AJ Foyt Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais in the No.14 Chevrolet says is quite excited about the season ending Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg which takes place this weekend.
The Frenchman who calls St Pete home away from home believes the team are better prepared for this weekend’s race compared to the Harvest GP double-header last time out.
Speaking ahead of the race, Bourdais said:
Quite excited for the Firestone GP here in St. Pete, as it’s always great to run in front of friends and family at home. It’s definitely a race that we’re quite a bit better prepared for than the Harvest Indy GP but still kind of keeping the expectations in check. You never know what comes around the corner. I hope what we learned about the No. 14 Chevrolet at Sebring will transfer well for the St. Pete track. We’re looking forward to a good weekend. The weather’s going to be nice, and we’ll keep learning and hope to have some good successes.
Charlie Kimball in the No.4 Tresiba Chevrolet is looking forward to the race this weekend saying:
I’m excited for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg as we got some good preseason running at Sebring on the street circuit tire, so we have a baseline to evolve heading to Florida. To succeed, we are going to have to maximize that baseline and follow the track as it rubbers in during practice. It’s hard to pass and while qualifying is always important, it becomes critical on a street circuit. Having had experience with the car and me all year, the team at AJ Foyt Racing has been working hard to make sure we finish the year on a high note. Typically, as the first race of the year, St. Pete usually feels a bit like the first day of school, but this year it’s going to be where INDYCAR crowns a champion and be the last day of school!