Fittipaldi for the ovals

Pietro Fittipaldi will return to the NTT IndyCar Series for the 2021 season. The Brazilian, with the famous granddad, will be racing for Dale Coyne Racing with Rick Ware Racing in car #51, which he will share with Romain Grosjean. Grosjean has chosen to stick to the road and street courses, and skipping the ovals for now. He has mentioned in an interview, that his serious accident in Bahrain made him decide to skip the oval races in 2021. Fittipaldi has raced for Dale Coyne Racing back in 2018, but…

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Grosjean to Indycar

Romain Grosjean will move to the NTT IndyCar Series for the upcoming season The 34-year-old Frenchman has signed with Dale Coyne Racing with RWR for #51, where he will do the road- and street courses. He will skip the oval races, where another driver will take the wheel of the car. The Indycar series will be brand new territory for Grosjean, who only has raced at COTA in Texas in the USA, so he will have to learn a lot of new tracks. He is a big user of iRacing,…

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RWR joins forces with DCR

Rick Ware Racing will step into the NTT IndyCar Series 2021 with up to two cars. The American team has joined forces with Dale Coyne Racing, who will rename their classic car numbers #19 and #55 to the RWR favourites #51 and #52. The two parties already worked together for the Indianapolis 500 race in 2020, where James Davison was racing. Car #51 will be a full season car, while #52 will be for selected races, in including the Indianapolis 500. Rick Ware Racing has NASCAR as their primary racing…

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Jones returns to Dale Coyne

Ed Jones will return to the NTT IndyCar Series for 2021, where he once again will race for Dale Coyne Racing. Jones will be racing car #18, which is the Sealmaster sponsored Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser Sullivan Honda car. The driver from Dubai made his Indycar debut in 2017 for DCR, where he won the Rookie Championship. That resulted in a contract with Chip Ganassi Racing , where he didn’t deliver at all. He only got a single season by them, before getting a road- and street course plus…

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Hinchcliffe confirmed at Andretti

James Hinchcliffe has finally been confirmed at Andretti Autosport. Hinch has been without a full season ride since the season finale in 2019, where he was fired from Schmidt Peterson Motorsports. The Canadian did, however, get a contract with Andretti Autosport, where he would do three races with the team, racing with Genesys on the side of the car. He got additional races at the end of the season in car #26, previously raced by Zach Veach, when the team and Veach decided to end their relationship early. Hinchcliffe will…

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Barber pushed back one week

The opening round of the NTT IndyCar Series at Barber Motorsports Park will be pushed back one week. The organizers have chosen to move the race to Sunday 18 April. The Indycar drivers will now have to do four races in three consecutive weekends, since the St. Petersburg race, which originally was the opening round of 2021, was moved to 25 April. The change from 11 to 18 April will put the race on NBC in the USA, since the 18 April was the original date for the Long Beach…

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Marco Andretti reduces Indycar programme

Marco Andretti has chosen to reduce his NTT IndyCar Series programme for 2021. The American, with the very famous last name, has chosen only to do the Indianapolis 500 race this year. He will instead refocus and look at potential other opportunities in the racing work, he reveals. Especially sportscar racing has his interest, where he mentions the Daytona 24 Hours, Sebring 12 Hours and Le Mans as interesting races for him. He has previously raced at Le Mans in 2010 for Rebellion Racing, where he shared an LMP1 car…

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Hunter-Reay stays at Andretti

Ryan Hunter-Reay will have another season in the NTT IndyCar Series at Andretti Autosport. The 40-year-old American has extended his deal, so the two parties will have their 12th season together. The main sponsor of the #28, DHL, has also extended their deal, so they will be running together for the 11th season. “Captain America” has run the yellow colours on the car since 2014, where the collaboration was extended to being the primary sponsor of the car. Hunter-Reay won the 2012 title, and took his one and only Indy500…

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St. Pete moved to April

NTT IndyCar Series has chosen to push the race in St. Petersburg, Florida to 25 April, instead of the original early March date. The reasoning is the COVID-19 situation in Florida, where the organizers believe that there is a bigger chance of being able to run it in April instead. That moves the Indycar season opener to 11 April at Barber Motorsports Park, Alabama. The 2020 edition of the St. Pete Grand Prix was pushed from March to October, since the pandemic hit for real, just as the teams had…

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Kellett and Daly remain in the same teams

Dalton Kellett and Conor Daly will also participate in the NTT IndyCar Series 2021. The two drivers have extended the contracts with their two respective teams, that they raced for in 2020. Kellett has even gotten his contract updated to a full season, so he has the A. J. Foyt Enterprises car #4 all to himself. He was in the #14 through some of the season, that he shared with Tony Kanaan and Sebastien Bourdais, while Charlie Kimball had #4 to himself. Kellett made his Indycar debut in 2020, but…

