Rahal And Sato Start 10th And 20th In St Pete
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Graham Rahal in the No.15 United Rentals Honda will start Sunday’s Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg from 10th place on the grid with a time of 01:01.0944s.
Speaking following the session Rahal said:
In the first round, the United Rentals Honda was really good. I thought that with a couple of minor tweaks, we would be right there but when we went to the second round unfortunately we didn’t really get a good out lap and due to that, the rear tires never came in and it was just an absolute handful. I almost lost it to start my lap so therefore we just never stood a chance of advancing. It’s a shame because our time in the first round was good enough to advance us to the Fast Six so it’s disappointing to not fulfill that.”
Takuma Sato in the No.30 Panasonic Seeman Holtz Honda starts the race from 20th place and speaking following the day’s action he said:
I’m disappointed with qualifying obviously. We looked good in Practice 3 so we were optimistic about qualifying. I was in the top-five in our group so we were moving to Round 2 but I had a little moment in Turn 4 and went into the escape road which caused a yellow so INDYCAR took my fastest lap away and my second fastest was not quick enough to advance in the top-six.”