Along Luis Torres, Staff writer
Team Penske has broken the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix for the second consecutive day.Yesterday Won’t a power car fire youp After the red flag is lifted. Today, after leading the first 67 laps, it was Josef Newgarden’s rear tirewear that finished second.
“Sad. Very sad,” said New Garden. “It’s hard not to be disappointed. There was a car that could win, but be careful when you don’t need it (it came out). The wrong tire when you don’t need it.”
Just outside the gate, New Garden led the field of 25 cars to the green flag. The green flag quickly slowed down on lap 1. This is because Max Chilton hit behind James Hinchcliffe on Turn 3.
As a result, the tough decision to pit in created a series of challenges. This is because all drivers must use both primary (black) and alternative (red) Firestone tires at least once during the race. This will define the afternoon in the New Garden.
“We had to choose because they didn’t know if they would pay attention to the full course. If they didn’t, they would be completely stupid,” explained New Garden.
“I had to add 8-10 lap tires, but I didn’t want to. It would have been much easier if we could keep it cleaner. That was in our plan. I did, but it didn’t work. “
Fast-forwarding to the final pit stop on lap 47, New Garden ran the primaries in all races. Therefore, he has to find a way to save tires in search of red, which is not an easy task. Those reds he used were from his Paul qualifying run on Sunday morning.
When New Garden pitted in, he took the lead in the race. But Colton Herta ensured that he would win the victory. It looked promising until the late two race warnings gave the race a chance.
In the first round, Jimmie Johnson made a turn 1 spin on lap 54. When the race resumed at 12, New Garden made a solid restart of Hertha, but the green flag didn’t continue as Romain Grosjean’s disastrous weekend ended at both fronts. Fire brake.
Five laps later, New Garden had another great restart and was pulled away from Hertha. However, another man entered the chat. The man is Pato O’Ward, who has decided so far, starting in 16th place and passing Hertha with the remaining 6 people.
The rear tires of New Garden were already shot and hanging for a beloved life. With three laps remaining, the rear of the No. 2 Hitachi Chevrolet was dissatisfied and turned sideways.
Fortunately, he moved it away from the Turn 6 wall, but all he needed to do to lower his award was wobbling. Despite keeping in touch, O’Ward took the initiative from New Garden. Game over.
“Pato was coming like a freight train,” New Garden said of the only reed change. “What do you do? I couldn’t do anything.”
O’Ward quickly pulled away when New Garden struggled to stay in second place and barely beat Alex Palou and Hertha on the line.
“Alex was right behind me and I was trying to overtake,” New Garden said on the final lap. “I was just trying to grab him. There was a lot of wheel spin. My rear tire was shot dead in the last 10 laps. I’m just trying to be aggressive. The reboot didn’t help me. None of them worked in our favor. “
Even if that wasn’t clear, his third runner-up this season made him sad in his own words.
“It was a fun strategy. I think we were doing well, just the attention that killed us,” New Garden said. “My back was shot, and we didn’t need it. What it is, we tried. I don’t want to guess again, but in the end it worked. It wasn’t, so that’s pretty sad. “
New Garden is fourth in the championship to Road America, 51 points below O’Ward. The live broadcast will begin on Sunday, June 20th at NBCSN’s noon ET.
“My rear tire was shot dead in the last 10 laps” – Motorsport Tribune
https://motorsportstribune.com/newgarden-my-rear-tires-were-shot-to-death-the-last-10-laps/ “My rear tire was shot dead in the last 10 laps” – Motorsport Tribune