Carlin Racing’s Max Chilton in the No.59 Gallagher Chevrolet says he is really happy with how the teams progress has gone after he qualified for the IndyCar Grand Prix on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course in 16th place with a time of 01:10.2113s.
Speaking following the session, Chilton commented by saying:
Considering we’ve never been here before, and other teams who were testing here last month on the road course finished behind us, I’d say we’re doing OK. I really thought we had a little chance of scraping through to the top 12, especially with my last lap time, but it’s hot and windy out there, and I didn’t get a perfect lap with the No. 59 Gallagher Chevrolet. Unfortunately, I don’t think many people got a perfect lap, though, so everyone is going to be saying that they had a little bit left. Regardless, I’m really happy with the progress we made in such a short period of time.”
Charlie Kimball in the No.23 Fiasp Chevrolet endured a tough qualifying as he will start the race from 23rd place with a time of 01:10.7784s and speaking following the session he commented by saying:
We just missed the mark a little bit today. I was struggling with finding grip and balance and we just couldn’t get the lap times that we needed out of the No. 23 Fiasp Chevrolet to move onto the second round of qualifying. We definitely have some work to do tonight to get ready for the morning warmup and green flag, but we know what we need to do to get to where we need to be