Penske wins again with Simon Pagenaud for the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500.
Welcome to one of the most awaited weekends in racing (aside from the fast-approaching 24 Hours of Le Mans just three weeks away). Enjoy your morning coffee as Formula 1 takes the narrow and magnificent streets of Monaco. Bask in the afternoon sun in the bleachers (or at home) as you watch the Indianapolis Motor … Continue reading Short Revs, May 24, 2018: The Double Points, Double Weekend Edition
'Tis the most wonderful time of the year (for race fans): IndyCar really begins the month of May with the Indy GP this weekend. F1 takes on Spain. And fresh faces in Formula E. (Photo: Screenshot from Newgarden's Instagram video as a digital letter to Simon Pagenaud and a challenge for the next #DefendThe1 tag.) … Continue reading Short Revs, May 11, 2018
It’s MAY. Welcome to the best month in racing. That’s all you need to know. Also, May the 4th be with you…. (Image: Simon Pagenaud stands with his greatest work of art in the #INDYCARautographbattle. From IndyCar media.) INDYCAR #INDYCARautographbattle Just as things were starting to cool off, it appears the shenanigans have hit an … Continue reading Short Revs, May 4, 2018
Returning from Easter break, we are headed straight into a full race weekend. IndyCar returns to Phoenix and honors the Mario Andretti, while F1 takes to Bahrain for an exciting second race of the season, and not-so-exciting questions for drivers. INDYCAR A Legendary weekend in Phoenix Not only are we all looking forward to the … Continue reading Short Revs, April 6, 2018
Jean-Eric Vergne embraces his win during the podium ceremonies at the CBMM Biobium Punta del Este E-Prix in Uruguay last weekend. Photo LAT/Formula E. FORMULA E Punta del Este Formula E ended the first half 2017 - 2018 season with a riveting performance in Punta del Este, Uruguay. Techeetah’s Jean-Eric Vergne nabbed his second win, … Continue reading Short Revs, March 23, 2018
Bringing the drama and the excitement, there is almost too much going on in racing this week. From Danica Patrick landing her final racing ride for the Indy 500 to a scuffle between the Formula 1 and Formula E bosses, here is what happened this week in racing. Featured image: The Haas F1 car did … Continue reading Short Revs, February 16, 2018
A relatively quiet week in motorsports, as there are some big breaks in-between IMSA (next up Sebring) and Formula E (next up is Mexico City) races the last couple of weeks. Formula 1 is heating up, and IndyCar owns the media feeds with testing and media days in Phoenix. (Featured image: Scott Dixon with new … Continue reading Short Revs, February 9, 2018
Wild. Shocking. Enraging. "Adorable." These were just some of the words used by viewers, drivers and commentators to describe Saturday night's Rainguard Water Sealers 600 at the Texas Motor Speedway. A newly paved track surface and brand new Firestone composite tires were promised to make for a more spectacular show at Texas, but I don't … Continue reading Survivor: IndyCar at Texas Motor Speedway Edition
The month of May finally arrived and so it brought with it the first weekend of racing festivities in Indianapolis: the Indy Grand Prix. And compared to the previous races of the season, it was a rather tame one. (Above: Annnnnd they're off! The starting grid making their way to the green flag.) The main takeaway is … Continue reading A quieter start to the “Greatest Month in Racing”
Defending 2016 IndyCar Series Champion Simon Pagenaud survived the first oval of the year and won his very first oval race, as well as his first race of the 2017 season at the Desert Diamond Phoenix Grand Prix in Arizona. And although Robin Miller may have had something going with the race possibly being a rendition … Continue reading First Oval Win and First Win of the Season for 2016 IndyCar Series Champ Pagenaud
Roger Penske has to be quite proud of the newest addition to his team this year. Josef Newgarden definitely earned his keep with the team today with his first win in only his third race with Team Penske at the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at the Barber Motorsports Park. Not only that, but … Continue reading Newgarden earns first win with Team Penske at Barber!
Will Power gains his 46th-ever pole position at Barber Motorsports Park on Saturday--making it also his 4th time with the pole at Barber. So, it's relatively easy to notice and say "we've done this before." Other things not so surprising about IndyCar qualifying at Barber Saturday afternoon: - All four Penske drivers are in the … Continue reading Power Pole for Barber
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
<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