Dario Franchitti remained calm following a Baltimore Grand Prix which saw his chief title rival win to close to within five points of his championship lead.
Franchitti's lead over the Australian stood at 62 points just three rounds ago, but a DNF at New Hampshire and consecutive fourth-place finishes have seen him lose ground. The Scot said there would be no change of mentality heading into the final three rounds, and insisted that he had been on course for the podium until a late strategy miscue.
When pressed about his mentality, Franchitti replied: "What's the point getting concerned? It doesn't make you any quicker...
"In this race, it looked like we had everyone else covered but there was a miscue on the strategy – they called me into the pits when I was already 10 car lengths past, which was unfortunate.
"From there I came out and Scotty [Dixon] and I almost crashed being too nice to each other. I thought he was going through and he thought I had the corner. It was a tough day, a very challenging track."