Latest news on David Malsher
Motorsport.com continues its annual countdown of the biggest stories in racing with the surprising spate of established IndyCar drivers – James Hinchcliffe, Spencer Pigot, Sebastien Bourdais – losing their rides amid a wave of new talent arriving.
Indy Pro 2000 runner-up Rasmus Lindh beat his fierce 2018 and ’19 rival Kyle Kirkwood to top the two-day Indy Lights test on the 1.8-mile, 11-turn Sebring Raceway short course.
Tony Menard will replace the retiring Chris Baker as director of motorsport from Jan. 1, 2020.
Alexander Rossi, who made his Bathurst 1000 and Supercars debut this year alongside fellow IndyCar rookie James Hinchcliffe, has pledged to return to the event wiser and better prepared, but confirmed it wouldn’t happen in 2020 due to IMSA commitments.
The 2020 NTT IndyCar Series will see shifts in green-flag times for four of its 17 races, while IndyCar has also now revealed the start time of the returning event at Richmond Raceway.
Wright Motorsports will enter a Porsche 911 GT3 R in the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, with Patrick Long and Ryan Hardwick as the full-time drivers.
Arrow McLaren SP has signed Oliver Askew as one half of its 2020 youth movement, and the team’s belief is not misplaced, writes David Malsher.
WeatherTech Racing has started testing its new Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo ahead of another full-season campaign in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT Daytona class.
Dale Coyne has confirmed that James Hinchcliffe is on his shortlist of drivers to take the IndyCar seat vacated by Sebastien Bourdais, but said that F2 ace Sergio Sette Camara and Super Formula race winner Alex Palou are also in the running.
The 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GTD title-winning duo of Madison Snow and Bryan Sellers will reunite in 2020 driving the Paul Miller Racing Lamborghini Huracan, after Snow’s one-year hiatus.
Director James Mangold decided to make Ford v Ferrari not because he thought it would be a huge box office success, but because he loved the story and wished to revel in his art. We motorsport-'experts'-turned-film-critics would be smart to remember that, says David Malsher.
Sebastien Bourdais, who has lost his IndyCar ride with Dale Coyne Racing, will race the #5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi-V.R with Joao Barbosa for JDC-Miller Motorsport in next year’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
Dale Coyne Racing is due to announce later today that it has released four-time Champ Car title winner Sebastien Bourdais, following the recent collapse of a proposed sponsorship deal.
Indy Lights runner-up Rinus VeeKay has been confirmed as driver of the #21 Ed Carpenter Racing-Chevrolet for the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season.
GEAR – Girl Empowerment Around Racing – is to join forces with the Grasser Racing Team to run a GT Daytona-class Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo in next season’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship for Katherine Legge and Christina Nielsen.
Renault F1 driver Nico Hulkenberg, who is almost certain to lose his place on the Formula 1 grid in 2020, will not be joining Ed Carpenter Racing next year, despite speculation continuing to mount as recently as last weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix.
IndyCar has started the process of analyzing 10 submissions from potential hybrid unit suppliers, as it lays the groundwork for the next-gen engines which are to be introduced in 2022.