Dixon is on a rampage, calls Cindric 'piece of shit', Power an 'Aussie wanker' After his car and IndyCar championship hopes were run into the wall, New Zealand driver Scott Dixon was not afraid to vent.
In his crosshairs? Australian driver Will Power, Penske Racing president Tim Cindric and IndyCar race director Beaux Barfield.
In a weekend that promised so much for Dixon after claiming pole, he left the Grand Prix of Baltimore 49 points behind series leader Helio Castroneves after a 53rd lap restart incident that only increased the tension between Dixon's Chip Ganassi team and Power's Team Penske.
Having earlier been spun by Graham Rahal at the first corner following a 48th lap restart, Dixon pulled out in an attempt to overtake Power on a restart in the 53rd lap. The Australian cut in front of him, sending Dixon's car into the wall.
"We're fourth gear by that point. You'll spin the tires in second, third not so much," Dixon said. "But at that speed in fourth gear there's no chance that the car was stepping out. Whether he knew we were there or not, it's not the case. It's just complete stupidity."
Dixon jokingly referred to Power as an "Aussie w****r" to reporters yesterday when explaining how the Penske driver had inadvertently spun him during the final practice.
A heated Dixon glared at Power as he walked past in pit lane soon after the crash and then exchanged words with an IndyCar official.
"It was funny on the radio when we were scanning them in the situation when Power was sitting in the pits. Cindric was telling him exactly what to say when he gets out of the car. Cindric's a piece of s***, which is quite obvious to a lot of people nowadays."
The Ganassi and Penske teams traded words - mainly via Twitter - in the lead-up to Baltimore after Dixon clipped one of Power's crewmen during a late pit-stop at Sonoma. He drew a drive-through penalty and dropped from the race lead to finish 15th, costing him over 30 points. Dixon labeled the crewman's tactics of making it difficult to get around him a "dick move". stuff.co.nz