Drivers Rave Of New 2018 IndyCar Test, Says Racing Back in Drivers’ Hands

INDIANAPOLIS – Last week, both Oriol Servia and Juan Pablo Montoya tested the newly designed 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series concept for the first time ever at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The two test drivers raved about their experience saying the car is much better to drive and puts things back into the drivers’ hands. Well, after the first road course configuration test at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, the duo is still saying the same thing. 

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New IndyCar Hits the Track For the 1st Time Today, Jay Frye Talks Entire Testing Process Timeline And Additional OEMS In the Future

INDIANAPOLIS – For the first time ever, the newly designed 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series car concept hit the track on Tuesday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Both Oriol Servia and Juan Pablo Montoya hit the famed 2.5-mile track today to shake down the new car for next season. Servia, drove the Honda entry while Montoya took his rounds in the Chevrolet design. Today though, was nothing more than to shake these cars down and check some boxes off of a list. It was a monumental yet historical day in that perspective…

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Servia, Montoya Slated To Test New 2018 IndyCar

Veteran Indy car drivers Juan Pablo Montoya and Oriol Servia have been named by INDYCAR to perform testing duties for the Dallara universal aero kit to be used by all Verizon IndyCar Series teams starting in the 2018 season. Testing of the universal kit, which will be fitted to the current Dallara IR-12 chassis used by all teams, begins July 25-26 on the 2.5-mile oval at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Subsequent tests will take place on the permanent road course at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, the short oval at Iowa Speedway and a…

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Teammate Important to Graham Rahal, Qualifying Even More So for Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS – Graham Rahal has said the last few years that being a small team has hurt him in the essence that they’re having to double their work load without a teammate in the Verizon IndyCar Series. Rahal, has had to do all the race setups, qualifying setups, race runs, tests, etc. The only information they get is from him. Other teams, well they can split those duties up. They can have different teammates do different setups, then debrief to see what works the best. That hasn’t been an option unfortunately…

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Oriol Servia To Race in 2017 Indy 500, Possibly More Races With Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan Racing

INDIANAPOLIS – Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) announced today that Oriol Servia will return to the team for the 2017 Indianapolis 500 with the hope of adding more races during the season. Servia competed for the team in the Indy 500 in 2009, the Indy 500 and three other races in 2014, the Indy 500 in 2015 and will return for the 101th Running of the Indy 500 on May 28, 2017. “I couldn’t be more excited to be back with Bobby, Mike and my second father Mr. Letterman for…

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Now That SPM Seat is Filled, What Is the Indy 500 Car Count Update?

LEEDS, Ala – Schmidt/Peterson Motorsports announced on Saturday morning that Spaniard Oriol Servia will be the driver of their third entry for next month’s 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500. Servia, becomes the 30th official driver on the entry-list, as that leaves just three spots left to be filled. The biggest question now is, who makes up those final three spots? Well, we already know two of them, as Pippa Mann will be announced soon as the fourth driver of the Dale Coyne Racing entry as Coyne said on Friday at Barber that he will…

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Oriol Servia Lands 3rd Schmidt/Peterson Motorsports Seat

LEEDS, Ala – The most coveted seat left for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 has now been filled. Veteran Oriol Servia will drive the No. 77 Honda for Schmidt/Peterson Motorsports in next month’s big race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as he’s now the 30th confirmed driver. Servia, 41, has made 198 career IndyCar starts with one career victory during his long career. But, what landed Servia this seat was not just funding, but his age. With the rules for a domed skid plate to be run for…

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