Arrow McLaren SP’s Pato O’Ward in the No.5 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet had a great practice session on Friday for the Detroit Grand Prix doubleheader as he ended the day in third place with the fastest time of 01:17.5143s and speaking following the action in which he completed 22 laps the Mexican commented saying:
“It’s been a solid start to the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix. I forgot how bumpy this place is but it’s got a lot of character. It’s fun and physical out there. It’s going to be hot in the race especially with the aeroscreen and it will be very interesting to see how the track evolves tomorrow with the tires. Especially as it’s been a little colder with this practice at the peak of track temperature. It will be good to see tomorrow what we’ve got but we’ve started off well and need to keep it that way!”
Felix Rosenqvist in the No.7 Vuse Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet was 14th with a time of 01:18.7542s and speaking following the action he commented saying:
“The No.7 Vuse Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet felt pretty good today. It was quite a messy run and there is only one practice this weekend, so every team was out on track trying to do laps. We didn’t get a lap on the reds at all but I think we have a good car and can fight at the front for qualifying. We just have to put it all together tomorrow!”
Arrow McLaren SP Team President Taylor Kiel commented saying:
“The Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix Belle Isle track is one the shortest street course we go to all year, there’s never a good gap on track. It’s always really busy, really messy, super bumpy; so it’s kind of just survival and finding a clean spot on track that gives you the best opportunity to put a lap together. We were able to do that with Pato, that’s why he’s up on the time charts; but he’s got a good car too. I think Felix is comfortable, I think he’s got a good car to work with. Tomorrow will be interesting with the qualifying format being a little different but we unloaded in the ball park which is huge here, so I’m looking for good things tomorrow.