Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports James Hinchcliffe in the No.5 Arrow Electronics Honda who led the way in the second practice ahead of Sunday’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park.
The Canadian who set a fastest time of 01:08.4999s commented saying:
“Everything on the No. 5 Arrow car has been working well so far. It’s crazy – we’ve seen it all year, the amount of red flags we’re having in sessions; I think it’s just a function of everyone trying to push for those last few hundredths and thousandths (of a second) because it’s so competitive right now. Honda did a great job – I think they locked out the top six there, which is great. For us, it’s always interesting in Practice 2 with the reds (Firestone alternate tires). I don’t think a lot of people got out of the reds what they were expecting, ourselves included. I don’t think we’ve ever been P1 in a session and been so unhappy with the balance if I’m totally honest.”
Marcus Ericsson in the No.7 Arrow Electronics Honda was 14th fastest and speaking following the day’s action he said:
“It’s a really cool track. First time here for me, obviously, but really enjoying it; it’s a lot of fun to drive. I think for us, we’ve done a good job with the Arrow car. (My teammate) James (Hinchcliffe) showed in both sessions that we can be really fast around here, so that’s really positive. For my side, I’m still building up to it, getting a hang of the track – it’s a difficult one; I’m sure by tomorrow we’ll be there. We have a bit of homework to do tonight to catch up, but then we should be right up there tomorrow.”