Carlos Munoz was the leading Andretti Autosport driver in qualifying for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach as he will start Sunday’s race from 10th place on the grid alongside team mate Ryan Hunter Reay and speaking following the session he commented by saying:
I have kind of a two-way feeling. I’m disappointed. It was an okay qualifying, especially after Practice 3. We were really good in Qualifying Round 1, we were the second fastest car and everyone was really close with each other. I think we will go to the maximum of what we had and see what will happen. It is a long race tomorrow and anything could happen from P10, so we’ll see where we end up.
Ryan Hunter Reay commented after qualifying in 11th place by saying;
It was a disappointing day. Our worst qualifying at Long Beach before today was fourth, so to come out of here starting 11th is mind-boggling to say the least. We’ll have to go back and look at the data for the DHL Honda, see what we can do for tomorrow and hopefully have a good race. We could use some luck this weekend as well, just not like (we had) at Phoenix.
Alexander Rossi will start the race from 16th place and speaking following the session the California native commented by saying:
It’s disappointing to miss out on the top 12 by a couple hundredths (of a second). I’m going to lose some sleep over that tonight. I think the Castrol Edge/ Curb car is a lot better than we had at St. Pete. We made steps forward and we will have to see what we can do in the race tomorrow. The car was the best it had been all weekend, so that was our opportunity to capitalize. Unfortunately, we were just one step behind. We’ll have to play a bit of catch up in the warm-up tomorrow morning and hopefully have a good race tomorrow afternoon.
Marco Andretti will start the race from the final row in 21st place and speaking following the session he stated:
On what would have been our ultimate lap we were held up by another car. We were too loose anyway, so we were battling with the balance. Had we not been held up, I think we would’ve been a little better off. Just not a good enough. Tomorrow we will have to go off strategy and make something happen to get the United Fiber & Data/ Snapple car up front.