Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports James Hinchcliffe in the No.5 Arrow Electronics Honda set the 11th fastest time of the afternoon ahead of Sunday’s Honda Indy Toronto.
Speaking following the action the home favourite Mayor of HinchTown said:
“I would say it’s been a difficult, but still productive day here in Toronto. With such a short lap and 22 cars, it’s just tough to get clear track. We had interrupted runs every time we were on track, but I think it’s the same for everyone. We’re making the Arrow car a little bit better each time. For sure, we didn’t get all the speed out of it just because of the circumstances but, hopefully, we can tune on it and make it a little bit stronger on the red (Firestone alternate) tires because qualifying tomorrow is going to be very important.”
Marcus Ericsson in the No.7 Arrow Electronics Honda had a difficult afternoon ending the day at the bottom of the time sheets alongside Sage Karam.
Speaking following the track he said:
Another new track to learn. … it’s a very difficult one with all the bumps and patches of concrete in the corners so it takes a bit of time to sort of get your head around it. I thought Practice 2 was feeling a bit better and then, unfortunately, on my red (Firestone alternate tires) qualifying sim (simulation), I just brushed the wall so we had to abort that, which meant we couldn’t improve on the reds. We did go out on the reds at the end of the session to see the degradation and gather information for the race on Sunday, which was useful for me to get more laps. Even though the times are looking pretty bad, we still have learned quite a bit in the Arrow car today, and mainly myself I’ve learned the track every time I’m out there. So, I’m still hopeful for tomorrow that we can have a good day.”