First INDYCAR Test Takes Ericsson Back to His Gritty Beginning


(via – He hadn’t noticed the two sneakers tied together by their laces and hanging from a power line over the pits until someone pointed them out. Immediately, Marcus Ericsson

Updates on Robert Wickens


Update One: August 19, 2018 Robert Wickens has been admitted to Lehigh Valley Cedar Crest Hospital in Allentown with orthopedic injuries. He is still being evaluated.   Update Two: August

Look, Ma! No Hands!


(via EE Times) – Editor’s Note: While media types like yours truly dwell on horse-race stories about the technologies being designed into autonomous cars, we tend to forget what an

How to Build a Car for Someone Who Can’t Drive


(via EE Times) – Arrow Electronics gave its semi-autonomous motorcar (SAM) design team a little under a year to enable a quadriplegic to drive a race car. As a practical matter, they

Let’s Modify a Car


(via EE Times) – Arrow Electronics’ CEO’s instructions for the SAM Car team were concise and daunting: Modify a car so that a disabled person could drive in an entirely new

Marcus Ericsson completes ‘great’ first IndyCar test


(via – Ex-Sauber Formula 1 driver Marcus Ericsson has completed his first IndyCar test with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports at Sebring, covering “around 100-115” laps. Ericsson will compete in the 2019

SPM GM Says Ericsson “Aced” His First IndyCar Test


(via – Marcus Ericsson impressed the Schmidt Peterson Motorsports-Honda team with his enthusiasm and professionalism at Sebring today, as the ex-Formula 1 racer completed his first ever IndyCar test. According

New Las Vegas gym helps those with disabling injury or disease


(via Las Vegas Journal Review) – Bicycles, treadmills and weightlifing machines are lined up in rows in a small fitness center in downtown Las Vegas. But unlike most, this facility wasn’t

Wickens and Hinchcliffe Acting Out ‘Days of Thunder’ is a True Gift


(via – Though our race stewards couldn’t come to an agreement, one thing is clear: Robert Wickens and James Hinchcliffe are an absolute treat. The Schmidt Peterson Motorsports teammates put

Petro-Canada Lubricants and SPM collaborate to enhance racing performance


As a team partner, Petro-Canada Lubricants (PCLI) is collaborating with IndyCar Series team Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (SPM) to enhance the performance of the team’s Honda-powered Indy cars. Working with SPM’s