Josef Newgarden wins again in Wisconsin – OA Sport

Josef Newgarden returns to beat Road America in the IndyCar series. Third joy of the season for # 2 of the Team Penskethe best in Wisconsin at the end of a very interesting race that was solved in the last five steps.

The start saw an excellent starting point for Alexander Rossi (Andretti # 27), just perfect for the green flag. The Californian maintained the pole position of a race that was soon neutralized by two different precautions. The first was caused by an American problem Jimmie Johnson (Ganassi # 48)while the second came in to move the Iberian car Alex Palou (Ganassi # 10).

Rossi tried to set sail, a failed mission after a new neutralization. This time it was the Australian Will Power (Penske # 12) who finished against the barriers of turn 3.leader of the championship who suffered an optimistic attack from the Canadian Delvin De Francesco (Andretti # 29).

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On lap 16 the stop of all Rossi and Josef Newgarden (Penske # 2) arrived., respectively first and second of the race. The ‘Captain’ banner snatched the top of the former Indy500 winner, a move that preceded the timely response of the rest of the group. In fact, the ranking has remained intact with Newgarden ahead of Rossi, Swede Marcus Ericsson (Ganassi # 8) and Californian Colton Herta (Andretti # 26). which with softer tires worried rivals and provoked the assault of the leaders.

Fuel has become the key to success. The second stop did not change the cards on the table with Newgarden always in the lead just over two seconds behind Rossi. More detached, however, the others with Ericsson against Herta and Grosjean, protagonists who were able to compete for success in the last five laps due to an engine problem of the Mexican. Pato O’Ward (McLaren # 5).

The final steps did not change the overall standings with Newgarden holding the lead over Rossi who was overtaken by Ericsson on the green flag. Second place for the Scandinavian on the former Andretti F1 driver, able to reject teammate Grosjean who finished the race in fourth place.

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INDYCAR ROAD AMERICA FINAL RANKING

1 2 CARRERA Josef Newgarden Equip Penske 55 P 0 41,159 31,145 43,717 31,759 1: 47,773 134,082 1: 46,621 135.53 3
2 8 RUN Marcus Ericsson Chip Ganassi Racing 55 P 0 3,371 3,371 40,165 30,807 44,226 32,012 1: 48,940 132,645 1: 47,305 134,666
3 27 RUN Alexander Rossi Andretti Autosport 55 P 0 5,635 2,264 31,041 43,814 31,881 1: 49,399 132,088 1: 46,863 135,224 3
4 28 RUN Romain Grosjean Andretti Autosport 55 P 0 5,849 0.214 31,179 44,354 31,867 1: 48,382 133,329 1: 47,633 134,257 3
5 26 RUN Colton Herta Andretti Autosport w / Curb-Agajanian 55 P 0 8,766 2,917 30,831 44,232 31,737 1: 51,433 129,679 1: 47,319 134,65 134,65
6 7 CARRER Felix Rosenqvist Arrow McLaren SP 55 P 0 9,284 0.518 31,292 44,988 32,155 1: 51,129 130,033 1: 48,783 132,837 3
7 3 CARRER Scott McLaughlin Equip Penske 55 P 0 9,306 0,023 31,305 44,580 32,178 1: 50,653 130,592 1: 48,333 133,389 3
8 15 CARRER Graham Rahal Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing 55 O 4 9,373 0.066 31,300 44,755 32,289 1: 50,224 131,101 1: 48,625 133,03 3
9 9 CARRER Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 55 O 19 9,710 0.337 31,098 44,407 32,034 1: 49,695 131,732 1: 47,797 134,052 3
10 30 CARRER Christian Lundgaard Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing 55 O 7 10,043 0,333 31,136 44,299 32,227 1: 49,290 132,221 1: 47,753 134,106
11 77 CUR Callum Ilott Juncos Hollinger Racing 55 O 10 10,602 0.559 31,243 44,492 32,034 1: 49,215 132,311 1: 47,983 133,821 3
12 60 RACE Simon Pagenaud Meyer Shank Racing 55 P 0 11,744 1,141 31,304 44,495 32,341 1: 49,432 132,049 1: 48,372 133,341 3
13 45 RUN Jack Harvey Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing 55 O 0 13,466 1,722 31,347 44,660 32,228 1: 49,875 131,516 1: 48,429 133,271 3
14 20 CARRER Conor Daly Ed Carpenter Racing 55 P 0 14,761 1,295 31,247 44,351 32,061 1: 50,347 130,955 1: 47,828 134,014 3
15 51 RACE Takuma Sato Dale Coyne Racing with RWR 55 O 0 15,085 0.324 31,373 44,635 32,227 1: 49,948 131,429 1: 48,527 133.15 133.15

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