DALE COYNE RACING
thE DALY spECIAL
Daly delivered some solid performances
during the occasional outings that he was given
in 2015. He’s been rewarded with a full-time
drive this year, and with that continuity comes
a great opportunity to prove himself.
How exciting is this opportunity? “It’s cool to
have things like the luxury of going testing.
Imagine that. You get to prepare for a race
instead of hopping in to the car right before
qualifying at Long Beach.”
pIRtEK tEAM MURRAY
BUILDING A DYNAst Y
Brabham already had both the
family and the racing pedigree
to claim a spot on the Indy 500
grid. Now, thanks to Aussie
racing guru Brett Murray, he’s
gearing up for both the “500”
and the Indy GP.
How will it feel to continue the family tradition
at Indy? “I grew up listening to stories of my
dad [Geoff] and grandfather [Jack] being at the
race. To have the opportunity to be part of the
100th running is absolutely awesome.”
BRYAN hERtA AUtOspORt
NEw ChAMpIONshIp, NEw fOCUs
Rossi made five F1 starts
last season, and opens a new
chapter on his career in 2016
with his move to IndyCar. It will
be the first time in eight years
that the Californian has raced
full-time in an American series.
How have you settled in so far? “It’s strange to
come back to the States and feel like I’ve made
a shift! But I’m honored to be with Andretti
Autosport and racing in IndyCar. It’s entirely new
to me and I can’t wait to get started.”
fROM RUssIA wIth LOvE
Political sanctions prevented the Russian from
building upon his strong 2014 rookie season
last year, but he’s back for ’ 16 and keen to pick
up where he left off. He suprised many with his
pace and versatility last time around.
What does driving an IndyCar flat-out feel like?
“Like riding a thunderstorm. I’m serious.”