Reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon who drives the No.9 Target Chevrolet and Helio Castroneves in the No.3 Hitachi Chevrolet for Team Penske remain at odds as to who caused their clash at turn 2 during the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio on Sunday.
Dixon was forced to retire from the race however Castroneves finished the race in 15th place and although Dixon has lost a spot in the championship, Castroneves remains in third place in the series standings with four races remaining this season. Dixon who has taken one victory this season at Phoenix is in fifth place on 357 points, 127 behind series points leader Simon Pagenaud.
Helio Castroneves remains in third place in the series standings on 373 points. The Brazilian took to Twitter on Monday to say:
The gap never (closed) because there was no gap, he tried to make the gap, es it was an aggressive move and there was no space for even trying … destroyed both races!
Scott Dixon commented after the race on Sunday by saying:
Helio (Castroneves) was coming out of the pits on the pit exchange and we were trying to go off sequence. He was off pace and we caught him on the exit of Turn 1. I got alongside him and he kept edging me over until I just had nowhere to go. I braked when I was alongside him and then he just turned in. Had we had a little more room I think we could have gotten through there just fine. It was definitely an aggressive move but I should have known better trying that with Helio. It usually ends like this with him.