Foyt Ready To Roll In 2022

AJ Foyt Racing has undergone a transformation over the off-season as they prepare for the 2022 NTT IndyCar Series season.

Foyt will field three drivers for the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg with Dalton Kellett and Kyle Kirkwood joined by Tatiana Calderon.

Kellett, who is entering his third season in the NTT IndyCar Series is back in the No.4 K Line Insulator Chevrolet while Kyle Kirkwood will make his race debut in the No.14 ROKiT Chevrolet.

Tatiana Calderon will also make her NTT IndyCar Series race debut in St Pete in the No.11 ROKiT Chevrolet.

Foyt’s expansion has been made possible by increased backing from ROKiT and the team has all the ingredients they need to be successful in 2022.

This is what Calderon and Kirkwood have to look forward to in St Pete.

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Castroneves Excited To Be Immersed In MSR Across IMSA And IndyCar

Four-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves who returns to full-time NTT IndyCar Series competition with Meyer Shank Racing for the 2022 season alongside Simon Pagenauud says it is extremely beneficial to be immersed in Meyer Shank Racing across the board in both the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship and the NTT IndyCar Series.

The Brazilian will compete in the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona with MSR alongside Simon Pagenaud who he raced alongside at Team Penske.

Speaking to Paddock Eye during Monday’s content day, Castroneves said that it has been great to integrate into both teams and that he hopes it will help him and Simon Pagenaud move both teams forward as they embark on a new chapter in their respective careers.

The Brazilian said that he is looking forward to getting in the IMSA car because everytime he gets into a race car it helps him.

Castroneves will start the 2022 NTT IndyCar Series season with double duty as he will compete in both the IMSA race at the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg in Florida on the same weekend.

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Kanaan Back For The 500 With Ganassi

Chip Ganassi Racing has confirmed that NTT IndyCar Series veteran and Indianapolis 500 champion Tony Kanaan will return to the team for the 106th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge.

Kanaan will be sponsored by American Legion and will join full-time teammate’s Alex Palou, Scott Dixon, Marcus Ericsson and Jimmie Johnson.

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WRC Launch 2022 Season

The FIA World Rally Championship officially ushered in a new era on Saturday as they launched their new for 2022 Hybrid cars ahead of next weekend’s season-opening Rally Monte Carlo.

The FIA World Rally Championship sent a succession of tweets:

New FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem a former WRC driver himself said:

Today’s launch of the new Rally1 era is a very proud and significant moment for the FIA and entire rally family and I would like to congratulate WRC Promoter for delivering a great show at the start of the championship’s 50th anniversary season.

“The enthusiasm for the FIA’s new technical regulations has been very much in evidence in recent months and the event further underlined the momentum coming from the teams and manufacturers, with Rallye Monte-Carlo just a few days away.

“Beside the hybrid technology adding a new dynamic layer of performance combined with safety improvements, Rally1 cars will be using 100 per cent sustainable fuel and work is also ongoing to achieve greater sustainability in the organisation of each round of the series. I look forward to an exciting season!”

WRC Promoter managing director Jona Siebel said

Tonight we’ve seen what the future of the WRC looks like,” he added. “I applaud the manufacturers’ hard work and commitment in readying these amazing and innovative Rally1 cars for the WRC’s new era.

“This evening was a marvellous opportunity to showcase the WRC and exhibit the strong desire to create an environment where both fiercely competitive motorsport and the planet can thrive together.”


IndyCar And PeopleReady Team Up For The Force For Good Challenge

The NTT IndyCar Series and PeopleReady announced on Thursday that they are launching the Force For Good challenge

The new partnership will see the first driver to win on an oval, road course and street circuit receive $1 million with $500,000 of that going to their chosen charity while they take home the other $500K.

Speaking about the announcement, Penske Entertainment Corporation President and CEO Mark Miles said:

The PeopleReady Force for Good Challenge will help drive home PeopleReady’s mission to connect people and work as a force for good in the communities they serve while highlighting the skill of NTT INDYCAR SERIES teams and drivers and our collective commitment to helping others. “This program will keep fans engaged all season and continue to raise vital awareness for a variety of worthy charities.”

PeopleReady President and COO, Taryn Owen said:

Our partnership with INDYCAR will accelerate our ability to put work and workforces within reach by raising awareness with race fans. “We are excited to challenge all NTT INDYCAR SERIES drivers to compete for the grand prize of $1 million and provide them with the opportunity to give back to a charity they are passionate about.”


FIA Issue Statement Regarding Abu Dhabi Investigation

Formula One’s governing body, the FIA issued the following statement on Thursday outlining their investigation process into last months Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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Former IndyCar Team Owner Kalkhoven Dies

Former NTT IndyCar Series team owner Kevin Kalkhoven has died at the age of 77 following a short illness it was announced on Tuesday.

Kalkhoven ran the KVSH Racing team and won the Indianapolis 500 with Tony Kanaan in 2013 with Tony Kanaan. In a statement on their Twitter feed Cosworth said:

The Detroit Grand Prix tweeted:

McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown commented on the sad news saying:

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Ward Joins Arrow McLaren SP

Arrow McLaren SP announced on Tuesday that former Red Bull Racing engineer and Team Penske engineer Gavin Ward has joined the team ahead of the start of the 2022 NTT IndyCar Series season.

In a statement on Twitter, Arrow McLaren SP said:

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Adrian’s Recovery Has Been Nothing Short Of Miraculous

Amanda Newey, the wife of famed Foemula One designer Adrian Newey, has shed light on the cycling accident earlier this year that nearly killed the Red Bull Racing chief technical officer.

In a post on her official Instagram, on Sunday, Amanda said:

Newey and his technical and design team played an instrumental role in Max Verstappen claiming his first Formula One title earlier this month.


FIA Confirm Verstappen As Champion

The FIA has confirmed Max Verstappen as 2021 Formula One world champion after two appeals from Mercedes were thrown out after protesting the race result.