Dale Coyne Racing’s Santino Ferrucci in the No.19 David Yurman Honda started Sunday’s NTT IndyCar Series race at the Circuit of the Americas from 11th place and gained a number of spots off the start.
The American was having a promising race until he came out from his second stop on lap 26 when his car jumped the curbing causing damage to the bottom of his car.
Ferrucci went on to finish the race in 20th place and speaking following the event he said:
We had a really good start and worked our way up to ninth. The first stint was really, really solid, the car was really good, and we were able to hold our ground. In the second stint, on Firestone Reds, there was a lot of fighting and I killed the tires a little bit too soon. I was just trying to hang on and survive but then once we put on the Black tires, unfortunately we got forced off track and hit one of the ‘baguette curbs’ in Turn 12 and we blew up both rear dampers and that was basically it for us. The guys did a good job replacing the broken dampers, so we could go back out and finish the race on the lead lap but now we’re looking forward to the next one.”