Ferrucci Scores His Best IndyCar Result With Ninth Place In St Pete


Dale Coyne Racing’s Santino Ferrucci in the No.19 David Yurman Cly Del Honda started Sunday’s 110 lap season opening Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg from 23rd place on the grid and came through the field to finish the event in ninth place having made up 14 places during the race.

Speaking following the race the American said:

“I can’t thank the #19 David Yurman, Cly-Del Manufacturing Dale Coyne Racing team enough,” expressed Ferrucci. “We found something in morning warm-up that was unexpected, and we made it work in the race. Our engineer, Michael Cannon called a brilliant strategy and I had to do a lot of fuel saving, to say the least. We kept it clean and in the top 10 and that was the goal. I’m really happy with today’s result, especially considering where we started.”

It was a disappointing race for Sebastien Bourdais who retired from the race and speaking following the race he said:

“It wasn’t the weekend the No. 18 SealMaster Honda team was looking for. A tough deal. No qualifying yesterday with a car that seemed to be pretty quick, then unfortunately, we had a non-team related issue with the car which took us out of the race. Really a shame, but we’ll regroup, keep working and see what we can do next race.”

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