Dale Coyne with Vasser Sullivan Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais in the No.18 Team SealMaster Honda ended the opening day of track action at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin Texas in 10th place with a fastest time of 01:48.4585s and speaking following the action the Frenchman said:
The No. 18 SealMaster Honda was not too bad this afternoon compared to the opposition. That’s really all you can ask. It’s gotten hot and the grip kind of went away, so it’s tricky. We are P8 (position eight) on blacks (Firestone primary tires) and P10 on reds (alternate tires). Not where we want to be, but not dramatic. I think there are a couple of things we can polish and hopefully do a bit better. The Honda engine is still very fresh, so we didn’t really run it at full power. I am hopeful that we can sneak well inside the top 10 in qualifying. If we can do that, I will be pretty happy. We’ll see what happens.”
Santino Ferrucci in the No.19 David Yurman Honda ended the day in 22nd place with a fastest time of 01:49.2512s and speaking following the action he said:
It was a long learning day. The track is really different from the test. We have a lot of work to do tonight going into qualifying tomorrow. I have a lot of confidence in our No. 19 David Yurman crew that we’ll sort everything out. We’ll see what we can do.