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IndyCar 2015 Driver Review: All drivers, one post

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MotorSportsTalk has gone through and recapped all the drivers in this year’s Verizon IndyCar Series field.

In case you missed any, all are linked here in this one post. We broke them up by number of races they started this year:

FULL-SEASON REVIEWS (10-16 RACES)

1. Scott Dixon
2. Juan Pablo Montoya
3. Will Power
4. Graham Rahal
5. Helio Castroneves
6. Ryan Hunter-Reay
7. Josef Newgarden
8. Tony Kanaan
9. Marco Andretti
10. Sebastien Bourdais
11. Simon Pagenaud
12. Charlie Kimball
13. Carlos Munoz
14. Takuma Sato
15. Gabby Chaves
16. James Jakes
17. Jack Hawksworth
19. Stefano Coletti
20. Sage Karam (12 starts)
21. Luca Filippi (10 starts) / 27. Ed Carpenter (6 starts)
22. Tristan Vautier (11 starts)

PARTIAL-SEASON REVIEWS (5-8 RACES)

18. Ryan Briscoe (8 starts)
23. James Hinchcliffe (5 starts)
24. Justin Wilson (6 starts)
25. Sebastian Saavedra (5 starts)
26. Rodolfo Gonzalez (6 starts)
28. Conor Daly (5 starts)
29. Pippa Mann (6 starts)
34. Francesco Dracone (5 starts)

ONE-OFF REVIEWS (1-3 RACES) 

30. Simona de Silvestro (3 starts)
31. JR Hildebrand (2 starts)
32. Oriol Servia (2 starts)
33. Mikhail Aleshin (1 start)
35. Townsend Bell (1 start)
36. Carlos Huertas (3 starts)
37. Alex Tagliani (1 start)
38. James Davison (1 start)
39. Bryan Clauson (1 start)
N/R. Buddy Lazier (1 DNQ)
N/R. Rocky Moran Jr. (1 Practice)
N/R. Davey Hamilton (1 Test)

Michael Schumacher’s son to make F1 practice debut at Nurburgring

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MARANELLO, Italy — Mick Schumacher, son of the legednary seven-time champion, will have an official Formula One drive during an F1 race weekend for the first time next week at the Nurburgring, Alfa Romeo and Ferrari said Tuesday.

Schumacher gets the practice drive in an Alfa Romeo on Oct. 9 on his home track in Germany as a member of Ferrari’s young driver program, taking over Antonio Giovinazzi’s car for the first session of the weekend.

“I am overjoyed to get this chance in free practice,” Schumacher said in a statement. “I’m going to prepare myself well, so that I can do the best possible job for the team and gain some valuable data for the weekend.”

The 21-year-old Schumacher leads the Formula 2 standings after winning races in Monza and Sochi. He won the European Formula 3 championship in 2018 and tested a Ferrari F1 car in Bahrain in April 2019. He also has done demonstration runs in his father’s old cars, most recently this month ahead of the Tuscan Grand Prix in a championship-winning 2004 Ferrari.

Michael Schumacher holds the F1 record with 91 victories, which Lewis Hamilton is on the verge of tying.

Ferrari said two other drivers in its academy program will also get practice drives in Formula One.

Callum Ilott, a British driver who is second to Mick Schumacher in F2, will drive an F1 Haas at the Nurburgring on the same day as Schumacher. Russian driver Robert Shwartzman will drive in practice for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Dec. 11, though Ferrari hasn’t said for which team.

The German round was added to the F1 schedule after the coronavirus pandemic disrupted the season and will be officially known as the Eifel Grand Prix after a nearby mountain range. The Nurburgring last hosted F1 in 2013.