IndyCar: Detroit weekend stats and points breakdown

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With the first doubleheader of the Verizon IndyCar Series season in the books, here’s some quick hitters on good or bad results coming out of the weekend:


  • Helio Castroneves (fifth Saturday, first Sunday)
  • Will Power (first, second)
  • Tony Kanaan (third Saturday, ninth Sunday)
  • Charlie Kimball (ninth, third)
  • James Hinchcliffe (sixth, fifth)
  • Carlos Munoz (seventh, eighth)


  • Juan Pablo Montoya (12th Saturday, 13th Sunday)
  • Sebastien Bourdais (13th, 20th)
  • Ryan Hunter-Reay (16th, 19th)
  • Sebastian Saavedra (14th, 22nd)
  • Jack Hawksworth (19th, 14th)
  • Takuma Sato (18th, 18th)
  • Josef Newgarden (20th, 17th)

Here’s how each driver fared points-wise this weekend, and where they now rank in the championship after this weekend with total points and change either up or down from the Indianapolis 500.

  • Will Power, 92 (1st, 326, +1)
  • Helio Castroneves, 87 (2nd, 307, +1)
  • James Hinchcliffe, 60 (11th, 165, +4)
  • Tony Kanaan, 57 (12th, 161, +4)
  • Charlie Kimball, 57 (14th, 149, +8)
  • Scott Dixon, 52 (8th, 184, +1)
  • Graham Rahal, 50 (20th, 129, +4)
  • Justin Wilson, 50 (9th, 173, +1)
  • Carlos Munoz, 50 (6th, 210, No change)
  • Mikhail Aleshin, 41 (17th, 137, +1)
  • Carlos Huertas, 39 (19th, 132, No change)
  • Simon Pagenaud, 36 (4th, 247, No change)
  • Ryan Briscoe, 36 (13th, 157, -2)
  • Marco Andretti, 35 (5th, 227, No change)
  • Juan Pablo Montoya, 35 (7th, 187, No change)
  • Mike Conway, 29 (22nd, 122, -2)
  • Jack Hawksworth, 28 (15th, 141, -2)
  • Sebastien Bourdais, 27 (10th, 170, -2)
  • Takuma Sato, 26 (16th, 139, -4)
  • Ryan Hunter-Reay, 25 (3rd, 299, -2)
  • Sebastian Saavedra, 24 (21st, 125, -4)
  • Josef Newgarden, 23 (18th, 132, -4)

Those who didn’t score a bunch of points didn’t necessarily have bad runs – Takuma Sato scored pole and was taken out by Marco Andretti in Dual 2, for example – but the change in points positions pretty much reflects that if you had consistent results in two races, you’d be moving up.

Charlie Kimball was the biggest mover of the weekend, coming from 22nd leaving Indianapolis to 14th exiting. Sato, Sebastian Saavedra and Josef Newgarden all lost four spots.

Formula E: Vergne outlasts di Grassi for Punta del Este victory

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Saturday’s Punta del Este ePrix did not disappoint, with Techeetah’s Jean-Eric Vergne and Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler’s Lucas di Grassi engaging in a thrilling battle throughout the entire race.

Vergne led the way from the pole, having been promoted up the grid after original pole sitter di Grassi was ruled to have cut a chicane during his pole lap, but di Grassi was right on the back wing of Vergne the entire way and made several attempts to get by.

The intense battle between the two, which saw them nearly lock Vergne’s rear wing with di Grassi’s front nose, stayed remarkably clean for the most part, and Vergne was able to hold off all of di Grassi’s advances, a few of which can be viewed below, to take the win.

DS Virgin Racing’s Sam Bird was also on the charge, the British driver coming from ninth on the grid to take third.

Full race results can be viewed here. The victory sees Vergne extend his points lead over Mahindra Racing’s Felix Rosenqvist, who finished fifth, to 30 points, with Vergne on 109 markers and Rosenqvist on 79.

Bird sits third with 76 points, respectively.