Power has won a strategic duel with Rossi and won the Detroit Grand Prix – Indy News

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A year after a traumatic defeat in Detroit, Will Power achieved his redemption. In a strategic leap, the Australian Penske jumped from 16th to victory this Sunday (5) at the last edition of Indy in Belle Isle Park. He defeated Alexander Rossi of the United States, Andrettico, who also achieved strategy after finishing 11th and finishing in second place.

Six-time champion Scott Dixon completed the Ganassi podium in Detroit, followed by pole position Josef Newgarden of Pink and Pato O’Ward of McLaren, who finished in the top five. The current champion, Álex Palou from Spain, was in sixth place.

Brazilian Helio Castroneves had a day off with Meyer Shank. Despite finishing in fourth place and finishing third in the initial laps, the Brazilian had an electrical problem in car # 06 and canceled the race.

Marcus Ericsson, who entered the race as the championship leader, finished seventh in his first appearance after winning the Indy 500, ahead of Colton Herta, Simon Pagenaud and Felix Rosenqvist.

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With a great pace on the hard tires, Power overtook Castroneves and O’Ward, jumping to third. Dixon and Palou also grew up, removing the Brazilian and Mexican from the path.

Power, Dixon and Palou overtook Pagenaud, finishing 2nd, 3rd and 4th. The Australian continued at a brisk pace behind his Newgard teammate. On lap 14, the first change of leader in the race finally took place, with Will Josef overtaking. Scott and Alex also cleared the way to remove Penske # 3 from the road. Driving with hard tires, Kyle Kirkwood and Alexander Rossi also tried to get out of the top five in Newgard. On lap 17 Helio Castroneves finally came to the pits to replace the hard tires. Pagenaud did the same on the next lap.

Scott McLaughlin missed a corner and fell to the back, but managed to avoid the yellow flag. Newgarden and O’Ward arrived at their respective pit stops. With 20 laps, the top 10 was completed by Power, Dixon, Palou, Kirkwood, Rossi, DeFrancesco, Ericsson, VeeKay, Malukas and Kellett.

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Castroneves needed a second pit stop and shut down the engine after the problems, almost out of competition. Kirkwood, who was in fifth place, also reached the pits. Rossi entered the 25th lap, Power 26th, and Palou and Dixon 27th.

With 30 laps to go, Power was in the lead with hard tires, and Dixon and Palou were in soft tires. Rossi and Kirkwood rounded out the top five, walking hard. Newgarden, Sato, O’Ward, Pagenaud and Ericsson rounded out the top 10.

Power continued to dominate in first place, opening the gap to 8 for Dixon. The Australian’s advantage only increased, Dixon and Palou suffered from soft tires and began to suffer from the pressure of Alexander Rossi, who finished third in the 40th lap. Scott was able to resist the American’s attacks with another 3 laps, but ended up giving up. in.

With 44 laps to go, Palou made a second stop, removing the soft ones and putting on the hard tires. The process was repeated by Dixon on the next lap, with Newgarden and O’Ward also reunited. In second place and hit by traffic, Rossi was 20 seconds behind Power and decided to go to a third pit stop. Kirkwood also stopped, softening.

With 20 laps to go, Power, Rossi, Dixon, Newgarden, O’Ward, Palou, Sato, Ericsson, Herta and VeeKay were among the top 10. On the way out of the pits, Kirkwood hit again after hitting the back left wheel with the wall.

Will Power entered the pits on lap 51 and made a slow stop, shifting to soft tires, ahead of Rossi 16s and 17s above Dixon. Kyle Kirkwood eventually retired with suspension issues.

In the final laps, Power managed to take a big advantage over Ross, but despite cutting a lot, he was unable to get close enough to attack. He will win in Detroit, and he still had time with a hit from Rinus VeeKay that day alone.

Indy 2022, Detroit GP, classification:

1 W POWER Penske Chevrolet 70 back
bi RED Andretti Honda +1,002
3 S DIXON Ganassi Honda +7.123
4 J NEWGARDEN Penske Chevrolet +10,671
5 P O’WARD McLaren Chevrolet +11.234
6 PALOU Ganassi Honda +14,905
7 M ERICSSON Ganassi Honda +40,899
8 HERTA Andretti Honda +41,128
9 S PAGENAUD Meyer Shank Honda +41,294
10 F ROSENQVIST McLaren Chevrolet +42.877
11 D MALUKAS Dale Coyne Honda +45,891
12 C DALY Chevrolet carpentry +51,176
13 T SATO Dale Coyne Honda +52,216
14 C LUNDGAARD Honda RLL +1: 12,776
15 J HARVEY Honda RLL +1: 28.241
16 R VEEKAY Chevrolet carpentry +1 translated NC
17 R GROSJEAN Andretti Honda +1 translated
18 D DEFRANCESCO Andretti Honda +1 translated
19 S MCLAUGHLIN Penske Chevrolet +1 translated
20 D KELLET Foyt Chevrolet +1 translated
21 S FERRUCI Chevrolet Juncos +2 return
22 JOHNSON Ganassi Honda +2 return
23 T CALDERON Foyt Chevrolet +2 return
24 K KIRKWOOD Foyt Chevrolet +21 return NC
25 H CASTRONEVES Meyer Shank Honda +49 return NC
26 GRAHAL Honda RLL +68 return NC
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