Wickens Unhappy Having Lost Out On A Potential Podium Place

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Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Robert Wickens was left disappointed following Sunday’s Iowa Corn 300 at Speedway as the Canadian felt that the late race caution and subsequent decision to end the race under the pace car robbed him the chance of joining his team mate James Hinchcliffe on the podium.

Speaking following the race, Wickens said:

In the end, it’s a great day for Honda, great day for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports. “Two cars in the top five. It should have been a double podium and there would have been nothing sweeter than to celebrate Hinch’s win than being on the podium with him.

The Canadian went on to say:

It was a frustrating afternoon for sure, but I definitely had some good people around me keeping me cool and keeping me informed on what was happening in the race. Even though you feel like you’re on an island and doing a terrible job because the car is sliding around; and just to get that message that you’re doing a great job and you’re quicker than the leaders you’re like, ‘Oh OK this is all right. I can get through this.’ In the end, it’s a great day, great day for Honda, great day for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports. Two cars in the top five. It should have been a double podium and there would have been nothing sweeter than to celebrate Hinch’s (James Hinchcliffe) win than being on the podium with him.

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