CFH Racing claimed a well deserved 1-2 as Josef Newgarden held a 1.5 second gap over team mate Luca Filippi to take a win at the only race not in the USA this Verizon IndyCar season.
As well as his second win of the season, it was his second win ever as he seems to have made the most of the new Chevrolet aero kits and power him up the points tables.
“I’m so happy we were able to get a win, but a 1-2 is just amazing because Luca is such a star,” said Newgarden. “Just an amazing team effort. I’m definitely excited because this is Toronto and this is an IndyCar town.”
Pole sitter Will Power didn’t fare awfully well around the streets of Toronto as he slipped behind the CFH Racing pairing and his own Team Penske team mate Helio Castroneves to finish in fourth place.
Fifth and sixth was KVSH Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais who fought off a fierce battle from Tony Kanaan. They finished ahead of Juan Pablo Montoya who recorded his best finish in five years.
Back at the sharp end of the grid, Filippi recorded his best finish in 16 starts in the Verizon IndyCar Series. Afterwards he said: “We had a goal to be on the podium and we both achieved it with both cars. It’s nice when you set the goal and you achieve it and the team did everything perfectly to give us the opportunity to be up front. But we had a fast car and we knew we needed to be kind of in the clean air up in front and this is what we did — just kept pushing.
“I thank the Fuzzy’s Vodka team because they believe in me and they gave me the opportunity to race IndyCar properly and my first podium. Many more to come.”