Ed Carpenter Racing endured a tough qualifying session for their home race, the IndyCar Grand Prix on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course.
Spencer Pigot driving the No.20 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka Chevrolet for the last time until next months Belle Isle Grand Prix in Detroit will start the Indy Grand Prix from 16th place on the grid and speaking following the session he stated:
It is frustrating not to have qualified higher up based on how well everything went earlier today. We will just have to go back to see where we can improve and have a better day tomorrow.
Pigot’s team mate JR Hildebrand in the No.21 Preferred Freezer Services Chevrolet will start the race from the back row of the grid in 21st place alongside Takuma Sato and speaking following the session he commented by saying:
In the end, a frustrating session, we had a balance in the car that was maybe going to be tricky, but it was where we were trying to get to all day. I feel like we made some progress with the setup in terms of finding different things. Our qualifying session was a cluster. We got backed up on our first timed lap, a lap didn’t end up being worth anything. Then, I got a drive thorough for exiting in front of someone else. I found a clear lap at the end, but at that stage the reds were past their prime. It was frustrating to have that kind of a session and to start where we are tomorrow. Indy is definitely a place to pass – guys have come from the back before, so we’ll have to do something similar tomorrow.