A Trying Day For Bourdais On Friday

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Dale Coyne with Vasser/Sulli Racing Honda’s Sebastien Bourdais in the No.18 Sealnaster Honda who currently leading the times on Saturday at ISM Raceway in Phoenix was left slightly disappointed with how his day went on Friday.

Speaking following his day in the car, the Frenchman commented by saying;

A bit of a trying day for us. We unloaded a car that was fairly similar to what we had mechanically last year and that wasn’t awesome, so we tried something different and it’s probably a bit worse. I don’t know. We have work to do. I think we can kind of fake it on new tires, but that’s not going to last too long. We just need to review the data and try and find something better.

Verizon IndyCar Series rookie, Pierto Fittipaldi was in the No.19 Paysafe Honda on Friday and speaking following his time in the car, the Brazilian commented by saying:

It was awesome getting the first run on the oval yesterday. The team did a great job to help me get up to speed, to learn as much as I can because it’s very different from running on a road course, obviously. The track is not very forgiving, if you make a mistake you’re in the wall. We’ve been using the test to get up to speed and we’re making some steps on the setup. We’ll keep working on it tomorrow. I enjoy being on an oval with an Indy car a lot. It’s obviously a different experience and it’s a different driving style. You to have to a bit of a specialty towards it. I think there are some drivers that really excel on this type of track because it’s a completely different world. I’m really enjoying it and working with the team and my engineers and I’m looking forward to the season.

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