Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Honda who goes into Friday’s Harvest Grand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course says the team should probably have gone something different on the balance of the car after the Iceman was caught out by the red flag brought out by Takuma Sato which sees him start the race from 12th and is now 71 points ahead of Josef Newgarden.
Speaking following the action Dixon said:
“I think for whatever reason the PNC Bank No. 9 car just wasn’t as strong on the black tires this morning. Once we went to the red tires, it got going quite a bit , and we got into the top four or five. That’s just the way it goes sometimes, I guess. We didn’t do anything wrong. Maybe we should have tried something different with balance, but at the end of the day we have to keep going. The fight will still be on until someone locks up the championship, so you have to keep digging deep and moving forward the best you can.”
Marcus Ericsson in the No.8 Huski Chocolate Honda starts the race from 15th place and speaking following the action the Swede said:
I’m pretty disappointed with today, to be honest. I think in practice today it was a bit challenging, and I didn’t get the feeling out of the car I wanted. It still felt like we had potential for qualifying, and it just didn’t happen. It’s not where we want to be or should be, but we’ll work hard to improve the car for tomorrow.”
Felix Rosenqvist in the No.10 NTT DATA Honda starts the race from seventh with a time of 01:09.8007s and speaking following the action he said:
I’m a bit disappointed I didn’t piece together my last lap in the NTT DATA car out there. We’ve been good in qualifying this year, but I just missed it this time and didn’t really nail it. I was just off the pole time, but P7 is roughly where we’ve been starting on the road courses, and we know we can win from there.