After the adrenaline of the Indianapolis 500 and caressing a historic performance, which ended with an abandonment eight laps from the end when trying to avoid an accident in the most dangerous race in the world, Agustín Canapino seeks revenge in Detroit, where IndyCar will play its seventh round.
"The Indy 500 is over, we're back on the street," said the Juncos Hollinger Racing driver, who faces his first season abroad after a successful past as a multiple touring car champion in Argentina, including the four championships in Turismo Carretera.
In Detroit the reef will face his third experience in a street, after competing in St. Petersburg, at the start of the championship, and Long Beach. For the circuit, meanwhile, it will represent its return to the category after 30 years.
The new street map of the city of Michigan will be the shortest route of the season, with 2,730 meters of extension, composed of nine curves. In addition, the pit lane area has two lanes, so the fast cars can stop on the left and right side.
The competition will begin on Friday, June 2, with the first practice to be held at 16 in Argentina, the same time that the race will be held on Sunday 4.
The Spanish Alex Palou leads the contest with 219 points, 20 more than his immediate escort, the Swedish Marcus Ericsson. Closing the podium, with 185 units, appears the Mexican Patricio O'Ward, against whom he could not avoid the impact Canapino last Sunday at the oval of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
In his debut season, the Argentine will try to make the leap and place himself for the first time in the top ten or at least approach the positions of the first two races, in which he finished 12th in both the St. Petersburg street map and the Texas oval. As far as the South Americans are concerned, so far, the only one who won in Detroit was the Colombian Carlos Muñoz in the 2015 season.
The schedule of the seventh round of IndyCar
Practice #1 – 16:00 ARG – STAR+
Practice #2 – 10:30 ARG – STAR+Qualifying – 15:00 ARG – STAR+
Race – 16:00 ARG – STAR+