Chevrolet has consistently outperformed Honda in the 2015 IndyCar Series season, but despite Chevy’s clear advantage, Honda and Rahal Letterman Lanigan driver Graham Rahal has racked up three second place finishes in a row. His first two came at the Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber, with the second arriving just this past weekend at the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis.
Rahal’s impressive performances in the last two Verizon IndyCar series races haven’t gone unnoticed by the rest of the IndyCar field. Despite having what seems to be a mildly inferior race car to Team Penske or Chip Ganassi Racing’s Chevrolet, Rahal has been performing as a championship contender would.
Reigning IndyCar series champ Will Power even told Motorsport that if Rahal was in a Chevrolet, the rest of the field would be concerned about his chances at locking down a championship.
“You’d be worried if he (Rahal) was in a Chevy. He would be absolutely a championship contender,” Power said.
Rahal knows that even though his car may not have the pace of Simon Pagenaud’s or Will Power’s, certain driving styles and techniques could help Honda pull out another win in 2015. And with the way Rahal’s been driving as of late, he just may continue to threaten Chevy’s lead.