All The Changes We Made To The Arrow Car Were Positive
Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports James Hinchcliffe in the No.5 Arrow Electronics Honda said that his crew were able to use the extra time in Carb Day this year to make positive changes to the car.
The Mayor of HinchTown ended the action on Friday just outside the top ten in 11th place and speaking following the action he commented by saying:
You know it’s funny, I think we were a little more confident with our start setup than it ending up being. But I’m very thankful that we ended up having an extra 30 minutes this year in Carb Day, because we made a lot of changes to the Arrow car, but all of them were positive. So, I think where we ended was the best balance that we’ve had all day and certainly much more race-able car. The conditions were a lot trickier than Monday; it’s a lot hotter, the wind is a bit different. I think a lot of guys are struggling. We chipped away at it, and I’m really proud of the progress we made.”
Marcus Ericsson in the No.7 Arrow Electronics Honda had a great day, having won the pit-stop competition with his crew he ended the day in 25th place and speaking following the action he said:
It was another good session. I think the Arrow car was quite different on Monday. The conditions obviously changed with all the rain we’ve had and it became very hot. So I feel we have a bit to work on to get the right feeling there in traffic, but it’s still part of that learning curve. Now we have another day to sort of think about it and how to set it up for Sunday. We have a good baseline to work from, but I wasn’t 110 percent happy today but that’s how it goes sometimes. Like I said, we still have a good base to work from, we just have to tweak it a bit for Sunday.”
Jack Harvey in the No.60 AutoNation Sirius XM Honda ended the day in 25th place with a speed of 222.978MPH and speaking following the action he said:
We keep learning more about the car all the time, but we still have more work to do before Sunday. We ticked some things off our list in the short practice session. I never really know how optimistic to feel about IMS, but now I feel OK. A little more massaging on the car is what we need to do to have something good on race day. Now it’s all about focusing on the race and the most exciting part of race weekend is I get to be a part of the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500.”
Oriol Servia in the No.77 MotoGator Honda ended the day in 27th with a speed of 222.612MPH.