Romain Grosjean joins The Race IndyCar Podcast this week ahead of his return to the championship at Indianapolis this weekend.
After two races in America, Grosjean confirmed to the podcast that “if you ask me right now what I think, I think that I'm going to stay” in IndyCar beyond his one-year deal.
He outlines in detail how he’s changed his driving style and training to adapt from Formula 1 to IndyCar, the standard of the opposition and if any of them deserve a Formula 1 chance, and his love of racing with lower-fuel loads and more durable tyres in the States compared to F1 where it was “heavy” on him in recent years.
Grosjean also discusses the emergence of his all-conquering esports team, and the “class” shown by Mercedes to award him a one-off Formula 1 test later this year.
Pato O’Ward’s drive to Texas victory provides the main talking point for this episode of The Race’s IndyCar podcast, which also bagged the driver a Formula 1 test courtesy of Zak Brown.
Indianapolis 500 regular JR Hildebrand joins co-host and The Race’s American Editor Jack Benyon to break down an exciting double header on the 1.5-mile oval, after which half of the series' oval races are now complete with Scott Dixon being the other race winner.
The hosts assess who was to blame for some of the key incidents including a start crash in race two, examine how the rain-cancelled qualifying affected proceedings and how drivers like Dixon and Josef Newgarden are able to overcome adversity to maintain championship charges.
Hildebrand also talks about his preparation for his first outing with AJ Foyt Racing at the Indy 500 as we reach the month of May, and he also discusses his 2009 Force India F1 test in the wake of O’Ward scoring a similar opportunity.
While there is no race this weekend, The Race IndyCar Podcast will return next week with a special guest ahead of the Indianapolis road course race.
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IndyCar rising star Colton Herta dominated the Grand Prix of St Petersburg, and even the series' most established stars are picking him out as a fierce championship rival in the future. IndyCar driver JR Hildebrand joins The Race’s Jack Benyon to break down the storylines from St Pete and answer listeners' questions.
IndyCar driver JR HIldebrand and The Race's Jack Benyon look back on the 2021 IndyCar season opener from Barber Motorsports Park, including a detailed analysis of how ex-F1 driver Romain Grosjean performed on his first weekend in the series.
IndyCar lead commentator Leigh Diffey also stops by to discuss the health of the series and its direction of travel under the leadership of Roger Penske.
IndyCar podium finisher and Indy Lights champion JR Hildebrand has joined The Race to co-host its new IndyCar podcast in 2021.
The Race’s American Editor Jack Benyon will join Hildebrand each episode to follow the key storylines emerging from the championship.
In this instalment the duo take on the changes in the off season and how any behind the scenes alterations might impact the championship’s big three teams, which always start the season as favourites.
Andretti Autosport's intriguing driver line-up, Chip Ganassi Racing’s distractions and Team Penske's rebounding from a poor season in terms of titles are all on the agenda.
Of course, the addition of ex-Formula 1 driver Romain Grosjean, treble Australian Supercars champion Scott McLaughlin and seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson has been a big talking point this off-season - JR and Jack explore the background there too.
As an avid viewer of many racing series, Hildebrand’s own section ‘JR’s World’ also debuts to investigate NASCAR’s unusual appearance on dirt at Bristol last week, and also discussions of why there aren’t more ride swaps in motorsport.
New for 2021: The Race Indycar Podcast. Join us for the latest news, views and reviews as hosts Jack Benyon and JR Hildebrand discuss all matters Indycar