Andretti Autosport’s Carlos Munoz was the leading driver of Michael Andretti’s four cars on the opening day of track action ahead of this weekend’s Verizon IndyCar Series race on the streets of Toronto.
The Colombian ended the day inside the top ten in ninth place with a fastest time of 01:02.5644s and speaking following the action he commented by saying:
The second practice was way, for sure, better than the first. We still have work to do to be in the top six. For sure the track is much different than last year. It’s much harder for the drivers, especially in (Turn) 11 – we saw a lot of problems there. We’ll have to work overnight to see how we can improve. But it’s good to see a lot of fans here for Friday.
Marco Andretti in the No.27 Dr Pepper Honda was 15th fastest with a fastest time of 01:02.7384s and speaking following the session he commented by saying:
It was a pretty messy (afternoon) session as far as clean laps, there were a lot of red (flags). We need to find some friendlier front grip than what we’ve been finding for the Dr Pepper car. We were a little loose that session, so we need to calm down the behavior of how the front (of the car) works right now.
Ryan Hunter Reay in the No.28 DHL Honda ended the day in 19th place and speaking following the session he commented by saying:
We had a pretty good morning session. I thought we were pretty competitive, then this afternoon we never really got our rhythm going – interrupted by the red (flags). So overall we didn’t really get anything out of Practice 2, and will have to see what we can do tomorrow with the DHL Honda.
Alexander Rossi in the No.98 Castrol EDGE/Curb Honda ended the day just behind his team mate Hunter Reay in 20th place and speaking following the session he commented by saying:
This morning’s practice session was okay, I thought we made good progress. This afternoon (with the red flags) we got very limited running. I think we are okay, but at the moment we are not quite a top-10 car, so we need to work on that and hopefully tomorrow is a smoother day.