The 2022 Indianapolis 500 is scheduled for Sunday, May 29. The 33-car field will race 200 laps around the 2½-mile oval at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Here is what you should know about Pato O'Ward, who drives the No. 5 Chevrolet-powered car for Arrow McLaren SP. How old is Pato O'Ward? ...
LEEDS, Ala. -- Pato O'Ward made a conscious decision to stop worrying about his IndyCar contract and Formula One aspirations and focus on his current job. The effort first earned him a pending contract extension, and on Sunday, O'Ward picked up his first win of the IndyCar season. The popular...
The IndyCar Series had its first permanent road course round of the season with the Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama. There were fears that the race would be affected by rain. Thunderstorms did pass over the track, just a few hours too early. Sunday’s delayed Indy Lights race was run mainly in wet conditions but the racing surface dried out by the race’s conclusion.
In one of the youngest podiums in the sport's history, the average age of the top three finishers was 22.7 years old.
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Pato O'Ward passed polesitter Rinus VeeKay not long after their final pit stops on Sunday to win the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama.
LEEDS, Ala. -- Pato O’Ward made a conscious decision to stop worrying about his IndyCar contract and Formula One aspirations and focus on his current job. The effort first earned him a pending contract extension, and on Sunday, O’Ward picked up his first win of the IndyCar season.
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Pato O'Ward has not been subtle about his concerns this season. There's the F1 opportunity with McLaren, who brought him in for a young driver test this past offseason only to bring fellow IndyCar driver Colton Herta on with an evaluation deal a few months later. Then there's his contract, which was in flux until news came through two weeks back that he was likely to extend with the largely-McLaren-owned Arrow McLaren SP IndyCar program. O'Ward told Marshall Pruett at Long Beach that he was "trying to find his center" after a tough opening month of the season. Three weeks later, that center seems to be found.
How Pato O'Ward fought for, earned contract extension: 'Fights aren't enjoyable, but everything's fixable'
Pato O’Ward never wanted to drive for anyone else, never wanted to win for anyone else. The young, electric Mexican racing star didn’t want to lift Borg-Warner trophies or clinch Astor Cups for anyone other than Arrow McLaren SP. But there came a time early this year when...
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Pato O’Ward controlled his career trajectory at the start of the IndyCar season. Win the championship, the thinking went, and perhaps earn the license he needs to eventually move to Formula One. Instead, he went into the season-opening race upset over his contract...