The Honda Indy 200 at the Mid-Ohio sportscar course last weekend showed that the NTT IndyCar Series don’t need rain for exciting racing.
Pole-sitter Will Power in the No.12 Verizon Chevrolet for Team Penske made contact with defending series champion Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Honda for Chip Ganassi Racing nearly running the Iceman off track however Dixon managed to keep going and got past the Australian.
The race in Mid-Ohio had everything there was plenty of on track action with no inch given between Scott and his team mate Felix Rosenqvist in the No.10 Clover Honda during the closing stages of the race. The NTT IndyCar Series have had six winners in thirteen races as the series heads to the climax of the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series.
The race on Sunday saw championship leader Josef Newgarden in the No.2 PPG Chevrolet for Team Penske who has led the championship for the entire season spin into turn 2 on the final lap and resulted in him finishing the race in 14th place.
The result has seen the Tennessee natives championship lead reduce to just 16 points with four races remaining this season. The Formula One season has seen just three winners in eleven races with the Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team’s Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton and Aston Martin Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen the only winners so far this season with Lewis Hamilton heading to Hungary this weekend with a lead of 41 points ahead of team mate Valtteri Bottas.
The German Grand Prix last weekend was extremely exciting due to the fact that there was a lot of rain and this added excitement to the race and in the last three races we have had exciting races however having just three race winners this season is not good for the show or Formula One as a brand.
Formula One could learn a lot from the NTT IndyCar Series. The series will adopt the aeroscreen for 2020 which has been developed by Red Bull Advanced Technologies a device which Formula One has tested but went with the Halo device instead. When it comes to the NTT IndyCar Series, fans can attend a race and get access to the paddock and the drivers for a very reasonable price whereas this is not available in Formula One.