the Pocono stage of Formula Indy this Sunday was marked by some emotions in the oval circuit, but in the beginning it was a big shock, in an accident carried out by the Canadian Robert Wickensthat goes well. The victory was with the American Alexander Rossifollowed by the Australian Will Power and the New Zealander Scott Dixon, at the stage disputed in North American soil.
With the triumph, Rossi resurrected the fight for the leadership in the championship. The local rider is already in second place with 501, behind only Dixon, owner of 530 points. The American Josef Newgarden is the third with 464, and Will Power is fourth with 449 points.
The 500 Miles of Pocono was marked by a major accident shortly after the start. In the sixth round, Wickens challenged position with Ryan Hunter-Reay when he was touched and led to worse. His car practically "took flight" as he flew into the air and hit the fence, which was completely destroyed in that sector of the runway.
The crash caused Wickens and other driver cars to crash. James Hinchcliffe, Takuma Sato and the Brazilian Pietro Fittipaldi were hit. Fittipaldi eventually gave up. The incident left a lot of trash on the job and forced the dispute to stop.
Wickens was most affected by the accident. He was wounded to the hospital by helicopter. According to the organization of the race, the Canadian was awake and knew when he was removed from the circuit. The race was paralyzed for more than an hour because of the need to replace a part of the fence that was damaged in the runway during the accident.
When the race was resumed, the riders showed little inspiration. The race had rare overtaking actions. Rossi did not have any major problems with confirming victory after overcoming Newgarden.
Among the other Brazilians in the category, Matheus Leist finished in 11th place and Tony Kanaan also left, just like Pietro.
The Indy season will resume later this month. On the 25th, the riders return to the track for the Madison stage race at Gateway Motorsports Park in the United States.