Tony Kanaan in the No.10 NTT DATA Chevrolet endured a tough qualifying for today’s Honda Indy Toronto, while his team mate Scott Dixon starts the race from pole position, the Brazilian starts the race from 12th place just ahead of AJ Foyt Racing’s Jack Hawksworth.
Speaking following the session he commented by saying:
That isn’t where we wanted to end up today in qualifying. We had a much better car in the No. 10 NTT Data Chevrolet, but we were just struggling with understeer for most of that second round. The guys are going to change the engine tonight and get it ready to go for tomorrow’s warm-up. I think the race tomorrow is going to be an interesting one for sure, but we’ll get it right and hopefully make our move up to the front quickly.
Max Chilton in the No.8 Gallagher Chevrolet will start the race from 14th place and speaking following the session the former F1 driver commented by saying:
I’m happy with the job I did and the rest of the team did, because I think I was the only rookie that hadn’t been on this track. To me this is the hardest race track I’ve ever driven to learn. There’s just zero grip on that concrete and it’s pretty tight and unforgiving. I think that was a decent job. We missed out on advancing by a tenth, but we’ve made huge progress throughout the weekend and I’m pretty happy with that.
Charlie Kimball in the No.83 NovoNordisk Chevrolet will start the race from 17th place just ahead of Andretti Autosport’s Ryan Hunter Reay in the No.28 DHL Honda in 18th place and speaking following the session, Kimball commented by saying:
I’m a little disappointed with that result, but I’m really proud of the Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing guys and the work they did last night on the car after I made contact with the wall in the last practice session. The No. 83 Novo Nordisk Chevrolet was great this morning, but I just seemed to miss it a little bit on qualifying trying to get the grip and lap time out of those alternate Firestones. I know we’ve got good tires and a great car tomorrow, now we just need to put together a good strategy to get up front.