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Old 18 Oct 2016, 20:30 (Ref:3681184)   #46
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gert should be qualifying in the top 5 on the gridgert should be qualifying in the top 5 on the gridgert should be qualifying in the top 5 on the grid
If Honda wants Sato to be in Indycar, he *will* have a seat.
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Old 1 Nov 2016, 16:22 (Ref:3684581)   #47
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With Montoya just racing at the 500, this is the 2017 IndyCar Driver line up so far.

Team Penske - Chevrolet
Helio Castroneves,
Will Power,
Simon Pagenaud,
Josef Newgarden,
Juan Pablo Montoya (Indy 500 only)

Chip Ganassi Racing - Honda
Scott Dixon,
Tony Kanaan,
Charlie Kimball,
tba

Andretti Autosport - Honda
Ryan Hunter-Reay,
Marco Andretti,
tba

Andretti Herta Autosport - Honda
Alexander Rossi

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing - Honda
Graham Rahal

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports - Honda
James Hinchcliffe,
Mikhail Aleshin

Ed Carpenter Racing - Chevrolet
Ed Carpenter (ovals only),
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Dale Coyne Racing - Honda
Sebastien Bourdais,
tba

AJ Foyt Racing - Chevrolet
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KVSH Racing - Chevrolet
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Old 1 Nov 2016, 18:03 (Ref:3684596)   #48
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That's a huge surprise for me. Sato is confirmed at Andretti, Munoz very likely at Foyt.

So that's the possible line-up:

Penske
1) Simon Pagenaud
2) Will Power
3) Hélio Castroneves
4) Josef Newgarden

Carpenter
5) JR Hildebrand (?)
6) Ed Carpenter/Spencer Pigot (?)

Rahal Letterman Lanigan
7) Graham Rahal

Ganassi
8) Scott Dixon
9) Tony Kanaan
10) Charlie Kimball
11) Max Chilton (?)

Andretti
12) Alexander Rossi
13) Ryan Hunter-Reay
14) Marco Andretti
15) Takuma Sato

Schmidt Peterson
16) James Hinchcliffe
17) Mikhail Aleshin

KVSH/Carlin
18) Ed Jones (?)

Foyt
19) Carlos Munoz (?)
20) Conor Daly (?)

Dale Coyne
21) Sébastien Bourdais
22) RC Enerson (?)

Indy only
23) Juan-Pablo Montoya
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Old 5 Nov 2016, 04:28 (Ref:3685431)   #49
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JR Hildebrand gets the other seat at ECR.

http://classic.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/126974
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Old 9 Nov 2016, 13:35 (Ref:3686746)   #50
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So it looks like:

Penske
1) Simon Pagenaud
2) Will Power
3) Hélio Castroneves
4) Josef Newgarden

Carpenter
5) JR Hildebrand
6) Ed Carpenter/Spencer Pigot (?)

Rahal Letterman Lanigan
7) Graham Rahal

Ganassi
8) Scott Dixon
9) Tony Kanaan
10) Charlie Kimball
11) Max Chilton (?)

Andretti
12) Alexander Rossi
13) Ryan Hunter-Reay
14) Marco Andretti
15) Takuma Sato

Schmidt Peterson
16) James Hinchcliffe
17) Mikhail Aleshin

KVSH/Carlin
18) RC Enerson?

Foyt
19) Carlos Munoz (?)
20) Conor Daly (?)

Dale Coyne
21) Sébastien Bourdais
22) Ed Jones (?)

Indy only
23) Juan-Pablo Montoya (Penske)
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Old 9 Nov 2016, 14:20 (Ref:3686759)   #51
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So it looks like:

Penske
1) Simon Pagenaud
2) Will Power
3) Hélio Castroneves
4) Josef Newgarden

Carpenter
5) JR Hildebrand
6) Ed Carpenter/Spencer Pigot (?)

Rahal Letterman Lanigan
7) Graham Rahal

Ganassi
8) Scott Dixon
9) Tony Kanaan
10) Charlie Kimball
11) Max Chilton (?)

