Meyer Shank Racing’s Simon Pagenaud in the No.60 AutoNation Sirius XM Honda says that it is what it is when it comes to the track evolution. Now that I know what the car is like I wish the conditions wouldn’t change.
We will have to adapt and we will just have to keep up with the changing temperatures and how the tires respond to the cooler temperatures on the tarmac.
Pagenaud went on to say:
“A lot of it is how the tires will suit the track and how hot the track is. “When it’s colder, the tire doesn’t overheat and produces more grip for you. The downforce also works better. The worst cars tomorrow are going to get better, and it’s going to level up the field, basically. The fastest car is still going to be fast, but the margin will not be as much. You have to expect that.
“With the temperature change, we know what aerodynamical change we need to make on the front wing versus the rear wing. Simulation programs these days really help for these conditions. It’s amazing the technology that goes into it and how much we can trust it.”