Dale Coyne Racing’s Verizon IndyCar Series rookie Pietro Fittipaldi in the No.19 PaySafe Honda made an impressive start to his opening race weekend for the Plaintiff based outfit. Fittipaldi, the grandson of two time Indianapolis 500 winner Emerson was fastest for a time on track at ISM Raceway on Friday evening setting a 184.548MPH.
The Brazilian will start his first Verizon IndyCar Series race from 10th on the grid after the cars ahead of him in the order were able to improve.
Speaking following the session, Fittipaldi commented by saying:
It was great. A first top ten in my first IndyCar qualifying, I’m happy with that. “The car felt really good. The engineers did a great job giving me a good car for qualifying. Practice was a lot different than when we tested here in February. The track is a lot hotter and the Paysafe car is moving around a lot more but overall it felt good, I felt confident. The Dale Coyne team has done a great job in getting me up to speed. I’m doing my best and trying to learn as much as I can. I’m really happy overall with everything.”