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Sebastian Vettel Should Continue His Racing Career In IndyCar

Motorsport fans arose Thursday morning to a whole lot of interesting news. Following four-time Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel’s vacating his seat at Ferrari earlier this week, it was announced that one Carlos Sainz, Jr. would fill his seat. Within minutes of that announcement it was confirmed that the…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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IndyCar Plans A Return To Real World Racing On June 6 [Updated]

Back in the far-ago past of 17 days ago, Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage commented that it would be impossible for IndyCar to conduct a race at Texas without fans or without sharing the weekend with NASCAR, you know, for money reasons. Thankfully IndyCar didn’t risk the safety of its fans to do so,…Read […]

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Santino Ferrucci Doesn’t Seem Too Sorry About All Of That Stuff He Did In Formula 2

If you were to just go by IndyCar broadcasts and generic coverage, you might think Santino Ferrucci is the series’ new poster kid—its rising star, ready to take on the world without controversy and with a carefree smile on his face. But Ferrucci did a lot of not-great stuff before entering IndyCar, and he doesn’t […]

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Santino Ferrucci Doesn’t Seem Too Sorry About All Of That Stuff He Did In Formula 2

If you were to just go by IndyCar broadcasts and generic coverage, you might think Santino Ferrucci is the series’ new poster kid—its rising star, ready to take on the world without controversy and with a carefree smile on his face. But Ferrucci did a lot of not-great stuff before entering IndyCar, and he doesn’t […]

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A Full-Time IndyCar Program in 2020 Isn’t ‘Likely’ for McLaren After Its Indy 500 Failure

The 2019 Indianapolis 500 was meant to be a gauge for McLaren, to see where it sat in terms of starting a full-time IndyCar program—possibly as soon as next year. But it turned into much more than that with McLaren’s failure to qualify and overall disastrous try, and it seems like that’s impacted its timeline.Read […]

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IndyCar Will Use This Sleek ‘Aeroscreen’ for Cockpit Protection Starting Next Year

Moves to at least partially close the cockpit in series like IndyCar and Formula One are long overdue, given the injuries and fatalities associated with leaving drivers’ heads wide open. But F1 finally mandated head protection with a “halo” in 2018, and IndyCar will be next—with a device called the “aeroscreen.”Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Colton Herta Becomes Youngest-Ever IndyCar Winner in Series’ First Race at Circuit of The Americas

In a race that saw dominant driver and pole sitter Will Power retire with a few handfuls of laps to go, rookie Colton Herta won his first-career IndyCar Series race in the series’ first trip to Circuit of The Americas on Sunday. The victory made Herta, who turns 19 later this month, IndyCar’s youngest winner.Read […]

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Thanks for Partying With Jalopnik, IndyCar and Mario Andretti on Saturday Night!

Since IndyCar at Circuit of The Americas for the first time gave us a reason to celebrate—as if we need much of one, anyway—your fellow Jalopnik readers, writers, IndyCar fans, drivers and others met up at a bar in Austin on Saturday night. There were drinks. There was free stuff. Mario Andretti attended.Read more… Continue […]

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Here Are the Best Views From Saturday Afternoon at Circuit of The Americas’ Inaugural IndyCar Race

The IndyCar Series is at Circuit of The Americas for the first time ever, former series champion Will Power is on pole position, there are no track limits in the 19th turn, and Stadium Super Trucks is here. If you couldn’t tell by now, that means it’s shaping up to be a good weekend in […]

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Will Power Becomes First-Ever Pole Sitter for IndyCar at Circuit of The Americas 

It’s the IndyCar Series’ first time at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, meaning basically everything is a record—lap times, session results and the like. And, with Saturday’s qualifying wrapped up, the first ever pole sitter for an IndyCar race at Circuit of The Americas is 2014 series champion Will Power.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Come Hang Out With Jalopnik and IndyCar Before the Race in Austin This Weekend

IndyCar will race at Circuit of The Americas in Austin for the first time ever this weekend alongside some entertaining support series, but not before we get the chance to have a little fun ourselves. If you’re going to the track this weekend or happen to be in town, feel free to join us for […]

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IndyCar Is Finally Throwing Fast Cars Around COTA, And It’s About Damn Time

Back in September, IndyCar announced that the long wait was over, and that America’s top open-wheel racing would come to Circuit of the Americas. Just over a month later, a couple teams took part in a quick tire test around the 3.4-mile course for the first time, and our appetites only got wetter.Read more… Continue […]

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Max Chilton Kicks Off IndyCar Season Quickest in Laguna Seca Test

IndyCar racers hit the track this weekend for the first time in 2019, throwing down test laps at a chilly and overcast Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca. Every team barring AJ Foyt Racing joined in the action, setting top-flight open wheel lap times at the Northern California track for the first time since Champ Car…Read more… […]

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