Andretti Autosport head to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the IndyCar Grand Prix of Indianapolis on the road course lay-out aiming to recovery from a difficult race in Phoenix last time out.
Speaking ahead of this weekend’s race, Ryan Hunter Reay in the No.28 DHL Honda commented on the race by saying:
There is no better time of the year than May in Indy. Every year IMS becomes more and more special to me, and I spend the entire year thinking about returning. We’re lucky to have two races in the same month at the best racetrack in the world. Obviously, we’re all looking forward to putting a frustrating start to the season behind us and we’ll be working hard this weekend at the INDYCAR Grand Prix to get top results for the DHL team.
Reigning Indianapolis 500 champion, Alexander Rossi is looking forward to the race this weekend, driving the No.98 NAPA Auto Parts Honda he commented by saying:
It’s finally the month of May and we get to drive around Indianapolis, albeit the road course this time. It’s a great track and it was one of my favorites last year, so I cannot wait to start off the month on the right foot. We’ve got a lot of untapped potential in the NAPA Honda, and we need to show that this weekend.
Takuma Sato commented by saying:
“It’s hard to believe already the time for month of May! My season so far is positive, but a little frustrated as we had several issues and couldn’t achieve the result we wanted. Having said that, three quoter of the season is still very open and I am so motivated to moving forward. Indy GP is one of unique track in the calendar where you could go pretty much similar lap time between high-downforce and low-downforce package. It also gives us a good overtaking opportunity as it has such a long straight with heavy braking follows. The race here is always exciting one and I’m very much looking forward to back in Indianapolis. This is the place we want to get our rhythm back and build a good momentum for the most important weekend coming up.”
Marco Andretti who will drive the No.27 United Fiber and Data Honda this weekend commented on the upcoming event at Indianapolis Motor Speedway by saying:
We need to maximize on everything at IMS for the Grand Prix this weekend and get some positive momentum going to carry with us through May. The road course at IMS is fun track to drive and has good passing opportunities, so hoping the UFD car will be able to run well and take advantage.