Sunday’s IndyCar race in Nashville proved that the carnage seen in the inaugural event was no one-off. Does the event have a future?
Scott Dixon won from 14th on the grid with a damaged car, thrusting himself into championship contention as Will Power and Marcus Ericsson were among many to hit trouble in Nashville.
Marcus Ericsson will start from the same place he won from last year in the IndyCar Music City Grand Prix – down in 18th place, behind his main title rivals.
IndyCar’s returns to Toronto and Iowa are confirmed, along with a February start in St. Petersburg, Florida and the 106th Indianapolis 500 on 29 May.
IndyCar drivers were generally positive about the championship’s new event in Nashville after a crash-strewn race which saw nine caution periods.
Colton Herta explained the crash which brought an end to his dominant run in last weekend’s IndyCar race in Nashville.
Nine cautions periods and two red flags in a crazy race helped Marcus Ericsson to win after being launched into the air and serving two penalties in Nashville.
Marcus Ericsson scored an astonishing win in an incident-packed Music City Grand Prix after being launched into the air early in an early collision with Sebastien Bourdais.