VeeKay climbs up the IndyCar rankings after second place

13-06-2021 10:50 | Updated: 13-06-2021 11:08
by GPblog.com
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VeeKay climbs up the IndyCar rankings after second place

This weekend the IndyCar will run two races. In Detroit, two races will be driven on Saturday and Sunday and on Saturday night the first race already caused quite some spectacle. There was a hard crash and the race was stopped for a long time. Marcus Ericsson eventually won, followed by Dutchman Rinus van Kalmthout. He also made a jump in the rankings.

The 40 points he scored in the first race allow him to move up to fourth place in the championship. Alex Palou leads the championship, after a victory in the first race and a second place in the Indy 500. Pato O'Ward, who finished third behind Van Kalmthout, also moved up a spot thanks to a good result on Saturday. He is now second, followed by Scott Dixon.

Behind Dixon is then Van Kalmthout, with IndyCar veterans Simon Pagenaud and Josef Newgarden behind him. Marcus Ericsson climbs to seventh place in the championship thanks to his victory. On Sunday, the drivers will take to the track again in Detroit, before travelling to Road America for another race weekend.

Top ten IndyCar ranking after seven races:

1. Alex Palou - 263 points
2. Pato O'Ward - 248 points
3. Scott Dixon - 237 points
4. Rinus (VeeKay) van Kalmthout - 231 points
5. Simon Pagenaud - 219 points
6. Josef Newgarden - 204 points
7. Marcus Ericsson - 189 points
8. Graham Rahal - 179 points
9. Colton Herta - 170 points
10. Takuma Sato - 163 points

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