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Marcus Ericsson almost had a deja vu moment when his IndyCar future became as uncertain as his final Formula 1 season with Sauber. But he's bounced back by securing a seat at one of IndyCar's biggest teams. Here's the inside story of Ericsson's 2019.
Team Penske-Chevrolet's Josef Newgarden earned his second IndyCar title in three years, but as well as the usual suspects – including Indy 500-winning teammate Simon Pagenaud – Newgarden faced strong opposition from a couple of brilliant rookies. Meanwhile, nine wins from Penske wasn't enough to stop Honda beating Chevrolet to the manufacturers' crown for the second straight year. David Malsher reflects on another entertaining season.
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.
Roger Penske has invited Supercars team boss Roland Dane to run an Indy 500 wildcard entry – but with some cheeky conditions.
Rinus VeeKay, 2019 Indy Lights runner-up, will get a second test with Ed Carpenter Racing next Tuesday at Mid-Ohio SportsCar 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.
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.
It’s a topic that’s been left to simmer for a couple of seasons in Formula 1, but are IndyCar paving the way for a more palatable driver head protection solution?
Will Power says that after just a day of testing IndyCar’s new aeroscreen along with Scott Dixon, he’s so accustomed to the Red Bull Advanced Technologies-developed device that he would feel “naked” were it removed.
There were times this year when it seemed as is if Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports’ big-rigs must have run over the black cats that crossed their path. But at the end of it all, Sam Schmidt tells David Malsher that the team is in a better place now to make the next step toward vying for championships.
Josef Newgarden completed his 2019 IndyCar Series victory tour with some laps in the heart of NASCAR.
Seven-time NASCAR Cup champion Jimmie Johnson has confirmed that he wants to race an IndyCar but admits that the time for him competing in the Indianapolis 500 “has passed.”
2019 NTT IndyCar Series champion Josef Newgarden has sung the praises of the Team USA Scholarship after seeing fellow program alumni sweep the titles in the Road To Indy presented by Cooper Tires program last weekend.
NBC Sports’ first year as exclusive media partner of IndyCar has resulted in a 9% viewership increase for the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season vs. 2018, according to data from the Nielsen company and digital data from Adobe Analytics.
Stefan Johansson has confirmed he will continue as Ed Jones’ manager but admitted that the former Indy Lights champion’s third year in the IndyCar Series has been tough and that he’s not sure where the UAE-born Briton will race in 2020.
IndyCar is coming to the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval.
Felix Rosenqvist admits he channelled his "anger" over his treatment at the hands of the NTT IndyCar Series' stewards into a strong finish in last weekend's Laguna Seca season finale.