Dixon pissed off:”Penske blocked me.”
For Scott Dixon it wasn’t enough for the fifth IndyCar title – The New Zealander complains that the Penske bolides had built a wall.
He fought an almost hopeless fight until the end, but was not able to fight against the penske supremacy.Scott Dixon ends the IndyCar season in third place after Simon Pagenaud’s victory at the season finale in Sonoma.The title goes to Josef Newgarden, who won the title in second place.Dixon is annoyed by his long-time rival Helio Castroneves, who is expected to have competed in his last IndyCar race.
“I don’t know – I feel like the #3 has been blocking us all the time,”the 37-year-old complained after the race,”Whenever we got into the pits, they brought him in.Dixon didn’t get past the Brazilian until the last pit stop, so it was too late to be able to adjust anything in a race without yellow phases.
Earlier in the race, he started an attack on Castroneves in curve 7, but he was able to cross the line and counteract it at the exit of the curve “We were in curve 6 (the long downhill left before the drag strip leading to curve 7; note:” We were in curve 6.d.As soon as we had a clear course, we were even able to put the Penske boys under pressure.But most of the race we were stuck in traffic and the car tended to oversteer.”
Nevertheless, of course, he congratulated Josef Newgarden, who won his first title in the first Penske year:”Of course, this is not the result we wanted, but congratulations to Josef and Penske on a great job.”.
He himself doesn’t believe he lost the title in the last race anyway:”We had good speed this year, but we should have won more races.We also had a few accidents that cost us valuable points.The Indianapolis 500’s horror crash, in particular, cost him dearly after the event.
After a disappointing IndyCar season in 2016, Dixon and Ganassi returned to green with new engines this season,”We’ve learned a lot as a team,” he says.We look forward to next season.”