The winners and losers in IndyCar 2021 – Mid-season review
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The winners and losers in IndyCar 2021 – Mid-season review

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At the halfway point in the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series season, we've had seven winners in eight races, spread between five teams – none of them Team Penske. In this unusual season, even by IndyCar standards, who’s excelling and who’s dragging their heels? David Malsher-Lopez reports.

Patricio O'Ward leads the IndyCar points standings after becoming the first double winner of the season with a late charge to victory on the streets of Detroit last weekend.

The Arrow McLaren SP-Chevrolet driver is one of four drivers who have made their first trips to victory lane this year – Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda twins Alex Palou (at Barber) and Marcus Ericsson (at Detroit) and Ed Carpenter Racing-Chevrolet's Rinus VeeKay (the Indianapolis Grand Prix) also making triumphant breakthroughs – while Helio Castroneves' record-equalling fourth Indianapolis 500 victory on his only appearance of the season to date with Meyer Shank Racing came four years after his previous series win at Iowa in 2017.

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