Lewis Hamilton With No Desire Right Now To Run Indy 500

Many wondered with the success that Fernando Alonso had at Indy this past May, if any other Formula One drivers would want to give the world’s biggest race a try in the near future. Alonso, started fifth and contended among the leaders all month. Another former F1 driver in Max Chilton led a race-high 50 of the 200 laps in the May 28 race. Heck, even another driver with an F1 path in Alexander Rossi won the ‘500 as a rookie in 2016 and started on the front row for…

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Fernando Alonso Confirms No Indy 500 In 2018, Also Confirms He Will Be Back, May Try Daytona Too

Some big Formula One news came out of Texas on Thursday, as Fernando Alonso and McLaren announced a new “multi-year” contract for the two sides to remain together for 2018 and beyond. With that being said, one main topic came out in Alonso’s media availability ahead of this weekend’s United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of The America’s in Austin, Texas. Despite being an F1 race, it’s still an F1 race in America, and the biggest race in not just the United States, but the whole entire world itself,…

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My 2018 IndyCar Driver Roster Pipe Dream

INDIANAPOLIS – Disclaimer, I’m not saying any of this is going to come true, heck none of it probably will, but with the way that silly season is shaping up so far in both the Verizon IndyCar Series as well as in NASCAR and Formula One, there’s a realistic chance that several highly coveted drivers will be free agents for 2018. In my pipe dream, four big names will be in IndyCar next season. After all, it’s Silly Season and this is my silly dream. First off, lets start with Fernando…

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TV Ratings Show, Danica Patrick Still Most Polarizing Driver in North American Racing When She’s Thriving

INDIANAPOLIS – The TV ratings are out for the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500, and unfortunately, they’re not where most thought they’d be. This year’s ‘500 drew a 3.4 rating last Sunday, among the worst ever for the race. It’s the lowest since the turn of the 21st century, down from a 3.9 last year. What made that so surprising was the addition of Fernando Alonso to this year’s field. I know I for one thought it would rival numbers from the mid 2000s. Instead, the numbers dropped. 

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101st Indy 500 Dominated By Former Formula 1 Drivers, Honda

INDIANAPOLIS – Lewis Hamilton made some preposterous comments in Monaco on Saturday basically calling out the Verizon IndyCar Series field. But, what Mr. Hamilton fails to realize is, IndyCar is a far deeper, more talented field from top to bottom than the current F1 crop of drivers. The real reason to why former F1 drivers are turning their sights on IndyCar now is due to the competitiveness and how much better it is to drive here. In F1, only two teams have a legitimate shot to win, that’s four out of…

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Engine Issues Cost Fernando Alonso a Chance at a Win, Finishes 24th, An Overall Look at His Month

INDIANAPOLIS – For 75-percent of Sunday’s 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500, it appeared that Honda drivers would end up lasting after all. Prior to today’s race, Honda had eight engines blow during Indianapolis 500 practice and/or qualifying. On Lap 135, Honda had led all but 18 laps of today’s race. Despite having a Honda driver win, and having four Honda’s in the top five of the finishing order, a blown engine cost Fernando Alonso and Ryan Hunter-Reay a shot at a win at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. 

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Helio Castroneves Fastest in Final IndyCar Practice on Carb Day

INDIANAPOLIS – Team Penske wasn’t happy with their qualifying effort last weekend for this year’s 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 (11 a.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network). Will Power was the only one to qualify in the top nine, with the rest coming from 18th on back. On Friday though, they showed that their race pace may prove to be the ones to beat. 

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