SPIELBERG, Austria - Although Fernando Alonso will be 39 when he returns to Formula One next season with Renault he feels his reflexes and racing craft will not weaken with age.His widely anticipated F1 return was became official on Wednesday, when the ...
Jul 9, 2020
FORT WORTH, Texas - Scott Dixon, Alexander Rossi and the rest of the IndyCar drivers were in sunny Florida around spring break ready to start the season."We geared up, we had the offseason, we had done all the preseason testing ... you kind ...
Jun 3, 2020
DOVER, Del - The moment in the virtual sun has arrived for simulated racing and the thousands of gamers who always wanted to race like Dale Earnhardt Jr. or Jeff Gordon at Nascar tracks from Dover to Daytona.Sports fans discovered over the ...
May 3, 2020
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Scott McLaughlin was supposed to leave Australia for Indianapolis this month to make his IndyCar debut on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.With sports on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic, the two-time V8 SuperCars champion ...
May 3, 2020
FORMULA One driver Lando Norris embarrassed the field in his IndyCar iRacing debut by dominating Saturday's race at virtual Circuit of the Americas in Texas (Sunday, Manila time).Norris was poised to begin his second F1 season with McLaren in ...
Apr 26, 2020
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A second straight victory in virtual racing for Simon Pagenaud and Team Penske, and tempers were hot at the end of this one.Pagenaud, the reigning Indianapolis 500 winner, competed in his firesuit and captured IndyCar's race ...
Apr 19, 2020
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Scott Dixon, five-time IndyCar champion and relatively new iRacing competitor, received a brief set of instructions from boss Chip Ganassi about the world of virtual racing."I did get a text from him that said 'Just lay ...
Apr 18, 2020
INDYCAR'S virtual return to Michigan International Speedway mimicked the US 500 at the start, when the current open-wheel racing stars mismanaged the green flag and triggered a spectacular crash.The accident in the opening seconds of the Chevrolet 275 iRacing ...
Apr 12, 2020
JENNA FRYERTHE popularity of virtual motorsports racing on television has come with surprising success stories and occasional complications as race teams scramble to create value for sponsors and partners.IndyCar drivers participating in the series' online races represent their real sponsors ...
Apr 11, 2020
GET this: Some 1 million people have tuned in to watch professional racers play a video game on national television.Seriously.The mind-boggling success of virtual racing over the past month has put motorsports out front in the race to create ...
Apr 11, 2020
SCOTT McLaughlin's real IndyCar debut is on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Australian V8 SuperCars champion isn't letting that stop him from learning how to virtually drive the cars.McLaughlin won IndyCar's virtual race ...
Apr 5, 2020
INDIANAPOLIS - Robert Wickens never gave up on his dreams.When his Formula One hopes fizzled, Wickens worked his way back through the ranks to compete in the IndyCar Series. When doctors told him he might not walk again following a horrific crash ...
Apr 4, 2020
ROGER Penske, at 83 and considered high risk for the coronavirus as a 2017 kidney transplant recipient, still makes the daily three-minute commute to his Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, office.He works 12 or more hours a day from his conference room ...
Mar 29, 2020
THE walk to the starting grid for Tony Kanaan began in his Indianapolis kitchen, through the foyer, past the trophy case, up the stairs, down the hall, through the master bedroom, master bathroom and finally into the closet.That's where ...
Mar 29, 2020
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida - His psychologist has warned Robert Wickens to consider the worst possible scenarios as he recovers from a spinal cord injury.Wickens prefers to think only about the day when he is no longer in a wheelchair and able to ...
Mar 9, 2019
WHO would have thought that a young boy who once rode slow-moving carabaos and pumped water from artesian wells in Semirara in Antique would one day find himself behind the wheel of one of the fastest cars in Indy Lights, roaring ...
Apr 3, 2018
MADISON, Illinois - Sebastien Bourdais was a little surprised when he got the call asking if he wanted to race this weekend at Gateway Motorsports Park."Yeah, that was kind of late (asking if) we could do that," Bourdais said on Friday (Saturday, ...
Aug 26, 2017
MONTMELO, Spain - Fernando Alonso is giving McLaren's struggling Formula One team six months to give him a competitive car.If not, the two-time former champion says he will be looking for another team, or even to abandon F1 altogether." ...
May 12, 2017
SAKHIR, Bahrain - With a grin of excitement, Fernando Alonso explained how his crash course for the Indianapolis 500 will include watching old footage on flights between Formula One races.The two-time F1 champion will compete in IndyCar for the first time ...
Apr 14, 2017
TWO-time Formula One champion Fernando Alonso is confident that in short time he can get up to speed for the Indianapolis 500, even though he has never before raced in IndyCar or on a superspeedway.So are the IndyCar drivers Alonso ...
Apr 13, 2017
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