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Alfa Romeo Formula 1 reserve driver Marcus Ericsson admits his unused substitute appearance at the Belgian Grand Prix left him disappointed, calling his absence from the Portland IndyCar round “not optimal”.
Team Penske-Chevrolet’s 2017 IndyCar champion and 2019 championship leader Josef Newgarden says he is “not very comfortable” heading into the final round with only a 41-point margin over prime rival Alexander Rossi of Andretti Autosport-Honda.
Grand Prix of Portland winner Will Power says that IndyCar’s all-time statistics have taken on an increasing relevancy to him as he’s seen his name rise higher in the rankings.
Team Penske-Chevrolet’s Will Power scored a comfortable second victory of the IndyCar season when his prime opposition, Scott Dixon, pitted from the lead with a dead engine, while Alexander Rossi clawed back to second in the title race with a podium finish.
Rookie Colton Herta scored his second pole position of the IndyCar season at Portland International Raceway, beating Will Power and Scott Dixon, but points leader Josef Newgarden will start in the bottom half of the field.
Colton Herta was the only driver to duck under the 58sec barrier in third practice for tomorrow’s Grand Prix of Portland, going a tenth quicker than IndyCar points leader Josef Newgarden.
Ryan Hunter-Reay led Zach Veach in an Andretti Autosport 1-2 in Portland’s 30min combined warm-up and pitstop practice session introduced to substitute for the lack of raceday warm-up.
Sebastien Bourdais set the fastest time in second practice for this weekend’s Grand Prix of Portland, but at the end of his lap he nosed hard into the tire barrier at the final corner.
The facts you need to know ahead of the 16th and penultimate round of the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series at Portland International Raceway.
Colton Herta drove the Harding Steinbrenner Racing-Honda to the top of the time sheets at Portland’s road course, outpacing Alexander Rossi, Scott Dixon and Josef Newgarden.