The NTT IndyCar Series spent Independence Day weekend at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. Those who watched might have simply forgotten that there was a race with the intragroup fireworks on observe between Andretti Autosport drivers.
The race collapsed early for Arrow McLaren SP regardless of their nice beginning place. Felix Rosenqvist began the race from fourth place and labored his method as much as third, however he had a terminal engine failure on lap 10 of 80. His teammate Pato O’Ward would begin having points along with his drivetrain just a little over ten laps later.
Penske’s Scott McLaughlin inherited the lead after O’Ward pitted. Later on within the race, O’Ward’s automotive failed whereas exiting pit highway throughout the closing spherical of pit stops. McLaughlin confronted stress from Ganassi’s Álex Palou all through the race. He held off the reigning champion to take residence his 2nd win of the season and his IndyCar profession.
The race for the win primarily performed out within the background as Andretti Autosport imploded. The long-running rigidity between Alexander Rossi and Romain Grosjean lastly boiled over. Rossi made contact with Grosjean thrice throughout the race. The second time the pair went off right into a gravel lure. The final time Rossi hit Grosjean underneath warning.
Grosjean would additionally hit his different teammate Colton Herta. Rossi additionally hit the fourth Andretti driver Devlin DeFrancesco. The highest-finishing Andretti driver could be Herta in fifteenth. After the race, Grosjean referred to as Rossi “an absolute idiot” whereas Rossi claimed the clashes had been simply racing incidents. It shall be fascinating to see how Andretti offers with their drivers at one another throats.
Race Results – Top 10
- Scott McLaughlin
- Álex Palou
- Will Power
- Rinus VeeKay
- Scott Dixon
- Marcus Ericsson
- Josef Newgarden
- Hélio Castroneves
- David Malukas
- Simon Pagenaud
Marcus Ericsson leads the championship by 20 factors over Will Power. IndyCar will return in two weeks for Honda Indy Toronto.