Dixon Hindered By Traffic
Defending NTT IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon driving the No.9 PNC Bank Honda for Chip Ganassi Racing says he couldn’t get a clean lap in during practice on Friday due to traffic at Barber Motorsports Park.
The Iceman who ended the day in 10th place commented by saying:
In Practice 1, there was a lot of traffic and we didn’t really get a clear run in the PNC Bank car. In second practice, I don’t know what happened. We just couldn’t get the front tires to work for some reason. We had a lot of understeer on the black (Firestone primary) tires, so we made adjustments to correct that for the reds (Firestone alternate tires). For whatever reason, the car just went way out of balance. It felt like something was broken or disconnected on the car. Tenth isn’t terrible given those circumstances, but that’s obviously not where we want to be today.”
Felix Rosenqvist who in the No.10 NTT DATA Hondawho ended the opening session fastest on Friday ended the afternoon in 17th place and speaking following the day’s action he said:
Practice 1 went very good and the car felt OK. No big drama there. Second practice, we may have gone the wrong way in terms of the direction of the changes. Nothing to worry about, though. We’ll revert to our baseline and we should be all right. Good lessons to learn for tomorrow. It’s good to learn and I’m looking forward to improving the NTT DATA car for qualifying.”