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Written by Leigh O'Gorman

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2010 IndyCar Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio

Live commenting the twelfth round of the IndyCar series

Sidepodcast: 2010 IndyCar Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio

by Leigh O'Gorman

At times, you wonder why other drivers bother going for pole position anymore - especially when it's a road or street circuit and Will Power is sitting patiently in his Penske. Yet on Saturday at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, there was an inclining that the Aussie might finally have been rumbled - the 29-year-old having smashed his primary car during the morning session. No matter - Power got into the back up car and put that on pole position instead. Simples.

Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio - Qualifying

Sorting out the grid for the next IndyCar event

Sidepodcast: Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio - Qualifying

by Leigh O'Gorman

This evening qualifying for the 2010 Honda IndyCar Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio takes place on the famous sports car course of Morrow County, Ohio. Although the track has been on the Indy Racing League or CART schedule for many years (bar a couple of lapses), it has never really become much of a fan favourite due to the difficulties passing can bring. . While the off track events and action can be absolutely marvellous - indeed Mid-Ohio rivals Spa-Francorchamps for festival appeal - the actual racing can occasionally leave one glazing over.

2010 Honda Indy from Edmonton

Flying the flag

Sidepodcast: 2010 Honda Indy from Edmonton

by Leigh O'Gorman

With the crashfest that was Toronto still relatively fresh in the memory, the IndyCar Series moves to the Canadian city of Edmonton for a run on the bumpy airport runways and taxi lanes. The 14-turn, 1.97 mile circuit offers the drivers one of the most physical contests on the calendar and at a length of 95 laps tomorrow, expect to see some falter. Indeed, Edmonton is a challenge that may leave some desperate for the hillier and scenic climbs of Mid-Ohio and Sonoma Raceway.

2010 IndyCar at Toronto

Hey Hermann, this is how you do it

Sidepodcast: 2010 IndyCar at Toronto

by Leigh O'Gorman

As the Indycar series rolls into Canada, Power leads the championship following a win two weeks ago at the Glen. Penske would have had 10 straight poles had they nabbed the top spot yesterday, but Justin Wilson rode in and said "I'm going to stick it to ya Roger" and snatched first place; however Power sits 2nd.

2010 IndyCar at Watkins Glen

4th of July at the Glen

Sidepodcast: 2010 IndyCar at Watkins Glen

by Leigh O'Gorman

As the 4th of July rolls on, the IndyCar series finds itself at one of America's finest and most historic racing circuit's, Watkins Glen. At one time, the venue of choice in the US for Formula 1, the track now plays host to NASCAR, IndyCar and a number of other formulae.

On This Day: The forgotten man - Roland Ratzenberger

Paying tribute to the fallen at San Marino, 1994

Sidepodcast: On This Day: The forgotten man - Roland Ratzenberger

by Leigh O'Gorman

When Roland Ratzenberger hit the wall at Villeneuve corner at Imola on April 30th 1994, Formula 1 was left to face with its first competitive fatality since Ricardo Paletti at Montreal twelve years earlier. The sudden brutality of the accident fractured the base of Ratzenberger’s skull and sent shockwaves through an already nervous sport – Rubens Barrichello having crashed heavily the previous day at Variante Bassa, knocking him unconscious and breaking his nose.

2010 Indianapolis 500 - Pole day

Qualifying for the Indy 500 with bonus Takuma Sato

Sidepodcast: 2010 Indianapolis 500 - Pole day

by Leigh O'Gorman

Today sees the first of two qualifying days for the 2010 Indianapolis 500 - better known as Pole Day. The qualifying schedule has for this year, been greatly reduced by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway from four sessions in order to reduce the costs for both venue and the teams participating; however it is has had the additional effect of reshaping the process of qualification for the teams.