IndyCar results and points standings after Road America Grand Prix No. 2

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Felix Rosenqvist chased down Pato O’Ward and led the final two laps Sunday at Road America to capture the first NTT IndyCar Series victory of his career. Chip Ganassi Racing teammate Scott Dixon came up short in the results column of recording his fourth consecutive victory but continued to hold a comfortable points lead.

Chip Ganassi Racing has 112 victories in IndyCar after winning the first four races of the 2020 season, including Dixon’s tirumph in the first race Saturday of the REV Group Grand Prix race weekend doubleheader at Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.

Pato O’Ward, who led a race-high 43 of 55 laps in the hunt for his first IndyCar victory, finished a career-best second Sunday, followed by Alexander Rossi, Marcus Ericsson and Colton Herta.

Here are the IndyCar Road America results and points standings after the second race of the REV Group Grand Prix weekend doubleheader:


RESULTS

Click here for the box score from the REV Group Grand Prix #1 at Road America

Click here for the lap leader summary from Sunday’s race


POINTS

After four of a scheduled 14 races, Dixon holds a 54-point lead on Colton Herta (173-119) in the championship standings. The rest of the top 10: O’Ward 110, Simon Pagenaud 110, Josef Newgarden 106, Marcus Ericsson 93, Will Power 92, Graham Rahal 88, Rosenqvist 88, Santino Ferrucci 87.

Alex Palou has an eight-point in the rookie of year standings over Rinus VeeKay (79-71), followed by Oliver Askew (51) and Dalton Kellett (29).

Click here for the driver points chart from the REV Group Grand Prix No. 2 at Road America.

Here’s what the standings are through three races for:

Drivers

Entrants

Engine manufacturers

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.