Arrow McLaren had a great start to their Big Machine Music City Grand Prix on the streets of Nashville on Friday. Alexander Rossi in the No.7 VELO Chevrolet ended the day in third place with a time of 01:16.7192s and speaking following the action he said:

“It was a very good start to the weekend. We’re in the window. We know where the time to be found is, and we’ll just work on a couple things overnight and hopefully stay on top of the conditions as they change tomorrow.”

Pato O’Ward in the No.5 Arrow McLaren Chevrolet was fourth fastest with a time of 01:16.7779s and speaking following the action he said:

”There’s not much change to the track other than a couple of walls in place a little differently from here to there. Compared to last year, I think it’s been a good start. We need to look more into it to see which direction we need to go to for qualifying, but as of now, we’re solid.”

Felix Rosenqvist in the No.6 NTT DATA Chevrolet ended the session in 18th place having completed 17 laps and speaking following the action he commented saying:

”I wasn’t super happy with Practice 1. It was a fairly difficult session, and I also didn’t get a run on the Firestone Reds. Red flags kind of left us with a question mark on those tires, but what are you going to do. Pato and Alexander seemed fairly happy. We kind of diverted on setup before the weekend to see which one was best, and I think mine definitely wasn’t, so we’ll probably go to one of their cars and go from there.”

Arrow McLaren Race Director Gavin Ward commented saying:

“Decent start to the weekend for the team. Pato and Alexander are right up there in the mix. We have a little more to find, but we’ll get to work on that. Felix was a little bit less comfortable in the car, but the good news is that he has a couple good references to look at in his teammates, so I’m sure we’ll figure it out.”


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