Medical checks done; Wehrlein cleared for Canadian GP

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Pascal Wehrlein had a wild ride to end his Monaco Grand Prix, after the Sauber driver was tipped into a roll by McLaren returnee Jenson Button.

Button’s been penalized for the contact – although it’s meaningless since he’s not expected to return to another Grand Prix – while the question of whether Wehrlein would be good to go then emerged since it was a goofy looking accident where he was pinned against the wall, even though he got out under his own power.

Alas, Wehrlein posted Thursday he has cleared all pre-race checks and will be good to go for the Canadian Grand Prix (Sunday, June 11, 2 p.m. ET, NBC).

Holmatro, INDYCAR renew partnership in five-year extension

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Holmatro, a long-time partner of INDYCAR and title sponsor of the Holmatro Safety Team, have renewed a long-standing partnership that will see Holmatro and INDYCAR continue their partnership in a five-year contract extension.

“Holmatro has been a trusted partner and supplier in Indy car racing for more than 20 years,” said president of competition and operations Jay Frye. “Holmatro’s growth parallels some of the great strides made in safety for INDYCAR drivers and teams. We’re pleased to see this partnership continue, as it is a great benefit to everyone in the paddock.”

Holmatro’s relationship with INDYCAR dates back to 1991, when they first supplied tools to the safety team of the CART sanctioned PPG IndyCar World Series. Holmatro branding will continue to be featured on the firesuits, vehicles, and transporters of INDYCAR’s safety team throughout the agreement.

“Holmatro is extremely pleased to extend our partnership with INDYCAR for another five years,” said Tony Barboza, general manager for Holmatro. “We’re extremely proud to be affiliated with the premier on-track safety team in the world. Members of the safety team serve on their home fire departments when not at INDYCAR events and, like them, we believe in constant improvement and innovation. When the race is for life, you can count on the INDYCAR Safety Team and Holmatro rescue tools.”