2021 NTT IndyCar series - News, gossip, banter and all the other good stuff

Including the Indy 500 and all junior series leading up to IndyCar
User avatar
MonteCristo
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 6919
Joined: 5 years ago
Favourite Motorsport: Openwheel
Favourite Racing Car: Tyrrell P34/Protos
Favourite Driver: JV
Favourite Circuit: Road America
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Re: 2021 NTT IndyCar series - News, gossip, banter and all the other good stuff

Post by MonteCristo » 2 months ago

Latest post of the previous page:

Speculation that Kyle Kirkwood could land in a second Shank car in 2022: https://racer.com/2021/07/22/shank-weig ... placement/

Hopefully that happens. That would guarantee a full time car if he can land the title and has some extra Andretti support.
Danny Ric in F1! Catch the fever! Vettel Hate Club. Life membership.

2012 GTP Non-Championship Champion | 2012 Guess the Kai-Star Half Marathon Time Champion | 2018 GTP Champion | 2019 GTP Champion

User avatar
John
Ultimate Member
Ultimate Member
Posts: 7820
Joined: 5 years ago
Real Name: Jo
Location: Insert Swedish countryball here

Post by John » 2 months ago

We might need a 2022 silly season thread.
2018 GTP Accuracy champion.

CEREAL IS A SOUP.

User avatar
Everso Biggyballies
Legendary Member
Legendary Member
Posts: 34505
Joined: 15 years ago
Real Name: Chris
Favourite Motorsport: Anything that goes left and right.
Favourite Racing Car: Too Many to mention
Favourite Driver: Kimi,Niki,Jim(none called Michael)
Favourite Circuit: Nordschleife, Spa, Mt Panorama.
Car(s) Currently Owned: Audi SQ5 3.0L V6 TwinTurbo
Location: Just moved 3 klms further away so now 11 klms from Albert Park, Melbourne.

Post by Everso Biggyballies » 2 months ago

John wrote:
2 months ago
We might need a 2022 silly season thread.
Or at least a 2022 News Gossip and Banter thread.

*Sebastian, Lance is faster than you... do you understand?*


*I married Miss Right. Just didn't know her first name was Always

User avatar
MonteCristo
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 6919
Joined: 5 years ago
Favourite Motorsport: Openwheel
Favourite Racing Car: Tyrrell P34/Protos
Favourite Driver: JV
Favourite Circuit: Road America
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Post by MonteCristo » 1 month ago

F2 race-winner Lundgaard tests an IndyCar for Rahal

Formula 2 race-winner Christian Lundgaard tested for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing at Barber Motorsports Park on Monday with the chance of an IndyCar switch this year.

The Dane took part in a private test at Barber that also featured Oliver Askew.
https://racer.com/2021/07/26/f2-race-wi ... for-rahal/

Askew certainly isn't going to die knowing that he didn't try his best to get back into Indycar.

Can't say that Lundgaard seems all that impressive though. Better than a Binder though.
Danny Ric in F1! Catch the fever! Vettel Hate Club. Life membership.

2012 GTP Non-Championship Champion | 2012 Guess the Kai-Star Half Marathon Time Champion | 2018 GTP Champion | 2019 GTP Champion

User avatar
MonteCristo
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 6919
Joined: 5 years ago
Favourite Motorsport: Openwheel
Favourite Racing Car: Tyrrell P34/Protos
Favourite Driver: JV
Favourite Circuit: Road America
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Post by MonteCristo » 1 month ago

Meanwhile....

Apparently Alex Albon is also testing for Andretti next week, per David Land. Now that would be more exciting than Lundgaard!
Danny Ric in F1! Catch the fever! Vettel Hate Club. Life membership.

