From Michigan to Wisconsin
Two weeks after the series’ thrilling return to a historic but complex circuit like Detroit’s Renaissance Center, IndyCar is set to contest Round 8 of 17 this season on a route of the road like that of Road America. This comes from Alex Palou’s dominance in the previous round held in Michigan, with the Spaniard currently leading the championship after passing Marcus Ericsson in the overall standings.
Located nearby Elkhart Lake, the permanent circuit has hosted IndyCar continuously since 2016, but before that, when the category was first called USAC and then CART, it had already been the scene of many races. The very first took place at 1976, but the subsequent birth of CART brought the series back to this track from 1982 to 2007, with the sole exception of the 2005 edition. ‘to the aforementioned 2016, without knowing how to stop since then. Characterized by many climbs and descents and long straights, Road America has a particularity: it is one of the few circuits in the world to have retained its original layout intact.
How to get there
As expected, the last race saw the success of Alex Palou, the authentic protagonist throughout the weekend in Detroit. Even before the victory, in fact, the 2021 champion had also won pole position, defending himself in the final from the attacks of Will Power also due to the numerous neutralizations in the final race which had made it possible to cancel the gap between the pilots. on the track. Despite this, the Catalan kept his level of concentration very high, claiming his second victory of the season.
What is special about this weekend, at least as far as the Italian public is concerned, is that the Road America meeting will take place almost simultaneously with Formula 1. Although the race in Wisconsin Sunday June 18 at 7 p.m. Italian, the event will precede the Canadian Grand Prix by one hour, scheduled for 8:00 p.m. Thus, because of the Montreal GP, the live broadcast will not be on the Sky Sport F1 channel, reserved precisely for Cirque, but on Sky Sports Arena (204). For the rest, as in all other tests carried out so far, free practice and qualifying, as well as the race itself, can also be followed. IndyCar live distributed by subscription.