MAKE WAY FOR
THE NEW WAVE
Young guns like Josef
grown into genuine
OUT IN 2017
To win the 2017
Verizon IndyCar Series,
a driver and team have
to deliver every single
A MAN ON A
Simon Pagenaud is
focused on one thing
in 2017: becoming
a two-time IndyCar
BRINGING THE A-GAME
The 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season is finally
here, and I am extremely proud to be heading into it
as the reigning champion,
We had a lot of new events last year, and this year
we’ll be going to Gateway, which should be a fun event
– IndyCar racing is always spectacular on short ovals.
But otherwise, this season is all about continuity, which
I think is a good thing for the series and the fans.
For us at Team Penske, it’s all about building on
what we did in 2016, when we finished 1- 2-3 in the
championship. Josef Newgarden has joined us this year
and our aim is to go 1-2-3-4, but we know it is going to
be tough. Everybody is on top of their game at the
moment, across all of the teams we race against.
So we’ve been working really hard through the
winter to try to find more from every little detail on the
racecar, but also on strategy and things like that. The
team seems pretty happy with the improvements, so
for me personally it’s about bringing my A-game once
again and trying to do the best job I can.
Whatever happens, it’s going to be another
incredible year of IndyCar racing. I’m looking forward
to seeing you at the track!