Reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion and Honda Indy Toronto pole sitter was disappointed with how his race panned out. The New Zealander made a cracking start and built up a great lead however his second win of the season will have to wait as the cautions came out at the wrong time.
Speaking following the race he commented by saying:
Obviously not the result that we wanted today for Team Target after starting on pole and leading all those laps in the first few stints. It was looking like it was going to be our race all afternoon but the timing of how everything worked out just took it away from us. It was just about as frustrating of a race as you can have.”
Tony Kanaan in the No.10 NTT DATA Chevrolet had a fantastic race. The Brazilian started the race from just outside the top ten in 12th place but was unable to catch James Hinchcliffe for a podium finish and came home in fourth place and speaking following the race he commented by saying:
I think we had something for (James) Hinchcliffe. For sure, I think they had to save fuel and I didn’t. It was a risky move for us but it worked out. Big props to Todd (Malloy, lead engineer), Barry (Wanser, strategist) and my NTT Data guys. We’re getting there… we’re getting closer and closer every weekend.
Charlie Kimball in the No.83 NovoNordisk Chevrolet had a great race, starting from 17th place he came through the field to finish in 11th place. Speaking following the race he commented by saying:
Overall just a really great day for the No. 83 car. The result wasn’t what we wanted, being outside the top 10. I think with the opportunity we definitely had a top five car today. I feel really good about the guys on pit lane. The second stop under yellow we made up a couple spots and we never gave them back. It was unfortunate the yellow came out when it did but we’ll take the points and move on to Mid-Ohio, I’ve got a pretty good record there and I’m looking forward to it. Honestly the fans were great here all weekend and it’s such a pleasure coming up to Toronto each year for the (race). I think it’s definitely one of the highlights and is rapidly becoming one of my favorite stops on the series.
Max Chilton in the No.8 Gallagher Chevrolet had a tough day. The Englishman started the race from 14th place and came home in 18th and speaking following the race he commented by saying:
It was a challenging day for the Gallagher team. I felt our speed in the second half of the stint was in about the top six out there. It was frustrating because when the time counted I just couldn’t get the tires to come in. And that in turn was part of the reason I had the accident later on when I couldn’t get the fronts to turn. Luckily the guys did a great job in changing the front wing quickly and they kept us on the lead lap. Frustrating day but it was good to finally get the track time and some experience here on this circuit as most all other drivers had been here previously.