AJ Foyt Racing’s Takuma Sato driving the No.14 ABC Supply Co Honda will start the Verizon IndyCar Series season finale GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma from 15th place. The Japanese driver who set a fastest time of 01:16.9661s and speaking following the qualifying session, Sato commented by saying:
We tried everything we could but it was a tricky qualifying. We didn’t have enough speed. The track felt slow compared to this morning but it was the same for everybody. Tomorrow will be a completely different scenario. I look forward to a strong race for the final race of the season. Good job by everyone on the No. 14 car to give us a solid run but unfortunately we needed just a little bit more.
Jack Hawksworth driving the No.41 ABC Supply Co Honda will start the race from 17th place having set a fastest time of 01:17.0823s and speaking following the session he commented by saying:
We really struggled in the heat of the day. We couldn’t generate any real grip out of the tires – I think we probably missed on the tire pressures. The car wasn’t as good this afternoon as it was in the cool of the morning.