Gallery: The 2018 IndyCar season review in photos

It was another thrilling year for the Verizon IndyCar Series which delivered drama, spills and thrills on-track as eight different winners took the checkered flag in 2018, which ended in a last-race shoot-out for the title which eventually went to Scott Dixon, who trumped Alexander Rossi by 57 points.

The green flag drops on the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season opener at St Pete
Robert Wickens stormed to his debut pole position
Only for it all to end in the wall from the lead with 3 laps to go after a tap from Alexander Rossi
Josef Newgarden claimed victory at the final race in Phoenix
Alexander Rossi was completely unstoppable in Long Beach
Sunday's race in Alabama had to be postponed until the next day as conditions were so sodden
Josef Newgarden gambled with the rain again on Monday to claim another win in 2018
Scott Dixon and Robert Wickens couldn't do anything about the pace of Will Power in the Indy GP
James Hinchcliffe cut a dejected figure in the paddock after failing to qualify for the Indianapolis 500
A packed grid ahead of the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500
Ed Carpenter took pole and lead the field away for the opening exchanges of the famous race
Danica Patrick's final race of her career ended in the wall of Turn 2
Will Power lets his emotions fly after finally claiming victory at the Indianapolis 500
Scott Dixon finally gets his first win of 2018 in Detroit Race 1
Ryan Hunter-Reay takes a swig and swim after claiming his first win since Pocono 2015 in Detroit Race 2
Scott Dixon heads Simon Pagenaud en route to victory at Texas Motor Speedway
Josef Newgarden leads the field away as the second half of season got underway at Road America
Josef Newgarden led all but two laps en route to his third and final win of 2018
James Hinchcliffe eased the pain of missing out on the Indy 500 with a win in Iowa
Heavy amounts of tyre marbles on the final corner at Toronto would play a huge role in the race and championship
Josef Newgarden hit the tyre marbles on the final corner during a restart damaging his car, allowing Scott Dixon to take the lead
Scott Dixon went on to win the race and left Exhibition Place with a 62 point lead in the Championship
Alexander Rossi led the field away with a contentious race start at Mid-Ohio
Alexander Rossi dominated Mid-Ohio with a two-stop strategy as others tried and failed to follow suit
The last shot of Robert Wickens before his sickening accident in Turn 2 at Pocono
Repairs to the Turn 2 fencing took nearly two hours before the race was resumed
A late-season fightback by Alexander Rossi continued as he dominated in Pocono
Will Power won in Gateway with a charge back through the field with a late pit call as others tried to manage fuel to the end
No one was injured in the first lap pile-up at PIR as Marco Andretti rolls his #98 car
Scott Dixon was caught up in the first lap melee and his car was left battle-scarred as he came back to finish fifth
Takuma Sato clinched a superb win at PIR with a strategy gamble to hold off Ryan Hunter-Reay and Sebastien Bourdais
Moments after the green flag fell in Sonoma, Alexander Rossi hit Marco Andretti and fell to the back after fitting a new front wing
Ryan Hunter-Reay won in Sonoma, but it was Scott Dixon who claimed second to win a fifth IndyCar title