Chip Ganassi is feeling optimistic about his teams chances in tomorrow’s Verizon IndyCar Series season opening Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg.

Speaking during practice on Saturday morning, Ganassi said that traditionally his team have a slow start to the year and than pick up however he doesn’t see that happening this season as reigning series champion Scott Dixon has been right on the pace from the opening day where he ended up with the second fastest time overall.

Speaking about his decision to sign former F1 driver Max Chilton to race for him in 2016 he said that Chilton impressed him during his half season in the Indy Lights Series in 2015 and he knew with his F1 experience he would be a good addition to the team.

Scott Dixon, Tony Kanaan, Charlie Kimball and Max Chilton head into this afternoon’s qualifying for the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg having finished practice in 10th, 13th, 17th and 20th respectively.

Dixon has yet to add victory at the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg to his incredibly impressive resume and the four time IndyCar Series champion will be hoping to challenge for the win on Sunday.

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