletico River Plate, an Argentinean sports club based near Buenos Aires with a famous soccer team, is to sponsor Juncos Racing in Sunday’s Indianapolis 500.
IndyCar’s VP of competition and race engineering Bill Pappas says he’s broadly satisfied that the cars that crashed at around 220mph last week behaved as intended - staying low, landing upright and protecting drivers.
McLaren did the right thing in taking Fernando Alonso’s shock failure to qualify for the Indy 500 "on the chin", reckons its Formula 1 driver Lando Norris.
Tony Kanaan isn’t expecting to shine in this weekend’s Indianapolis 500 despite his starring role in last year’s event, even though he believes it can be the best race of AJ Foyt Racing-Chevrolet’s season.
Team Penske-Chevrolet’s Indy 500 polesitter Simon Pagenaud says he wants a warm Indy 500 because his car is handling so well, but he believes a cool one will be better for the fans because that will help pack the field closer.