Jay Frye believes it is his duty to become IndyCar president of competition and operations because he solidly believes in the product, the competition and, most importantly, the dedication of the team owners in the Verizon IndyCar Series. That is why he gave up a successful position as chief revenue officer of Hulman Motorsports — the parent company in charge of IndyCar and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway — for the controversial position as the leader of IndyCar competition.
A Lifetime Achievement Award was presented in London to American motorsports legend Dan Gurney during the 2015 International Historic Motor Awards dinner, staged to recognize a range of achievements in the appreciation of vintage motoring and motorsports.
Gurney, 84, was a successful driver with victories in a variety of top-level racing series, as well as a racecar manufacturer with his Eagles, and a team owner and car constructor with All America Racers.
Porsche drivers Mark Webber, Timo Bernhard and Brendon Hartley sealed the 2015 World Endurance Championship at the end of an incident-packed series finale in Bahrain.
Their fifth-place finish and the victory for teammates Neel Jani, Romain Dumas and Marc Lieb, which prevented Audi trio Andre Lotterer, Benoit Treluyer and Marcel Fassler from winning, ensured they became Porsche's first world sportscar champions since 1986 with a five-point margin.