Verizon IndyCar Series drivers Will Power of Team Penske and Charlie Kimball from Chip Ganassi Racing are playing the blame game after the pair collided at turn four on the opening lap of last weekend’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
Speaking following the race, Power said:
This guy is a big problem, he always has been. He is the only guys to have incidents in every race. He’s the only one. The only guy. He is a big problem. I’m going to let him know it too.
While Power was able to continue in Sunday’s race and finished the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach in 13th place, Kimball was forced to retire from the race. Speaking following the race, Kimball commented by saying:
To say I am frustrated with how today’s race went is an understatement. I thought I was clear of the 12 but I obviously wasn’t. He turned me and put me in the wall pretty heavy. I am really disappointed for the guys – they worked so hard to get the car to a good place for today’s race. The No. 83 Tresiba Honda was fast and I thought we had a lot of potential for a solid result in today’s race.