The 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season comes to an end this weekend with Grand Prix of Sonoma which is sure to add extreme amounts of drama and excitement in equal measure to drop the curtain on what has been an incredibly dramatic season.
The 2018 season saw the introduction of the universal aerokit from Dallara and this proved to be an extremely positive and successful development in the series recent history.
We have seen extremely close racing throughout the field and this has provided fans with excitement and entertainment throughout the season. We have also seen multiple different drivers head to Victory Lane this year.
Robert Wickens who joined the series from the DTM championship over the winter has been the star of the year having hit the ground running for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports. Our thoughts continue to be with the Canadian who suffered multiple injuries in a crash during the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway last month. Wickens has been crowned the 2018 Sunoco Rookie of the year.
Chip Ganassi Racing, Dale Coyne With Vasser Sullivan Racing, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, Team Penske, Andretti Autosport and Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing have all visited Victory Lane this year.
This goes to show how open the series has been in terms of competition this season and this is down to the introduction of the new aero kit.
This weekend’s Grand Prix of Sonoma will mark the end of an era as Verizon bring to a close their title sponsorship of the series after five seasons having taken over from IZOD ahead of the 2014 season.
Verizon will remain as a primary sponsor to Team Penske into 2019 and beyond, they will also remain as official telecommunications partner to IndyCar.