AJ Foyt Racing’s Jack Hawksworth in the No.41 ABC Supply Co Honda ended the opening day of track activity at Sonoma Raceway in 15th place. The Englishman set a fastest time of 01:17.4910s and goes into the final race weekend of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season in 20th place on 205 points.
Speaking following the action on track, Hawksworth commented by saying:
It’s been an interesting day. We got through a few bits and bobs. The track changes here a lot. We’ve got to try and help the back of the car as it’s a little bit loose right now. We’ve got some work to do tonight but I think we’ll be alright for tomorrow.
Takuma Sato ended the day in 17th place in the No.14 ABC Supply Co Honda and speaking following the session the Japanese driver commented by saying:
I thought it was good test day despite the lap times. The conditions seem to be quite a bit different from the test. The wind direction is very different which affected the balance a lot. I think our initial set up or foundation is pretty good and we just need to get more grip out of the car and get the balance right. Today the balance shift through the lap and from new tires to used tires is quite a bit different so we’re still learning a lot. We collected good data so hopefully we can put it all together for a good qualifying run tomorrow.