Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon in the No.9 NTT DATA Honda ended day 3 of practice for the 101st running of the Indianapolis presented by PennGrade Motor Oil at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in second place.
Speaking following the session he commented by saying:
I think it was just really hard to be consistent out there with these windy conditions. When the gusts are around 25 mph that makes it tough to navigate in the turns. But we’re still learning. There’s a lot that we still need to get through and you have to remember that it’s a new car for us this year. There’s still a lot of aerodynamic items we’re working on and learning from.
Max Chilton in the No.8 Gallagher Honda ended the day in sixth place and speaking following the day of action he commented by saying:
When you’re doing 220 plus into the corners, the wind here today can really affect you. It’s important to go out and run and get the mileage in no matter what the conditions. You could turn up on race day and these winds could return. We’re collecting all the data we can so we can be prepared for any circumstances we encounter.
Tony Kanaan in the No.10 NTT DATA Honda who finished the day in 11th place commented by saying:
It’s unfortunate that we were only able to get eight laps in today, but the windy conditions were going to make it too difficult for us to get what we needed out of the car. We wanted to get as much out of the day as possible, so we worked on some hot stops with the team. We’re hoping conditions will be better tomorrow so we can get back to getting the car where it needs to be in traffic and in qualifying trim
Charlie Kimball in the No.83 Tresiba® Honda ended the day in ninth place and speaking following the day he commented by saying:
It’s always frustrating when you aren’t able to get a full day of track time here at IMS. We weren’t happy at the end of the day yesterday with the car in traffic, so we were hoping to work on that today but with the windy conditions we weren’t able to do that. We think we found the direction we need to go with the No. 83 Tresiba Honda, but until we can run in traffic in conditions where I can feel the changes we’ve made to the car, the risk just isn’t worth the reward.