F1 star Lando Norris makes his INDYCAR iRacing debut
This weekend, INDYCAR was scheduled to take the green at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. Due to the cancellation, the drivers are ready instead to take a digital green flag.
View full INDYCAR iRacing results below.
32 laps are on deck for the open wheel cars. F1 star Lando Norris has stolen the front row from the INDYCAR regulars.
Circuit of the Americas
Green flag, Norris gets the jump on Power as they head up the hill.
Lap 2, Askew spins into turn one. Robert Wickens gets turned as well as the field stacks up.
Issues for Sage Karam. He’s had an issue with his machine. Karam had to hit the pit under green and reset. He doesn’t know what happened.
Lap 10, many cars are heading for the pit lane. Lap 11, Lando Norris and Marcus Ericsson are on the pit lane. This is strategy as a competition caution is now out on lap 12.
Will Power is staying out. He’s on a different strategy. Lando Norris is set to restart in 6th.
Green, Power leads Rosenqvist up the hill.
Lap 15, Norris is up to 5th. He slicing through the cars on older tires. Norris spins! He clipped the grass on the exit of turn 20. He re-fires but he’s fallen to 14th!
Lap 17, Herta heads for the pits under green.
Lap 18, Power heads for the pits. Power spins on the out lap as he clips the curb! He spins a second time! O’Ward now leads Ferrucci.
Alex Palou spins exiting the pit lane.
Lap 21, Norris picks off McLaughlin into turn twelve. Move Norris to 2nd. O’Ward leads him by 3 seconds.
10 to go
10 laps remain, Norris has climbed to within two car lengths of the race leader.
9 to go, Norris heads for the pit lane for the final time. Norris rejoins in 4th.
7 to go, O’Ward leads Palou by 7 seconds. Rosenqvist runs 3rd, he’s on a 1 stop strategy and we stay on track for the rest of the event.
6 to go, O’Ward heads to the pit lane from the race lead. He re-joins in 5th.
5 to go, Palou heads for the pit lane. Rosenqvist is handed the lead and Norris is on his bumper.
4 to go, Rosenqvist spins over the curb! He nearly collects Norris but Norris takes the lead. O’Ward has now caught both of them and the top 3 run under a blanket! A push to pass and Pato O’Ward takes 2nd away.
2 to go, Norris has opened the gap slightly on O’Ward. O’Ward has four push to passes left, Norris has 1.
Final lap, O’Ward closes the gap as he’s all over the push to pass button.
Spin to win! Lando Norris wins the INDYCAR iRacinf Challenge at Circuit of the Americas!
View full Indycar iRacing results from Circuit of the Americas below.
iRacing Challenge Results
Circuit of the Americas
April 25, 2020
Pos | Driver
1. Lando Norris
2. Pato O’Ward
3. Felix Rosenqvist
4. Scott McLaughlin
5. Santino Ferrucci
6. Will Power
7. Rinus Veekay
8. Marcus Ericsson
9. Alex Palou
10. Josef Newgarden
11. Scott Dixon
12. Felipe Nasr
13. Colton Herta
14. Simon Pagenaud
15. Alexander Rossi
16. Kack Harvey
17. Graham Rahal
18. Dalton Kellett
19. James Hinchcliffe
20. Chaz Mostert