Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Christian Lundgaard, driver of the No.30 LIVID Honda says that he feels that this weekend’s Honda Indy Toronto on the streets of Toronto will be a hard and physical race this year. Speaking to Paddock EYe during a Zoom conference call ahead of the race this weekend Lundgaard said:
Honestly, it’s a pretty good question. Sometimes I wish I knew that myself, and we all do because then we’d be better all the time.
I mean, right now I think it’s the simplicity in things and the approach that we take because, at the end of last year, when we started really performing well, there was times where we were basically just not changing the car, just trying to understand what we had.
There’s certainly been occasions this year where we just kind of left the car as it was, as we rolled off with trying to understand what we really had. It gives us a better understanding going into a following weekend and et cetera, which is also why.
Now that we’ve left two good weekends, I think we have a chance at Toronto. Also because we performed relatively good compared to the beginning of the season last year, when we went there last year. So I do think that we can do something good, but I think it’s all — for us right now, it’s all in the mentality and the way we approach things.
Lundgaard went on to say:
Yes and no. We get hustled around in the car for sure, but I do personally like the bumpy street circuits, even just bumpy tracks in general because it puts the driver to a test and it puts all the material to a test.
It’s a fun track in general. I really like the track. We’re relatively fast, so that makes it a lot more fun, but it is very challenging and it’s very physical, just because you get moved around and shuffled around so much in the car. That’s the one good thing about the race pace compared to qualifying pace because it does drop a bit.
I’m sure it will be a hard, physical race this year.