Dale Coyne with Vassar Sullivan Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais in the No.18 Team SealMaster Honda started Sunday’s Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach from 14th and finished the race in 11th place.
Speaking following the day’s action he said he said he said:
“The No. 18 SealMaster Honda car seemed pretty solid early in the race and I was able to make a couple of moves. As the race went on, the balance got away from us and I picked up more and more understeer. I tried and tried to pass (Felix) Rosenqvist, but he defended and I could never get by. At the end, I just tried to save the car and made sure I didn’t make any mistakes. We’ll just take our 11th place finish and move on.”
Santino Ferrucci in the No.19 Cly Del Honda started the race from 13th place and finished the event in 21st place and speaking following the day’s action he said he said:
: “We had a clean start. Sebastien (Bourdais) seemed pretty quick, so when he got close to me, I didn’t fight him. I’m happy I didn’t because he passed a couple of cars and I watched and followed suit, so it was a good learning experience for me. We seemed pretty quick, as well, and wanted to run his strategy. But when I came out of the pits with a heavy fuel load, I just bottomed too hard coming into Turn 1, locked the fronts and went into the runoff. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get the car spun with the heavy fuel load, I spun halfway and that caught me off guard and I stalled it. There was nothing we could do from that point on but to turn it into a learning race.”