Racer.com is one of the better US motorsport media outlets, and certainly when it comes to the Indycar series there is no one better than Marshall Pruett when it comes to predicting and breaking interesting news stories.
Racer.com’s Youtube channel published two days ago it’s Indycar ‘Silly Season’ piece, highlighting some known driver moves and juicy rumours including the McLaren effort in Indycar, but unlike last time, they’d be combined with well established SPM team. Collaborating for the Youtube piece is Indycar veteran commentator Robin Miller who talks with Pruett about this possibility.
SPM are a team that’s won multiple races over the past few years and have arguably been the best non Penske, Andretti, or Ganassi team over the past five or so years. For non Indycar followers, those teams are the top three, similar to F1’s Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull.
The rumour has it that Indy 500 winner Simon Pagenaud in pole position for a full time seat with McLaren in 2021, and there’s a chance that his team mate, at least for part of the season, could be McLaren Ambassador Fernando Alonso.
The Spaniard could start next year with McLaren racing at the Indy 500, a selected few races over the season including a short oval.
Credit to Reddit/F1’s u/Joseki100 for posting this.
Renault planning not to keep Ricciardo
Fair to say his first season at Renault hasn’t exactly gone to the plan Daniel Ricciardo had wished for. The French team actually aimed to dominate the Formula 1 midfield and close the gap to the top three teams.
Instead, they are only fifth in the Constructors’ World Championship and Ricciardo himself is currently eighth in the Drivers’ World Championship, a piss poor effort in most fans eyes. This raises the question of how the…… READ MORE
Vettel edges closer to race ban, Rosberg applies to join Ferrari
Sebastian Vettel experienced a weekend to forget at the Ferrari home race in Monza. To make matters worse, the German received a 10-second stop-and-go penalty and three penalty points for his collision with Lance Stroll.
If he collects another three points by 19 October, the now ‘dangler of balls in the pool’ will be…….. READ MORE
Renault reacts to mockery by Verstappen, admits chassis not as good as McLaren
The relationship between Renault and Max Verstappen could certainly be better, the Dutchman replied to the Frenchman’s claim that the 1,000 hp mark had been broken in his own engine:
“If they really do have 1,000 hp, then they have a really bad car! Renault, however, emphasises that this figure is correct.