Monterey- Almost 17 years later, thanks to Patricio O’Ward of Monterrey, the Mexican flag flew to the top of the IndyCar again.
The Mexican won the XPEL 375 race at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth. Adrián Fernández (Adrián Fernández) was the last tri-color car to win the race in the series. He won in California (then called the IRL IndyCar series) on October 3, 2004.
In his second hometown of Texas, Owald fought a real battle with the wheels. The start of the wheels was even a spectacular start. The accident caused the yellow flag to appear for 20 laps.
The royals, on top of his No. 5 Arrow McLaren SP car, ended the race on an impressive weekend: in Saturday’s practice, he finished second, and in the first race, he won In third place, on Sunday, he signed his first victory.
Pietro Fittipaldi, grandson of the legendary Emerson Fittipaldi, lightly touched the experienced Sebastian Bourdais, who lost control of the car and started a series of blows, which eventually caused multiple serious accidents.
Connor Daly was the most affected, as he rolled over after colliding with Ed Jones and marched a few meters into the pasture. Fortunately, none of the people involved were seriously injured, only Fittipaldi’s fingers were sore.
In addition to the top four drivers, the other drivers affected are Tony Kanaan and Alexander Rossi.
Pato’s first game in the test (and the most exciting one in the entire event) was when he was tied for fourth with Will Power on lap 50.
Oward’s persistence is so much that he gets tired of Penske’s No. 12 car in a few corners. In one of his attempts, he even had to work hard to avoid losing control of his vehicle.
“Patience”, they asked the royal family in internal communication.
After visiting the pits and reorganizing the game from the beginning, after raising the yellow flag and restarting the game, Pato rose from fourth to second, second only to Scott Dixon. A few laps later, Graham Rahal passed the Mexican and then the New Zealander.
After entering the pit lane for the last time, O’Ward ranked second after Josef Newgarden, after several offenses and 24 laps, he overtook an experienced driver.
“Finally! This is a long race, thank you everyone, we have speed, today we have done a good job,” Mexico said after getting out of the car excitedly.
Newgarden and Rahal took the podium in Texas.
A few weeks ago, Formula One McLaren CEO Zak Brown told Oward that when he wins the IndyCar race, he will conduct top flight tests at the end of the season .
An unparalleled way to celebrate Patricio’s 22nd anniversary on May 6.