Romain Grosjean in the 2022 Music City Grand Prix
Mikey McGuire - Nov 27, 2022

The current era of motorsport sees increasingly complex cars take the track year after year. With that complexity comes greater speed from the individual cars, but can often lead to the overall on-track product being a little lackluster. That could be dirty air coming off the intricate aerodynamic elements of the car or a whole […]

Callum Ilott - Gallagher Grand Prix - By_ Chris Jones
Fatima Ahmed - Oct 23, 2022

F2 runner-up Callum Ilott endured a tumultuous time in his pursuit to join Formula 1. But he’s found a new path in America. 2020’s Formula 2 vice-champion Callum Ilott was seemingly one to watch for the future. With Ilott being a member of the Ferrari Drivers Academy (FDA) and a reserve driver for Alfa Romeo, […]

Lap 1 of the 2022 Indy Lights Grand Prix of Indianapolis at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Gabe Perrin - Oct 18, 2022

As the IndyCar season comes to a close, the Indy Lights season ends along with it. Linus Lundqvist ended the year as champion, but there are plenty more storylines to discuss. Not only did Linus Lundqvist come away as the champion, he did it in dominant fashion. With 5 wins and 9 podiums, the 23-year-old Swedish driver […]

Dalton Kellett - Bommarito Automotive Group 500
Thomas Hughes - Oct 11, 2022

With the addition of two new competitors over the past two weeks, Dalton Kellett has confirmed his departure. In a developing story out of Indianapolis, Canadian driver Dalton Kellett has announced that he will not be returning to A.J. Foyt Racing. The move leaves the #4 Chevrolet open on the 2023 IndyCar Series grid. Kellett […]

Santino Ferrucci
Gabe Perrin - Oct 9, 2022

After two years off from full-time IndyCar competition, 24-year-old Santino Ferrucci will return to the grid in 2023, driving the No. 14 for AJ Foyt Racing. Ferrucci had two successful seasons with Dale Coyne Racing in 2019 and 2020 but found himself without a full-time ride in both 2021 and 2022. Although he filled in […]

Alexander Rossi speaks to the press after being announced as Arrow McLaren SP's third driver for 2023
Thomas Hughes - Oct 5, 2022

As Preparations for 2023 Continue, Arrow McLaren SP has finalized its roster in a three-car lineup along with new team management. It was a big day for McLaren’s IndyCar operation! Their 2023 quest to overtake Team Penske is now shaping up. Following the sudden resignation of Taylor Kiel as Team President, it caught the open-wheel […]

Benjamin Pedersen in the paddock during the 2022 Indy Lights Season
Thomas Hughes - Sep 29, 2022

Fresh off of placing 5th in the 2022 Indy Lights Series, Danish racer Benjamin Pedersen will compete for AJ Foyt Racing in IndyCar in 2023 After an Indy Lights career resulting in one victory, 11 podiums, and placements of fourth and fifth in the previous two championship campaigns, Dane competitor Benjamin Pedersen will move up […]

Marcus Ericsson crosses the yard of bricks during the 106th Running of the Indianapolis 500
Thomas Hughes - Sep 27, 2022

The NTT IndyCar Series has announced the schedule for its 2023 campaign! It was at 12:04 PM. Nine days ago. The completion of the 2022 IndyCar Series was just seven days removed. A season of success in greatness realized. Through the Twitter account of the official television partner, it may not have been much but […]

Jimmie Johnson on pit road before the 2022 Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey
Thomas Hughes - Sep 26, 2022

Though one-off events are possible, including the Indianapolis 500, Jimmie Johnson has decided to focus on his family. September 9th, 2022. Jenna Fryer of the Associated Press posted a brief, yet important 84-second video on her Twitter, @JennaFryer. A question of uncertainty had been answered. Jimmie Johnson confirmed Carvana’s return. Jimmie Johnson says Carvana has […]

Thomas Hughes - Sep 24, 2022

Brian Barnhart, A prominent IndyCar figure most recently of Andretti Autosport, has joined Arrow McLaren SP in an undisclosed role. In a developing story out of Indianapolis, Brian Barnhart, former Vice President of IndyCar competition and two-time IndyCar race director, has joined Arrow McLaren SP in an undisclosed role. On Tuesday, Team President Taylor Kiel resigned unexpectedly […]

Arrow McLaren SP team president Taylor Kiel looks on at the 2022 Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama
Thomas Hughes - Sep 20, 2022

In a surprising development out of Indianapolis, Arrow McLaren SP’s IndyCar operation suddenly finds themselves without Team President Taylor Kiel. At Last Word on Sports, we were reviewing the record-setting calendar for the 2023 Formula 1 season when we received breaking news from the IndyCar Series. Taylor Kiel, Team President for Arrow McLaren SP was […]

2023 IndyCar Grid - McLaren's Zak Brown and Felix Rosenqvist shake hands before the 2022 Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey
Mikey McGuire - Sep 20, 2022

We have been treated to a wild IndyCar silly season. Starting all the way back in June when Alexander Rossi was tagged for the third McLaren seat all the way until the end of the season where many seats still remain uncertain.  Here’s the latest on where things stand with the 2023 IndyCar Grid. Chip […]

