Dale Coyne Racing with RWR Honda’s Pietro Fittipaldi says that he is happy to have finished his first Indianapolis 500 but was disappointed with where he ended up in 25th place and speaking following the action he said:
It wasn’t the finish we were looking for. We got caught out by the first yellow after our first stop. “We were making our way back up on the restarts and the #51 Nurtec ODT car was really racy. Every restart we made up two or three spots. We were running in the teens when we made the call to pit under the last yellow to then try and save fuel to only have one more stop to do, but it didn’t go our way. Had a yellow come out, it would have been great, and we would be looking at a different result. It just wasn’t our day.
“Overall, I’m really happy with my first experience at the Indy 500. The Dale Coyne Racing with RWR team has done a great job. I want to thank everyone for all their hard work