Will Power: “We just have to keep chipping away”


Will Power - Credit: Shawn Gritzmacher / IndyCar

Will Power moved closer to Team Penske team-mate Simon Pagenaud in the championship standings after the Australian secured his third Verizon IndyCar Series victory in four races around the streets of Toronto on Sunday.

Power capitalised on a lucky break when it came to pit strategy, being in the pit lane when the caution flags flew to clear up the crashed car of Josef Newgarden, meaning he assumed the lead of the race once those ahead of him, Scott Dixon and Pagenaud, pitted once the pits opened again.

Now despite missing the opening race of the season at St Petersburg due to illness, Power sits 47 points behind Pagenaud in the championship with five races still to run.

“The Verizon Chevrolet team has been doing a great job,” said Power. “Obviously we have been playing catch-up all year, but every race they are executing.

“We are getting great strategies, great cars. We just have to keep chipping away, chipping away at this and see if we can have a shot at this. (On being second in points) I don’t know what the points situation is right now, all I know is that we have to keep finishing ahead of the No. 22 (Simon Pagenaud) if we want a shot at the title.”