Indy driver Simon Pagenaud is known for his ability as a rally car driver. On Sunday, there was no need to rally in the other sense, as the Frenchman representing Team Penske took first place with ease at the Honda Indy Toronto, leading for 81 of the 85 laps.
Although it was Canadian James Hinchcliffe who moved up the most spots at the Honda Indy in Toronto, it was a moment prior to the race that stood out.
Simon Pagenaud continued his dominance on the streets of Toronto, securing pole position during Saturday’s time trials, for Sunday’s running of the Honda Indy.
What should have been a day of celebration in the IZOD IndyCar Series turned to tragedy Sunday with the death of driver Dan Wheldon.
JR Hildebrand and Toronto’s James Hinchcliffe will start one spot apart on the grid as their battle for the Sunoco Rookie of the Year award comes down to the final race of the season at the IZOD IndyCar World Championship this Sunday.
Toronto driver James Hinchcliffe made a last-minute dash past Ryan Hunter-Reay to grab fourth place at the Kentucky Indy 300 on Sunday afternoon.