Power 'feels fine' after heavy Iowa shunt
30 June 2011 – Will Power has stated that he is now feeling refreshed after suffering a large accident in the Iowa Corn Indy 250 on Saturday night. The Australian Penske driver sustained a heavy impact with the SAFER barrier after losing control at Turn 2. This week, he has conducted a day of testing at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
“It’s good to be back out there in the Verizon car,” says Power, who now sits 20 points in arrears of championship leader Dario Franchitti.
“It was a hard hit at Iowa, but I didn’t actually get knocked out or anything. I just had a headache for the first night and some neck soreness. I needed to get checked out by the IndyCar officials and it was more precautionary than anything, but that’s good because you can never be too careful.
“Every driver does a test, called an Impact test, at the beginning of every season. It basically tests your reflexes, your memory and so on. Then you have to go back and do that test again if you have an incident like what we had in Iowa. I took the test (on Tuesday) and the doctors cleared me to drive.”
The IndyCar Series continues with Round 9 in Toronto on 10 July.