Recording-breaking pole-winner Alex Palou leads a packed field of Indianapolis 500 victory candidates from Ganassi, McLaren, Penske and many more.
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The most famous IndyCar race is the Indianapolis 500, held annually at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in front of huge crowds. However American open-wheel racing has a chequered history.
The championship reached its peak in the late eighties and early nineties under the sanctioning body CART. It attracted huge international attention as Formula 1 champions including Nigel Mansell, Emerson Fittipaldi and Mario Andretti competed in it.
However the creation of the rival Indy Racing League in 1996 created a split which badly damaged the championship. CART, which rebranded as Champ Car, fell into decline. By 2008, with Champ Car on the bring of collapse, the two series finally merged, but the damage had been.
Nonetheless today’s IndyCar championship retains a reputation for spectacular racing with its single-specification chassis and features a broad range of circuits including road, street and traditional American oval courses.
McLaren reveals special ‘Triple Crown’-inspired livery for Monaco Grand Prix
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McLaren has unveiled a special livery it will run at the Monaco Grand Prix celebrating its victories in motorsport’s ‘Triple Crown’ of races.
“Bittersweet moment” for Rahal as he replaces injured Wilson on Indy 500 grid
RLL has released Graham Rahal to replace the injured Stefan Wilson in the car co-run by D&R Racing and Cusick Motorsports for this weekend’s Indy 500.
Wilson ruled out of Indy 500 due to back injury sustained in crash with Legge
Stefan Wilson will not take part in Sunday’s Indianapolis 500 after injuring his back in a crash during practice yesterday.
Wilson taken to hospital but “doing well” after Monday practice accident
Stefan Wilson was taken to hospital after he and Katherine Legge crashed together during Monday practice for this weekend’s Indianapolis 500.
“I’m sure they’ll figure it out”: Detroit GP reveals unusual double-sided pit lane
IndyCar’s new Detroit Grand Prix street circuit features an unusual pit lane where drivers will be allowed to refuel on both sides.
‘We weren’t good enough’: Rahal parses the emotions of failing to make the Indy 500
Graham Rahal struggled to find the words to describe his Indy 500 qualifying miss, while Jack Harvey said making the field was ‘not a moment for celebration’.
Palou wins pole position in a record-breaking Indy 500 qualifying shootout
Alex Palou will start from pole position in the 107th Indianapolis 500, heading up a record-setting front row with Rinus VeeKay and Felix Rosenqvist.
Rahal bumped from Indianapolis 500 field after last-minute Harvey heroics
It was jubilation for Jack Harvey and devastation for Graham Rahal, who was bumped from the field of the Indy 500 in a dramatic Last Chance qualifying session.
Rosenqvist leads first day of Indy 500 qualifying, Rahal headlines last row shootout
McLaren led the field on the first day of qualifying for next weekend’s Indy 500 with Felix Rosenqvist quickest ahead of Alexander Rossi.
A refresher on the Indianapolis 500’s unique two-day qualifying format
Pole shootouts, last chance qualifiers, priority lanes, and bumping – here’s RaceFans’ guide to the qualifying format to the 2023 Indianapolis 500.
Aero changes to improve racing at Indy 500 haven’t worked, say drivers
IndyCar’s efforts to improve the racing at the Indianapolis 500 by allowing teams to run more downforce haven’t worked, drivers have said.
Larson wants to “feel I’m prepared enough to win” in 2024 Indy 500 debut
Kyle Larson paid a visit to the McLaren team he will race for in next year’s Indianapolis 500 during today’s practice session for this year’s race.
Pictures: Official Indianapolis 500 practice begins
After Tuesday’s running was cancelled due to rain, the official practice period for the Indianapolis 500 began yesterday.
Sato leads strong showing by Ganassi on day one of Indy 500 practice
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In the round-up: Sato leads strong showing by Ganassi on day one of Indy 500 practice • Euroformula reinstates Mugello round • Rally near Imola cancelled
Race winner, points leader: Is this really a driver who needs a change of team?
Alex Palou scored another crushing win for Ganassi last weekend. Does the slim chance of an F1 drive really make McLaren a better option for him?
Palou sees off Lundgaard and McLaren trio for emphatic Indianapolis GP win
Alex Palou romped to victory at the Indianapolis Grand Prix ahead of the chasing McLaren drivers and pole winner Christian Lundgaard.
Lundgaard narrowly beats Rosenqvist for first IndyCar pole position
Former F2 racer and Alpine junior Christian Lungaard took his first IndyCar pole position by three thousandths of a second after Felix Rosenqvist slipped up on his last lap.
IndyCar’s wet weather tyres are better than Formula 1’s – Grosjean
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In the round-up: Grosjean prefers IndyCar’s wet races to F1’s “because we have good tyres” • Doohan quickest after eight red flags • Haas wreckage shocks Sainz
McLaughlin outduels Grosjean for Alabama Grand Prix victory
Scott McLaughlin capitalised on a mistake from Romain Grosjean, who led nearly two-thirds of the race, to win in Alabama.