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Wayne Taylor Racing partners with Andretti Autosport in IMSA
Nigel Mansell’s greatest F1 and Indycar drives
Autosport 2022 Top 50: #28 Scott McLaughlin
Autosport 2022 Top 50: #27 Alex Palou
Autosport 2022 Top 50: #17 Scott Dixon

Palou opens up on Ganassi IndyCar controversy and F1 ambitions

Alex Palou has talked candidly about his “tough season” in IndyCar embroiled in a contractual dispute with Chip Ganassi Racing while trying to ensure his Formula 1 hopes come to fruition.

How to be an ace engineer: Versatile sportscar team manager Chris Mower

Second-generation racing man Chris Mower reflects on his varied career working as a mechanic, engineer and team manager in single-seaters and sportscars across both sides of the Atlantic, and shares tips for prospective members of the industry

Why IndyCar's new docuseries is publicity that it deserves and needs

The announcement of the “100 Days to Indy” series on the CW Network was welcomed by two of IndyCar's biggest names in Helio Castroneves and Josef Newgarden as a crucial platform to generate interest. They explain their hopes for IndyCar's answer to Drive to Survive and argue it already deserves more than its current six-episode run

IndyCar's VeeKay joins LMP2 squad TDS Racing for Daytona 24

Ed Carpenter Racing IndyCar driver Rinus VeeKay has joined LMP2 squad TDS Racing for the upcoming Daytona 24 Hours.

IndyCar's next-gen engines will now be 2.2-litre motors instead of 2.4

The next-gen IndyCar engine formula, set for introduction in 2024, will now couple hybrid units with 2.2-litre engines rather than increasing capacity to 2.4l.

Newgarden, McLaughlin to make IMSA debuts in Daytona 24 Hours

Team Penske IndyCar drivers Josef Newgarden and Scott McLaughlin will make their IMSA SportsCar Championship debuts in the Daytona 24 Hours next month with LMP2 squad Tower Motorsports.

Roger Penske winner of Autosport’s 2022 Gold Medal
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Roger Penske winner of Autosport’s 2022 Gold Medal

American motorsport legend Roger Penske is the 2022 winner of Autosport’s Gold Medal.

Armstrong joins Ganassi for IndyCar road and street courses

Formula 2 race winner Marcus Armstrong has signed a deal to drive a fourth Chip Ganassi Racing entry on 2023’s road and street courses.

Friday favourite: The Vauxhall Lotus double act that spawned a 30-year friendship

Gil de Ferran and David Coulthard both went on to enjoy long and successful careers in motorsport after their year together at Paul Stewart Racing in 1990. The Brazilian IndyCar legend reflects on their season together and explains why Formula 1 veteran Coulthard was his favourite team-mate

Roger Penske to receive Autosport Gold Medal in December

‘The Captain’ of American motorsport, Roger Penske, will be the recipient of an Autosport Gold Medal at this year’s Autosport Awards in London next month.

Ricciardo 'mentally not there' with IndyCar, set on F1 role in 2023

Daniel Ricciardo maintains he has no interest in racing in IndyCar despite comments from Patricio O'Ward that he would relish the US series after leaving the McLaren Formula 1 team.

O’Ward: Ricciardo "would love" a move to IndyCar if F1 return bid fails

Patricio O’Ward believes that Daniel Ricciardo would "love" a move to IndyCar racing should the Australian not continue his career in Formula 1 after 2023.

Why Arrow McLaren SP's team boss switched to IndyCar rival Ganassi

Former Arrow McLaren SP president Taylor Kiel has joined Chip Ganassi Racing as its team manager after a season of friction between the two squads over Alex Palou's protracted move.

Stefan Wilson joins Dreyer & Reinbold for 2023 Indy 500

Dreyer & Reinbold Racing and Cusick Motorsports have joined forces to enter Stefan Wilson in next year's Indianapolis 500, the Briton's fifth attempt at the IndyCar blue ribband round.

Youngest Le Mans starter Pierson joins ECR IndyCar development scheme

United Autosports World Endurance Championship driver Josh Pierson is to become the first driver of Ed Carpenter Racing’s new development program, with the goal to reach IndyCar by 2025.

