Scott Dixon won his second consecutive race of 2007 – and once again it was championship leader Dario Franchitti who followed him across the line. The rain-delayed race suffered a brief interruption due to further rain but it was a largely incident-free event.
Scott Dixon completed a hat-trick of IRL victories at Watkins Glen with a measured and tactically shrewd drive. But there were unpleasant scenes after the race as a confrontation between Tony Kanaan and Sam Hornish sparked a pit lane brawl. It began after the pair twice made contact during the race.
Dario Franchitti held the Richmond round in a stranglehold for the start. He led all bar nine laps at the short oval to win the second race in a week and stretch his championship advantage. It was a far more low-key race after the dramas of the Iowa encounter last week. But the Penske drivers … Continue reading IRL Richmond: Dominant Dario doubles up
Indy Car’s first race at Iowa was a spectacular with most of the leading drivers eliminated in big crashes. Dan Wheldon, Sam Hornish, Danica Patrick and Tony Kanaan were among those whose races were ruined or ended. It left Dario Franchitti to take his second win of the year – and a 51 point lead … Continue reading IRL Iowa: Franchitti triumps through chaos
Sam Hornish escaped an enormous pile-up at the Texas Motor Speedway – and clung on to win from the resurgent Andretti-Green cars of Tony Kanaan, Danica Patrick and Dario Franchitti. Franchitti, winner of the Indianapolis 500 two weeks ago, maintains his lead in the Indy Car series. His closest rivals, Team Ganassi drivers Dan Wheldon … Continue reading IRL Texas: Hornish survives carnage
Tony Kanaan won the Milwaukee 225 after both Penske cars suffered dramatic rear wing failures late in the race. Helio Castroneves was leading with less than 25 laps to go when his rear wing collapsed, throwing him into the wall. Then team mate Sam Hornish slowed as his wing bent out of position, though he … Continue reading IRL Milwaukee: Kanaan profits from Penske’s problems
Dario Franchitti won the 91st Indianapolis 500 as rain fell and brought an early end to the race. The pack was already running under caution following a spectacular collision between Marco Andretti and Dan Wheldon. Andretti moved high on the track to pass two cars but Wheldon was already there. The two clashed wheels and … Continue reading Franchitti wins rain-hit Indy 500
More on the tense Britain-versus-Germany duel at Brands Hatch, plus Wheldon’s latest triumph in the IRL. And video… Trackside – Britain beats Germany at home (external)
The Chip Ganassi team’s form is ominous for their rivals ahead of next month’s Indianapolis 500. Dan Wheldon dominated the Kansas 300 and Scott Dixon would surely have made it a Ganassi one-two but for a careless pit lane infraction. Hacing started fourth Wheldon immediately made his way to the front. He sliced past both … Continue reading IRL Kansas: Dominant Dan wins again
A promising 38 entries have been received for the Indianapolis 500 – a race which traditionally has 33 entrants. Unfortunately, 13 of those at this time are named “TBA”. America’s blue-riband race is desperately scratching around for quality participants. This is why every single sensible fan of American single seater racing wants to see a … Continue reading 13 TBAs for 2007 Indy 500
John Barnes, the owner of Indy Racing League team Panther Racing, reckons the series would be better off as a support series to NASCAR: We would make it where we would race on Saturday to replace a Busch or ARCA race, and they (Nextel Cup) would race on Sunday. I have no problem being second … Continue reading IRL boss wants NASCAR alliance
Helio Castroneves gave his Penske team a much needed shot in the arm with his victory on the streets of St Petersburg, following the Ganassi team’s rout at Homestead last weekend. Castroneves led most of the race much as Dan Wheldon did last week, winning from pole. It means the two drivers have won the … Continue reading IRL St Petersburg: Castroneves triumps for Penske
Maximum Motorsport is launched today. The site is from the creator of F1Fanatic and covers top international and national racing series including GP2, Champ Car, Indy Racing, Touring Cars, Formula 3 and A1 Grand Prix. We’ll be looking to expand the range of motor racing we cover as the season goes on, so if you … Continue reading Welcome to Maximum Motosport
Dan Wheldon got his 2007 Indy Car title campaign off to the best possible start with an utterly dominating win at Miami-Homestead. Only a fumbled pit stop by the Ganassi team that briefly dropped him to ninth threatened to spoil his day. But the ease with which Wheldon breezed ahead of the others and back … Continue reading IRL: Crushing win for Wheldon
The 2007 Indy Racing League season kicks off at the Miami Homestead oval this weekend. Reigning champion Sam Hornish Jnr seeks to defend his crown from 2005 title winner Dan Wheldon. Wheldon won this round last year but then didn’t win again until the end of the season. Meanwhile A1 Grand Prix moves on to … Continue reading This weekend: A1GP Mexico & IRL Homestead
In American racing the names Andretti and Rahal command instant respect. So it’s no surprise that Marco Andretti and Graham Rahal – teenagers both – are being touted as the next two drivers that could make it all the way to F1. Have they got what it takes?
The committed followers of British racing have suffered a blow recently with the news that that Darren Manning has lost his IRL drive and that Adam Carroll is facing a sponsorship crisis if he is to continue his GP2 season. Both are key representatives of Britain in International Motorsport and to see them relegated to … Continue reading Racing for Britain
Dan Wheldon’s victory in the Indy 500, his fourth win in the first five roudns of the 2005 Indy Racing League, has led to inevitable speculation that he will switch to F1. He has denied that he would be willing to make the switch with anything other than a front running team. The Briton has … Continue reading Wheldon to F1?
It is perhaps a sad state of affairs that there are currently more British drivers enjoying successful careers in the Indy Racing League (IRL) and Champ Car than there are in the upper echelons of European single seater racing. Coupled with the ever-growing number of Brits in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) and other … Continue reading Flying the flag in the States