Santiago Ferrucci who will make his Verizon IndyCar Series debut this weekend at the Chevrolet Belle Isle Grand Prix presented by Lear.
The Connecticut native tested the No.19 Paysafe Honda for the first time earlier this week and speaking about the test he said:
I had a good test with the team at Putnam Park earlier this week, I enjoyed working with the engineers and mechanics. “I was very comfortable pretty much immediately. I completed a lot of laps throughout the day and practiced pit stops and hitting my marks. We also worked on fuel saving. I did the sim yesterday morning, learning the Detroit track. It was extraordinary. The track is incredibly bumpy and a little terrifying for that reason!
Ferrucci is very excited about making his debut in the Verizon IndyCar Series this weekend saying:
I’m very relaxed but also very excited coming into this weekend. I hope I can do well and really show my potential and what I can do. I just want to survive the weekend and have a good time.
Ferrucci will be able to draw from the experience of four time champion and team mate Sebastien Bourdais who is a former race winner here in Detroit.