Sato set to run oval-only IndyCar programme and IMSA in 2023

Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Takuma Sato will likely race a third Dale Coyne Racing entry for the five oval IndyCar races next season and venture into IMSA.

Will changing teams make Alexander Rossi an IndyCar title threat again?

Alexander Rossi scored eight IndyCar race victories in seven years at Andretti Autosport, but he could be on the brink of a rebirth at Arrow McLaren SP. The 2018 and 2019 series runner-up is hopeful that a clean break in a team on an upward trajectory can provide the spark that helps him take the challenge to the Penske and Ganassi teams once more

Have your say on the best of 2022: Autosport Awards nominees revealed

Voting for the 2022 Autosport Awards is open, giving you the chance to have your say on the best motorsport performers of the season.

Nigel Mansell’s greatest F1 and Indycar drives Plus

Nigel Mansell’s greatest F1 and Indycar drives

It’s 30 years since Mansell won the Formula 1 world title and then headed off to do battle in America. Here are his best races – and the Briton’s memories of them

Formula 1
Dec 25, 2022
How Ericsson achieved Indy immortality as Ganassi's main man stumbled Plus

How Ericsson achieved Indy immortality as Ganassi's main man stumbled

Chip Ganassi Racing team was strong again in the Indianapolis 500, with poleman Scott Dixon and reigning champion Alex Palou leading almost three quarters of the race between them. But when dominator Dixon was penalised for pitlane speeding, ex-Formula 1 driver Marcus Ericsson stepped up to score the biggest win of his career and seize the IndyCar points lead

IndyCar
May 30, 2022
Ranking the top 10 IndyCar drivers of 2021 Plus

Ranking the top 10 IndyCar drivers of 2021

In an enthralling 2021 IndyCar campaign, the series bounced back from its COVID-19 truncated year prior and Alex Palou defeated both the established order and his fellow young guns to clinch a maiden title. It capped a remarkable season with plenty of standout performers

IndyCar
Nov 21, 2021
How F1's other IndyCar exile finally unlocked his potential Plus

How F1's other IndyCar exile finally unlocked his potential

Romain Grosjean's swashbuckling rookie year in IndyCar captured the imagination of many in 2021. But another ex-Formula 1 driver whose potential was masked by five years of toil in, at best, middling machinery also enjoyed a breakout year in 2021 - winning twice and finishing sixth in points. Here's how Marcus Ericsson finally delivered on his promise

IndyCar
Nov 16, 2021
How Ganassi's relentless new champion outfoxed IndyCar's best Plus

How Ganassi's relentless new champion outfoxed IndyCar's best

IndyCar sophomore Alex Palou stunned by overcoming team-mate Scott Dixon and the rest of a white-hot field in 2021. He was consistently fast and crucially showed a level head, rebounding well from setbacks to put himself in a near unassailable position entering the final round

IndyCar
Nov 4, 2021
Have Harvey and RLL formed IndyCar’s next winning match-up? Plus

Have Harvey and RLL formed IndyCar’s next winning match-up?

Despite appearing to have an IndyCar job for life with Meyer Shank Racing, Jack Harvey’s departure and move to Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing sparked plenty of debate. However, Harvey's and RLL's combined strengths could prove to be a winning combination - if they get the balance right

IndyCar
Oct 17, 2021
Remembering Dan Wheldon and his last and most amazing IndyCar win Plus

Remembering Dan Wheldon and his last and most amazing IndyCar win

Saturday 16 October marks the 10th anniversary of Dan Wheldon’s death. David Malsher-Lopez pays tribute, then asks Wheldon’s race engineer from 2011, Todd Malloy, to recall that magical second victory at the Indianapolis 500

IndyCar
Oct 16, 2021
Why Kyle Kirkwood is America's new IndyCar ace-in-waiting Plus

Why Kyle Kirkwood is America's new IndyCar ace-in-waiting

Kyle Kirkwood, the record-setting junior formula driver, sealed the Indy Lights championship last weekend. But despite an absurdly strong junior career and scholarship money, his next move is far from clear

IndyCar
Oct 6, 2021