Adjusting on the fly while trying to get from A to B has been constant theme for Wickens. Robert came alive in the cockpit, while Trevor thrived with tools in his hands. He often bounced along with mom, and his interest in racing got a major boost the day he met a fellow passenger with a kart. A tugger is the workhorse cousin of the golf cart. The couple live just down the road from Hinchcliffe, his partner, Becky Dalton, and their dog, Lucy, in Indianapolis. Dealing with new machinery once again as an Indy freshman, Wickens — known to demand the best from himself and those around him — has offered critical input to Perona and the SPM staff. With change on the horizon, more wheels started turning for Wickens.
He was in the lead with two laps to go when the latest of a couple full-course cautions at the Firestone Grand Prix of St.
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Each week, Jeff Blair and Stephen Brunt tackle the most impactful stories in the world of sports and their intersection with popular culture. The performance cemented his reputation as an exceptionally nimble driver who can adapt to any scenario involving horsepower and steering. As kids, Wickens and his brother both loved racing — one at home in the driver's seat, the other in the garage and pits. One major distinction between IndyCar and the formulas Wickens competed on in Europe is the presence of oval tracks. He was picked up by Red Bull, which provided the financial backing he needed to commit to European racing in Inhe beat out the likes of Rossi, Aussie Daniel Ricciardo — a driver who now has seven F1 wins on his resume — and a handful of other top up-and-comers to claim the Formula Renault 3. He ultimately took second place.