Andretti, Rossi penalized for illegal winning car at Indy
IndyCar on Wednesday fined Andretti Autosport $25,000 because the team used a water bottle to make weight in the car Alexander Rossi drove to end his 49-race losing streak. Rossi's car failed inspection following Saturday's win on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway when it was discovered to be underweight. IndyCar said the water bottle was used instead of ballast and the car failed to meet the minimum weight requirement.news.yahoo.com
Pranks, practical jokes turn Indy paddock into silly season
Alexander Rossi knows everything and is divulging nothing. Rossi was tight-lipped during Indianapolis 500 media day Thursday while discussing a rash of pranks that have turned May into silly season inside the paddock leading into “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” “There’s been a lot of rain,” Rossi said.news.yahoo.com
Trio of Indy winners silences youth movement on opening day
The kids were at last quieted when Indianapolis Motor Speedway opened for practice. Experience mattered once again, and a trio of former Indianapolis 500 winners led the way. Will Power ran 226.470 miles per hour Tuesday in a Chevrolet for Team Penske, followed next by Ryan Hunter-Reay and Takuma Sato.news.yahoo.com
Grosjean moves to IndyCar with Coyne after 9 seasons in F1
AdGrosjean has tried to make comparisons from the F1 race in Austin to IndyCar's two events at the Texas track. Coyne had been talking to Grosjean even before the Bahrain crash about the move to IndyCar. AdThe Coyne organization has not won an IndyCar race since Sebastien Bourdais won the 2018 season opener, but Grosjean is excited to join a team that has a chance in each race. Haas is not a race-winning contender in F1 and Grosjean texted this week with former teammate Magnussen about the thrill of being competitive again. “I really want to keep racing and racing fast cars and I believe that's the case in IndyCar.
Wayne Taylor Racing wins record-tying 3rd consecutive Rolex
Wayne Taylor replaced his entire lineup for the move to Acura and hired Albuquerque, as well as his oldest son, Ricky Taylor, Helio Castroneves and Alexander Rossi. It was WTR's fourth Rolex win in five years and fifth overall, one behind Ganassi's record six victories. Albuquerque won in 2018 driving a Cadillac and Ricky Taylor won in a Cadillac for his father's team in 2017. “We decided we wanted somebody as fresh as possible in the car,” Ricky Taylor said. “He was so hungry for this, especially with the whole story of leaving Wayne Taylor.