Category Archives: IndyCar

IndyCar championships are always close but 2017 is particularly special

After 11 races in 2017 there were 9 different winners (which is amazing) so the title fight is still wide open between at least half a dozen drivers.

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IndyCar: Visor cam is awesome

One of the cool things to come out of IndyCar recently is the improved version of “visor cam” that features on the live broadcast. Plenty of similar helmet cameras have been used in the past but none have offered this view or level of clarity. Other categories would be mad if they didn’t try to introduce the same thing.

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IndyCar: Sebastien Bourdais went from last to first in Florida

Sebastien Bourdais’ IndyCar victory in Florida was particularly special given he started the race DEAD LAST on the grid. Although it was mostly due to luck with strategy and safety cars (which angered some of his rivals) last-to-first is still a cool achievement in any form of racing.

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Will Power narrowly missed the IndyCar Championship for the 5th time

Will Power was beaten to the 2016 IndyCar title earlier this month. Simon Pagenaud was a deserving winner, but incredibly it was the FIFTH TIME Will Power has fallen short in a season finale where he had a chance at winning the championship.

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IndyCar: Hinchcliffe dominated in Texas but lost by 0.008 seconds

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It’s hard not to feel sorry for James Hinchcliffe who dominated the Firestone 600 in Texas. He held onto first place for over 450km but lost the lead coming out of the last corner and missed the win by just 8 thousandths of a second. Doh!

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There were two cool things about Newgarden’s Iowa IndyCar victory

1. Joseph Newgarden led the race for a massive 282 laps – an all time IndyCar record.
2. He did so whilst recovering from a broken wrist and shoulder he sustained just 4 weeks ago.

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Indycar: This is simply a fantastic story

James Hinchcliffe has taken pole position for the 100th Indianapolis 500 after almost being killed at the same event last year. Hinchcliffe was lucky to survive his accident 12 months ago when a piece of suspension pierced the cockpit and severed an artery in his leg. The amount of blood he lost before reaching hospital was life threatening, so to claim pole position on his return to Indianapolis is a brilliant way to cap his recovery. It’s also a special moment for the local safety crews whose quick thinking saved his life. This great 4 minute feature covers Hinchcliffe’s long road to rehabilitation.

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Safety Truck 3 fastest at Indy

Practice for the Indianapolis 500 was cancelled yesterday due to rain which meant ‘Safety Truck 3’ topped the timesheets ahead of some stiff competition.

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