Colton Huerta managed to impose himself on the Indianapolis circuit. AP
American driver Colton Herta won a chaotic Indianapolis GP in IndyCar in a race marked by rain and numerous accidents, including the Spanish Lex Palu, which finished twentieth and lost the lead in the table.
In addition, Mexican Patricio Ovard also suffered an incident, after a spin, and a poor strategy from his Arrows McLaren team, which saw him enter the pits due to rain tires in the last laps, finishing 17th. Finished and finished in seventh place. Classification of the season, with 127 points.
Herta won in the rain ahead of France’s Simon Pagenaud (Mayor Shank Racing) and Australia’s Will Power (Team Penske) in a race that was repeatedly interrupted by yellow flags, but failed to complete its 85. instead ended with a time limit of two hours. Lap.
“I think it was the hardest race of my life,” admitted Colton Herta at the end of the fifth race of the season. Palu, the current IndyCar champions, finished in twentieth position and was overtaken in the table by Will Power, who now has a fifteen-point lead (169 to 154 for the Spaniard).
Champion lost control of his car, without an opponent coming into contact with it, and finished outside after just six laps on Turn 2 of the circuit. With his car parked on the grass, he slowly tried to get back on track, but he was already well behind the leaders.
Palu was not the only one to suffer accidents in the race, Romain Grosjean, McLaughlin and Colombian Juan Pablo Montoya were the others who lost control of their cars, although due to contacts in their cases. In the rain in Indianapolis, several teams opted to stop halfway through the race to mount wet tyres, believing the forecasts were correct. The one who came out of the best position was Herta, who managed to take control of the race and protect himself from pressure from his rivals.