This was certainly a topsy-turvy race. Check out to highlight video which will explain it better than I can. Josef Newgarden was the winner and it was his second time in the last couple of years. In second place a very happy Alexander Rossi. James Hitchcliffe rolled into third.
Ed Carpenter's team finished 13th and 18th. Takuma Sato - 16th, Tony Kanaan - 18th and Ed Jones - 20th, but out of the race on lap 75.
Sam Bird was lucky enough to win both races in New York. Beautiful weather with plenty of people watching. Felix Rosenqvist came in second and I was very happy to have Nick Heidfeld come in third. He has a lot of Formula One under his belt.
Prost - 6th, Vergne - 8th, Piquet - 16th. Off to two races in Montreal at the end of the month.
Lewis Hamilton is not my favorite driver, but the man can sure drive. Each race he is breaking new records....some as old as 60 years, 40 years and 25 years. Just in this race alone. In pole position he was off to never look back. Winning his home Grand Prix. His teammate, Valtteri Bottas, came in second which happens all too often. Third went to Kimi Raikkonen who is breaking some records of his own.
Nico Hulkenberg did a fantastic job of holding sixth place. Massa finished tenth and the Haas Team finished 12th and 13th.
After a week of continuous computer problems I am finally back online. I finally ran into Formula E again. They have such a weird schedule that I kept missing them. This week was their maiden trip into New York City. Surprising that there were so many people there. This series might make it in spite of themselves. They have several drivers that I like pretty well....the ones that have been pushed out of Formula One for one reason or another. Nick Heidfeld, Prost, Vergne and Piquet. The cars are nice looking with good color combinations. The teams are owned by car and tractor manufactures, some former racecar drivers and some team owners from other series.
First place went to Sam Bird who has raced in every race since Formula E began three years ago. Second place went to Jean-Eric Vergne who came from the Toro Roso Red Bull Team in Formula One. Stephane Sarrazin came in third.
Just like in 'Field of Dreams,' build it and they will come. Push the corn stalks aside and "poof" there it is. A small oval that reminds you of the tracks in the 50's at only 7/8 of a mile. Just turn left and keep on turning. It was the 30th win for Helio Castroneves and this is going to be his retirement year. Well, at least for Indycar and everyone will be sorry to see him go. Happy, friendly and extremely poplar guy that will be missed. It seems amazing to me that this was the first time the Penske team has won here. J.R. Hilldebrand, from my current favorite team, came in second. Ryan Hunter-Reay coasted into third.
Tony Kanaan came in 9th and Takuma Sato was 16th. Ed Carpenter, also from my favorite team, came in 12th. Rookie Ed Jones, who I have been watching, came in 18th.
I like this old Formula One track. The race today lacked the excitement of Azerbaijan two weeks ago. Bottas collected his second Formula One win right from the pole position. Vettel came in second and, of course, claiming that if the race was a little longer he would have won. Maybe so. Daniel Ricciardo came in third and is doing quite nicely in the points with his podium (five times this season) finish consistency. No surprises with 4th and 5th, but what is surprising is the rest of the top ten. Sixth place went to Romain Grosjean of the Haas Team which is something special for the team. Seventh and eighth went to the Force India team who have really been doing good this year. Ninth and tenth went to the Williams team with Massa in 9th.
Nico Hulkenberg had a rough day again and ended up in 13th and the other Haas car did not finish.
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