AJ Foyt Racing head into the final race of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season following what has been an extremely tough year for the team.

Takuma Sato goes into the race having finished the IndyCar Grand Prix at Watkins Glen presented by Hitachi in 17th and is currently in 18th place in the standing on 288 points and speaking ahead of the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma he commented by saying:

I feel the same way every year, but again I can’t believe it’s already the last race of the season. Sonoma Raceway is a very challenging track and I enjoy driving there a lot. We have had strong finishes at Sonoma so I hope we can repeat that in this season’s final race. It’s obviously a fantastic venue as it’s in wine country, where you have so many choices of great restaurants plus beautiful weather. Fans and guests always enjoy these plusses in addition to the racing and so do I

Jack Hawksworth goes into the race having finished the IndyCar Grand Prix at Watkins Glen presented by Hitachi in 16th place and is currently in 20th place in the standings on 205 points.

Speaking ahead of the race this weekend the Englishman commented by saying:

Sonoma Raceway is the most difficult track on the schedule for the drivers and engineers. Very low grip but with some high-speed corners which require support from the car. Track conditions can change a lot throughout the day as well.

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