Catch up on video highlights of last weekend’s racing action in Weekend Racing Wrap including IndyCar at Iowa, Super Formula at Fuji, NASCAR at Daytona and Euroformula Open at the Hungaroring.
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Felipe Drugovich, winner of all bar one of the previous six races, claimed first fifth consecutive pole position for race one. But Bent Viscaal denied him a sixth in a row by a tenth of a second in race two.
NASCAR returned to Daytona for a second. shorter, 400-mile race on the superspeedway.
Japanese Super Formula
A smart tyre call on a wet track earned Nick Cassidy pole position at Fuji.
Two weeks after racing at the longest track on the calendar – Road America – IndyCar headed to its shortest venue, the 1.4 kilometre Iowa oval, for round 11.
Also last weekend
Sebastian Vettel extended his F1 championship lead by denying Lewis Hamilton a home victory in the British Grand Prix. Hamilton came second after being knocked into a spin at the start by Kimi Raikkonen, who took third.
Both F2 support races started behind the Safety Car again. George Russell extended his points lead over Lando Norris despite a slow pit stop and a penalty costing him victory in race one. Alexander Albon won the feature and Maximilian Gunther converted reverse-grid pole to victory in the sprint race.
Callum Ilott lost the GP3 championship lead at his home round to team mate Anthoine Hubert, who won race one and led him home on Sunday when Pedro Piquet took the honours.
Over to you
What racing action did you watch last weekend? Let us know in the comments.
Next weekend’s racing
The following series are in action next weekend:
- Formula E: New York
- IndyCar: Toronto
- DTM: Zandvoort
- European F3: Zandvoort
- WTCR: Slovakia
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4 comments on “Weekend Racing Wrap: IndyCar Iowa, Super Formula Fuji and more”
13th July 2018, 0:13
I don’t know what to make of that Euroformula Open championship. I remember expressing a similar sentiment las year, when the series was utterly dominated by Harrison Scott, a (back then) 21-year old whose career record up to that point was decent (with 11 wins from 106 starts in various single-seater series), but nothing like his domination that saw him take 12 wins (and a second place) from 14 starts, outscoring the runner-up in the championship 340:222 despite missing the final couple of races.
And now, history seems to repeat itself with Felipe Drugovich, who has scored 8 wins (and a second place) in 9 consecutive starts, and is outscoring his rivals by a similar margin. Drugovich is currently 18 years old, so not quite as “old” as Harrison, but not too young either for the category he’s racing in. His career record before this season was 20 wins from 88 starts, so somewhat more impressive than Harrison’s, but not spectacularly so.
I can’t quite put my finger on it. Is Euroformula Open so heterogeneous that the best drivers tend to become dominators there? Or could it be that it’s one of those single-make championships in which the right investments can make a car a bit ‘single-makier’?
13th July 2018, 4:32
Technically formula three isn’t a single make “formula” but I don’t know about the euroformula specific rules
13th July 2018, 19:59
It just had 13 cars in this race, I think it’s all due to the lack of real competition. Of course there’s a relevance in winning (it’s always better than losing), but being “easier” pretty much diminish the greatness of it. It looks like the last year’s Formula V8.
13th July 2018, 20:06
I did a quick research about Drugovich, he had a good season in German Formula 4 (finished 3th only 10pts behind) and he also dominated in MRF Challenge as well. It would be interesting to see him in F2 or F3 next year.
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