24 Aug 2020

Dixon bemused by decision after crash at Indianapolis

From Checkpoint, 5:57 pm on 24 August 2020

Kiwi driver Scott Dixon has been left scratching his head at a decision he believes may have cost him a second victory at the prestigious Indy 500.

Despite dominating the race, the 2008 champion finished runner-up at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this morning.

Dixon was running right behind leader Takuma Sato when a big crash brought the race under caution with five laps remaining.

But, rather than wave a red flag and pause the lap counter, officials let the race run out behind the safety car - handing the Japanese driver his second Indy 500 title.

Speaking to media after the race, a disappointed Dixon admits he was bemused by the decision.