Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Marcus Ericsson driving the No.7 Arrow Electronics Honda has described his first NTT IndyCar Series podium as amazing.
The Swede picked up his and Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports first podium finish of the season in Sunday’s Detroit Grand Prix finishing second behind race winner Scott Dixon.
Speaking following the race he said:
It was amazing. My first podium since 2013, and you just have to thank the whole team at Arrow SPM. They work so hard all year and we had so much bad luck, and I’ve done mistakes when we’ve been looking really good. So to finally get a result like this and be on the podium, I think is a great reward for all of the hard work. Now I think we can build on this.
Ericsson’s team mate James Hinchcliffe in the No.5 Arrow Electronics Honda had a promising race and looked to be on for his first win of the season before an incident involving Josef Newgarden and Alexander Rossi on lap 33 caused the Mayor of HinchTown issues with Hinchcliffe being forced to retire from the the race due to a complete lose of power.
Speaking following the race Hinch said:
The Detroit weekend for the No. 5 Arrow car had promising pace but no result to show for it. Yesterday we kept our nose clean in the rain, but guys that made mistakes caught a lucky yellow, so that one was tough as well with some fast racing. Today we were legitimately running for the win. The Arrow car was solid. We got two guys in the first round of stops, got into the lead on our strategy in the second round of stops, and ultimately was taken out by a guy with not enough patience. I feel gutted for the guys who were legitimate contenders for the race. The podium was on the cards, and we really needed that right now… We needed a good result to boost us up. The pace is up. One of these days our luck is going to change, and we’ll find ourselves in the top step.”