AJ Foyt Racing endured a mixed day of qualifying for the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season opening Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg.
Carlos Munoz in the No.14 ABC Supply Co Chevrolet will start the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg from 11th place after setting a time of 01:01.7399s and speaking following the session, the Colombian commented by saying:
We were better in qualifying than practice. I think in Segment 2 we could have been better but between the runs, we tried some things that didn’t work like we expected. Our goal was to be in the top 10 but we missed by one spot. It’s still a good position to start here. We have to work to make the car more consistent throughout the race. So we’ll see what happens tomorrow.
It was a very disappointing session for Conor Daly in the No.4 ABC Supply Co. Chevrolet as he will start the race from 20th place after setting a time of 01:02.2030s and speaking following the session, Daly commented by saying:
It was a bit strange with the way the red flag came out. I think we started to push a little bit too early on our only set of (Firestone) reds. We’re really struggling to stop the car. These new brakes are treating me very unkindly. Stopping the car has always been a strength of mine, the brake zones are where I can brake deep and now I can’t brake deep enough. For some reason the car won’t stop and we’ve got to get that fixed so we can actually compete.
(Video courtesy of the Verizon IndyCar Series via youtube.com)