Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet driver Will Power is ready to return to racing at the Grand Prix of Phoenix at Phoenix International Raceway next weekend following a successful full day of testing at Barber Motorsports Park on Tuesday.
The 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series champion missed the season opening Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg after it was believed that he sustained a concussion following an accident during practice for the event. However, Power took the P1 Award for the race, he sat out the Sunday morning warm up and also sat out the race.
It emerged that Power had in fact been suffering from an inner ear infection for the last few months which affected his concussion test. Speaking following the full test, the Australian stated:
It felt good, really good, It was basically a combination of getting back in the car with the race coming up, too, It all helps out. I know this track like the back of my hand.
The private test was designed to enable Power to get back up to speed after the 35 year old missed last weeks test following the opening race as he recuperated.
Power will join his Penske team mate’s Juan Pablo Montoya (who took victory at St Pete), Simon Pagenaud who finished second, and Helio Castroneves for the next race in Phoenix which takes place next weekend meaning that Roger Penske has a full strength team for the race.