2012 GTP Non-Championship Champion | 2012 Guess the Kai-Star Half Marathon Time Champion | 2018 GTP Champion | 2019 GTP Champion

User avatar
MonteCristo
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 6919
Joined: 5 years ago
Favourite Motorsport: Openwheel
Favourite Racing Car: Tyrrell P34/Protos
Favourite Driver: JV
Favourite Circuit: Road America
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Post by MonteCristo » 1 month ago

Portland testing times:
Pato O’Ward, AMSP Chevy, 59.36s
Scott Dixon, CGR Honda, 59.46s
Alex Palou, CGR Honda, 59.49s
Jack Harvey, MSR Honda, 59.51s
Felix Rosenqvist, AMSP Chevy, 59.59s
Marcus Ericsson, CGR Honda, 59.62s
Helio Castroneves, MSR Honda, 59.62s
Jimmie Johnson, CGR Honda, 60.38s
https://racer.com/2021/07/31/oward-pace ... -portland/

I do love that Indycar has far more testing than F1.
Danny Ric in F1! Catch the fever! Vettel Hate Club. Life membership.

2012 GTP Non-Championship Champion | 2012 Guess the Kai-Star Half Marathon Time Champion | 2018 GTP Champion | 2019 GTP Champion

User avatar
MonteCristo
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 6919
Joined: 5 years ago
Favourite Motorsport: Openwheel
Favourite Racing Car: Tyrrell P34/Protos
Favourite Driver: JV
Favourite Circuit: Road America
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Post by MonteCristo » 1 month ago



"Two-Time IndyCar Champion Josef Newgarden's Unconventional Motorsports Journey"

In conversation with Dale Jr for 90 minutes.
Danny Ric in F1! Catch the fever! Vettel Hate Club. Life membership.

2012 GTP Non-Championship Champion | 2012 Guess the Kai-Star Half Marathon Time Champion | 2018 GTP Champion | 2019 GTP Champion

User avatar
MonteCristo
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 6919
Joined: 5 years ago
Favourite Motorsport: Openwheel
Favourite Racing Car: Tyrrell P34/Protos
Favourite Driver: JV
Favourite Circuit: Road America
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Post by MonteCristo » 1 month ago

OMG!

STOP THE FKN PRESSES!

Image
Juncos to return to IndyCar full-time as Juncos Hollinger Racing

Ricardo Juncos is returning to the NTT IndyCar Series with a new partner in former Williams Grand Prix Formula 1 stakeholder Brad Hollinger and the renamed Juncos Hollinger Racing team.

As Juncos Racing, the Argentinian’s outfit has established itself as a powerhouse entity on the Road To Indy, winning multiple championships across Pro Mazda/Indy Pro 2000 and Indy Lights, as well as competing in IMSA’s WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and IndyCar from 2017-2019.

With the addition of the Hollinger, the CEO of Vibra Healthcare’s passion for motor racing has expanded beyond his former role at Williams and support of one-off Indy 500 programs as a co-entrant, to a full embrace of Juncos Racing with significant plans for rapid expansion.

To launch those ambitions, Juncos Hollinger Racing is scheduled to contest the final three races of the season ahead of a full-time campaign in 2022 and beyond.

...

Although he wouldn’t provide names, Juncos acknowledged he and Hollinger have drivers from IndyCar, Formula 1, and IMSA on their call list.

Juncos also confirmed that while the team will be open to running the same driver at Portland, Laguna Seca and Long Beach, it could also try multiple drivers as JHR evaluates whom it might hire to represent it next season.
Full story: https://racer.com/2021/08/03/juncos-to- ... er-racing/
Danny Ric in F1! Catch the fever! Vettel Hate Club. Life membership.

2012 GTP Non-Championship Champion | 2012 Guess the Kai-Star Half Marathon Time Champion | 2018 GTP Champion | 2019 GTP Champion

User avatar
Everso Biggyballies
Legendary Member
Legendary Member
Posts: 34505
Joined: 15 years ago
Real Name: Chris
Favourite Motorsport: Anything that goes left and right.
Favourite Racing Car: Too Many to mention
Favourite Driver: Kimi,Niki,Jim(none called Michael)
Favourite Circuit: Nordschleife, Spa, Mt Panorama.
Car(s) Currently Owned: Audi SQ5 3.0L V6 TwinTurbo
Location: Just moved 3 klms further away so now 11 klms from Albert Park, Melbourne.

