Ferrucci To Start 13th For Long Beach
Dale Coyne Racing’s Santino Ferrucci in the No.19 Cly Del Honda will start today’s Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach from 13th place having set a qualifying time of 01:08.1008s.
Speaking following the session he said:
Our #19 Cly-Del Manufacturing Honda was really quick today. The engineers did a fantastic job. We were definitely keen to advance into Round 2. Unfortunately, I gave the wall a much bigger kiss than I had ever wanted to do coming out of Turn 8 and that killed our lap and our chances of advancing. I look forward to going into the race tomorrow as I think we have a good race car.”
Sebastien Bourdais in the No.18 Team SealMaster Honda for Dale Coyne with Vassar Sullivan Racing starts today’s race from 14th place with a time of 1:07.3135s.
It has been an extremely busy weekend for the Frenchman as not only is he competing in the IMSA WhetherTech championship at Long Beach with Ford Chip Ganassi Racing but also had his NTT IndyCar Series commitments with Dale Coyne Racing.
Speaking following qualifying he said:
The No. 18 SealMaster Honda guys did a really good job. We turned things around pretty good this morning and I think we have a good race car. I really thought we would be right there in qualifying. Then sure enough, in the heat we picked up a bit of understeer. That kind of killed me on the reds (Firestone alternate tire). I was just missing the flow and it’s always so close here. It’s a shame. The problem is when you start 14th, it’s not going to be an easy task, but we will fight and see what we can get tomorrow.”