Alex Palou in the No.55 Guaranteed Rate Dale Coyne with Team Goh Honda will start his first street NTT IndyCar Series race on the Streets of St Pete on Sunday from 16th place on the grid following qualifying for the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg in Florida.
Speaking after setting a time of 01:01.1630s the Spaniard said:
“Practice this morning went really well but I think our result (3rd) was maybe a bit better than the actual pace of our Guaranteed Rate Honda. Qualifying was difficult because we didn’t really get the ultimate lap because of traffic and then the red flag at the end. “We were missing I think a tenth from making it into the next round. I’m a bit upset about that but we should be fine for the race tomorrow. The car is better than where we are starting and hopefully, we can finish in the top 10 again. I really like the St. Petersburg street course, it’s different from what I’m most used to and with limited practice time it makes it tough to learn the track and see the limits, but it’s been fun so far.m SealMaster
Santino Ferrucci in the No.18 Team SealMaster Honda starts the race from 18th and speaking following the action he commented saying:
t was a very interesting first day for the SealMaster Honda team. We have a better race car than a qualifying car. We’re struggling to break into the top 10. I’m struggling. I’ve been bouncing the car off the wall multiple times in both practice and qualifying. We’re not extracting the best out of the lap time. We’ve just got to tidy it up for tomorrow, and we’ll be fine.”