Jamin Wins for Andretti at Indianapolis to Tighten Indy Lights Points Chase
An enthralling 30-lap Mazda Road to Indy Grand Prix Presented by Royal Purple Supporting Lupus Foundation of America this evening on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Grand Prix road course saw Nico Jamin claim an impressive win for Andretti Autosport. The 21-year-old Frenchman’s second victory of the season enabled him to close to within three points of series leader Colton Herta (Andretti-Steinbrenner Racing), who could manage only a distant 12th-place finish after an unscheduled pit stop.
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There is a new team in the pits this weekend, although they are not running any cars in the Grand Prix. Juncos Racing has their pit equipment at the end of pit lane. We talked with a member of their team and he said the team is just practicing being in pit lane, in preparation for the big race.
Ricardo Juncos, team owner of Juncos Racing, announced his two drivers for the Indy 500 this past week. Spencer Pigot, who is currently driving the road courses for Ed Carpenter Racing this season, will attempt his second run at the 500 driving the number 11 sponsored by Oceanfront Recovery. Sebastian Saavedra will be driving their second car, the number 17 AFS entry, attempting to start his sixth 500.
Mercedes again 1-2 in 2nd practice for the Spanish GP (Update) UPDATE Added photos and quotes from Friday
Lewis Hamilton gets a bit of opposite lock on his fastest lap
05/12/17 Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas again ran 1-2 in Friday's 2nd practice session for the Spanish GP in Barcelona. Hamilton was again slightly ahead of his teammate with a time of 1m20.802s to put him just 0.090sec ahead.
The Ferrari row (row 2) was led by Kimi Raikkonen with a time of 1m21.112s, 3/10ths down on Hamilton and 1/10th quicker than teammate Sebastian Vettel. Whereas Ferrari were 1-second off the pace of the German cars in the first session, in the 2nd practice they were just 3/10ths back.
Is it Chevy or is it Penske? Again, the question is -- is Chevy that strong because of Penske, or is Penske that strong 'cause of Chevy? Whatever the answer, the result is that Will Power will start from the Pole for tomorrow's 2017 IndyCar Grand Prix of Indianapolis present by PennGrade Motor Oil (whew). Joining him on the front row will be Helio Castroneves, with Josef Newgarden and Scott Dixon splitting the second row. In the third row will be Juan Pablo Montoya and Sebastien Bourdais. The lone Penske car not to make the Fast Six, Simon Pagenaud, will start 7th.
Chevrolet continued their dominance of road courses this morning. Or was it a Penske domination? First round of practice saw Will Power fastest, followed by Scott Dixon, Josef Newgarden, and Simon Pagenaud. Juan Pablo, looking like he's loaded for bear, was 7th fastest.
The media center held a press conference with Sam Schmidt, Mario Andretti, and Robby Unser. Do you remember that lap that Sam took in the 'Vette around Indy? Well, the engineers continue hard at work, and to make things more fun they recruited Mario to "drive" one of those handicapped-accessible vehicles in what they're calling a "race". The event between Schmidt and Andretti happens tomorrow. "Just don't let me get lapped" was the most common quip that Mario made.
Coming off his first Verizon IndyCar Series podium of 2017, Team Penske’s Will Power is off to a good start in continuing his momentum into this weekend’s INDYCAR Grand Prix. The Australian led today’s opening practice session of the weekend with a fast lap of 1 minute, 9.3172 seconds (126.670 mph).
“We got better at the end,” said Power, slated to make his 175th Indy car start on Saturday. “Got a bit quicker. We made a lot of changes. We’ve got to digest exactly what works and does not back at the shed.”
IndyCar: Friday morning update from Indianapolis Hello from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway! It is only May in Indiana so the weather is not perfect this early in the month. The cloud cover has moved out and the sun is peeking out over the two and half mile oval track, with temperatures in the mid 50s and the high of 67 predicted for later today. The fact that it could rain today won't effect the racing this weekend, since we are on the road course for the Grand Prix of Indianapolis. This is the fourth time the IndyCars will run on the course that was built for Formula One, which raced here from 2000-2007.
Charles Leclerc has topped this morning’s free practice session at the Circuit de Catalunya-Barcelona, setting the pace early on to grab the top spot despite close pressure in a busy session from Alexander Albon and Sergio Sette Camara.
The Ferrari Driver Academy man topped the timesheets with a lap of 1:29.974 a third of the way through the session, making the most of the warm and sunny conditions to grab P1 by just 0.042s from the Thai driver, reigniting last year’s GP3 title fight as the pair looked towards this afternoon’s vital qualifying session.
Motorsport.com, owned by a Russian, continues to buy up motorsports and automotive publications around the world. Their biggest acquisition to date of course was Haymarket that Autosport
Miami, FL. – The dramatic growth of Motorsport Network’s world-leading automotive website Motor1.com will continue with the launch of a new Australian edition of the site – the ninth international version of the brand.
Motorsport Network has acquired the Sydney-based Motoring Media Network, which will spearhead not only the launch of the Australian version of Motor1.com, but the continued growth of Motorsport.com in the region.
Sydney, Australia joins the extensive collection of international offices for Motor1.com – the leading global source of online car reviews, news, and information. Other editorial offices for the site includes Detroit, USA; London, UK; Rome, Italy; Le Mans, France; and Toronto, Canada. Additional languages and markets will be launched in the upcoming months through both expansion and new acquisitions.
Mercedes dominates opening practice in Barcelona It didn't take long for Aldo Costa to make the Mercedes cars faster than the Ferraris. Whereas the Ferraris were faster at this track in preseason testing, Mercedes brought significant Costa upgrades to Barcelona for the Spanish GP and Mercedes blew the Ferraris out of the water in opening practice.
Lewis Hamilton beat his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas by just 0.029s to lead FP1. More importantly they were a second faster than the Ferraris of Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel.
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