The Verizon IndyCar Series heads to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course for this weekend’s IndyCar Grand Prix of Indianapolis.
The 85 lap race serves as the curtain raiser for the month of May ahead of the Verizon IndyCar Series jewel event, the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil on May 27.
So let’s take a loo at what we can expect from this weekend’s race. If the previous four events of the season are anything to go by we are in for another cracker.
The new universal aero kit has brought with it absolutely fascinating and exciting racing with 999 overtaking moves so far this year. In the first four races of the new era of the Verizon IndyCar Series Honda and Chevrolet have two wins each with the Honda powered Dale Coyne Racing team and the Honda powered Andretti Autosport team having taken wins this year while the Chevrolet powered Team Penske outfit have two wins courtesy of defending series champion Josef Newgarden.
The Chevrolet powered Team Penske outfit have been extremely successful at the IndyCar Grand Prix of Indianapolis with the team having won the last three events here with two wins for Will Power and victory for Simon Pagenaud.
The Honda powered Chip Ganassi Racing team will be hoping that they can challenge for their first win of the 2018 season with Scott Dixon and Ed Jones.
Schmidt Peterson Motorsports have been extremely strong this season at all circuits so far in 2018 and they are sure to be strong with both James Hinchcliffe and Robert Wickens. The Mayor of HinchTown scored a third place finish in 2016 so he will be hoping for a repeat performance this season.