Magneti Marelli sponsored driver Simon Pagenaud earned his second IZOD IndyCar Series victory last weekend at the Grand Prix of Baltimore, a special SRT-sponsored race that features both IndyCar IZOD IndyCarand ALMS racing. Simon, starting in the 3rd position, defeated Josef Newgarden in the 75-lap race. It was a rough race with six full-course cautions and almost every car sustaining some damage, but Simon pushed his Magneti Marelli sponsored No. 77 Schmidt Hamilton IndyCar to the max and came out on top. “The car was fantastic,” Pagenaud said. “We got very lucky on the restarts; we didn’t get collected.”
Simon’s first place finish in Baltimore bumped him from 5th to 3rd place for the overall series. A little less than 2 months ago, Simon was sitting in 8th for the series. Simon has made great strides this season in the IndyCar series and has become an increasing threat to competing drivers.