Dale Coyne Racing’s Esteban Gutierrez in the No.18 Unifin Honda believes that he will need a stable car for the upcoming Honda Indy Toronto this weekend as the Verizon IndyCar Series heads out of the US for the only time this season.
Gutierrez who is filling in for the injured Sebastien Bourdais as the Frenchman continues to recover from the multiple fractures his sustained during qualifying for the Indianapolis 500 in May finished his first ever oval race last weekend in the Iowa Corn 300 at the Iowa Speedway in 13th place commented by saying:
It’s been an incredible challenge so far to jump from a street course, to a road course to a short oval and now back to a street course. Three different types of racing in a very short period of time, but it’s been very fun. Now for Toronto, I don’t know a lot about the track as I’ve never been there before but I’ve been told that it’s very bumpy! It will be important to have a stable car over the bumps, so hopefully we can find a good set up. I think with the experience I’ve gained so far, knowing the car better, every race, every step I am getting more and more confident and gaining more knowledge in what the car is doing in every situation so I hope I can use that experience to move forward and as a team that we can bring a good package to be competitive.
Ed Jones is looking forward to the race in Toronto saying:
Toronto is one of my favorite races on the calendar even if I didn’t do that great there in Indy Lights. It’s a difficult track and very bumpy. It’s also very technical and tight in some sections so all that combined makes it very tricky but I can’t wait to get on track. It will be interesting to see how I get on after struggling at Detroit, but we were good at St. Petersburg and Long Beach. I’m hoping my foot will be better when we get there because there is much more braking than this last weekend in Iowa, but it should be alright. I’ll be resting it up this week.