Lewis Hamilton would struggle against IndyCar's best, according to Graham Rahal
Hamilton last month aimed a jibe at IndyCar after F1 driver Fernando Alonso qualified in fifth for the Indy 500 despite just having never driven a race before.
Indy 500 winner in 2013 Tony Kanaan hit back at the two-time F1 world champion, accusing him of finishing second in a two-car championship last year.
And now Graham Rahal, who won both races at last weekend’s IndyCar Detroit Grand Prix, has also attempted to put Hamilton in his place.
“I can’t imagine the feeling of going to every single race weekend and knowing all I have to do is beat my team-mate and I’m going to win,” Rahal said.
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“It doesn’t happen here.
“It was rewarding to have a day like today.
“I put Scott Dixon in a Mercedes all day long and Lewis is going to have more than he really wants to deal with.
“I can guarantee you that.
Scott Dixon's horror crash with Jay Howard in the 101st Indy 500 Sun, May 28, 2017
Scott Dixon and Jay Howard were involved in a huge crash during the 101st Indianapolis 500
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Scott Dixon collides with Jay Howard in a spectacular crash at the Indy 500
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“Maybe not me but Scott Dixon.”
Dixon took pole ahead of Alonso’s rookie Indy 500 race but his race was ended by a massive crash with Jay Howard.
However, the American did recover to race just a week later in Detroit, finishing second and sixth in the two races.
Dixon has not responded to the assertion but another IndyCar driver, James Hinchcliffe, could not resist firing back at Hamilton just as Rahal did.
"It's funny hearing comments about the depth of our field from someone that only has to race three other cars," Hinchcliffe said.
"When I saw Lewis Hamilton's comment, you guys know me, it took me everything I had in my body not to say something.
“Legitimately, in Formula One, over his entire career, it's been a two-car race, four max.”