Romain Grosjean handily beat all other drivers who pitted twice at Barber but could only come within 1.7854 seconds of his first IndyCar win.
Here’s how the first three races in 2023 fared through the lens of Ben Hinc’s bespoke “Passing Index” and “Position Passing Index” data points.
On-track action remained intense despite two doubleheaders in six days.
It’s not easy to agree on what makes a good race, but comparing passes per mile provides insight as the Aeroscreen era marches on.
With Sage Karam and Felix Rosenqvist out of the way, Scott McLaughlin and Will Power dueled in the first INDYCAR iRacing Challenge race on NBCSN.
Like Sage Karam’s sim racing prowess, the potential of virtual racing was on display in the first INDYCAR iRacing Challenge race.
Several factors about the transformation of Arrow SPM into Arrow McLaren SP cast doubt over the possibility of immediate success for McLaren’s foray into IndyCar.
The Aeroscreen, chart-topping speed from elite teams and the first signs of success for rookies earned headlines at the COTA Open Test.
Though some electricity seems better than none, interest from potential manufacturers may be dampened by the cost-saving nature of INDYCAR’s 2022 hybrid regulations.