Colton Herta - Honda Indy Toronto
Thomas Hughes - Sep 19, 2022

For Colton Herta, right now there is only one question on everyone’s mind: Formula One. Will he or won’t he? In a world where the FIA grants a waiver for this generational athlete to obtain super license status, the 22-year-old from Santa Clara, California would find himself returning to Europe to achieve a childhood dream […]

Alex Palou in the paddock during the 2022 IndyCar season
Thomas Hughes - Sep 15, 2022

Can fences be mended when two parties sue one another under the guise of a breach of a contract? Apparently, yes they can. After a tumultuous display of back-and-forth issues between driver and car owner, the likes of which American open-wheel racing has not seen in thirty years, a compromise is seemingly met for all parties […]

Team Penske's Will Power lifts the Astor Challenge Cup after clinching the IndyCar Series championship at Laguna Seca
Gabe Perrin - Sep 12, 2022

When the green flag waved, there were five drivers in contention for the Astor Cup. But after 95 laps around Laguna Seca, Will Power became a two-time champion. Will Power started off his post-race press conference by saying “I couldn’t really enjoy the pole yesterday because I was so focused on the race.” But with the […]

IndyCar Astor Cup
Thomas Hughes - Sep 10, 2022

What is the legacy behind the Astor Cup and what propelled it to become the most coveted league championship of open-wheel racing in the USA? First, let’s set the picture for the introduction of the Astor Cup. The year was 1915. In the United States, Olive Kline and Reinald Werrenrath’s Hello Frisco! was the year’s […]

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Mick Schumacher of Haas after the qualifying ahead of the Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on November 19, 2022. (Photo by Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Jack Oliver Smith - Sep 10, 2022

Assessing Nico Hulkenberg’s return to F1 with Haas and how Mick Schumacher’s career might benefit from losing his seat. The decision by Haas to drop Mick Schumacher in favor of Nico Hulkenberg has divided opinion amongst the F1 fandom. Many of Schumacher’s fans have vented their anger with the perceived treatment of their man by […]

Denny Hamlin celebrates his win at the 2022 Coke 600
Drew Dykowski - Sep 10, 2022

With 48 Cup Series wins, Denny Hamlin has done it all in NASCAR besides winning a title. Why does he still not get the respect he deserves? Last week, it was rumored that Denny Hamlin and long-time sponsor FedEx are each entering their final year with Joe Gibbs Racing in 2023. While Hamlin and FedEx […]

Victor Martins - F2 Post-season Testing
Fatima Ahmed - Sep 10, 2022

The third and final day of F2 testing has arrived as drivers push themselves in their last attempt to prove they’re ready for next season. Heading into the third and final day of the Formula 2 post-season testing, each driver spent the day maximizing the potential in their car; hoping to impress the respective teams for […]

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - NOVEMBER 20: Third placed Sergio Perez of Mexico and Oracle Red Bull Racing performs a celebratory donut during the F1 Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi at Yas Marina Circuit on November 20, 2022 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Rudy Carezzevoli/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool // SI202211202860 // Usage for editorial use only //
Evan Chrise - Sep 10, 2022

An emotional Grand Prix ended the 2022 season. But could the F1 TV Ratings keep up with the controversy from last season’s race? With Sebastian Vettel’s retirement highlighting the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, there was a good chance the TV ratings would help the F1 season end on a high note. In comparison to last […]

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 12: Pierre Gasly of France driving the (10) Scuderia AlphaTauri AT03 leads Lance Stroll of Canada driving the (18) Aston Martin AMR22 Mercedes during the Sprint ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Brazil at Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace on November 12, 2022 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool // SI202211120950 // Usage for editorial use only //
Nicholas Waley - Sep 10, 2022

With the 2022 F1 season officially complete, it is time to look back on each team’s best weekend of the year. It wasn’t the F1 Championship battle for the ages like we saw in 2021. However, there were plenty of brilliant races and surprising results. With the new 2022 regulations, there were many questions at […]

Frederick Vesti - PREMA - F2 Pre-season Testing
Fatima Ahmed - Sep 10, 2022

It was day two of post-season testing as drivers continued to set representative times in hopes of securing a seat next year. The second day of F2 testing began as drivers continued to learn the car, improve their setups, and set representative times to prove themselves worthy of a seat for the 2023 Formula 2 […]

Sebastian Vettel - Abu Dhabi GP 2022
Yara Elshebiny - Sep 10, 2022

A champion on the track and a role model off of it. Remembering Sebastian Vettel’s greatest moments in Formula One. After 16 incredible years in Formula 1, Sebastian Vettel finally waves goodbye. The German’s retirement is surely a huge loss for the sport. He is not only one of F1’s all-time greats but also a […]

F2 Testing Richard Verschoor (Credit: Formula 2 Twitter Account)
Fatima Ahmed - Sep 10, 2022

The 2023 F2 season has already started as drivers take to the track to participate in day 1 of the Formula 2 post-season test. Similar to the Formula 3 post-season testing earlier this year, the three days are split into morning and afternoon sessions – with each lasting three hours. Hauger heads the field with […]