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Unrepentant Rossi blames Wickens for St. Pete clash

Alexander Rossi has blamed Robert Wickens for the penultimate lap collision at IndyCar’s GP of St. Petersburg, which saw erstwhile leader Wickens spun into the tire wall, and Rossi drop to third place. On the final restart, Rossi got a strong run on series debutant Wickens and moved to the inside of the Schmidt Peterson entry to make a pass for the lead. However, under hard braking, the rear of the Andretti Autosport swung out to the left, bouncing into Wickens’ car and sending the rookie into the tires at Turn 1. Rossi’s subsequent lost momentum allowed Sebastien Bourdais and Graham Rahal to sneak through into first and second. Said Rossi: “Normally they don’t allow push-to-pass...
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