Four time Verizon IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Honda for Chip Ganassi Racing said he had fun working with the new aero kit on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course configuration on Friday.
The Iceman joined his fellow Verizon IndyCar Series drivers at the open test.
Speaking following his time in the car, Dixon said:
“I would say this is the closest to last year’s car in this configuration. “This car is where we were the most trimmed out with last year’s car. The actual downforce level is quite close. Obviously, the car and the characteristics of how it works on the aero side is a little bit different, but I’d say here and Watkins Glen is most similar in terms of downforce level.
Dixon who finished the season opening Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg in sixth place went on to say:
All in all, I think we made good gains for us in data and for direction and for when we come back. “Any time you can run, we’re learning a ton.
Dixon and the rest of the Verizon IndyCar Series drivers will be back on track at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway at the end of April as preparations for the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil get underway after next week’s test was postponed due to bad weather forecast in the Indianapolis area.