Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud says that he is looking forward to racing at the Grand Prix of Boston when the Verizon IndyCar Series makes its debut around the streets of the Seapoint district from September 2-4.
The circuit is a temporary 2.25 mile layout looping around the Boston Exhibition and Convention centre. Pagenaud commented by saying:
The underground aspect is very unique, I mainly look forward to hearing the sound of the car as I drive under it. The layout is very fun and the track itself is in a fast-growing area with a great dynamic. I should be able to get good speed because the wide track, fast corners and smooth roads after all of the work (is completed) will most likely make this track one of the fastest tracks there is.
The Frenchman who drives the No.22 Avaya Team Penske Chevrolet went on to say:
The Verizon IndyCar Series is very excited for the potential that Boston brings as a whole, It is exciting to be able to reach out to another population in a great area and hopefully see its economy change for the better as a result of the race. I would really like to thank the city of Boston for this opportunity.
While in Boston, Pagenaud also went to see the Boston Bruins play the Toronto Maple Leafs in the NHL and speaking before the game he stated:
I’m very technical in my approach of any sport, I’m looking forward to seeing the reflexes of the players, how fast the game is, the tactic behind it and, obviously, artistically it’s pretty cool to watch.
The Bruins went on to win the game 3-2.