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Weekend Racing Wrap: IndyCar, Formula E, WRC and more

Weekend Racing Wrap

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Watch video highlights of last weekend’s racing action including IndyCar at Texas Motor Speedway, Formula E in Switzerland, WRC in Italy and more.

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Euroformula Open

Felipe Drugovich took both pole positions once again to continue his form from Paul Ricard, but could he replicate his double wins?

IndyCar

It was Chevrolet power to the fore again as Penske locked out the top three places on the grid for the Saturday night race on the high-banked Texas oval.

World Rallycross Championship

Reigning champion Johan Kristoffersson arrived at Hell in Norway looking to extend his points lead over Sebastien Loeb.

World Rally Championship

Thierry Neuville arrived in Italy as Championship leader and therefore in the unenviable position of being first on the gravel road – a significant disadvantage – and needing a miracle to avoid losing points to rival Sebastien Ogier.

British Touring Car Championship

Matt Simpson took a shock maiden pole in qualifying ahead of returnee Sam Tordoff, but could he hold on for a win having never before even scored a podium?

Formula E

Jean-Eric Vergne had a chance to take the title in Switzerland’s first motor race for 64 years, but a dismal qualifying left him 17th on the grid as title rival Sam Bird started third, while Mitch Evans took both his and Jaguar’s maiden pole position.

NASCAR Cup

The start of the 15th round of the 2018 NASCAR season was delayed by over two hours due to rain at the high-speed Michigan superspeedway.

Over to you

What racing action did you watch last weekend? Let us know in the comments.

Next weekend’s racing

The Le Mans 24 Hours next weekend will feature Fernando Alonso, Jenson Button and Juan Pablo Montoya among the start attraction on the grid. Will you be watching? What other motorsport action will you have your eye on? Let us know in the comments.

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  • 12 comments on “Weekend Racing Wrap: IndyCar, Formula E, WRC and more”

    1. The Le Mans 24 Hours next weekend will feature Fernando Alonso, Jenson Button and Juan Pablo Montoya among the start attraction on the grid. Will you be watching? What other motorsport action will you have your eye on? Let us know in the comments.

      AND Vitaly Petrov!

      But most importantly 10 RSR Porsches in the most lively liveries. Gentlement, this is going to be a cracker.

      1. 10 porches makes it a cracker? Many of us don’t care for porsche one bit at all, look how quickly they exited lmp1. Many of us care more about lmp1 and lmp2 in the 24 hour race, as its the biggest race of the year, and I don’t see it being a cracker at all with 1 high budget manufacturer hybrid against non hybrid privateers battling for ultimate win and with balance of power in play. WEC needs to gets its act together, no one cares (except you) about the spec series porches running around in 3rd and 4th tier, porsche supercup is for that, we don’t need 24 hours of boring porsches. I Bet the crowds and TV audience will be down this year, even with Alonso as top billing.

        1. Please stay away from the WEC. You’ve lost the plot.

        2. jamesluke2488
          12th June 2018, 0:28

          I will be there with the other 230,000 fans who turn up each year, Le mans has been won by many non factory entries in the past, they make the sport, its not all about manufactures in LMP1, equally the GT class where there are manufactures theres competition! lots of it

          And to say the ACO needs to gets its act together? do you listen to the news? they have manage the lost of porsche and audi by bringing in 7 new competitive private teams then set up new rules from 2021 with the approval of 5 manufactures to re launch LMP1. So maybe do your research first.

      2. @flatsix I’m glad I’m not the only one who is absolutely pumped about this year’s Le Mans 24h. In terms of F1 drivers, I just had a look through the entry list and I can spot 18 drivers who have contested F1 races:

        Andre Lotterer*
        Bruno Senna
        Felipe Nasr
        Fernando Alonso
        Giancarlo Fisichella
        Giedo Van-Der-Garde
        Jean-Eric Vergne
        Jenson Button
        Juan-Pablo Montoya
        Kamui Kobayashi
        Kazuki Nakajima
        Pastor Maldonado
        Paul Di Resta
        Sebastien Bourdais
        Sebastien Buemi
        Stephane Sarrazin**
        Vitaly Petrov
        Will Stevens

        * Ok he ran one single lap in one race, but he was a test and reserve driver for Jaguar, and I defy anyone to say he’s not good enough to be on the F1 grid.
        ** Yeah, ok, one race nearly twenty years ago. But still, qualifies as an F1 driver in my book.

        But the F1 alumni are just the tip of the iceberg – the depth of quality in this field in immense. Particularly in the GTE Pro class, and especially in the Ford Chip Ganassi team. And with just one factory team contesting LMP1 with only two cars, you can guarantee that at least one privateer will end the race on the podium, if not taking an outright win. If I were a gambling man, I’d probably put a cheeky bet on a Rebellion taking the top spot.

        This year will be the tenth anniversary of my first visit to La Sarthe, and I’ll be going there with my wife who I met on that first trip all those years ago. So this will be a very special Le Mans for us, and the race itself will just be the icing on the cake.

        1. especially in the Ford Chip Ganassi team

          Grrrr, I’ll fix that.

          especially in the Porsche factory teams

          I’m also a huge fan of Pipo Derani. Super star in the making.

          I’ll also be honest, I hope both Toyota’s explode on lap 2, but my attention will always go towards the GTE classes.

          1. :D GTE is going to be absolutely mega – it’ll be a full-on sprint race for 24 hours. I love the prototypes, but I really think that the battle in GTE Pro is going to be one of those epic clashes that’ll go down in history as one of the all time greats. I’m really glad we’re seeing a new generation of Aston Martins as well because I feel like they’ve been holding back the GTE field on BoP for too long now, plus every GTE car now looks really fantastic and distinctive.

            I can’t understand anyone who says they’re not fired up for this year’s Le Mans. Perhaps if you only bother tuning in for the factory P1 cars. But that’s madness. It’s like going to a Michelin star restaurant and saying you’re only interested in the wine list. Its four amazing races for the price of one!

        2. You can add Pedro Lamy to that list too.

          1. Good shout. That’s practically a whole grid of F1 drivers.

        3. @mazdachris. Don’t forget Jan Lammers. Probably the oldest ex-F1 driver.

    2. Ex-Formula One drivers in Electric cars = ‘washed up’
      Ex-Formula One drivers in ICE cars = ‘pumped ‘cracker’

    3. Anyone else stay up on Saturday night until the wee wee hours of Sunday morning to watch the Indycar from Texas? Anyone else nod off watching American cricket before BTsport finally joined the race with 150 laps already run, most of the field numerous laps down & no idea what was going on? Hmmm, I did.

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