Weekend Motorsport Review
Another big weekend of motorsport has just passed, headed up by the 43rd F1 Canadian GP. A great race that saw Lewis Hamilton take his third victory in Canada ahead of Romain Grosjean for Lotus and Sergio Perez for Sauber.
Hamilton now leads the championship by 2 points over Alonso and a further point to Vettel. Read the full review by Kartik.Sunku here. Next round is in Valencia on the 22nd-24th June, with GP2 and GP3 supporting.
Texas hosted an almighty tussle last weekend, which saw the race be turned on it’s head many times.
It started with Alex Tagliani starting from pole, for the second year in succession. Team Barracuda’s change to Honda power from Lotus certainly paid dividends. But the race is completely different, and although he lead the first 20 laps, Tagliani ultimately would have a quiet day compared to others, and finished 9th one lap down.
Meanwhile Scott Dixon was laying claim to the championship, leading more and more laps, looking unbeatable. Until it was his very car that beat him. With a car handling like jelly at the end of his stint, first Dixon was passed by Will Power for the lead. 2 laps later, he was out of the race. Power too was unlucky, a drive through penalty ruining his chances for his 2nd oval win, but he would finish well and collect points for 8th. With the finishing post in sight, Graham Rahal was driving towards a maiden victory in the Indycar series, but he, like the stablemate car of Dixon, was developing a lot of understeer at the end of his stint and one particularily hard hit to the wall let in Justin Wilson. The Brit held his nerve as he smelt blood, and passed Rahal on lap 226 of 228. He made no mistakes, and he instead took his first victory in Indycar for Dale Coyne Racing. Rahal finished second, while Ryan Briscoe kept his good momentum going with third. Champion Dario Franchitti finished in 14th, 3 laps down, while the lone Lotus didn’t finish, in fact, in never started in the first place.
Indycar will be back for a 3rd consecutive week from Milwaukee.
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