F3 Spain: Martins recaptures points lead with feature race win

The ART driver passed Trident’s Roman Stanek on the run down to Turn 1, having had a better start than the Trident driver. 
He quickly built up a solid lead and despite two safety cars, held on to take his third series victory. 
Stanek took second place and sits second in the drivers’ standings, resisting challenges from Hitech’s Isack Hadjar and Alexander Smolyar (MP …Keep reading Source

Johnson on Indy 500 qualifying: “The speed scared my kids!”

The seven-time NASCAR Cup champion, who ran only on the road and street courses in his first IndyCar season, arrived at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with just one oval IndyCar start under his belt – this year’s second round at Texas, in which he finished a fine sixth.
All five Chip Ganassi Racing-Hondas finished Day 1 of qualifying in the top 10, and so they will compete in the Top …Keep reading Source

Indy 500: Sato, Grosjean, Johnson into Top 12 fight, P13-33 set

After Ed Carpenter Racing’s Rinus VeeKay took full advantage of the favorable temperatures at the start of the day to set the third fastest qualifying run in Indy history, cars ran again to attempt to break into the top 12 spots to go for pole tomorrow.
Track temperature had dropped to 101degF by the end of the initial runs (minus Colton Herta and Stefan Wilson, both of whom were …Keep reading Source

Indy 500: Sato, Grosjean, Johnson into Top 12, P13-33 set

After Ed Carpenter Racing’s Rinus VeeKay took full advantage of the favorable temperatures at the start of the day to set the third fastest qualifying run in Indy history, cars ran again to attempt to break into the top 12 spots to go for pole tomorrow.
Track temperature had dropped to 101degF by the end of the initial runs (minus Colton Herta and Stefan Wilson, both of whom were …Keep reading Source

Indy 500: VeeKay leads after first qualifying runs

Pato O’Ward made the initial run, at a time when the wind was still, the ambient temperature was 77degF, and the track temperature was 86. The Mexican ace’s Arrow McLaren SP-Chevrolet delivered an average of 233.037mph, but it was eclipsed by the very next runner, Rinus VeeKay. The Ed Carpenter Racing-Chevy driver, who started fourth and third for his first two Indy 500s, delivered an opening …Keep reading Source

F2 Spain: Drugovich dominates to take second victory of season

The MP Motorsport driver, who started in fourth, was boosted to third after Calan Williams failed to get off the grid for the formation lap due to an issue and his Trident-run car was pushed to the pitlane.
He swept past Jake Hughes (Van Amersfoort Racing) and ART Grand Prix’s Theo Pourchaire before Turn 1 to take the lead, holding fast until the chequered flag to take the championship …Keep reading Source

Extra Thunderbirds flypast replaces balloon-release at Indy 500

Environmental and wildlife impacts of the balloons have played a factor in the decision to pause the tradition indefinitely, after also canceling it the last two years.
An official statement from Indianapolis Motor Speedway stated that “Like in 2020 and 2021, we will take advantage of the operational flexibility this decision provides and will continue adding a second flyover to the pre-race …Keep reading Source

Indy 500: Carpenter, Dixon head last practice before qualifying

The air at Indianapolis Motor Speedway was dense and relatively still this morning, vastly different from yesterday’s hot and gusty conditions, and the speeds reflected this as drivers attempted four-lap qualifying simulation runs.
In Group 1, Jimmie Johnson turned the fastest lap with the aid of a tow, a 233.961mph, and turned a 233.7 four-lap average. However, in the no-tow speed charts, Ed …Keep reading Source

F3 Spain: Vidales holds off Crawford to take maiden win at home

Campos Racing rookie Vidales made a strong start and held onto the lead, fending off second-place starter Juan Manuel Correa (ART Grand Prix) at Turn 1.
Crawford made it up to second place by lap five and had closed in on the leader by lap 12 before the pair tussled at Turn 1, sending the Prema Racing driver wide in an incident which will be investigated after the race.
The move allowed …Keep reading Source

Autopolis Super Formula: Nojiri scores third pole in a row

Mugen man Nojiri set the fastest time of 1m24.529s at the end of the Q2 pole shootout to shade TOM’S man Ritomo Miyata by 0.269 seconds in a repeat of the front row from Round 2 at Fuji Speedway.
It means Mugen maintains its 100 percent record of poles in Super Formula this year – Ukyo Sasahara was on pole for the Fuji opener, with Nojiri monopolising the top spot since then – while Nojiri now …Keep reading Source