Race Report: Grand Prix at the Glen
Takuma Sato’s philosophy of “No attack, no chance” did not serve him well at the end of the INDYCAR Grand Prix at the Glen at Watkins Glen International. Starting 20th in the No. 14 ABC Supply Honda, Sato was never higher than 15th until race strategist Larry Foyt and his team made the bold call to stay out during the caution period on laps 39-41. He vaulted from 15th to second. When the race restarted, he set his sights on leader Carlos Munoz, but could not complete the pass. He went off track and lost four spots, coming back out in sixth spot.
Practice Report: Grand Prix at the Glen
Jack Hawksworth set the pace for the Honda-powered contingent as the Verizon IndyCar Series returned to the super-smooth and super-fast Watkins Glen International road course for the first time since 2010. Hawksworth, who had never seen the track before his track walk yesterday, made a big leap from practice 1 (where he was ranked 19th) to practice 2 where his No. 41 ABC Supply Honda clocked in as sixth fastest and the first among the Honda-powered Dallaras. His quickest lap of 1 minute, 23.4463 seconds (145.387mph) was almost three seconds and four miles an hour faster than his first session (1 minute, 26.0642 seconds, 140.965mph).