"How many times do we have to go through the same situation before we can all accept that an IndyCar should not race at Pocono. It's just a toxic relationship and maybe it's time to consider a divorce. I'm very relieved (to my knowledge) that everyone is OK from that scary crash."
Those are the poignant and haunting words Robert Wickens wrote on Twitter following Sunday's IndyCar race at Pocono. For the second year in a row, a big crash marred the event. His incident last year changed his life, and he is still unable to walk unaided after the crash, although his rehabilitation continues to inspire.
This time around, on the first lap of 200, a 500-mile race no less, Takuma Sato got a run to the outside entering Turn 2 and thought he was "clear". But he appeared to chop down in front of Alexander Rossi, with Ryan Hunter Reay, Felix Rosenqvist and James Hinchcliffe also collected in the ensuing crash that ruled out five of the top 10 - with Rossi fighting for the championship with three rounds left in the season. Rosenqvist was taken to hospital as a precaution but was released before the race ended. It was a miracle he wasn't seriously injured.