It’s Monday, July 24, 2023 and that is Race Recap, your abstract of final weekend’s motorsports motion. In Formula 1, Red Bull Racing and Max Verstappen added one other race win in Hungary to their tally this season, breaking a long-standing document. Josef Newgarden continued his reign of dominance over IndyCar’s oval races. In NASCAR, Denny Hamlin bought his revenge at Pocono after his disqualification there final 12 months.
Red Bull Racing Win 12 Races In A Row
The Hungarian Grand Prix had an sudden driver beginning in pole place, Lewis Hamilton. The seven-time world champion took a record-extending 104th pole in qualifying, his first since 2021. However, Mercedes wasn’t again in race-winning kind. Max Verstappen handed Hamilton going into the race’s first nook.
Verstappen would go on to win the race unchallenged. The victory was Red Bull Racing’s twelfth consecutive win, a streak that started with the 2022 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The streak has now surpassed the earlier document amassed by the McLaren MP4/4 in 1988. Red Bull’s drivers could be joined on the rostrum by McLaren’s Lando Norris, offering the papaya-clad group’s latest enchancment after its raft of upgrades wasn’t a fluke. On a podium, Norris by accident broke Verstappen’s first-place trophy.
1. – Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
2. – Lando Norris (McLaren) – +33.731 seconds
3. – Sergio Perez (Red Bull) – +37.603 seconds
4. – Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) – +39.134 seconds
5. – Oscar Piastri (McLaren) – +62.572 seconds
Josef Newgarden Sweeps IndyCar’s Iowa Doubleheader
Will Power successful the pole for each IndyCar races at Iowa Speedway set the tone for the weekend, Penske dominance. Each race had lengthy intervals the place all three Team Penske automobiles locked out the rostrum positions as they lapped many of the discipline. However, Penske couldn’t safe a much-coveted 1-2-3 end as Will Power brushed the Turn 4 wall in Race 1 and Scott McLaughlin light late in Race 2.
Josef Newgarden would win each races, his fourth and fifth oval race wins in a row. Al Unser Sr. was the final driver to win 5 straight oval races in 1970. The streak and his latest Indianapolis 500 victory have cemented Newgarden’s standing as one of the best oval racer within the IndyCar Series. Newgarden now sits second within the championship, 80 factors behind Alex Palou.
Race 1 Results
1. – Josef Newgarden (Penske)
2. – Scott McLaughlin (Penske) – +3.375 seconds
3. – Pato O’Ward (McLaren) – +9.607 seconds
4. – Marcus Ericsson (Ganassi) – +14.638 seconds
5. – Will Power (Penske) – +22.402 seconds
Race 2 Results
1. – Josef Newgarden (Penske)
2. – Will Power (Penske) – +0.705 seconds
3. – Alex Palou (Ganassi) – +2.686 seconds
4. – Felix Rosenqvist (McLaren) – + 4.116 seconds
5. – Scott McLaughlin (Penske) – +7.889 seconds
Hamlin Wins In Pocono To Chorus Of Boos
Nothing and nobody was going to face between Denny Hamlin and victory lane at Pocono Raceway yesterday. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver crossed the end line first final 12 months however was disqualified after failing post-race inspection. Sunday, Hamlin made loads of enemies en path to victory lane, together with Hendrick Motorsports drivers Kyle Larson and Alex Bowman. The Hendrick drivers completed exterior the highest 20 after contact with Hamlin. Hamlin stated that they wrecked themselves.
1. – Denny Hamlin (Gibbs)
2. – Tyler Reddick (23XI) – +1.238 seconds
3. – Martin Truex Jr. (Gibbs) – +1.239 seconds
4. – Kevin Harvick (Stewart-Haas) – +2.453 seconds
5. – Ty Gibbs (Gibbs) – +2.621 seconds