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Ricciardo’s triple Baku pass wins fan vote for best F1 overtake of 2017

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Daniel Ricciardo has won a fan vote for the overtake of the year in Formula 1 for his triple-pass en route to victory in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix in June.

In a vote held on the official F1 website earlier this week, fans were asked to pick their favorite overtakes of the year, with a top 10 being announced on Saturday.

Ricciardo featured three times in the top 10, with the winning pass coming during the dramatic race in Baku.

Heading down the main straight, Ricciardo managed to get a tow and pass Nico Hulkenberg, Felipe Massa and Lance Stroll all into Turn 1, rising from P6 to P3 in the process.

The move proved crucial in Ricciardo’s march to victory as leaders Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel both hit trouble later in the race, allowing the Red Bull driver to capitalize and take a famous win.

You can watch the top 10 in full on the official F1 website.

F1 2017 Top 10 Overtakes (Fan Vote)

10. Nico Hulkenberg on Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon, Belgian GP
9. Carlos Sainz Jr. on Sergio Perez, United States GP
8. Fernando Alonso on Carlos Sainz Jr., Hungarian GP
7. Daniel Ricciardo and Kimi Raikkonen on Valtteri Bottas, Belgian GP
6. Daniel Ricciardo on Kimi Raikkonen, Italian GP
5. Kevin Magnussen on Felipe Massa, Singapore GP
4. Lewis Hamilton on Fernando Alonso, Mexican GP
3. Sebastian Vettel on Valtteri Bottas, Spanish GP
2. Sebastian Vettel on Daniel Ricciardo, Chinese GP
1. Daniel Ricciardo on Nico Hulkenberg, Lance Stroll and Felipe Massa, Azerbaijan GP

IndyCar teams with NASCAR on IMS road course doubleheader in 2021

IndyCar NASCAR doubleheader 2021
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The NTT IndyCar Series will be sharing Indianapolis Motor Speedway with the NASCAR Cup Series in a race weekend doubleheader for the second consecutive season, but both series will be on the road course in August 2021.

IMS announced Wednesday that IndyCar will hold an Aug. 14, 2021 race on its 14-turn, 2.439-mile road course. It’ll be a day before NASCAR’s premier series runs the same layout for the first time after the Brickyard 400 was contested on the 2.5-mile oval for the first time in 27 years.

This season’s rescheduling of the IndyCar GMR Grand Prix to July 4, 2019 (a day before the Brickyard 400) led to the first NASCAR-IndyCar doubleheader weekend. The Xfinity Series also raced on the IMS road course for the first time July 4 after the IndyCar race ended.

INDYCAR AT IMS THIS WEEKEND: Harvest GP schedule, entry lists

IndyCar will be holding its second race weekend this year at the IMS road course Friday and Saturday with the Harvest GP.

“Our first NASCAR-INDYCAR weekend was a big success last July, with positive feedback from
our loyal fans who watched the races on NBC and from the drivers, teams and participants
involved,” IMS president Douglas Boles said in a statement. “The Xfinity Series’ debut on the IMS road course provided exactly the kind of thrilling action from the green to checkered flags that we anticipated, so we know the teams and drivers of the Cup Series will put on a great show as they turn left and right for the first time at IMS.

“We can’t wait to welcome back fans to see NASCAR and INDYCAR together during this
exciting weekend as we add another memorable chapter in the long, storied history of the
Indianapolis Motor Speedway.”

It also will mark the first NASCAR Cup-IndyCar doubleheader with a crowd as fans weren’t permitted at IMS in July because of the novel coronvavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Over the course of Wednesday, NASCAR is releasing its 36-race slate for next season. IndyCar has yet to release its full 2021 schedule.