Day: May 20, 2020

Mario Andretti makes an overture for Ferrari to join Indycar

Motor racing great Mario Andretti would love to see Italian carmaker Ferrari join the North American Indycar series as a chassis and engine supplier.

Andretti, one of four drivers to claim both the Formula One and IndyCar drivers championships, said in an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport on Sunday that IndyCar series owner Roger Penske and Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto should get together to discuss a collaboration.

“Having Ferrari would be incredible,” Andretti told the Italian sports newspaper. “Not only as an engine supplier, but also as a chassis builder.

“It is clear that the rules should be changed, but I would like an all-Italian Dallara v Ferrari battle. The Cavallino (Ferrari’s Prancing Horse symbol) would increase interest in the championship, but there is an obstacle in the rules.

“I suggest Binotto comes and proposes an idea to Roger

2020 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Road Test | Photos, specs, features

There is always going to be a better Porsche 911. Yet, that fact is hard to care about when in the driver’s seat of any variant on the performance ladder, because every single one of them is enchanting to drive. This time, it’s the 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera 4.

From a layout and specs perspective, it could be argued this 911 configuration is the most boring of the bunch. It has the lowest power output, and it’s saddled with all-wheel drive, adding unnecessary weight (106 pounds more than a rear-drive Carrera) to a car that isn’t some lurid, uncontrollable mess when power goes only to the rear. Basically, it’s the 911 you’d want on a snowy winter day, geared up with winter tires and heated seats. That’s where the Carrera 4 starts making sense on paper, but in practice,