American Joseph Newgarden (Pinsk) won the Fort Worth (Texas) GP, his second IndyCar event of the season, edging out fellow New Zealander Scott McLaughlin on Sunday, and French-Swiss Romain Grosjean (Andretti) was forced to retire in the first third of the season. Element. Newgarden, a two-time championship winner (2017, 2019) and runner-up for the past two seasons, is his team’s 600th win, in all motorsport competitions. Faster than his rivals at the end of the race, he had to wait until the 248th and final lap to finally take the lead, after getting stuck in the trailing traffic.
“Oh my God I was angry in the car. There were all these cars, and it didn’t help me. Finally, in the last corner of the last lap, I made itNewgarden, who had an idea for McLaughlin, commented.I hate doing that to a teammate. Well done brother‘,” the American told him, the 21st race winner of his career.I had no more tiresSorry on his part, the New Zealander, winner of the first race of the season last month in St Petersburg (Florida), who as such retains the overall lead.
On his first elliptical of the season at Texas Motor Speedway, Romain Grosjean, who decided to skip most of these races last year, was betrayed by an engine failure on lap 103. Another Frenchman, Simon Pagenaud (Meyer Shank Racing), finished eighth.
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