Sutil’s 100th grand prix ends in retirement

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Adrian Sutil has reached a big landmark in his Formula One career by lining up on the grid for the 100th time in Hungary this weekend, but it has sadly ended in retirement from the race at the Hungaroring.

The German driver’s race came to an end on lap 20 of the race thanks to a hydraulic failure that meant he could not select a gear in the pit lane.

Sutil has spent his entire career with Force India (and in their previous incarnation as Spyker), scoring 118 points and claiming one fastest lap over the course of his century of races. Although he is yet to finish on the podium, Sutil has certainly impressed many in recent years by becoming a regular finisher in the top ten.

“It’s hard to believe how quickly time goes by! It’s a big milestone, for sure, but in the end it doesn’t really change anything,” Sutil said ahead of the race weekend. “My goals remain the same as when I started my first event and that’s to win races. I still love the sport and I hope I can continue to drive these amazing cars for a long time.”

This DNF continues Sutil’s run of not scoring points at the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Newgarden fastest as Castroneves returns in weather-shortened Barber test

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The Verizon IndyCar Series took to Barber Motorsports Park on Tuesday for an open test, with 24 entries tackling the 2.38-mile road course.

Weather intervened in the afternoon, preventing nearly the entire field from going out, but the weather held off during the morning enough for one session to be run in its entirety.

Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden led the way, with a quick lap of 1:07.979, ahead of Team Penske teammates Will Power and Helio Castroneves. For Castroneves, this marked his first IndyCar outing of 2018.

Helio Castroneves was back in an IndyCar on Tuesday at Barber Motorsports Park. Photo: IndyCar

Sporting the Pennzoil “yellow submarine” paint scheme, Castroneves turned 41 laps around Barber in the morning session, with a quick lap of 1:08.315. He was also the only driver to venture out on track in the afternoon, completing eight laps.

The Dale Coyne Racing duo of Sebastien Bourdais and Zachary Claman De Melo completed the top five.

Results are below.