Some IndyCar teams in serious engine trouble

It looks like the new IndyCar engines do not have the quality needed to meet the IndyCar rules for endurance – i.e. time between engine changes. INDYCAR provided an update today regarding the status of fresh engines remaining for each team for the remainder of the IZOD IndyCar Series season.


Entrant Driver Fresh Engine Status
No. 2 Team Penske Ryan Briscoe 1 Engine Remaining
No. 3 Team Penske Helio Castroneves 1 Engine Remaining
No. 4 Panther Racing JR Hildebrand 2 Engines Remaining
No. 5 KV Racing Technology E.J. Viso 2 Engines Remaining
No. 6/7 Dragon Racing Legge/Bourdais 2 Engines Remaining
No. 8 KV Racing Technology Rubens Barrichello 1 Engine Remaining
No. 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Scott Dixon On Engine 5
No. 10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Dario Franchitti 1 Engine Remaining
No. 11 KV Racing Technology w/SH Tony Kanaan 1 Engine Remaining
No. 12 Team Penske Will Power 1 Engine Remaining
No. 14 A.J. Foyt Enterprises Mike Conway On Engine 5
No. 15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Takuma Sato On Engine 5
No. 18 Dale Coyne Racing Justin Wilson 1 Engine Remaining
No. 19 Dale Coyne Racing James Jakes 2 Engines Remaining
No. 20 Ed Carpenter Racing Ed Carpenter 1 Engine Remaining
No. 22 Panther/Dreyer & Reinbold Racing Oriol Servia 2 Engines Remaining
No. 26 Andretti Autosport Marco Andretti 2 Engines Remaining
No. 27 Andretti Autosport James Hinchcliffe 2 Engines Remaining
No. 28 Andretti Autosport Ryan Hunter-Reay 2 Engines Remaining
No. 38 Service Central Chip Ganassi Racing Graham Rahal 1 Engine Remaining
No. 67 Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing Josef Newgarden 1 Engine Remaining
No. 77 Schmidt Hamilton Motorsports Simon Pagenaud On Engine 5
No. 78 Lotus-HVM Racing Simona de Silvestro On Engine 5
No. 83 Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing Charlie Kimball 1 Engine Remaining
No. 98 Bryan Herta Autosport w/ Curb-Agajanian Alex Tagliani 2 Engines Remaining

Pursuant to Rule 15.1.4, Each Full-Season Entrant will be provided with no more than five fresh built Engines throughout each year covered by an engine service agreement. Using more than five fresh Engines in a season will result in a penalty. Engines beyond the fifth fresh Engine may be fresh or part-used.

Pursuant to Rule 15.6.2, Using more than five fresh Engines in a season will be considered Unapproved Engine Change-Outs.

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