Verizon IndyCar Series mobile app goes international

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The Verizon IndyCar Series is going international, as the sanctioning body announced Wednesday that its Verizon mobile app will be available and accessible worldwide.

The smartphone app, available on both Android and iOS devices, includes a wide variety of features for IndyCar fans to enhance their viewing and enjoyment of IndyCar events.

The device is available in all countries around the world with the exception of Crimea, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan and Syria.

“The Verizon IndyCar Series has a large global audience and, thanks to our partners at Verizon, those fans are now able to get even closer to the action with the INDYCAR Mobile App,” Hulman & Company (parent company of INDYCAR and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway) CEO Mark Miles said in a media release. “As we prepare for a legendary season, we’re eager for our fans around the globe to experience the benefits of following Verizon IndyCar Series action with the INDYCAR Mobile App.”

Among features on the app for Verizon customers in the United States:

* Live video streams of race weekend sessions (except the race broadcast)

* In-car video streams from 360-degree cameras

* An interactive three-dimensional “Live View” with real-time leaderboards and car telemetry

* Two-dimensional “marching ants” with a leaderboard and car telemetry

* Radio chatter between drivers and their pit crews

* Streaming audio from the Advance Auto Parts INDYCAR Radio Network.

Non-Verizon customers in the U.S. and international customers can also utilize the app to access exclusive video on demand, a timing and scoring leaderboard, social media feeds and other exclusive content.

To download the INDYCAR Mobile App, go to the applications store on a smartphone device or visit http://www.verizonwireless.com/mobile-living/inside/indycar/

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NEOM McLaren Formula E announces Jake Hughes will join Rene Rast for 2023 season

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Doubling down on their commitment to electric auto sports, McLaren Racing announced Jake Hughes will join Rene Rast to compete in the 2023 Formula E Series (FE), which completes their driver lineup.

The NEOM McLaren FE team was formed by the acquisition of the Mercedes-EQ Formula E team that won the 2021 and 2022 championships with Stoffel Vandoorne and Nyck de Vries behind the wheel.

“Today’s announcement feels like a long time coming,” said Ian James, managing director of NEOM McLaren Electric Racing in a release. “Since May this year, when we first announced McLaren Racing’s entry into Formula E, we have been working tirelessly to get in place the best possible team and structure for sustainable success.

“On the one hand, we have been working on the retention of the amazing talent that already was in place before going into the transitional phase. I’m proud to say I think we’ve done a great job on that front.

“On the other hand, we have been focusing on putting in place new processes and new talent – and the latter includes the drivers.”

The driver lineup clasps the two hands together.

Hughes brings 10 years racing experience in single seater cars, including a role with the acquired Mercedes-EQ team as a reserve and development driver for the past two seasons. He is the 2013 BRDC Formula 4 champion and has multiple wins in Formula 2, including two in 2020.

Announced in August, Rast joins the team after earning two podium finishes and six top-fives in 22 career Formula E starts for Audi Sport ABT before returning to the DTM Series last year. Rast’s best finish in Formula E came in the Puebla E Prix when he finished second to teammate Lucas di Grassi by less than a half second.

McLaren’s commitment to Formula E comes one year after they entered the Extreme E rally series in 2022 with Tanner Foust and Emma Gilmour in the driver lineup. After a modest start to the season, the McLaren XE drivers crossed the finish line first in Round 4 in Chile, but were assessed a time penalty that dropped them to fifth. Last week in the season finale in Uruguay, they held onto a hard-earned second place finish.