Carlin Racing’s Max Chilton believes that if he is in a position where he finds himself leading the Indianapolis 500 again this season that he will be able to hold that position for longer having gained the experience from a year ago, and what it takes to lead the most famous motor race on the planet.
Chilton who was driving for Chip Ganassi Racing at the top led more laps than any other driver at last years race and finished the event in fourth place having led 50 laps.
In 2018, Chilton is with a new team and a new engine supplier having moved from the Honda powered Chip Ganassi Racing team to the new Chevrolet powered Carlin Racing team who made their Verizon IndyCar Series debut at the season opening Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg.
Speaking following Monday’s open test at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Chilton said:
Very impressive first day for a team that has never driven an Indy car on the hardest track in North America. We had a really smooth day and made good changes. Every time we made a change, it was better. We never took a change off the car. It was a really nice, solid first day with no issues. Fingers crossed we can have more of that Wednesday and come into the month of May with some speed behind a rookie team.