Entry list for today’s IndyCar Grand Prix at Indianapolis

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There are 26 drivers entered in the NTT IndyCar Series race today (watch at Noon ET on NBC and the NBC Sports app) on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course.

The race, which will be broadcast at noon ET on NBC, will be the first since the June 6 season opener that drew 24 entries at Texas Motor Speedway. Making their season debuts at Indy are Sage Karam, Spencer Pigot, Max Chilton and Dalton Kellet, who will be making his first IndyCar start.

Saturday’s GMR Grand Prix will be 80 laps (195.12 miles) around the 2.439-mile, 14-turn road course that incorporates part of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s oval layout.

ENTRY LIST: Who is entered in the GMR Grand Prix

WEEKEND SCHEDULE: What’s happening Friday and Saturday in Indianapolis

Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud is the defending winner and also won the race in 2014 and ’16. Teammate Will Power won the race’s other three runnings in 2015, ’17 and ’18, giving Team Penske a five-race winning streak in the event.

Click here to see who’s entered in the IndyCar GMR Grand Prix at Indianapolis.

START TIMES AND TV INFO FOR GMR GRAND PRIX (all times ET):

Friday

IndyCar practice: 11:30 a.m., NBC Sports Gold

IndyCar qualifying: 4:30 p.m., NBCSN, NBC Sports Gold

Saturday

IndyCar warmup: 9 a.m., NBC Sports Gold

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Sergio Perez still has coronavirus; will miss second consecutive F1 race

F1 Sergio Perez out
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SILVERSTONE, England — Sergio Perez will be out for a second F1 race at Silverstone this week after again testing positive for the coronavirus.

The Mexican driver had hoped to return to Formula One after spending seven days in quarantine, but his Racing Point team said this morning he had tested positive.

“He is physically well and recovering,” the team said. “The whole team wishes Sergio and his family well and we look forward to his return.”

That means German veteran Nico Hulkenberg again fills in for Sunday’s 70th Anniversary Grand Prix after having also replaced Sergio Perez when he was out for the F1 British Grand Prix at the same venue last week. Hulkenberg did not start that race because of an engine problem.

There are two consecutive weekends of racing at Silverstone as Formula One tries to pack in races following the pandemic-delayed start to the season.

Perez became the first Formula One driver to test positive for coronavirus, and it had been unclear whether he would be available to drive after the period of quarantine was extended to 10 days.

Racing Point also was in the news Friday after being hit with a 15-point penalty in the Formula One constructors’ championship and fined 400,000 euros ($470,000) Friday for using brake ducts based on those from last year’s Mercedes cars.

The stewards ruled that Mercedes was the “principal designer” of the parts, and that Racing Point made only minor changes to computer design data it received from Mercedes.

Rival team Renault filed protests about the legality of the brake ducts, which were added to the “listed parts” under F1 rules for 2020. That means teams must design their own. Racing Point argued it was merely using information about the Mercedes parts to inform its own design.

Racing Point uses customer engines from Mercedes and has admitted basing its 2020 car design on photographs of last year’s Mercedes car. The similarities led to the Racing Point being nicknamed the “pink Mercedes” when it was first seen in testing ahead of the season.

Racing Point can appeal the ruling. The points deduction drops the team from fifth to sixth in the standings, below Renault. The ruling doesn’t affect the points totals for Racing Point’s drivers.