INDYCAR – SSM Engineer Leaves for Andretti

Curt Cavin reported yesterday that Alex Tagliani’s race engineer Allen McDonald had left his current SSM operation in favor of a return to Andretti Autosport. McDonald has a history with Andretti including winning the Indianapolis 500 in 2007 with Dario Franchitti. It was also reported that both Andretti and McDonald wanted this deal which further prompted Sam Schmidt to make some rather pointed comments at Michael in regards to his Shanghai tactics. The fact of the matter is while I respect the hell out of Sam Schmidt, he does not really have any room…

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F1 – Wurz to USF1?

As driver movements and signings move into full throttle, rumors are still going around about who will be in the first USF1 car later this fall. While it was thought that two drivers from America would pilot the machines; that thought process has changed as the 2010 preparations begin. USF1 team boss Peter Windsor had an interview with the BBC today in which he dispelled really any rumors of Canadian Jacques Villeneuve joining the team and instead mentioned current sports car racer Alex Wurz for the job. Windsor explained that…

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IndyCar – Updated Indy 500 Entrant List

New addition to the Indy 500 entrants list. Released today was Alex Tagliani’s official signing with Conquest Racing for the Indy 500. Alex will pilot the number 34. This will be Tagliani’s first attempt at the 500 and he will be required to take part in rookie orientation. Orientation begins tomorrow and continues through the 6th of May. Tagliani, a veteran of the Champ Car World Series, has contested the opening two rounds of this year’s IndyCar championship but skipped the last race in Kansas to prepare for the crown…

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