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Alexander Rossi believes he “minimised” his mistakes in the IndyCar title fight in 2019 but “probably the right guy won” in Penske’s Josef Newgarden. Andretti Autosports Rossi trailed points’ leader Newgarden by 41-points entering last weekend’s Laguna Seca double-points finale. But Rossi could only finish sixth in Sunday’s race – two spots ahead of Newgarden
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Freshly-crowned double IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden says he was “dreading” the “chaotic” double points finale at Laguna Seca, which the Penske driver “hated”. Newgarden finished eighth with his closest title rival Alexander Rossi in sixth place, and it was enough to give the former a second title following his 2017 success. The Penske driver added
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Ryan Hunter-Reay put his Andretti Autosport Dallara-Honda on top in second practice for the IndyCar season finale at Laguna Seca. All but two entries ran the softer red-sidewalled Firestone tyre compound to set their best times, and it was Andretti Autosport driver Hunter-Reay who clipped 0.02 seconds from Felix Rosenqvist’s Chip Ganassi Racing entry to
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Alexander Rossi says qualifying for this weekend’s IndyCar double-points season finale will be “critical” as overtaking at the series’ return to Laguna Seca is expected to be tough. Laguna Seca returns for the first time since 2004, and while the current generation of Indycar allows for closer racing than its predecessor, overtaking is expected to
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Chip Ganassi Racing’s rookie star Felix Rosenqvist says the IndyCar Dallara-Honda is the most difficult car he has needed to master in his career. Despite not turning 28 until November, Rosenqvist has enjoyed a remarkably varied career since winning the Formula Renault Asia title back in 2007. His path since then has encompassed Formula Renault,
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IndyCar plans to conduct its first on-track test with its Red Bull Advanced Technologies-developed aeroscreen cockpit protection device at Indianapolis next month. A full-day test session has been scheduled for October 2 on the oval, and driving duties will be shared between Ganassi’s five-time Indycar champion Scott Dixon and Penske driver Will Power. Dixon originally
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James Hinchcliffe will stay on with what will become McLaren Racing SP into the 2020 IndyCar Series season. McLaren’s new partnership with what is currently Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsport means a switch from Honda to Chevrolet engines. Hinchcliffe, an SPM driver since 2015, has long-standing ties with Honda and well-placed sources had suggested American Honda
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