February testing ready to go

IZOD IndyCar Series teams and drivers will be quite busy in the second half of February.

Dragon Racing, which has been dealing with controversy after the departure of Katherine Legge, will begin a three-day run of IndyCar testing at Sebring (Fla.) International Raceway tomorrow with drivers Sebastien Bourdais and Sebastian Saavedra.

On Tuesday, a bigger group of teams will turn laps on the Sebring road course. Most of that contingent will be part of a Honda manufacturer test, with a few Chevrolet-powered squads mixed in. Wednesday will see Andretti Autosport's foursome and highly touted rookie Tristan Vautier of Schmidt Hamilton Motorsports go to work in Florida.

Sonoma Raceway will also host a one-day test session on Feb. 27 that is slated to have nine drivers take part. The test is open to the public and admission is free.


Feb. 18

Dragon Racing (Sebastien Bourdais/Sebastian Saavedra)

Feb. 19

Chip Ganassi Racing (Dario Franchitti/Scott Dixon/Charlie Kimball)

Rahal Letterman Lanigan (Graham Rahal)

Barracuda Racing (Alex Tagliani)

Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing (Josef Newgarden)

A.J. Foyt Racing (Takuma Sato)

Dale Coyne Racing (Justin Wilson)

KV Racing Technology (Simona de Silvestro/Tony Kanaan)

Team Penske (Will Power/Helio Castroneves/AJ Allmendinger)

Panther DRR (Oriol Servia)

Feb. 20

Andretti Autosport (Ryan Hunter-Reay/James Hinchcliffe/Marco Andretti/EJ Viso)

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (Tristan Vautier)


Feb. 27

KV Racing Technology (Kanaan/De Silvestro)

Panther DRR (Servia)

Dragon Racing (Bourdais/Saavedra)

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (Vautier/Simon Pagenaud)

Ed Carpenter Racing (Ed Carpenter)

Panther Racing (JR Hildebrand)