Pato O’Ward, who scored his seventh podium finish of the 2023 IndyCar season at World Wide Technology Raceway, said there was nothing wrong with this strategy but he was fed up with uncooperative backmarkers and the fact that the marbling issue was worse than usual.
Pato O’Ward expressed his frustration with uncooperative backmarkers and the excessive marbling issue at World Wide Technology Raceway, despite scoring his seventh podium finish of the season. He praised his team’s strategy and the performance of his car. O’Ward acknowledged Scott Dixon’s exceptional ability to make daring moves and win races. He also criticized the behavior of backmarkers, calling for a change in their attitude towards lapping. O’Ward mentioned that the marbling on the track made it difficult for drivers to use the second racing line effectively. He supported the concept of using different tires on ovals but emphasized the importance of competitive racing with multiple racing lines.