Andretti Autosport’s Marco Andretti in the No.98 UniFirst Honda was the fastest of Andretti Autosport’s four drivers on the opening day of track activity for Sunday’s Honda Indy Toronto.

Andretti set the seventh fastest time with a 01:00.4435s and speaking following the action he said:

Today wasn’t bad. We’re just making small changes to the UniFirst car – our roll-off car was decent. We’ve just been chasing front grip slowly in Practice 2. I had an understeer moment in (Turn) 5 that cost us about two-tenths. So, I think we are realistically in the top five, we just need to keep finding more.”

Ryan Hunter Reay in the No.28 DHL Honda was ninth fastest with a time of 01:00.4696s and speaking following the day he said:

Right now, the No. 28 car is a bit of a work in progress. We’ll look at everything tonight and get together with the teammates and go from there. Overall, though, it’s great to be back in Toronto – it’s such a great track and the fans are great. Hoping to put on a good show for them in qualifying tomorrow and get the DHL car into the Firestone Fast Six.”

Alexander Rossi in the No.27 NAPA Auto Parts Honda ended the day in 14th place with a time of 01:00.8161s and speaking following the action he said:

“It was difficult this afternoon. For sure, a couple mistakes for me, so I think that cost us a bit of time changes-wise and understanding the car. It’s pretty crazy around here. It’s a lot of fun. You’re sideways a lot of the time, so it’s what people want to see in Indy car racing.” (About the tricky Turn 11): “I think Turn 11 is always hard. I don’t think it’s any different this year. I just think we saw probably a few guys trying quite hard there, and today is the day to try it. You don’t want to make these mistakes tomorrow or Sunday, obviously, so you can get a little bit more adventurous with your lines and experimentation to see if something works. Obviously, I found a few things that didn’t work, and hopefully, we don’t find any more.”

Zach Veach in the No.26 Gainbridge Honda ended the day in 16th place with a time of 01:00.9907s and speaking following the session he said:

“I think we’re pretty happy with where we ended the day. We started the first session and most of the second session with a car that we developed on the simulator that we wanted to try. It didn’t really relate the way that we wanted it to and we were behind the ball with it. Making the last-minute jump to something we are a little more familiar with really started to pay off. I thought we were getting closer with it at the end. You have to try those things every now and then – you might find something spectacular. Now we are just playing a little bit of catch up, but I don’t feel like we’re in a terrible place. We have a little work to do, but we have one more session before qualifying to have a crack at it

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