Arrow McLaren had a solid Fast Friday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway ahead of qualifying for next weekend’s 107th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge. Pato O’Ward in the No.5 Arrow McLaren Chevrolet ended the day in fifth place with a speed of 233.796MPH and speaking following the action he commented saying:
”Happy Fast Friday for us today. We did three outings, and every outing we just got better and better. I think we’re in a good spot in terms of balance. Tomorrow we’ll be ready to go out into qualifying, have a solid first run and hopefully that’s all we need to do. If not, we’ll go back out and make sure we get this thing into the top 12 to fight it out on Sunday.”
O’Ward rolls off P22 in qualifying on Saturday.
Felix Rosenqvist in the No.6 NTT DATA Chevrolet was 11th with a speed of 233.458MPH and speaking following the action he commented saying:
“Fast Friday done. I felt pretty sporty, I have to say. The last run we did we got everything together with the balance and we made some good changes. We had some minor issues before noon today that we kind of solved, so it was nice to get a clean run before qualifying. It looked pretty quick, as well. I think we’re third-quickest on the four-lap average, so we’ll take that. It’s probably better than we thought we would be. So far, I’m happy.”
Rosenqvist rolls off from 13th in qualifying.
Alexander Rossi who rolled from 8th in qualifying on Saturday spoke about Fast Friday saying:
”A very solid day. I think we’re somewhere in the top five on the four-lap average. This is always a weird place because you can end happy and then the conditions are going to change tomorrow, so you don’t really know. The car is good. The car has been good all week, so we just have to keep staying on top of the changing conditions. Hopefully we get a good draw tonight, and that will make our lives easier tomorrow morning.”
Tony Kanaan who rolls off P14 in qualifying commented saying:
”This day is always hectic. You always think about what you got and what you didn’t get, but I think we’re OK. Tomorrow is really going to be about the drawing, the wind and everything else, but I think we have a pretty good car. All four cars are pretty similar. I’ll have some teammates going out before we do. We’ll see what’s going to happen.”
Gavin Ward, Race Director of Arrow McLaren said:
“Good day for the team, really. We came here and worked through our program. All the cars are quick. I think the pace is there. There’s no reason why we can’t get them all up there into the top 12, so I’m happy with the day. Very pleased.”