Five time NTT IndyCar Series champion and current points leader Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Chip Ganassi Racing Honda says that Saturday’s GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course will be interesting as a number of drivers aren’t where they normally would be starting from.
Speaking following the session after setting a time of 01:10.1990s which will see him start seventh Dixon said:
We went through a bit of an aero experiment. We tried some different things up and down on downforce between the black and red tire runs. I don’t think we nailed it maybe as best as we could have, but on the red tires we were pretty good. We were definitely pretty close, though, with the PNC Bank car, and maybe some of the guys we didn’t think would have been up there ended up being up there to challenge. It will make for an interesting race tomorrow, for sure.”
Felix Rosenqvist in the No.10 NTT DATA Honda starts the race from ninth place with a time of 01:10.2310s. Speaking following the session the Swede said:
P9 is not terrible, but not great, obviously, and not where we were looking to be. I thought the car felt good, but it wasn’t so quick, which is always a bit perplexing. So, we will have to go back and just look where we lost time. I felt like I should’ve put a good lap there in the end, and that was only good for P9. It’s a long race tomorrow, so we have any chance to have a good result in the NTT DATA Honda.
Marcus Ericsson in the No.8 Huski Chocolate Honda starts the race from 14th place with a time of 01:10.6287s and speaking following the session he said:
Obviously a bit disappointing to just miss out on advancing in qualifying. I think we had a really good car and finished P3 in practice today. In qualifying, the car was really good, as well, but as you know in qualifying and every session, it’s just extremely tight here in INDYCAR. We just missed out, though, and we think there was a bit more there. I think we have a good Huski Chocolate Honda for the race tomorrow.
The GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course is live on NBCSN at noon ET and 5PM in Ireland and the UK on Sky Sports F1HD.