IndyCar results and points standings after Saturday at Iowa Speedway

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Team Penske rediscovered its mojo Saturday night at Iowa Speedway, claiming three of the top four spots in the results and making some gains in the NTT IndyCar points standings.

Winner Josef Newgarden and runner-up Will Power gave Team Penske its first 1-2 finish since Sonoma in 2017 when Simon Pagenaud, Newgarden (who clinched his first championship) and Power were 1-2-3.

After winning Friday’s race at Iowa, Pagenaud delivered a fourth place for Penske’s best race of a season plagued by misfortune, mistakes and some bad luck.

WHAT THEY’RE SAYINGPostrace quotes from the full IndyCar field

But the team will need to keep the momentum rolling to catch points leader Scott Dixon, whose fifth Saturday gives him five top fives in six races and a 49-point lead over Pagenaud with seven races remaining.

Here are the IndyCar Iowa Speedway results and points standings:


RESULTS

Click here for the box score from Saturday at Iowa Speedway

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


POINTS

After six of a scheduled 13 races, Dixon has a 49-point lead on Pagenaud (244-195). Here’s the rest of the top 10: Newgarden 191, O’Ward 162, Power 142, Rahal 142, Herta 140, Ericsson 137, Rosenqvist 120, Rossi 118.

Click here for the driver points chart from Saturday’s 250-lap race at Iowa Speedway.

In the rookie of year standings, Oliver Askew moved into a one-point lead over Alex Palou (115-114) with Rinus VeeKay (95) in third.

Here’s what the standings are through six 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.