Rosenqvist Happy Overall
Chip Ganassi Racing’s NTT IndyCar Series rookie Felix Rosenqvist in the No.10 NTT DATA Honda said that he was happy overall after qualifying in third place for his debut race, the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg.
The Swede starts the race just behind Team Penske’s Will Power and Josef Newgarden.
Speaking following the session he said:
I’m pretty happy overall with the result. I’m not even sure yet what exact feedback to give to the team in qualifying, so I didn’t want to change anything on the NTT DATA car. I guess when I get comfortable enough we can have those conversations, which is something to look forward to. We are starting side by side tomorrow as teammates and the golden rule there is to always respect your teammate. Other than that, I just can’t wait to get going tomorrow for the race here at St. Petersburg.”
Defending series champion Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Honda starts the race from fourth place on the grid and speaking following the day’s action he said:
We couldn’t really find the balance I was looking for today for whatever reason in the PNC Bank car. We had some pretty patchy practice sessions and didn’t get to run the car consistently. Great job by my teammate Felix (Rosenqvist) in his first race weekend here. We still have a little work to do, as I’m getting loose on entry under braking. We got lucky with (Takuma) Sato getting a penalty to advance through, but you take the breaks when you get them and just make the most of it.”