Archive for the ‘IndyCar Series’ Category

1 Sep 2008: Opinion: Helio penalty shows IRL could teach F1 a thing or two

The similarities are striking – two Brazilian drivers trying to continue a recent run of good form and eat into world championship leads, both apparently on their way to commanding race victories, both committing apparent rules breaches.

31 Aug 2008: IRL: Castroneves punishment hands win to Wilson

Justin Wilson won the Detroit Indy Grand Prix at Belle Isle to score his first IRL victory – but only after Helio Castroneves was ordered to surrender the lead for blocking the Englishman’s overtaking attempts.

25 Aug 2008: IRL: Castroneves dancing on air after win

After seven second places, a season full of frustrations and a trailer fire that destroyed his first-choice car, Helio Castroneves finally managed to take the chequered flag first and win an IndyCar Series race.

25 Aug 2008: Indy Lights: Battistini’s challenge fades at Infineon

Dillon Battistini has stopped talking about winning the Indy Lights championship and is concentrating on regaining third following a tough weekend at the Infineon Raceway that saw him drop to fifth in the title hunt.

24 Aug 2008: IRL: Team Penske blaze a trail at Infineon

Not even the destruction of their first-choice race cars in a fire could stop Helio Castroneves and Ryan Briscoe from seizing the front row in qualifying for the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma County.

21 Aug 2008: Indy Lights: Make-or-break weekend for Battistini at Infineon

Three races remain in Firestone Indy Lights and Surrey’s Dillon Battistini remains a good outside bet to bring home a third consecutive British victory in the highly-competitive feeder series for the IRL.

10 Aug 2008: IRL: Castroneves unlucky in Kentucky

Scott Dixon’s seemingly-unstoppable march to this year’s IRL championship continued in Kentucky with a last lap overtake of the luckless Helio Castroneves to take victory in the Meijer Indy 300.

2 Aug 2008: IRL: Schedule for 2009 pleases no-one

The Indy Racing League’s 2009 schedule will feature 10 ovals, three permanent road courses, five temporary street or airport circuits – and a lot of grumbles from fans who reckon the IRL’s got it completely wrong.

2 Aug 2008: IRL: Wilson trashes car in Kentucky testing smash

Justin Wilson escaped unhurt after crashing heavily during testing at the Kentucky Speedway for the forthcoming Meijer Indy 300 – but his Newman/Haas/Lanigan team is fast running out of cars for its drivers.

2 Aug 2008: IRL: Battistini fast on IndyCar testing debut

Dillon Battistini put in a strong performance on his debut IndyCar test, impressing his Panther Racing crew with his pace around the Kentucky Speedway.

 
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