Honda Performance Development scored their seventh win from ten races in Toronto on Sunday as Christian Lundgaard scored his maiden career NTT INDYCAR SERIES victory for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing. The win was not only the seventh of the season for HPD and their fourth in a row, but it was also Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s 30th career win as a team.
Honda scored a podium sweep on Sunday with three of their teams, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, Chip Ganassi Racing, and Andretti Autosport.
Alex Palou extended his championship lead to 117 points over his teammate Scott Dixon of Chip Ganassi Racing.
Honda Indy Toronto Honda Race Results
1st Christian Lundgaard Rahal Letterman Lanigan Honda
2nd Alex Palou Chip Ganassi Racing Honda
3rd Colton Herta Andretti Autosport Honda
4th Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing Honda
7th Marcus Armstrong-R Chip Ganassi Racing Honda
9th Graham Rahal Rahal Letterman Lanigan Honda
11th Marcus Ericsson Chip Ganassi Racing Honda
15th Kyle Kirkwood Andretti Autosport Honda
19th Sting Ray Robb-R Dale Coyne Racing with RWR Honda
20th David Malukas Dale Coyne Racing with HMD Honda
21st Helio Castroneves Meyer Shank Racing Honda
22nd Romain Grosjean Andretti Autosport Honda
23rd Devlin DeFrancesco Andretti Autosport Honda
24th Jack Harvey Rahal Letterman Lanigan Honda
25th Tom Blomqvist-R Meyer Shank Racing Honda
Speaking following the race, David Salters, President and Technical Director of HPD commented saying:
A superb, hair-shaving performance from Christian Lundgaard. He obviously said to himself ‘must-dash’ prior to the start. Delighted to see a Honda podium sweep in front of our associates from Honda Canada and all the fans here today. Alex Palou did what Alex does, lovely to see; and great to see Colton Herta convert his obvious speed into a podium finish. Superb efforts from our partner teams Rahal Letterman Lanigan, Chip Ganssi Racing and Andretti Autosport; and massive congratulations to all the women and men at HPD who’s efforts continue to be rewarded.
Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Honda made it a Honda 1,2,3,4 after an off sequence pit strategy backfired for the team.