The Firestone 600 is over for another year, however for the Verizon IndyCar Series the show must go on. The teams and drivers head to New York next weekend for the IndyCar Grand Prix at the Glen.
The series returns to the Glen for the first time since 2010 with the Watkins Glen International circuit taking over from Boston who were meant to host a race in 2015.
The surface at the Glen has been repaved and the Verizon IndyCar Series conducted a test there a couple of weeks ago. It gave tire supply Firestone the opportunity to evaluate compounds that they intend to use over the course of the race weekend.
Speaking during an interview with Paddock Eye on Friday. Cara Adams, chief engineer and manager of race tire development with Firestone Racing spoke about the tire choices they have made for the race at Watkins Glen saying:
We had some really fantastic feedback from some of the drivers on Watkins Glen, they really liked the compound construction we brought. With the track being entirely repaved it has a very good amount of grip so we went to the test prepared with compounds and constructions for this increased amount of grip, so we are happy with the race tyre we’ve selected, so we’re excited for next week.