Verizon IndyCar Series points leader Simon Pagenaud has revealed that had it not been for the help of the series medical team he may not have raced in Sunday’s Honda Indy 200 at the Mid-Ohio sports car course.
The Frenchman who took victory on Sunday extending his lead in the championship over team Will Power to 58 points with just four races remaining this year.
At the end of the race his crew had to help Pagenaud out of the car who revealed he couldn’t feel anything and that his back had given him no trouble during the race which saw him claim his four win of the season.
Speaking following the race, Pagenaud commented by saying:
The car was really good today, so when it was time to push, it was easy to lay down some fast laps, The red Firestone tires were amazing today on the car. I just pushed as hard as we could and here we are. It’s awesome, four wins this year.
Pagenaud led just 17 laps of the 90 lap race but got the job done and speaking about his battle with team mate Will Power he commented by saying:
“It was an awesome battle with Will there, I knew that was my chance on that restart, it was time to go. It was a pretty interesting lap, fun driving like that. That’s racing. It was fair, it was clean, it was hard racing.