Road America (2019)
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Reigning IndyCar champion Scott Dixon and his rookie teammate Felix Rosenqvist were proud of their recovery drives to fifth and sixth after a problematic qualifying session and then a clash for Dixon on the opening lap that sent him to the back of the field.
Alexander Rossi won by almost half a minute to dominate the 10th round of the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series ahead of Will Power, while title rival Josef Newgarden finished third and saw his points lead shrink from 25 points to seven.
As well as praising his Harding Steinbrenner Racing team for the gradual improvement in his car at Road America over the course of the weekend, IndyCar’s youngest ever polesitter Colton Herta also gave props to his semi-teammates at Andretti Autosport and the Road To Indy program.
Colton Herta snatched pole position at Road America to become the youngest pole-winner in IndyCar history just three months after becoming the series’ youngest race winner.
For every engineering problem in motorsport, there can be several solutions that each create new problems. If there’s someone you want on your side in such circumstances, it’s Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports race engineer Will Anderson, writes David Malsher.
Championship leader Josef Newgarden put the #2 Team Penske-Chevrolet at the top of the times in final practice for the REV Group Grand Prix at Road America, although some of his rivals had their best laps interrupted by a red flag caused by a spin for Graham Rahal.
Andretti Autosport’s Ryan Hunter-Reay was P1 in the early warm-up session that allowed drivers to lap on alternate and primary tires and practice hot pitstops.
Alexander Rossi’s Andretti Autosport-Honda delivered an ultra-strong lap on his alternate-compound tires to beat Team Penske-Chevrolet’s Will Power and Josef Newgarden to top spot by around 0.3sec.
Ryan Hunter-Reay led opening practice for the 2019 REV Group Grand Prix presented by AMR, around the beautiful and daunting 4.014-mile Road America course near Elkhart Lake, WI, but Jack Harvey caused two red flags with separate incidents at Turn 12.
All the stats you need ahead of the 10th round of the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series – the REV Group Grand Prix presented by AMR at Road America.
This weekend’s IndyCar race, the REV Group Grand Prix presented by AMR, is supported by double-headers for all three series on the Road To Indy – Indy Lights, Indy Pro 2000 and USF2000 – as well as two rounds of the Global MX-5 Cup and three rounds of the Radical Cup.
Graham Rahal is to run a throwback livery at this weekend’s race at Road America to celebrate his team owner and father Bobby Rahal’s role in Honda’s participation in top-rank U.S. open-wheel racing.