Arrow McLaren Racing Director Gavin Ward says that the team had a solid start to the Children’s Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park, where Pato O’Ward in the No.5 Arrow McLaren Chevrolet finished the session in eighth place and, speaking following the action, Ward said:

“It was a pretty solid start to the weekend, from my perspective. A lot of the session was interrupted, and then at the end, there was a lot of traffic. It was a real classic INDYCAR session where we can’t just look at the timing sheet and determine how quick we were. We will work on a few things with the curb modification in Turns 7, 8 and 9. It’s been an evolution for some people, so we’re going to look at that section closely.”

Pato O’Ward commented saying:

“The car is in the window, and I’m happy with the balance. There are obviously a few changes that we have to make for it to be a little bit better, but we’re in a good spot to have a good day tomorrow and Sunday.”

Alexander Rossi ended the day in P11 with a time of 01:07.2483s and speaking following the action he commented saying:

“That’s a good start to the weekend. There were too many cars out there, honestly, but everyone is dealing with it. I feel like we have a great car to have a positive weekend and, hopefully, we can rebound from what’s been a difficult last two events.”

Felix Rosenqvist in the No.6 NTT DATA Chevrolet ended the day in 21st place with a time of 01:07.7901s and speaking following the action he commented saying:

“Not super happy with today. The traffic was an issue, but I don’t think we have a top-six car right now. There’s some stuff to work on, but I’m not too worried about it. We just have to get the balance a bit more in the window and we should be good.”

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