Dale Coyne with Vasser Sullivan Racing’s Sebastian Bourdais in the No.18 Team SealMaster Honda is looking forward to the final Verizon IndyCar Series race of the 2018 season, the Grand Prix of Sonoma this weekend.
The Frenchman commented by saying:
The SealMaster Honda No. 18 has been good on the permanent road courses this year and we test at Sonoma on Thursday, so that will be a big help. Hopefully, we’ll come off the transporter with a good baseline, are competitive and just have to fine-tune the car. The season finale in Sonoma is worth double points, so we still have a chance to pick up a position or two and finish solidly in the top 10 in the championship. That is our goal. We just have to keep working hard and do the best we can.”
Pietro Fittipaldi in the No.19 Paysafe Honda who admitted that he is still recovering after breaking his legs earlier this year commented by saying:
I obviously want to keep the momentum going at Sonoma. We had a good weekend at Gateway and then again at Portland, and hopefully we can have another good one at Sonoma to end the season. We tested there in February and it went really well. The No. 19 Paysafe car was strong but the conditions were very different from what it will be this week. It was a cold track back then and now it’s going to be a lot warmer. But again, we’re coming off of two strong race weekends, the car has been consistently fast, so I’m looking forward to this weekend. I’m recovering every week, I’m getting better every weekend that I’m back in the car, I’m getting stronger and faster, so I’m happy with that. We just have to keep it going.
Santino Ferrucci in the No.39 Cly Del Honda has never raced at Sonoma but is excited to be heading there. Speaking ahead of the race he commented by saying:
I’ve never been to Sonoma, so, fortunately, we have the test day on Thursday. The extra track time should be beneficial in helping me get up to speed before official practice starts on Friday. I’m feeling confident heading into the weekend. We ran really strong in Portland and I think we can do the same thing in Sonoma. I know the track layout is fast, it’s very technical and I’m grateful to have a teammate like Sebastien (Bourdais), who I’m sure will be a huge help once again, especially on the test day.”