Post by Everso Biggyballies » 1 month ago

Will Power has revealed he fractured his wrist in a crash at the recent round of the IndyCar Series at Mid-Ohio . Will got tangled with Scott Dixon, looped it into the middle of the track and was clattered into by Ed Jones.

After the incident, Power said he had sore wrists but believed he hadn’t suffered any breaks.

Since then, Will discovered he had sustained a broken wrist.

Fortunately, the cancellation of the Toronto event gave Power a month to recover from the injury.

Will wasnt impressed with Dixon, and had a whinge about him after claiming it cost him an easy podium....“I’m really not impressed by the way he raced me there. He said the reason he did it is because I ran him wide at that particular corner two years before. “We’ll see how it plays out."

*Sebastian, Lance is faster than you... do you understand?*


*I married Miss Right. Just didn't know her first name was Always

User avatar
Everso Biggyballies
Legendary Member
Legendary Member
Posts: 34505
Joined: 15 years ago
Real Name: Chris
Favourite Motorsport: Anything that goes left and right.
Favourite Racing Car: Too Many to mention
Favourite Driver: Kimi,Niki,Jim(none called Michael)
Favourite Circuit: Nordschleife, Spa, Mt Panorama.
Car(s) Currently Owned: Audi SQ5 3.0L V6 TwinTurbo
Location: Just moved 3 klms further away so now 11 klms from Albert Park, Melbourne.

Post by Everso Biggyballies » 1 month ago

I get email newsletters from McLaren F1 and this has just come through.....


McLaren Racing to acquire majority stake in Arrow McLaren SP

McLaren Racing has taken the next step in its full-time return to IndyCar by announcing today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire a majority share in the Arrow McLaren SP IndyCar team. The transaction will close by the end of the year and will see McLaren Racing take a 75% share of the team. Financial terms of the deal are not being disclosed.

The agreement comes at the inaugural NTT INDYCAR Series race in Nashville, Tennessee, midway through the second season of the McLaren Racing partnership with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports.

The team was originally founded by Sam Schmidt in 2001, with Ric Peterson joining in 2013 to form Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (SPM). The team ran one of the most successful Indy Lights programs in recent times, securing seven drivers’ championships, while in the INDYCAR series it has claimed 13 pole positions and 27 podiums including nine race victories, two as Arrow McLaren SP.

The team will be governed by a new five-person board, comprising three McLaren Racing appointees together with Sam Schmidt and Ric Peterson, chaired by Zak Brown, CEO of McLaren Racing. Taylor Kiel, President of Arrow McLaren SP, will continue to lead and oversee the operations of the team, reporting directly to the board.
Read more: https://www.mclaren.com/racing/team/mcl ... claren-sp/


"Hey Pato its Zak here..... " :rofl:
(Seriously I dont think...) :dunno:

I think this is Zak telling us all about it....I have not watched it yet, but they sent a link so....


*Sebastian, Lance is faster than you... do you understand?*


*I married Miss Right. Just didn't know her first name was Always

User avatar
Everso Biggyballies
Legendary Member
Legendary Member
Posts: 34505
Joined: 15 years ago
Real Name: Chris
Favourite Motorsport: Anything that goes left and right.
Favourite Racing Car: Too Many to mention
Favourite Driver: Kimi,Niki,Jim(none called Michael)
Favourite Circuit: Nordschleife, Spa, Mt Panorama.
Car(s) Currently Owned: Audi SQ5 3.0L V6 TwinTurbo
Location: Just moved 3 klms further away so now 11 klms from Albert Park, Melbourne.

Post by Everso Biggyballies » 1 month ago

Christian Lundgaard will make his IndyCar Series debut this weekend.

Formula 2 race winner and Alpine academy member Christian Lundgaard will make his IndyCar Series debut in a third Rahal Letterman Lanigan entry at the Indianapolis road course this weekend.

