Last year, according to Darren Manning, Foyt Racing learned more about their car with each passing race – and their goal this year is to turn that knowledge into results. Three races in, he’s hopeful that’s exactly what’s happening.
25 Apr 2008: IRL: Leap in the dark for Wilson in Kansas
From Champ Car frontrunners to IRL newbies – nowhere will Newman/Haas/Lanigan’s new status be more obvious than this weekend’s Road Runner Turbo Indy 300 at the Kansas Speedway, a circuit that only one member of the team has even set eyes on before.
25 Apr 2008: IRL: Walk a mile in Darren Manning’s shoes
A charity internet auction of IndyCar drivers’ racegear and other memorabilia is entering its closing stages – with little interest and fewer bids.
25 Apr 2008: F1: new regulations leave DC unimpressed
Racing is unlikely to be improved as a spectacle in 2009 because new regulations fail to help drivers run close to their rivals, veteran driver David Coulthard has warned.
25 Apr 2008: F1: Super Aguri limp on, slowly
Battered but unbowed, F1 backmarkers Super Aguri are still expecting to be on the starting grid for Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix.
25 Apr 2008: IRL: Patrick triumphs in Japan
Danica Patrick won IndyCar’s Japan 300, muting – but not completely silencing – the nagging voices asking when she’d finally win a race.
25 Apr 2008: Champ Car bows out with Power surge
The final race in Champ Car’s 29 years of competition was won by KV Racing’s Will Power after Britain’s Justin Wilson suffered an engine failure.
25 Apr 2008: A1GP: Swiss on a roll as victory looms
We’re back from holiday here at Brits on Pole, and catching up with everything we’ve missed – starting with A1GP’s Shanghai event, where Switzerland came close to wrapping up the championship and Ireland took another podium.
17 Apr 2008: On holiday – back soon
We’re (mostly) away from our keyboards at the moment, but we’ll be back in time for Barcelona and the A1GP finale at Brands Hatch. Plus we’ll catch on up A1GP in Shanghai and the action taking place in IndyCar this weekend. We’re also working on a brand new look for the site!
7 Apr 2008: IndyCar: form book upset in wet St Petersburg
The smart money was always on Newman/Haas/Lanigan being the quickest of the ex-Champ Car teams to adapt to life in IndyCar – but even the most optimistic fan might have been stretched to predict a victory in only their second race.