Sport Motorsport Indycar driver Will Power wigs out after race penalty

Indycar driver Will Power wigs out after race penalty

Australia's Will Power at the Indy 500. Photo: Getty
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Australia’s Will Power has made light of his travails at the Indy 500 at Indianapolis overnight Sunday (AEST), posting a Twitter debrief wearing a long wig and putting his fifth placed finish behind him.

The Queenslander, who lives in North Carolina, had endured a difficult race after being sent to the back of the field after a his Team Penske car was running second.

Power – the 2018 Indy 500 champion – had driven over his Team Penske air gun on lap 68 and his car came into contact with a refuelling crew member.

That was enough for officials to place the stop under review and he was sent to the back of the field on lap 79.

“They ruined my day for no reason,” reported Power saying after the race.

didn’t even hit a guy. Wait until I see them. What a disgrace, to ruin someone’s day for no reason. I didn’t touch a guy.

“It was a really bad call. Shame on them, man. We were really good. We were in that group at the end. It’s a disgrace that these guys control what happens on the track. I’m not really happy at all.”

Still, Power found the time to tweet later in the day and look forward to the next race.

Power’s pitstop incident was certainly less dramatic than Jordan King, with one of his team members seriously injured when his Honda ran into him.

Rahal Letterman Racing tyre changer Chris Minot later had surgery on a leg injury and was reportedly in a stable condition.

The race was eventually won by Simon Pagenaud, who had started from pole and led for most of the 200 laps before holding off Alexander Rossi.