Team Penske’s championship contender Will Power who drives the No.12 Verizon Chevrolet will face a number of medical checks prior to the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma.
The Verizon IndyCar Series season finale takes place on September 18 and Power who, as a result of his retirement from the IndyCar Grand Prix at the glen presented by Hitachi is 43 points behind series points leader and team mate Simon Pagenaud.
Power retired from the race following a clash with Charlie Kimball in the No.83 Treisba® Chevrolet and was assessed by IndyCar medical delegate Dr Terry Trammall who has yet to release his findings but it was reported on Sunday evening that Power was suffering from concussion like symptoms.
Power missed the opening race of the year due to an inner ear infection. Speaking following the race, Pagenaud who has a medical degree said he thought Will was fine.
Chip Ganassi Racing’s Charlie Kimball in the No.83 Tresiba® Chevrolet who was involved in the incident with Power commented by saying:
I didn’t think we had a lot of contact with Graham (Rahal) – I felt like I gave him plenty of room around the inside. I was focused on the exit because the big passing opportunity especially with a restart like that was up the hill into the Bus Stop. The No. 83 Chevrolet was so fast and the Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing guys were so fast in the pit lane. That last stint we were focusing on the fuel mileage number. We came up the hill and everyone else that I passed I got to the left, and everyone stayed right to block, and Will – it’s like he had no idea I was there. He just kept following I think the 26 car over, and ran me onto the grass, and when I bounced off the grass I bounced into him. I was sorry to have gotten into him, but frankly if he would have known I was there, I know he wouldn’t have run me off the road. It was a crazy race for us for sure. If you would’ve told me after we had to stop at the end for a splash of fuel that I’d end up in the top six I’m not sure I would’ve believed you. I’m really happy with the result for the No. 83 Tresiba Chevrolet and even happier for (Scott) Dixon for grabbing the win today.
It is believed a further update about Will Power will be given on Tuesday.