© Getty Images

Rosberg rues Q3 error, says it’s ‘all doable’ from P2 in Montreal

Leave a comment

Nico Rosberg is confident that he can still win Sunday’s Canadian Grand Prix despite losing out on pole position to Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton in Montreal.

Rosberg fell 0.062 seconds shy of Hamilton’s time on his first run in Q3 before making a mistake on his final lap, costing him the chance to beat Hamilton.

“I was hoping you hadn’t seen that one but apparently it did come out on TV,” Rosberg joked in the post-qualifying press conference.

“First lap in Q3 was good, not quite enough to beat Lewis but it was still a good lap. Next one I tried to pull one out of the bag, it didn’t work out and that’s it. Second place.

“Still a good team result of course to show we’re the fastest, fastest car has been great even on this very unique track here.”

With rain forecast for Sunday’s race and tire strategies set to be shaken up thanks to the introduction of the ultra-soft tire for this weekend’s race, Rosberg is sure he can still challenge for victory.

“For tomorrow, everything is still possible,” Rosberg said.

“The weather forecast is all over the place.

“From second place, it’s all doable.”

The Canadian Grand Prix is live on NBC and Live Extra from 1pm ET on Sunday.

IndyCar entry lists for Harvest GP at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

IndyCar entry lists Indianapolis
Chris Graythen/Getty Images
Leave a comment

There are 25 drivers on the NTT IndyCar Series entry lists at Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course with a few new yet familiar faces for the Oct. 2-3 race weekend.

Four-time champion Sebastien Bourdais will make his season debut in the No. 14 Dallara-Chevrolet (shifting Dalton Kellett to the No. 41) with AJ Foyt Racing, which he is joining full time next season. James Hinchcliffe, who had run three races with Andretti Autosport, will return in place of Zach Veach in the No. 26 Dallara-Honda. Helio Castroneves will drive Arrow McLaren SP’s No. 7 Dallara-Chevy for Oliver Askew, who is out with concussion-like symptoms.

Sage Karam, who has two IndyCar starts this year at IMS (the road course on July 4 and the Indy 500 on Aug. 23), also will return to the series in Dreyer & Reinbold’s No. 24 Dallara-Chevrolet.

HARVEST GP ENTRY LISTS: Friday l Saturday

Friday and Saturday of the Harvest GP presented by GMR will mark the second and third races this season on Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s 14-turn, 2.439-mile road course. While the July 4 race on the circuit was 80 laps, Friday’s distance is 85 laps, and Saturday will be a 75-lap event.

Championship leader Scott Dixon led 26 of 80 laps to win the July 4 race at the IMS road course. With three races remaining in the series, the five-time series champion enters with a 72-point lead on Josef Newgarden.

Click here to see who’s on the IndyCar entry lists in Race 1 and in Race 2 for the Harvest GP presented by GMR at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course.


START TIMES AND TV INFO FOR INDYCAR AT INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY ROAD COURSE (all times ET):

Thursday

IndyCar NTT Series practice: 2:25-3:40 p.m., NBC Sports Gold

IndyCar qualifying, Race 1: 6:20 p.m. (two groups/12 minutes apiece), NBC Sports Gold

Friday

—IndyCar Harvest Grand Prix, Race 1: 3:30 p.m. (green flag, 5 p.m.), USA Network, NBC Sports Gold

Saturday

—IndyCar qualifying: 10:20 a.m. (two groups/12 minutes apiece), NBC Sports Gold

—IndyCar Harvest Grand Prix, Race 2: 2:30 p.m (green flag, 2:31 p.m.)., NBC, NBC Sports Gold