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Toyota Gazoo Racing grab podium in 6 Hours of Nürburgring

Toyota Gazoo Racing took its first-ever podium in the 6 Hours of Nürburgring on a challenging day for the team in the fourth round of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC).

The Nürburgring, just 90km from the team’s Cologne base, has traditionally been a difficult venue for TOYOTA and that proved to be the case again. 

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Rossi Finishes Second in Toronto

Alexander Rossi drove to a second place finish in the Honda Indy Toronto, the 12th race on the the Verizon IndyCar Series calendar. In the 11-turn, 1.786-mile street circuit, Rossi had speed throughout the day and improved on his P8 starting position with quick pit stops and a fortunate yellow.

"I knew when we made the decision to pit, James was really struggling," Rossi said when asked about the first pit stop on lap 23. "We pitted not because we were anticipating a yellow. We pitted because we wanted to get clean air."

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Rossi Struggles for Rear Grip in Iowa

The Verizon IndyCar Series traveled to the midwest this weekend and battled hot temperatures on the short oval of Iowa Speedway. 300 laps on the 0.894-mile track lasted just under 2 hours and Alexander Rossi found himself with a different car than he had in practice the day before.

"For most of the race we were trying to tune in and get the car drivable, which we were able to do by the end," said Rossi. The last stint was the only time I felt comfortable in the car all day."

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Historic F3 win for Jehan Daruvala at Norisring

Jehan Daruvala of the Sahara Force India Academy created history by becoming the first ever Indian to win in the FIA F3 European Championship. Jehan’s victory in race 3 comes 18 years after Naren Karthikeyan won in the British F3 Championship.

The 2.3-km Norisring is an extremely fast and flowing layout for a street circuit, with mistakes being punished by concrete walls instead of soft tyre barriers. The Formula 3 rookie showed immense skill to clinch the top spot with two full-course yellow flag periods and made no mistakes despite coming under sustained pressure from championship leader Maximilian Gunther. 

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Rossi Fast, But Victim of More Bad Luck in Road America

After some mechanical troubles in qualifying, Alexander Rossi knew he needed a bold plan to move up the charts from P15 on the grid. Racing at Road America, one of his favorite tracks and where he won 10 years ago in Formula BMW, Rossi was the fastest on the course many times this weekend. However, bad luck struck at inopportune times.

“I love this track and we had a really strong race car all weekend,” said Rossi. "We were fastest in the first practice, but the bad luck started in the Saturday morning pre-qualifying practice with lots of mechanical gremlins. We didn’t get a good qualifying run, so we had to get creative with race strategy.”

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