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4 Burning Questions: What’s Next for McLaren?

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

What’s next for the McLaren IndyCar program? McLaren, one of the greatest Formula 1 teams in history, fell flat on its face last Sunday after stumbling through its second attempt at racing in IndyCar. It turns out that having millions upon millions of dollars at its disposal, setup and damper help from Team Penske and …

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2-Headed Monster: Should Buying A Ride Be Outlawed?

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Some of the hype for this Sunday’s Indianapolis 500 was lost this past weekend when Formula 1 champion Fernando Alonso failed to qualify for the Greatest Spectacle in Racing. Alonso, a winner of the Monaco Grand Prix and 24 Hours of Le Mans, was impressive in his Indy 500 debut two years ago but will …

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F1 Midweek: Niki Lauda Passes Away; Should Fernando Alonso Cut Ties with McLaren?

Niki Lauda dead at 70 (credit: FIA images)

Monday night (May 20), the racing community was saddened with the news that three-time Formula 1 World Champion Niki Lauda had passed away at the age of 70. Lauda had been suffering from numerous of health problems over the past two years. He was notably missing in the paddock at a number of races last …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Hey Now, You’re an All-Star

Photo Credit: Busch Beer

“Get your game on, go play!” That was essentially NASCAR’s attitude this weekend as the non-points-paying Monster Energy All-Star Race took place Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Also, the Indianapolis 500 qualifying took place over the weekend, as did the second leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown, the Preakness Stakes. It was a light …

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Pace Laps: Bubba Wallace Impresses at Charlotte, While David Slays Goliath at Indianapolis

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: All-Star Night of Emotions Saturday was a day full of emotion, passion and hard racing. From the beginning stage of the Monster Energy Open to the fireworks and celebration after the Monster Energy All-Star Race, nothing excelled over the prestigious event. Nothing, except for Kyle Larson. The Open began with …

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Fernando Alonso Crashes in Indy 500 Practice

Fernando Alonso at the 2019 Indy 500 (Photo: Chris Owens, INDYCAR Media)

Fernando Alonso‘s quest to make his second appearance in the Indianapolis 500 has become somewhat more of a challenge after crashing his No. 66 McLaren Chevrolet during Wednesday’s (May 15) practice. He was checked and released from the infield car center following the accident. The car spun out going into a corner and bounced the …

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Toyota Wins at Spa, Wintry Weather The Real Story

(Photo: John Rourke@AdrenalMedia.com)

Toyota GAZOO Racing’s No. 8 Toyota TS050-Hybrid for Fernando Alonso, Sebastien Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima claimed overall victory Saturday (May 4) in the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps.  However, the picture above shows the real story.  The race was plagued by unusually cold weather for early May and was put under the safety car multiple times …

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F1 Midweek: McLaren Awakening from Reality Show Nightmare

(Photo: Getty Images)

For the past four years, McLaren have been known more for their off-track drama than doing anything of note on the racing surface.  Though they sported a driver who is considered one of the all-time greats in Fernando Alonso, they squandered the twilight of his racing career by supplying him with underpowered cars and unqualified …

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Toyota Easily Claims Time-Shortened 1000 Miles of Sebring

(Photo: Marius Hecker@AdrenalMedia.com)

Toyota GAZOO Racing’s No. 8 shared by Fernando Alonso, Sebastien Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima dominated the 1000 Miles of Sebring Friday (March 15).  The Toyota trio led all but one of the 253 laps run on the way to a one-lap victory.  The race was originally scheduled for 268 laps, but a couple of safety …

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Fernando Alonso to Test Indy Car at Texas

Fernando Alonso at the 2019 Indy 500 (Photo: Chris Owens, INDYCAR Media)

In preparation for his second appearance at the Indianapolis 500 in May, two-time Formula One World Champion Fernando Alonso will be taking to the high banks of Texas Motor Speedway next month. First reported by Motorsport, it was revealed that Alonso will shake down his McLaren Indy car, equipped with the series’ universal aerokit, for …

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