Lundgaard will take over the #45 car driven to four top-10 finishes in five starts by Santino Ferrucci this year for IndyCar's second race on the 2.439-mile circuit where Rinus VeeKay scored his first win earlier this season.
With only a one-hour practice session to learn the car before qualifying, Rahal predicted it would be a “a big challenge” for Lundgaard, but expressed optimism that the circuit's European feel would help smooth his learning curve.

“We were very pleased with the job that Christian did at our recent test at Barber Motorsports Park and are looking forward to seeing him perform at Indianapolis Motor Speedway,” said Rahal.

“It’s going to be a new experience and a big challenge due to the lack of practice time compared to other races.

“[But] the road course is very much like European circuits given that it was designed for Formula 1 and Grand Prix races, so I think it will be less of an issue than going to one of our more traditional IndyCar race tracks.

“Given the lack of test time and practice time, we don’t have any grand expectations of him other than to go out and do a steady job and go from there.”

Alpine F1 Team racing director Davide Brivio said Lundgaard “remains an important part of the Alpine Academy as he has shown huge promise throughout his junior career”, adding that “we are evaluating different options for the next stage” of his career.

“IndyCar is a brilliant, competitive series with very strong contenders and we are excited to see how Christian converts this opportunity,” said Brivio.

“I’m sure Christian will enjoy it, and I can’t wait to see the race.”
https://www.autosport.com/indycar/news/ ... e/6644750/

*Sebastian, Lance is faster than you... do you understand?*


*I married Miss Right. Just didn't know her first name was Always

User avatar
MonteCristo
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 6919
Joined: 5 years ago
Favourite Motorsport: Openwheel
Favourite Racing Car: Tyrrell P34/Protos
Favourite Driver: JV
Favourite Circuit: Road America
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Post by MonteCristo » 1 month ago

Image
Danny Ric in F1! Catch the fever! Vettel Hate Club. Life membership.

2012 GTP Non-Championship Champion | 2012 Guess the Kai-Star Half Marathon Time Champion | 2018 GTP Champion | 2019 GTP Champion

User avatar
DaleJuniorFan
Advanced Member
Advanced Member
Posts: 1207
Joined: 15 years ago
Real Name: Paul Smith
Favourite Motorsport: Formula 1, Indycar
Location: South Florida

Post by DaleJuniorFan » 1 month ago


User avatar
MonteCristo
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 6919
Joined: 5 years ago
Favourite Motorsport: Openwheel
Favourite Racing Car: Tyrrell P34/Protos
Favourite Driver: JV
Favourite Circuit: Road America
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Post by MonteCristo » 3 weeks ago

Interesting.

Third car at Foyt for Kimball at Long Beach: https://racer.com/2021/09/02/foyt-adds- ... ong-beach/
Danny Ric in F1! Catch the fever! Vettel Hate Club. Life membership.

2012 GTP Non-Championship Champion | 2012 Guess the Kai-Star Half Marathon Time Champion | 2018 GTP Champion | 2019 GTP Champion

User avatar
John
Ultimate Member
Ultimate Member
Posts: 7820
Joined: 5 years ago
Real Name: Jo
Location: Insert Swedish countryball here

Post by John » 2 weeks ago

I've heard through the grapewine that Ticktum may race a few of the remaining races. If it does happen, get ready for Santucci 2.0, Electric Boogaloo.
2018 GTP Accuracy champion.

CEREAL IS A SOUP.

User avatar
MonteCristo
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 6919
Joined: 5 years ago
Favourite Motorsport: Openwheel
Favourite Racing Car: Tyrrell P34/Protos
Favourite Driver: JV
Favourite Circuit: Road America
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Post by MonteCristo » 2 weeks ago

John wrote:
2 weeks ago
I've heard through the grapewine that Ticktum may race a few of the remaining races. If it does happen, get ready for Santucci 2.0, Electric Boogaloo.
Image

PT will be proud.
Danny Ric in F1! Catch the fever! Vettel Hate Club. Life membership.

2012 GTP Non-Championship Champion | 2012 Guess the Kai-Star Half Marathon Time Champion | 2018 GTP Champion | 2019 GTP Champion

Post Reply