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Long Beach and Laguna move to September dates

The organizers of the Long Beach Grand Prix has chosen to push back the 2021 edition to September. The race was originally scheduled for April, but due to the COVID-19, the organizers think it’s more realistic to run the race between 24 and 26 of September. The 2020 races were cancelled, since COVID-19 made it impossible. This has an effect on both the NTT IndyCar Series and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship schedules being moved around. IMSA will have to move their spring race at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca too,…

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Herta changes car, Montoya back at Indy

The driver announcements for the NTT IndyCar Series 2021 are in full swing. Colton Herta will be racing in Gainbridge Honda #26 for Andretti Autosport. That will be the third different team in three years, although it’s mostly a name change. Herta started out at Harding Steinbrenner Racing, who had a collaboration with Andretti Autosport. That only got even closer, when the team had issues finding sponsors to race. He officially switched to AA in 2020, where he was racing car #88, being one of many drivers for the team.…

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Kanaan back at CGR

Tony Kanaan is back at Chip Ganassi Racing for 2021 and 2022. The Brazilian driver will run in car #48 at the four oval races of 2021. Car #48 will primarily be run by Jimmie Johnson, but since he is skipping the ovals, the team has made a deal with Kanaan. Kanaan raced for CGR from 2014 until 2017, where he was teammate with Scott Dixon. He wasn’t any match for Dixon, so the team decided to let him go, and replace him with Ed Jones, before signing Felix Rosenqvist…

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Review: Become Who You Are

Become Who You Are is a brand new sports documentary, that had its premiere this evening. The movie is about Jules Gounon, Memo Rojas, Scott Dixon and Bruno Senna, and their way to the 24 Hours of Le Mans The majority of the car scenes in the movie is recorded during the 24 hours race in 2019, but does contain historic clips too, from the drivers own archives. The movie is directed and produced by Frenchman Virginie Dulauroy, who is a new name in the documentary world, but is a…

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6 Indycar races for Castroneves

Helio Castroneves will be slightly busier in the NTT IndyCar Series 2021 season. The Brazilian has signed a six-race contract with Meyer Shank Racing, to race their second car alongside the full-season car of Jack Harvey. MSR has bought the car from DragonSpeed, who longer wants to enter Indycar. Castroneves will race at Barber Motorsports Park, Long Beach Grand Prix, Indianapolis 500, at the IMS Road Course, Portland International Raceway and WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. It’s going to be quite a chance for Castroneves, who has been Team Penske driver…

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CGR announces their 2021 plans

Chip Ganassi Racing has got all their plans for the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series season settled. The newly crowned 6-times NTT IndyCar Series Champion Scott Dixon will of course continue in car #9, while Marcus Ericsson got his contract extended in car #8. The team has just announced today, that Alex Palou will replace Felix Rosenqvist in car #10, while Jimmie Johnson will race a fourth car for the team – excluding the ovals for now, but since there only are three ovals on the schedule – Texas, Indy and…

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Indycar extends with engine suppliers

NTT IndyCar Series has finalized two very important contacts regarding their engines for the upcoming seasons. The deal with Chevrolet and Honda has been extended, so it runs until the end of this decade. Chevrolet has a long history in Indycar, but has been in the series for this round since 2012. The engines are build by Ilmor, which Roger Penske holds shares in. They are just marketed as Chevrolet engines, and as the American engine, in the American series. The Japanese Honda brand does however also hold an American…

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Indycar 2021 schedule revealed

NTT IndyCar Series has announced their 2021 schedule, with the proviso, that the health situation might result in changes. The season starts in St. Petersburg, Florida – but one week earlier than the last few seasons. Teams will go to Barber Motorsports Park and Long Beach in April, while the month of May starts in a very untraditional way, with two races at Texas Motor Speedway, which usually runs in June. They are followed by the two races in Indianapolis, with the road course race first, and then the Indy…

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Hinch gets three races

James Hinchcliffe can once again put the microphone on the shelf, and jump in the racing suit. The Canadian will race for Andretti Autosport for the remainder of the 2020 season in car #26, which was available following the departure of Zach Veach. Hinch already did three races for Andretti Autosport in 2020, where he ran car #29 with Genesys sponsorship on the side of the car. He will take over the Gainbridge affiliation at the two races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, plus on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida.…

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Castroneves replaces Askew

Helio Castroneves has been called in as a replacement at Arrow McLaren SP, at the upcoming Harvest Grand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Oliver Askew felt unwell after the Mid-Ohio race weekend, with balance- and coordination problems, and was then checked by the doctors. He was then deemed unfit to race the two races next weekend in the NTT IndyCar Series. There are no further details about the exact reasoning for those issues with the American driver. The AMSP team has made a deal with Helio Castroneves, who usually…

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