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Wickens: Backmarker, blue-flag situation was “comical”

Robert Wickens said he was frustrated by the “comical” situation he found in the final stint at Mid-Ohio when he got caught behind the lapped cars of Tony Kanaan and Takuma Sato as he tried to chase down leader Alexander Rossi. Wickens finished runner-up, highest of the cars that committed to a three-stop pit strategy, but finished 12 seconds adrift of Rossi at the checkered flag. But the Canadian rookie said he felt that he would have been able to catch his frequent nemesis this year had he not gotten held up for so long behind backmarkers, and that the pressure he applied would have forced Rossi to use too much fuel to make it to the end on two stops. “I think I would have been able...
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