Defending NTT IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon who drives the No.9 PNC Bank Honda for Chip Ganassi Racing says he is hoping to carry the momentum he has from the season opening Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg across to this weekend’s IndyCar Classic at the Circuit of the Americas.
The Iceman heads into the 60 lap event having finished the season opening race in St Pete on the podium in second place.
Speaking ahead of the race in Austin, Dixon said:
Circuit of The Americas is one of those iconic tracks every driver has had their eye on since it debuted with F1 a few years back. Our recent test went well there, but I think there is going to be some more things we need to do to find speed and get where we want to be. We’re happy with the start of the season in St. Petersburg and hope to carry the momentum from a runner-up finish there to COTA this weekend
Felix Rosenqvist in the No.10 NTT DATA Honda had a great opening race to his NTT IndyCar Series career starting the race in St Pete from third and coming home in fourth place.
Speaking ahead of the race this weekend, the Swede said:
COTA is going to be an interesting event. The track is very different to all the others on the INDYCAR calendar, so it remains to be seen what the racing will be like. It’s probably one of the toughest circuits on tires and also in terms of diversity needed setup-wise. I think everyone is excited about this new addition to the calendar and we all enjoyed being there at the test. With good momentum from St. Pete, I’d still say it’s a bit of a restart as the track is so different, and I’m sure it’s going to mix up the order a lot.