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Old 16 Aug 2016, 19:18 (Ref:3665995)   #1
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2017 IndyCar silly season

So what could be possible for 2017

Penske
There are some rumours about Montoya is going to be replaced. For example with Newgarden. But most likely all 4 drivers will stay at least for one more season.

1) Simon Pagenaud
2) Will Power
3) Hélio Castroneves
4) Juan-Pablo Montoya

Carpenter
Newgarden is looking for a better shot, at either Penske or Ganassi. But for the moment it seems there are no places available there. So he is very likely to stay. Perhaps Ed Carpenter will do oval courses again, with the car driven from another driver at the road and street courses. Perhaps with Spencer Pigot again.

5) Josef Newgarden
6) Ed Carpenter / Spencer Pigot

Ganassi
Kanaan is going to get another season with that good run so far. All other drivers are very likely to stay. So I expect no chances there.

7) Scott Dixon
8) Tony Kanaan
9) Charlie Kimball
10) Max Chilton

Schmidt Peterson
Sam Schmidt expects both drivers to stay, a third car would be great, but that's not very likely.

11) James Hinchcliffe
12) Mikhail Aleshin

Andretti
Alexander Rossi wants to be back in Formula One, but beside of Manor there are no chances. And for Manor I don't think he has enough money. So, Rossi should be back with Andretti/Herta again - as the other Andretti drivers as well

13) Carlos Munoz
14) Alexander Rossi
15) Ryan Hunter-Reay
16) Marco Andretti

Rahal Letterman Lanigan
With more money they could expand to a two-car line-up. Ed Jones is a strong contender for that.

17) Graham Rahal
18) Ed Jones

KVSH
Don't expect a second entry. Bourdais to stay I think.

19) Sébastien Bourdais

Foyt
I think at least one driver could leave. I expect Sato to stay. New driver could be Harvey.

20) Takuma Sato
21) Jack Harvey

Dale Coyne
Dale Coyne could be reduce to 1 car for Daly.

22) Conor Daly
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According to Racer.com, Bourdais has signed with with Coyne for next year. However, Bourdais says: "Dale and I have been talking since January about what we could do but I have not signed anything."

http://www.racer.com/indycar/item/13...h-coyne-for-17

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Old 4 Sep 2016, 18:14 (Ref:3670036)   #3
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That would be a huge suprise.
But sounds like KV Racing is in trouble - what's no surprise. Hope that we'll not losing the next team...
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That would be a huge suprise.
But sounds like KV Racing is in trouble - what's no surprise. Hope that we'll not losing the next team...
That would not be good, as the series is beginning to finally get some stability.
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Old 4 Sep 2016, 19:26 (Ref:3670055)   #5
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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
KV to Coyne doesn't seem like a promotion. If he's looking around, that seems to indicate KV is indeed in trouble.

As for the 4 Penske drives, I heard from an American collegaue, that if anyone is out - which is unlikely - it will probably be Helio, not Juan Pablo.
*If* Helio were to be released, they would definitely be aiming for Newgarden; and Helio could return for a one-off at Indy.
That's what he heard...
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Even with four wins, Bourdais has underperformed with KV. Changing teams could be a good idea. But then he needs a proper engineer.
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Old 8 Sep 2016, 15:08 (Ref:3671003)   #7
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Even with four wins, Bourdais has underperformed with KV. Changing teams could be a good idea. But then he needs a proper engineer.
The problem is the road course aero-kit. That's where they under perform compared to Chevy, you just have to look at the results.
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Old 9 Sep 2016, 13:30 (Ref:3671235)   #8
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There's speculation as Montoya hasn't yet renewed his contract with Penske.

http://classic.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/126117
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Old 11 Sep 2016, 09:16 (Ref:3671673)   #9
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Update:

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

Ganassi
5) Scott Dixon
6) Tony Kanaan
7) Charlie Kimball
8) Max Chilton

Carpenter
9) Spencer Pigot
10) Ed Carpenter / JR Hildebrand

Rahal Letterman Lanigan
11) Graham Rahal

Andretti
12) Alexander Rossi
13) Ryan Hunter-Reay
14) Marco Andretti
15) Dean Stoneman

Schmidt Peterson
16) James Hinchcliffe
17) Mikhail Aleshin

KVSH
18) Juan-Pablo Montoya

Dale Coyne
19) Conor Daly
20) Sébastien Bourdais

Foyt
21) Takuma Sato
22) Carlos Munoz
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Old 11 Sep 2016, 14:18 (Ref:3671685)   #10
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1) Simon Pagenaud
2) Will Power
3) Hélio Castroneves
4) Josef Newgarden

Ganassi
5) Scott Dixon
6) Tony Kanaan
7) Charlie Kimball
8) Max Chilton

Carpenter
9) Spencer Pigot
10) Ed Carpenter / JR Hildebrand

Rahal Letterman Lanigan
11) Graham Rahal

Andretti
12) Alexander Rossi
13) Ryan Hunter-Reay
14) Marco Andretti
15) Dean Stoneman

Schmidt Peterson
16) James Hinchcliffe
17) Mikhail Aleshin

KVSH
18) Juan-Pablo Montoya

Dale Coyne
19) Conor Daly
20) Sébastien Bourdais

Foyt
21) Takuma Sato
22) Carlos Munoz
Any confirmation? I couldn't find anything in the usual publications.
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Old 11 Sep 2016, 19:31 (Ref:3671714)   #11
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Any confirmation? I couldn't find anything in the usual publications.
It's speculation. Most of the field isn't under contract yet for next year.
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Yep, the dude loves making lists.

No judgement here (I love making lists too!), but don't take 'em as gospel.
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Old 13 Sep 2016, 12:41 (Ref:3672063)   #13
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Ganassi want a multi year deal with Chilton.

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Why is Chilton paying to be Ganassi's fourth driver if he could get a free ride at Carlin? Okay, so what’s really going on?
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Why is Chilton paying to be Ganassi's fourth driver if he could get a free ride at Carlin? Okay, so what’s really going on?
Is Chilton paying Ganassi and are Carlin planning on racing in IndyCar?
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