Lewis Hamilton was the winner and another thing he got this weekend was a tie in the pole position record. He is now tied with Michael Schmacher with 68 poles. His next one will be his record which he will probably have the rest of my life. Second place went to Sebastian Vettel and third to Daniel Ricciardo,
Nico Hulkenberg got another 6th place and Massa came in 8th. The Haas Team ended up in 7th and 15th.
There will be some jumping around of drivers as some of their contracts will end. I am sure that Alonso will be the first one out of the box. Also, both drivers for Force India since it seems that they are not team players. They will go at the team's request.
Newgarden has done it again. With only two races left in the Indycar series he may just be the champion. This race in St. Louis was very nice. They hadn't been here since 2003 and it had been recently redone by new owners. This race was a 500 miler and I am sure that they will be back here for years to come. Scot Dixon and Simon Pagenaud came in 2nd and 3rd.
Sebastian Bourdais returned from his injuries last May during the Indy 500 qualifying. He finished in 10th even though he was feeling a little nervous about his return. The rest of my favorites didn't fare so well. Ed Carpenter's team had Hildebrand in the wall on lap 100 and likewise for Carpenter on lap 5. Tony Kanaan hit the wall on the pace lap no less, but went back in until lap 168. Takuma Sato got sucked up in the Carpenter crash on lap 5.
Speaking of Takuma Sato, he will be jumping teams at the end of the season. He is going the |Bobby Rahal / David Letterman team as a second car. This will probably be good since he and Rahal have some good history together. There will probably be a flood of jumping since all contracts are up this year.
Will Power pulled off a great win coming from a lap down and crossing the finish line first. Until that point my money was on Josef Newgarden who lost by 0.5268 of a second. Alexander Rossi came in third.
Tony Kanaan came in 5th and Takuma Sato 13th. Ed Carpenter's team with Ed finishing 12th and JR Hildebrand at 19th after a bender on lap 124.
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