Archive for the ‘IndyCar Series’ Category

19 Apr 2009: IRL: Wilson thrives with the minnows

It’s a comparison that had come to us more or less as soon as we heard the bitter-sweet news that Justin Wilson had rescued his 2009 IndyCar season by landing a drive with Dale Coyne Racing – yet another team struggling to stay afloat in difficult times.

17 Apr 2009: IRL: Helio victorious in tax evasion case

Two-time Indy 500 winner and reality TV dance champion Helio Castroneves has emerged victorious from a tax evasion trial that could have ended his career and put him behind bars for up to six years.

12 Apr 2009: IRL: Dan Wheldon’s Silverstone dream

He may have spent so long in America that he prefers gridiron to soccer, but English Indycar racer Dan Wheldon still dreams of coming home to challenge his rivals around the famous straights and corners of Silverstone.

6 Apr 2009: IRL: So close for Wilson as win slips away

Justin Wilson came agonisingly close to scoring one of the all-time great underdog victories in the IndyCar season opener at St Petersburg, dominating much of the race but losing the lead at a late restart.

5 Apr 2009: IRL: ‘I was robbed of pole’ says Wilson

A front-row spot for the Honda Grand Prix of St Petersburg and his team’s best-ever qualifying position were not enough for IndyCar racer Justin Wilson, who felt he was robbed of pole when Dario Franchitti slowed in front of him.

4 Apr 2009: IRL: Wilson wows ’em at St Pete practice

Dario Franchitti and Graham Rahal ran fastest in practice for the Honda Grand Prix of St Petersburg – but it was Justin Wilson in the underfunded Dale Coyne Racing entry who caused the biggest stir.

1 Apr 2009: IRL: The Main Manning is back

Yorkshire’s Darren Manning will drive in the IndyCar Series season opener this weekend after securing a last-gasp deal to team up with fellow Brit Mike Conway at Dreyer & Reinbold Racing.

22 Feb 2009: IRL: Has Justin Wilson found a drive with Dale Coyne?

It’s possible that Justin Wilson has secured an IRL drive for next season with Dale Coyne Racing, where he is likely to pair with existing driver Bruno Junqueira. But the team represents a significant step down from Newman/Haas/Lanigan.

22 Feb 2009: Over the white line: Ronaldo’s most expensive corner ever

Evidence has appeared in the Brits on Pole inbox this week that money is truly not proof against life’s ills – although we will admit that it probably has quite an insulating effect.

7 Feb 2009: IRL: Wilson’s loss could be pay driver Duno’s gain

Imagine that Heikki Kovalainen has just lost his McLaren seat for 2009, not in favour of some talented young driver like Rosberg or Vettel, but to make way for Yuji Ide on the promise of a hefty cheque. You’d be outraged, right?

 
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