The 6 Hours of COTA was an intense race for the fifth rendition of the 6-hour endurance as part of the World Endurance Championship. Teams who started the weekend looking strong had to fight to hold the front of the field come Saturday race day. As the dust settles on the sixth round of this year’s championship, TheCheckeredFlag takes a look at the result of the American race and how they have impacted each class’ championship standings.
Sacha Fenestraz set a new track record for a Formula Renault 2.0 car around the Hungaroring on Friday as the French-Argentine driver topped both collective test sessions for Josef Kaufmann Racing.
Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner says it was extremely annoying to have driver Max Verstappen taken out of the Singapore Grand Prix so early, through no fault of his own, when the squad had looked so strong throughout the weekend.
Scuderia Ferrari Team Principal Maurizio Arrivabene admitted that having both drivers exit the race at the start of the Singapore Grand Prix, was probably the worst result they could have anticipated and not very helpful for their 2017 title challenge.
Scuderia Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen says there is not much more he could have done to avoid the incident that took him out of the Singapore Grand Prix at the very start of the race on Sunday.
Alex Palou secured a third visit to the World Series Formula V8 3.5 championship podium in six races with a second place finish in race two at the Circuit of the Americas, but the Spaniard admitted it was disappointing to miss out on the win.
After the disastrous trip to Mexico City, Egor Orudzhev rebounded superbly to take his second victory of the season in race two at the Circuit of the Americas, a day after a second place finish in race one.
Rene Binder secured his third victory of the season at the Circuit of the Americas last weekend, and was delighted to be victorious in the World Series Formula V8 3.5 championship’s first venture to the United States of America.
Red Bull Racing driver Max Verstappen felt the move by Scuderia Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel at the start of the Singapore Grand Prix, was not a clever one for someone who is fighting for a world championship.