IndyCar results and points after Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix finale at Belle Isle

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IndyCar Detroit results, points: Will Power took charge of the championship race Sunday with his first victory of the 2022 NTT IndyCar Series season, winning the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix.

Power led 55 of 70 laps despite starting 16th, capitalizing on a shrew tire strategy for his No. 12 Dallara-Chevrolet. He moved atop the standings, three points ahead of Indy 500 winner Marcus Ericsson (who finished eighth).

The Team Penske became the sixth winner in seven IndyCar races this season (which also has featured seven different pole-sitters), and there’s been a new points leader after each of the past five races.

“Such a good field, like there’s no bad drivers,” Power said. “There’s no drivers that shouldn’t be there. They’re all good.

“That’s just the norm for IndyCar now. There’s no series like this in the world. Try to guess who will win the next race or who will be on pole, win the championship. You couldn’t. It’s impossible. There’s so many good guys.”

Sunday’s race was the last at Belle Isle Raceway for IndyCar, which will move to a street course in downtown Detroit next year.

Here are the IndyCar results and points standings Sunday after the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix:


RESULTS

Click here for the box score from the 70-lap race on the 14-turn, 2.35-mile street course at Belle Isle Raceway in Detroit. Click here for the lap leader summary and here for the pit stop performance.

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Here is the finishing order in the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix with starting position in parentheses, driver, engine, laps completed and reason out (if any):

1. (16) Will Power, Chevrolet, 70, Running
2. (11) Alexander Rossi, Honda, 70, Running
3. (9) Scott Dixon, Honda, 70, Running
4. (1) Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet, 70, Running
5. (5) Pato O’Ward, Chevrolet, 70, Running
6. (18) Alex Palou, Honda, 70, Running
7. (8) Marcus Ericsson, Honda, 70, Running
8. (7) Colton Herta, Honda, 70, Running
9. (3) Simon Pagenaud, Honda, 70, Running
10. (25) Felix Rosenqvist, Chevrolet, 70, Running
11. (6) David Malukas, Honda, 70, Running
12. (13) Conor Daly, Chevrolet, 70, Running
13. (2) Takuma Sato, Honda, 70, Running
14. (19) Christian Lundgaard, Honda, 70, Running
15. (20) Jack Harvey, Honda, 70, Running
16. (14) Rinus VeeKay, Chevrolet, 69, Contact
17. (12) Romain Grosjean, Honda, 69, Running
18. (21) Devlin DeFrancesco, Honda, 69, Running
19. (10) Scott McLaughlin, Chevrolet, 69, Running
20. (26) Dalton Kellett, Chevrolet, 69, Running
21. (17) Santino Ferrucci, Chevrolet, 68, Running
22. (22) Jimmie Johnson, Honda, 68, Running
23. (24) Tatiana Calderon, Chevrolet, 68, Running
24. (15) Kyle Kirkwood, Chevrolet, 49, Contact
25. (4) Helio Castroneves, Honda, 21, Mechanical
26. (23) Graham Rahal, Honda, 2, Contact

Winner’s average speed: 107.111 mph; Time of race: 1 hour, 32 minutes, 8.8183 seconds; Margin of victory: Under caution; Cautions: 1 for 1 lap. Lead changes: Four among four drivers. Lap leaders: Newgarden 1-13; Power, 14-24; Dixon 25; Palou 26; Power 27-70.


POINTS

Click here for the points tally in Sunday’s race.

Here are the points standings after the seventh race of the season for:

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Entrants

Pit stop performance

Top 10 in points: Power 255, Ericsson 252, O’Ward 243, Palou 241, Newgarden 208, Dixon 202, Rossi 181, Pagenaud 179, Rosenqvist 174, McLaughlin 173.


NEXT: The Sonsio Grand Prix at Road America will take place June 12 in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Broadcast coverage will begin at 12:30 p.m. ET on USA.

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Sergio Perez wins rain-delayed race in Singapore over Leclerc; Verstappen seventh

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SINGAPORE — Max Verstappen’s Formula One title celebrations were put on hold after the Red Bull driver placed seventh at a chaotic Singapore Grand Prix, won by his teammate Sergio Perez on Sunday.

Perez’s second win of the season saw him finish 7.6 seconds ahead of Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc, with Leclerc’s teammate Carlos Sainz Jr. in third place.

Perez was investigated for a potential safety car infringement but still kept the win after a 5-second time penalty for dropping too far back after being warned.

Verstappen had won the past five races but needed to win here and finish 22 points ahead of Leclerc to be crowned champion for a second straight season. That could happen next weekend at the Japanese GP.

Verstappen made a mistake after the second safety car restart, following AlphaTauri driver Yuki Tsunoda’s crash on Lap 36. When Verstappen tried to overtake Lando Norris’ McLaren, he locked his tires and needed to pit again.

Leclerc started from pole position with Verstappen going from eighth after a team blunder in qualifying.

The race start was delayed by more than an hour to clear water off the Marina Bay Circuit track following heavy rainfall. Drivers had to finish the 61-lap race within a two-hour window; 59 laps were completed.

Tricky conditions saw the virtual safety car deployed three times and DRS was allowed with about 30 minutes remaining.

Perez made a good start and jumped past Leclerc while Verstappen dropped several places. The first safety car was on Lap 8 when Zhou Guanyu’s Alfa Romeo was cut off by Nicholas Latifi’s Williams.

Perez got away cleanly at the restart, while Verstappen climbed into seventh behind Fernando Alonso – whose 350th F1 race ended disappointingly when his engine failed on Lap 21, bringing out the first VSC.

With the track still damp, drivers decided against changing to quicker tires – apart from Mercedes’ George Russell, who struggled for grip.

Hamilton made a rare mistake on Lap 33 and thudded into the crash barrier. Soon after, the leading drivers changed tires in a flurry of stops. They did so just before the safety car was deployed again following Tsunoda’s error.

Verstappen overtook Sebastian Vettel’s Aston Martin right at the end for seventh place.