The Indianapolis Star reports that IndyCar Series race director Beaux Barfield is still considering a penalty for Graham Rahal over his collision with Marco Andrettti in Sunday's Toyota GP of Long Beach.
Andretti's car careened over the right-rear wheel pod and got airborne, before crashing into the tire barriers, after Rahal's car moved slightly right while the Andretti Autosport driver was attempting to pass the Ganassi driver on lap 22.The two drivers had very different perspectives on the incident.
“He wasn't going to make the corner no matter what,” Rahal claimed. “I think it slipped underneath me. He was going to shoot long how deep we were because he was already braking.”
Andretti countered, “There's one thing blocking, but there's another thing chopping. That was a chop.”
Barfield told the Star
he has been studying footage on Tuesday morning and likely will render a statement this afternoon. He has been in text contact with Rahal and Andretti.
“They know the situation is still open,” Barfield said.