Ferrucci “up to the challenge” of pushing Foyt into top 10

Ferrucci has had a peculiar career since returning to the U.S. following his aborted spell in Formula 2, back in 2018. He impressed on his first outings with Dale Coyne Racing, and was retained by the squad for two years, scoring fourth places at Texas, Pocono, Gateway and in the 2019 Indianapolis 500.
Sporadic outings for Sam Hunt Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2021 were supplemented …Keep reading Source

Kirkwood ends final test session on top, Ericsson tops Day 2

Kirkwood lapped the 17-turn 3.076-mile course in 1min38.8279sec, an average speed of 111.721mph, but it fell 0.4sec short of Ericsson’s benchmark for Ganassi from this morning’s session. The series sophomore, who is about to embark on his first season with Andretti Autosport-Honda, might have improved still further, had he not suffered a brake fire after a mild off-course excursion.
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Armstrong feels “confident” in “very natural”-feeling IndyCar

The 22-year-old New Zealander ended the first day of official IndyCar testing in 10th out of 27 runners. Around the re-measured 3.067-mile 17-turn Thermal Club track, Armstrong was just 0.5356sec off Colton Herta’s top time, 0.5107s behind Ganassi pacesetter, 2021 champion Alex Palou, and within three-tenths of six-time champion, teammate and fellow Kiwi Scott Dixon.
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Rossi savors clear objectives, detail-oriented people at McLaren

Rossi has joined the team, previously known as Schmidt Peterson Motorsports and then Arrow McLaren SP from 2020, as it expands to three full-time entries for the first time. Explaining what enticed him to join the team the Californian who finished top three in the championship in 2018 and ’19 said: “I think there’s just a very clear path in terms of what they’re trying to accomplish, whether …Keep reading Source

Cannon joins Foyt from Ganassi for 2023

Cannon switched from Dale Coyne Racing to Chip Ganassi Racing for the 2020 season, serving as Scott Dixon’s race engineer for his sixth title that year. He continued in that role up to the middle of the 2022 season, when he was reassigned to future projects for CGR, although he still made occasional appearances on the #9 pitstand, supporting the #9 car’s quest for title glory.
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Honda names 2023 Super Formula drivers, Lawson joins Mugen

As previously reported by Motorsport.com, Red Bull junior driver Lawson is moving to Super Formula after two seasons of racing in FIA Formula 2, and had his first taste of the Japanese series in last week’s post-season test at Suzuka.
The New Zealander joins the title-winning Mugen operation alongside reigning two-time champion Tomoki Nojiri, effectively taking the place of Toyota-bound Ukyo …Keep reading Source

“No comparison” between TOM’S candidates Sasahara and Alesi

Sasahara took over from regular driver Giuliano Alesi aboard the Toyota squad’s #36 car for the second day of the annual rookie test at Suzuka, as he auditions for the vacant spot in the TOM’S line-up for the 2023 season.
Alesi and Sasahara ended up setting very similar headline laptimes, with the latter setting the 14th-fastest time of the afternoon and 15th of the day combined with a best …Keep reading Source

Arthur Leclerc promoted to Formula 2 with DAMS in 2023

The Ferrari Academy driver will join the French outfit having spent two years with Prema in FIA Formula 3, helping the team to the 2022 teams’ title alongside Ollie Bearman and Jak Crawford.
Leclerc finished sixth in the drivers’ standings in 2022, scoring one win and two podiums. He also claimed the Formula Regional Asian Championship title in February.
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Indy Lights rebranded for 2023 as “INDY NXT by Firestone”

IndyCar took over duties as sanctioning body and promoter of the Indy Lights series last winter from Andersen Promotions. This saw IndyCar / Indy Lights integration in paddock spaces, marketing, digital assets and race officiating.
Dan Andersen’s company continues to run the lower steps on what was previous called the Road To Indy, namely the recently rebranded USF Pro 2000, USF2000 and USF …Keep reading Source

Suzuka Super Formula: Nojiri puts one hand on title with pole

Mugen driver Nojiri’s fifth pole of the season gives him three bonus points, putting him 35 points ahead of nearest championship rival Sacha Fenestraz with 43 left to play for over the remainder of the weekend.
With neither Fenestraz nor Ryo Hirakawa scoring any bonus points, it means that a third-place finish on Saturday afternoon would be enough for Nojiri to claim the crown in advance of …Keep reading Source