Multiple crashes blighted IndyCar's first weekend of the year in Canada, and Will Power directed some furious words at Dario Franchitti after the two made contact mid-race through the notorious turn 3, which sent Power into a costly spin that ensured he was unable to maintain his challenge against the Scot.

Dario went on to win the race on the streets of Toronto, while Scott Dixon kept his title hopes alive by making it a Ganassi 1-2 with Franchitti.

Power's race went from bad to worse when he was subsequently hit by Alex Tagliani, bounced into the air and into the wall and tyre barrier, which wrecked the #12 Verizon car beyond repair and meant he retired in 24th place. Power was outraged when neither Franchitti nor Tagliani were penalised, and he had furious words for both men and their on-track behaviour.

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In a race that saw multiple accidents - almost no one escaped without involvement in one incident or another during the 85 laps - it was an especially bad weekend for Power, who ended up with his second successive "did not finish" after crashing at Iowa two weeks ago which leaves him 55pts adrift of Franchitti going into the second Canadian race at Edmonton in two weeks time.

Race results

1. #10 Dario Franchitti 85 laps 01:56:32.1501s
2. #9 Scott Dixon 85 laps + 0.7345s
3. #28 Ryan Hunter-Reay 85 laps + 6.0144s
4. #26 Marco Andretti 85 laps + 7.5671s
5. #14 Vitor Meira 85 laps + 9.0117s
6. #19 Sebastien Bourdais 85 laps + 9.3114s
7. #6 Ryan Briscoe 85 laps + 9.8735s
8. #4 JR Hildebrand 85 laps + 14.1750s
9. #59 EJ Viso 85 laps + 14.7843s
10. #78 Simona de Silvestro 85 laps + 15.7603s
11. #24 Ana Beatriz 85 laps + 16.8992s
12. #2 Oriol Servia 85 laps + 19.8736s
13. #38 Graham Rahal 85 laps + 21.3123s
14. #06 James Hinchcliffe 84 laps + 1 laps
15. #22 Justin Wilson 83 laps + 2 laps
16. #8 Paul Tracy 82 laps + 3 laps
17. #3 Helio Castroneves 81 laps + 4 laps
18. #18 James Jakes 81 laps + 4 laps
19. #7 Danica Patrick 79 laps + 6 laps
20. #5 Takuma Sato 79 laps + 6 laps

Retirements

21. #83 Charlie Kimball after 77 laps Contact
22. #27 Mike Conway after 76 laps Contact
23. #77 Alex Tagliani after 71 laps Contact
24. #12 Will Power after 66 laps Contact
25. #34 Sebastian Saavedra after 43 laps Contact
26. #82 Tony Kanaan after 2 laps Contact