Team Penske’s Will Power driver of the No.12 Verizon 5G Chevrolet and three-time Honda Indy Toronto winner in 2007, 2010, and 2016 says it is going to be interesting to see how the Ganassi-Palou-Arrow McLaren SP contract situation plays out.
Speaking during a media conference call on Wednesday ahead of this weekend’s race in Canada, the Australian said:
I’ve heard rumors around the paddock of exactly what’s transpiring right now. Yeah, it’s kind of good for the series really to have a bit of action in the paddock. Yeah, obviously I don’t know the details of everything that has gone on there. Yeah, it’s going to be interesting to see how that whole things plays out.
Looking ahead to the race in Toronto this weekend and how he thinks the aeroscreen will affect the racing on the track, Power said:
“Yeah, it definitely changed the car a lot because it moves the weight further forward. But I’ve actually found at Toronto, as the weight has gone forward, it’s really helped. On those really slippery cement patches, the actual weight downforce matters, so you get more weight force on the front tires, and it actually helps turn the car. That was a big problem when the car had really rearward weight, that the front tires would not work over that cement. Obviously at some point, when you have high grip, that weight matters laterally. But the grip is so low that the lateral — the actual weight downforce is more than the actual lateral force. So, yeah, it’s interesting. To me it actually helped at that specific track, at Toronto.”