4 Aug 2009: IRL: Underdog Carpenter is unlucky in Kentucky
Ryan Briscoe broke the hearts of fans of the underdog everywhere by pipping Ed Carpenter to the narrowest of victories in the Meijer Indy 300 at the Kentucky Speedway.
The Firestone Indy Lights drivers served up a thrilling side-by-side contest for their series’ 100th race – only to see the ending spoiled by a completely unnecessary caution flag that forced them to cross the line in single file.
Rangers and Spurs took advantage of an unlucky break for the weekend’s best driver, Max Wissel of FC Basel, to take first and second in Superleague Formula’s €100,000 superfinal at Donington Park.
31 Jul 2009: F1: ‘Sorry about the swearing, guys’ says Lewis
Lewis Hamilton has returned from victory in Hungary to thank McLaren staff for their work, talk about how racing drivers bond with their cars – and to apologise for his language as he celebrated crossing the line as winner.
27 Jul 2009: IRL: Narrow escape for TK as Power surges to victory
Australia’s Will Power, supposedly the understudy at Team Penske, took centre-stage in the Indycar Series by winning a gruelling Rexall Edmonton Indy that had plenty of drama – but very little overtaking.
27 Jul 2009: All-Star League: Hamilton and Star Mazda duo advance
There was little movement in the Brits on Pole All-Star League this weekend, despite a large number of Brits in action, as most fell short of the results they might have hoped for.
Ireland’s Peter Dempsey dominated the Star Mazda Series double-header in Joliet, Illinois, by setting the fastest practice times, qualifying twice on pole, and leading every lap on the way to a pair of wins ahead of Adam Christodoulou.
Part-time IndyCar driver Will Power took his second pole position of the season by leading a Team Penske 1-2-3 during qualifying for the Rexall Edmonton Indy, beating his full-time team-mates Ryan Briscoe and Helio Castroneves to the top spot.