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The Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park saw Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports turn potential into points, and demonstrated the strengths of both drivers and the team. David Malsher reports.
Scott Dixon says he supports IndyCar Race Control’s decision to delay throwing a full-course caution in Sunday’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama until the field had chance to pit.
Neither third-placed Sebastien Bourdais, who ran the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama on a rare two-stop strategy, nor runner-up Scott Dixon believe there was any way to beat eventual winner Takuma Sato on Sunday.
Takuma Sato, who scored his fourth NTT IndyCar Series win at the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, said that his domination of the event was unexpected – and he wished he could have avoided a late-race off-course excursion.
Team Penske-Chevrolet’s 2017 IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden converted 16th on the grid to fourth in Sunday’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama but says the team is still hunting for a strong road course set-up after a surprisingly poor showing at Barber.
Takuma Sato scored the fourth victory of his NTT IndyCar Series career at Barber Motorsports Park, surviving a major off-course excursion in the closing laps to hold off Scott Dixon and Sebastien Bourdais.
James Hinchcliffe led third practice at Barber Motorsports Park with a superb lap that eclipsed his nearest rival by three tenths of a second, but there were three more red flags.
Two-time Barber Motorsports Park winner Ryan Hunter-Reay says the undulating Birmingham, AL. roadcourse is one of the toughest to find a satisfactory setup compromise in an IndyCar. He explains why to David Malsher.
James Hinchcliffe delivered fastest time on alternate Firestone tires with the first sub-69sec lap of Barber Motorsports Park this weekend, with Circuit of The Americas winner Colton Herta in second.
An inconclusive opening practice session for the 10th Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama left Felix Rosenqvist’s Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda at the top of the times, as the rookie squeezed out a 69.230sec lap of Barber Motorsports Park in between three red flags.
This weekend marks the 10th time that the NTT IndyCar Series will race at Barber Motorsports Park, and will be supported by F3 Americas, Lamborghini Super Trofeo, Porsche GT3s and the Global Mazda MX-5 Cup. Here’s what’s on, when it’s on, and how to watch it.