Dale Coyne Racing’s Ed Jones had a strong start to the Honda Indy 200 at the Mid-Ohio sports car course as the Verizon IndyCar Series rookie finishing the day in 12th place and speaking following the on track action he commented by saying:
It was a bit frustrating. I think there’s a lot more potential than our result on the time charts today. We tried a few things and they didn’t go the way we wanted. There was also some traffic and the bit of rain that delayed the session that didn’t help. I think we need to make some changes to the car for tomorrow, and if we get things right, we can be right up in the top 10.
Esteban Gutierrez ended his opening day at the Honda Indy 200 in 19th place having completed 21 laps and speaking following the action, the Mexican commented by saying:
It was a bit tricky in Practice 1 this morning. We struggled to find some speed. We then made some changes for Practice 2 and that was a positive change. We did a pretty fast time on the primary tires, but then on the Firestone red (alternate) tires, I got traffic on the optimum lap so we couldn’t really put the lap together there. I think we have a good baseline and we’ll work tonight to try and find some more speed for tomorrow.