IndyCar Mid-Ohio Recap

The weekend’s IndyCar action at Mid-Ohio saw Scott Dixon win ahead of teammate Felix Rosenqvist while Ryan Hunter-Reay completed the top three.

The top two in the standings

The gap between championship leader, Josef Newgarden and second placed Alexander Rossi reduced to sixteen points after Newgarden collided with Hunter-Reay late on in the race. It meant that Newgarden finished only fourteenth while Rossi managed to finish fifth.

Others inside the top ten in the standings

Simon Pagenaud claimed his fifth consecutive top ten finish during the weekend as he claimed sixth place. However the three immediately behind him in the championship had better weekend’s as Scott Dixon followed up his consecutive second places by winning in Mid-Ohio, his second victory of 2019. Will Power meanwhile managed to finish fourth, his eighth top ten finish of the season and lastly, Ryan Hunter-Reay achieved his second podium finish of the season, claiming third place, despite colliding with Newgarden in the latter part of the race.

2019 IndyCar Grand Prix
Scott Dixon (#9), 2019 IndyCar Grand Prix Warmup” by Roger Gerbig is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

It was another strong performance for Graham Rahal who continued his run of consecutive top ten finishes, claiming ninth in Mid-Ohio, while Felix Rosenqvist achieved his best result of the season, finishing second.

Elsewhere in the field

Colton Herta achieved his fifth top ten finish of the season after claiming eighth, bouncing back from an ultimately disappointing race at Iowa. Meanwhile Spencer Pigot claimed his fourth top ten finish of the season during the weekend, finishing seventh.

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Jack Harvey returned to IndyCar racing having last contested the Road America round. He managed to finish in tenth, his fourth top ten finish of the season. Also returning to IndyCar during the weekend was RC Enerson, who raced with Carlin, and managed to finish in seventeenth place.

What next for IndyCar?

The NTT IndyCar Series will return to action in mid-August when they head to Pennsylvania for the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway.

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