Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon in the No.9 NTT DATA Honda was not particularly happy with how day 2 of practice went for him at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Tuesday. The Iceman ended the day with the 13th fastest speed overall and speaking following his run he commented by saying:
I think all in all, we weren’t really happy with the car in these conditions today, to be honest. We were mainly focusing in on racing running, but we still have some work to do with the rear of the car. It’s just not where we want it to be so we’re going to focus in on that and try and make it better for the No. 9 team tomorrow.
Dixon’s team mate Tony Kanaan in the No.10 NTT DATA Honda ended the day in 17th place and speaking following his time in the car where he completed 49 laps, the Brazilian commented by saying:
The conditions were pretty windy today, so we spent a lot of time watching how the No. 10 NTT Data Honda reacted to less than ideal conditions. For the most part, we worked on race setup during the session and obviously didn’t get the speeds we were hoping for today. Even though we weren’t where we wanted to be at the end of the session, I think we got a lot out of today’s practice in terms of data and direction for tomorrow.
Charlie Kimball in the No.83 Tresiba® Honda ended the day in 19th place and speaking following his time in the car he stated:
Overall another decent day of work for the 83 crew. We ran a couple of sets of new tires and we ran a little bit in traffic. I’m definitely happier with the car working toward qualifying trim on our own as we trim downforce out of it. The car feels pretty good there. I think we found some things that definitely stabilized and worked on some of the problems I was having last night. I feel good about those improvements. We still have a little ways to go in traffic – we just can’t run as close to the other cars as we need to be to be able to run up front and pass when we need to.
Max Chilton in the No.8 Gallagher Honda who is preparing for his second Indianapolis 500 ended the day in 23rd place and speaking after completing 75 laps, Chilton commented by saying:
I think we’re all struggling a bit with the package today for some reason. We didn’t change anything from yesterday. Now we are starting to change everything to find something that works. We’re making changes, going out, coming back in, and so on. It just goes to show you that every day is different, and what challenges the speedway presents each time around. Sometimes the car just doesn’t feel right around here, but you have to just keep going to figure it out and find out what the problem is with the car. No one seemed to be really fast today and maybe that is because of the heat, but we’ll keep moving forward toward tomorrow with the Gallagher car.