As we’ve written before, a top priority for all of motorsport has been to try and get the youngsters hooked on racing, so they’ll become bigger fans as they grow older.
Something tells us that the GP2 series – one of the top developmental leagues for the Formula One World Championship – won’t have to worry about this particular 2-year-old, whose excitement over watching the cars take to the track is sure to put a smile on your face.
Remember, we’ll be covering the GP2 season opener from Bahrain this weekend on MotorSportsTalk along with all the F1 action in the Bahrain Grand Prix. On that note, Luke’s created a GP2 season preview that you’ll want to check out.
The Verizon IndyCar Series took to Barber Motorsports Park on Tuesday for an open test, with 24 entries tackling the 2.38-mile road course.
Weather intervened in the afternoon, preventing nearly the entire field from going out, but the weather held off during the morning enough for one session to be run in its entirety.
Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden led the way, with a quick lap of 1:07.979, ahead of Team Penske teammates Will Power and Helio Castroneves. For Castroneves, this marked his first IndyCar outing of 2018.
Sporting the Pennzoil “yellow submarine” paint scheme, Castroneves turned 41 laps around Barber in the morning session, with a quick lap of 1:08.315. He was also the only driver to venture out on track in the afternoon, completing eight laps.
The Dale Coyne Racing duo of Sebastien Bourdais and Zachary Claman De Melo completed the top five.