Fifth Gear: Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey

Will Power can now, finally, take a long, deep, champion’s breath. Power led only one lap after Lap 16, but he did what was necessary. Palou, the outgoing champion, passed the torch by blazing to a 30-second victory, his first race win of the year. “I was pretty calm all year, (and) once I got in the car (Sunday) and we started rolling, it was fine,” Power said. “She said that,” Power said in the post-race media briefing. “She said that a couple of times in the year, and it actually gave me confidence,” he said. “I know (she said it) before the season, and she said it again during the season. “We did the job today,” Lundgaard said after the race.

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