Kevin Magnussen had a little luck on his side when he took the lead 25 laps into his IndyCar debut, but did he show he can cut it in the series?
Josef Newgarden was two laps from victory at Road America but crawled home in 21st place, stuck in first gear after a shifting fault worsened.
Álex Palou scored a sensational second win of 2021 at Road America after Josef Newgarden, who dominated most of the afternoon, suffered another late-race heartbreak.
He lost an IndyCar drive on the eve of the season and left Red Bull’s Junior Team after five months but Patricio O’Ward is now a championship leader with an F1 test deal.
“My job is to win a race, and I haven’t done it for eight years” admitted IndyCar’s ‘other’ recent incomer from Formula 1 after his breakthrough victory on Saturday.
After narrowly missing victory in Detroit, Josef Newgarden says his strategy was compromised by a decision to cover a potential full-course yellow which never materialised.
Six months on from his horror crash in Bahrain, Romain Grosjean took matters into his own hands to tackle another, much smaller fire.
Patricio O’Ward denied Josef Newgarden a flag-to-flag victory in Detroit by passing him with three laps to go, and took the championship lead.
2014 IndyCar champion sounds off, after late red flag and excessive heat results in a costly ECU failure which deprives Power of a 40th career victory.
Marcus Ericsson survived a gruelling first race of the Detroit Grand Prix to capture his first career victory – becoming the seventh different winner in seven races this season.
Charles Leclerc revealed he lost the lead of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix to Lewis Hamilton after backing off because he had cut a corner.
Despite leading 17 laps of the Indianapolis 500 and finishing fourth, Patricio O’Ward admitted McLaren SP weren’t quick enough to to win on Sunday.
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Scott McLaughlin was the top-placed rookie in this year’s Indianapolis 500 despite collecting a costly drive-through penalty for going too fast at the entrance of the pit lane.
Simon Pagenaud finished half a second behind Indianapolis 500 winner Hélio Castroneves despite starting 26th on the grid and losing time early on due to an emergency fuel stop.
A spectacular collision with a flying wheel ended Conor Daly’s hopes of winning Sunday’s Indianapolis 500 after the Carpenter driver led more laps than any of his rivals.
Helio Castroneves explained how he took advantage of slower traffic in the final laps of the Indianapolis 500 to beat Álex Palou to victory.
A dejected Álex Palou took consolation from losing Sunday’s Indianapolis 500 to “probably the best” driver in rival Helio Castroneves.
Hélio Castroneves becomes part of forever as he scored his record-equalling fourth victory at the Indy 500, ahead of young Spaniard Álex Palou.
With aero tweaks to aid passing, cooler race day temperatures and the return of fans, America’s greatest race will be back to its best on Sunday.