AJ Foyt Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais in the No.14 Chevrolet had a great day at home in qualifying for the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg as the Frenchman will roll off from seventh place on the grid for the final race of the season after setting a fastest time of 01:00.8102s and speaking following the action he commented saying:
A much better start to the weekend here in St. Petersburg compared to our starting positions in Indy, so really proud of the group on the 14 car. It’s still touch and go; you never know what you’re going to get.But it all worked out today. We’ll get P7 out of qualifying and start there tomorrow, so looking forward to it, and thanks for everybody’s support.
Charlie Kimball in the No.4 Tresiba Chevrolet starts the race from 20th place with a time of 01:01.2425s and speaking following the action he commented saying:
It’s nice to be back with fans and nice to be back at St. Pete. It feels strange to be ending the season here and running our last qualifying of the year instead of our first qualifying of the year. It is nice to be back at a street circuit because that’s one of the places where INDYCAR really shines. Man, it’s really tight here at St. Pete. We were just within a couple tenths of advancing the No. 4 Tresiba Chevrolet into the top 12, I think it was something like .3 of a percent we were off – really small – but there is definitely room to improve the car, and we’ll do that overnight and be ready to go racing tomorrow. There’s always a little bit of chaos that seems to happen here at St. Pete, and we’ll just be ready to take advantage of it.