Here’s everything you need to know about the wonderful world of motorsports this week.
Mercedes-AMG destroyed the competition at the Canadian Grand Prix.
Mercedes-AMG continued its domination over the world of Formula One this past weekend at the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal.
Defending World Champion Lewis Hamilton started from pole position and never gave up the lead. The victory was the 37th of his career and his fourth of the season.
Hamilton’s Mercedes teammate, Nico Rosberg, started second and finished in the same position. For much of the race, the Mercedes duo spent the afternoon battling between themselves — with little opposition from the rest of the pack. They finished the race nearly half a lap ahead of the third place car of Valtteri Bottas.
With victory at the historic Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Hamilton returned to the top of the podium after Rosberg reeled off back-to-back wins in Spain and Monaco. The win also extends Hamilton’s lead over his teammate in the world championship standings to 17 points.
The Formula One season continues in two weeks at the Austrian Grand Prix.
IndyCar puts on a show in the Lone Star State.
Three-time IndyCar series champion Scott Dixon took his second victory of the season over the weekend at the Texas Motor Speedway. The affable New Zealand-native was followed across the finish line by his Ganassi Racing teammate, Tony Kanaan. Polesitter Will Power finished 13th and was not a threat to win for much of the race.
After suffering a series of high-profile high-speed crashes in the run up to the Indy500 last month, the IndyCar series managed to have a crash-free race at the notoriously fast 1.5 mile-long track. With an average speed of 191.94 mph, the race was the fastest in track history.
Martin Truex Jr. wins for the first time since 2013.
After struggling to through a year of personal and professional adversity, the popular Jersey-native took his first victory since Sonoma two years ago. Truex Jr. started the race in third position and led 97 of the 160 laps at Pocono Raceway in Northern Pennsylvania.
The victory moves Truex Jr. into second position in the series points standings behind defending Sprint Cup champion Kevin Harvick — who finished second at Pocono.
Pole sitter Kurt Busch finished the race in fifth position.