The Verizon IndyCar Series heads north of the border this weekend to Canada for the Honda Indy Toronto on the streets around Exhibition Place.
The race takes place on a temporary street circuit layout where last year Team Penske’s Will Power took victory in the event after Scott Dixon was on pole position. Fast forward twelve months and Dixon heads to Toronto leading the series championship by eight points from Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves.
Last year Dixon finished the race in eighth place just ahead of Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud. One driver who will be hoping for a strong result this weekend is Schmidt Peterson Motorsports James Hinchcliffe as the race is his home event where last season he finished on the podium in third place behind race winner Will Power and second placed Helio Castroneves.
The Mayor of HinchTown heads home in 12th place in series championship on 262 points and has a tough few races. In Iowa last weekend, Hinch finished the race in 10th place and one victory so far this season which came at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach at the start of the season.
The race in Toronto is one that the entire field in the Verizon IndyCar Series look forward to and for Dale Coyne Racing’s Esteban Gutierrez it will be the first time that he has raced an IndyCar around the streets of Toronto, the Mexican had a very strong race in Iowa where he finished the race in 13th place and he will be hoping to carry the momentum from Iowa forward to this weekend.
The circuit is located at Exhibition Place and features the CN Tower as its back drop. It will be interesting to see what the next chapter of the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series brings.