The bright, distinctive design earned its nickname in 1979 when Johnny Rutherford first used the scheme, then won in the car at Indianapolis Motor Speedway a year later.Helio Castroneves, Indianapolis 500, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, IndyCar, Rick Mears
Four-time Champ Car World Series champion and former F1 driver Sebastian Bourdais was quickest in opening practice at the newly configured Indianapolis road course Thursday morning.
“We had a good test on the new road course last Wednesday,” said Bourdais, “I have to say I had some reservations early on because the corners (of the new racetrack) are very tight, but the grip more than makes up for it.”Grand Prix of Indianapolis, IndyCar, Sebastian Bourdais
Red Bull has played down the significance of Sebastian Vettel getting a brand new chassis for this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix.
Just days after the reigning world champion struggled to match teammate Daniel Ricciardo’s pace in China, Dr. Helmut Marko said the team was looking into whether Vettel’s RB10 – affectionately dubbed ‘Suzie’ by the German driver – was damaged.Daniel Ricciardo, Formula 1, Red Bull Racing, Sebastian Vettel, Spanish GP
The configuration of the pallbearers at Ayrton Senna’s fabled funeral was changed at the last minute, the F1 legend’s former personal assistant has revealed.
Betise Assumpcao told Brazil’s Agencia Estado that when she arrived for the 1994 funeral, she discovered that Jackie Stewart and Alain Prost were scheduled to be the lead pallbearers.Alain Prost, Ayrton Senna, Gerhard Berger, Jackie Stewart
Sunday’s race in Monterey may have only lasted 66 laps for the DeltaWing, but the team is looking at the positives from the day.
Despite retiring from the 2-hour TUDOR Championship race with transmission issues, the DeltaWing team was able to display impressive straight-line speed and fuel mileage.DeltaWing, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, TUDOR Championship