Ed Carpenter Racing’s Spencer Pigot in the No.21 Chevrolet was happy with his productive opening day of practice at Barber Motorsports Park ahead of Sunday’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama.
Pigot ended the day with the seventh fastest time of the afternoon and was the fastest Chevrolet driver.
Speaking after setting a fastest time of 01:09.2055s Pigot said:
“We had a pretty decent day today. The car was very good in the second session on the black (Firestone primary) tires. We made some good improvements over the start of the day. It is a little difficult on reds (Firestone alternate tires) right now, they seem to be throwing a little bit of a curveball at us as we try and get the most of them. We’ll see where we can improve on those tonight. Overall, I’m fairly happy with what we have so far and am looking forward to qualifying tomorrow.”
It was a disappointing afternoon for Ed Jones in the No.20 Chevrolet for Ed Carpenter Racing with Scuderia Corsa as he ended the day in 20th place with a time of 01:10.0486s and speaking following the day’s action he said:
It was a frustrating day. We were compromised again in Practice 1 with a few issues; unfortunately, we didn’t get much better in Practice 2. We tried different things with the setup, but nothing is really correlating to the No. 21 car. We are going to look at it and see what’s going on so we can get a handle on it before qualifying tomorrow.”