'Tense moments' occurred en route to Dixon's 55th win at WWTR

'Tense moments' occurred en route to Dixon's 55th win at WWTR
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Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon says that running a three-stop strategy on a day when others made five stops wasn’t guaranteed to work, and that he himself had doubts he could make it work.

Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon reflects on his successful three-stop strategy, admitting that he initially had doubts about its effectiveness. Despite these doubts, Dixon finished 22 seconds ahead of his closest competitor and lapped all but two cars. The pivotal moment came after teammate Takuma Sato caused a yellow flag by hitting the wall, leading to some tense moments during the restart. Dixon strategically pushed the second-through-fifth pack into a vulnerable situation while conserving fuel and surpassing the necessary fuel mileage. He credits Honda for their role in achieving higher fuel efficiency, and considers it a team effort. Dixon also discusses the experimental tire compound used, expressing a desire for more pronounced differences between compounds to add an extra dimension to the race. He manages to navigate the challenges posed by the tire and ultimately finds success.

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Forrás: Racer.com

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