New Zealand driver Scott Dixon's finished well down the standings in the latest IndyCar race in Sao Paulo.
Dixon inherited the lead with around 15 laps to go, before having to make an unfortunate pit stop in the closing stages which saw him drop back to 11th.
His hopes evaporated when he was caught up in an eight car pile-up with less than ten laps to go and could only finish 17th.
He's also fallen outside of the top five in the overall standings, now in sixth.
Australian Will Power took the race and says the final restart with four laps to go was the catalyst.
"It's always a key to winning, Ryan got a really good jump and I knew I just had to go like you wouldn't believe, do the first complex of corners because I know he can get a run on me."
Power's 31 points clear of Ryan Hunter-Reay at the top of the standings.
Photo: Scott Dixon (Photosport)