Andretti
12) Alexander Rossi
13) Ryan Hunter-Reay
14) Marco Andretti
15) Takuma Sato

Schmidt Peterson
16) James Hinchcliffe
17) Mikhail Aleshin

KVSH/Carlin
18) RC Enerson?

Foyt
19) Carlos Munoz (?)
20) Conor Daly (?)

Dale Coyne
21) Sébastien Bourdais
22) Ed Jones (?)

Indy only
23) Juan-Pablo Montoya (Penske)
When did Sato get the Andretti drive?
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Old 9 Nov 2016, 17:09 (Ref:3686793)   #52
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Muñoz and Pigot still have no confirmed ride.

Andretti signs Sato and keeps Marco.

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When did Sato get the Andretti drive?
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https://www.racer.com/indycar/item/1...t-for-andretti
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Old 9 Nov 2016, 18:47 (Ref:3686806)   #53
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Daly at Foyt

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Surely there's Japanese drivers other than Sato that Honda can give a chance to? He seems to be getting worse every year. It's frustrating because he's basically a good driver but he can't help making silly mistakes that seem to have increased to multiple times every race.
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Surely there's Japanese drivers other than Sato that Honda can give a chance to? He seems to be getting worse every year. It's frustrating because he's basically a good driver but he can't help making silly mistakes that seem to have increased to multiple times every race.
He came to IndyCar in 2019, after 7 years in F1, where his highest season finish was 8th in 2004. His highest season finish in IndyCar was 13th, in 2011 and he was 14th last season.

I agree with you, he is basically a good driver but his career has been marred by so many crashes, many that seem to be unavoidable. Regarding all the crashes, I find him almost on a par with the ex, late F1 driver Andrea de Cesaris, whose reputation for crashing earned the him the nick name Andrea de Crasheris.

I think his inclusion in the team is to push Andretti as the 'Honda' team, in the same way there's that connection between Penske and Chevrolet.
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Old 12 Nov 2016, 03:51 (Ref:3687336)   #56
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The article doesn't say it's signed and sealed yet if you read carefully.

My guess is Munoz to the second Foyt car and Pigot stays in the #20 for road/street courses, moving to the third ECR car for the 500.
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ECR: If Pigot gets the #20 road/street course deal and moves to the 3rd car for the Indy 500, he might also be in that 3rd car for the GP of Indy because the team usually run that machine there, too, which surely helps the new crew to gel better before the big event at the end of May. So we might see Ed Carpenter get another road course under his belt by running the #20 at the GP of Indy.

RLL: Motorsport websites recently reported that Oriol Servia has got a partial budget and RLL Racing has announced they would like to run him if they can get together a full season budget
Oriol is most likely in their 2nd car at the Indy 500 then.

Foyt have since signed Conor Daly to the #41. Here's hoping Daly can significantly improve that car's performance with his road/street course skills and the Chevy engine.
Munoz might take the offer from Foyt for the #14 or he might follow in his role model Montoya's footsteps and go for the 5th Andretti car at the Indy 500 and GP of Indy. On his debut, he came 2nd in the Indy 500 in that car, and this is the best chance of winning the race which he currently has got. So the question who gets to drive the #14 still might get a surprising answer.
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So we might see Ed Carpenter get another road course under his belt by running the #20 at the GP of Indy.
He'll put someone else in, probably Zach Veach since he tested at Sonoma with ECR.
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Penske
1) Simon Pagenaud
2) Will Power
3) Hélio Castroneves
4) Josef Newgarden

Carpenter
5) JR Hildebrand
6) Ed Carpenter/Spencer Pigot (?)

Rahal Letterman Lanigan
7) Graham Rahal

Ganassi
8) Scott Dixon
9) Tony Kanaan
10) Charlie Kimball
11) Max Chilton (?)

Andretti
12) Alexander Rossi
13) Ryan Hunter-Reay
14) Marco Andretti
15) Takuma Sato

Schmidt Peterson
16) James Hinchcliffe
17) Mikhail Aleshin

KVSH/Carlin
18) RC Enerson?

Foyt
19) Carlos Munoz (?)
20) Conor Daly (?)

Dale Coyne
21) Sébastien Bourdais
22) Ed Jones

Indy only
23) Juan-Pablo Montoya (Penske)
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