Event Coverage: 2019 IndyCar Grand Prix
Felxi Rosenqvist Bad Luck
Felix Rosenqvist’s day went from bad to worse. During his second stop, the dry break on the fuel hose jammed open and spilled fuel all over the car. The fuel quickly found the exhaust and ignited. The team was able to get the fire mostly extinguished and sent him back out. Fortunately, the remaining flames quickly blew out and Felix was able to continue, albeit down in 13th place.
Mixed Tires in the Rain
After 1 lap of leaving Helio beached, IndyCar threw the yellow. The pits were closed and those who were on slicks immediately regretted their decision. As the field bunched up, Dixon looked to be in the prime seat as he was the first car who had pitted and taken on wet tires. You can see here that even at pit speeds there was enough water to start causing rooster tails, a sure sign that wets are the only way to go. Amazingly, everyone who stayed on slicks kept their cars on the track, even as the rain came down even harder.
Will Power & James Hinchcliffe in the Wet
Once the pits opened, the rest of the field pitted for rain tires. Due to the staggered stops, the yellow ended up being 8 laps long as IndyCar let cars pit, reorganized the field, and waved lapped cars around. It was frustrating for fans, but the delay allowed the worst of the rain to pass.
Scott Dixon Rain Master
When the field went green, Dixon was the leader, followed by Harvey, Spencer Pigot, Matheus Leist, Ed Jones, and Simon Pagenaud. Scott began to pull away from the field, the veteran using his experience to handle the wet conditions with relative ease.
Alexander Rossi in the Wet
I’ve always wanted to photograph a wet race. It was pretty fun watching the spray and checking out the flow patterns over the car.
Josef Newgarden on a Drying Track
With the heavy rain stopped, the track quickly began to dry again. In only a handful of laps, drivers were running off line to find water to cool the rain tires. This made things even more difficult on the drivers as conditions constantly changed.

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