After Tony Kanaan's first pit stop, the bumpy approach to Turn 1 became too much to handle, and the one-time series champion couldn't get the brakes applied, causing him to enter the corner too fast, and he hit the tire barrier.
"I should know better than to ever take any sort of risk when it's the first lap, it's just not worth it". "We pitted not because we were anticipating a yellow". "I think there were a couple this year that got away from us anyways from mechanical issues and whatnot".
"The big thing for us is we can't get into many more incidents like we have the first half of the year". That was the key moment of the race. Castroneves is coming off his best drive of the season, and counting out Simon Pagenaud on a street course is just plain foolish.
Thompson managed to hold down his nerves (and championship leader Oliver Askew) just fine as he dominated Saturday's race starting on pole position and leading all 25 laps to victory.
"I just need more time to get used to the auto", Gutierrez told the Star. "Pit strategy worked and a yellow flag fell into our lap, but once we were running up front, the vehicle and Alex had the pace to stay there and be strong".
The 19-year-old from Red Deer, Alta., had targeted this specific race as the one he wanted to win the most when he joined Exclusive Autosport pretty much at the last minute before the season started.
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And Silver, analysts said, might have similar trouble. "It remains to be seen whether he wins the war". The appeals court tossed Silver's November 2015 conviction on seven counts because of a 2016 U.S.
The weekend was unusually tough for the championship leader, who was forced to sit out the final 20 minutes of the first practice session while serving a penalty for infractions at Road America.
"Friday afternoon, we were really lost", said Rossi. We had a lot of soul searching Friday night. "It's going to be hard beating all of those guys, but I will tell you what, when you have got Chevy power, you have Chevy reliability and Chevy fuel mileage - you feel pretty good about things".
Although the rain played a factor into how Newgarden and his Penske crew strategized for the race, he says this victory feels a little bit easier than his last one in Toronto. The young American has been solid in four starts on street circuits, recording two top-10 finishes. Those three drivers are considered some of the rising young stars in the deeply talented IndyCar Series. "That is what's going to keep the sport growing and moving forward like it has been".
"I think Graham is going to be very good there", Tracy said. "It's good just to be within a fighting shot of getting wins".
Alexander Rossi's second place at Toronto is his best finish of the year, and his best result since winning the 2016 Indy 500. He edged McCarty by.46 seconds at the finish, with Austin Thaxton taking third. I look forward to doing that for the next races remaining. He noted at the end of the race that his vehicle was so hard to handle that he was simply happy his day didn't end in a wreck.