Hamilton wins his home British GP race, yet again

Yes readers, Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton wins again--not just a race, but his home race, the British Grand Prix at Silverstone--again. Here's how that part of the race went: A Summary of Lewis Winning: He had a good start and kept his pole position (P1). Pitted once and managed to keep P1. Continued in P1. Some … Continue reading Hamilton wins his home British GP race, yet again

The Austrian hills are alive with the sound of Bottas winning

It may be a surprise or a sigh of relief to inform you that Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas took the win at the Austrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring this weekend. Although, to be fair Bottas had an impressive run in qualifying Saturday to grab his second career pole, as well as his second … Continue reading The Austrian hills are alive with the sound of Bottas winning

First win of the season for Ricciardo in this episode of “The Baku Zone”

What a strange, painful and intriguing race in Azerbaijan on Sunday. If you were watching, you know it was a "fun-filled" race of power failures, incidents, penalties, comebacks and disaster. However, the odds were in Red Bull Daniel Ricciardo's favor as chance and skill brought him to the front halfway through the race in Baku … Continue reading First win of the season for Ricciardo in this episode of “The Baku Zone”

Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix, Day 1 Extras

A select gallery of images to share from Race 1. For more and up-to-date images, follow @LalitaChemello on Instagram. (Note: I also participated in my first grid walk today, so I'm more excited about this than usual.)

The Dual is about to begin, on the isle and the track

The Dual in Detroit is off to an interesting start with Rahal Letterman Lanigan's Graham Rahal earning the P1 award for the first race of the weekend after Team Penske's Helio Castroneves fastest time was dismissed with a penalty. The 3-time Indy winner Castroneves was said to have had his fastest, record-breaking lap on the … Continue reading The Dual is about to begin, on the isle and the track

Hello Hinchtown (Long Beach), California

Other possible blog titles I considered: "Andretti Autosport Just Could Not Catch a Break in Long Beach" "Bourdais Goes From Almost Last to Almost First"    Our favorite Canadian, James Hinchcliffe, took the well-deserved win at Long Beach this weekend. He drove a considerably solid race considering the rest of the field turned out to be … Continue reading Hello Hinchtown (Long Beach), California

Bourdais Takes Unexpected Last to First Win at St. Petersburg

<Insert "Started From the Bottom Now We're Here> All jokes aside, after a crash in qualifying yesterday had Sebastien Bourdais starting dead last on the grid, he made his way for an insanely impressive finish and took the very first win of the IndyCar season. The race itself didn't look promising or set up for smooth sailing … Continue reading Bourdais Takes Unexpected Last to First Win at St. Petersburg

The Championship at Sonoma

Alas, it is the end of the IndyCar season. As us fans, drivers and race brace ourselves for the next few months without Indy, let's at least celebrate this past weekend. Because ... ... Simon Pagenaud won the Championship!!!! Many of us: 1) knew this would be the outcome and 2) were particularly stoked for the … Continue reading The Championship at Sonoma

Return to Texas!

If you have yet to sit down and watch the continuation of IndyCar's Firestone 600 in Texas from Saturday evening, you should do that now. I'll wait. ... You watched it? Alright, let's continue. So, you might agree, the majority of the race was not all-too exciting. That is, until the last 10 laps where you were quite uncomfortably sitting … Continue reading Return to Texas!

German GP at Hockenheim

A more quiet race brings Formula 1 into the summer break. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) takes his sixth win of the last seven races, thanks to a fantastic start at the green flag and a consistent hold of P1 the entire race. And Red Bull made an impressive finish again, this time grabbing  the other two podium spots, Daniel Ricciardo for P2 … Continue reading German GP at Hockenheim

British GP at Silverstone

Sunday, we learned Mercedes loves their penalties and Lewis Hamilton still has that winning spark in him. It's not to say we haven't seen this before--especially with Hamilton winning his home grand prix now for the third year in a row. There's also the almost painful deja-vu of Mercedes' actions coming into question. Thankfully, at least this … Continue reading British GP at Silverstone

Dual in Detroit, Day #1

Having watched a mix of Juan Pablo Montoya, Scott Dixon, Helio Castroneves and Simon Pagenaud in the top-3 today, it came as quite the surprise to see Sebastian Bourdais take the checkered with Conor Daly following. It was a well-deserved win considering the light on-and-off drizzle--a sign of unpredictable weather, which I'm sure was making teams rethink their race strategies … Continue reading Dual in Detroit, Day #1

Detroit GP Photo Recap

It's a beautiful weekend for racing at the 2016 Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix. Alexander Rossi (Honda, Andretti Herta) at Friday morning practice. Hinchcliffe with fans between practice and qualifying today. It's great to see him back. Rick Mears overseeing work on the cars in the Penske Indy garage. IMSA practice Friday afternoon (Pictured: … Continue reading Detroit GP Photo Recap