Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Graham Rahal in the No.15 United Rentals Honda, Takuma Sato in the No.30 Panasonic People Ready Honda and Santino Ferrucci in the No.45 Hy-Vee Honda gained valuable knowledge in the final practice session ahead of Carb Day and the final two-hour practice ahead of Sunday’s 105th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge.
Defending Indianapolis 500 winner Takuma Sato set the sixth-fastest time in Sunday evenings practice with a speed of 224.430MPH and speaking following the action he said:
We made a lot of group runs in the final practice before Carb Day, which is good but I think it was the hottest day of any practice session so we had to put in more downforce. We checked quite a few items and I think it was productive. I need to see the data again and then we will put everything together that was positive to check on Carb Day. At least it was a good, productive day again
Santino Ferrucci in the No.45 Hy-Vee Honda ended the day in 17th place with a speed of 223.055MPH and speaking following the action he said;
It was a fun day for the Hy-Vee Honda team. There is a lot of work to be done on the setup for race trim and we’re getting closer. We went back to the pad to make another adjustment. It’s all about taking baby steps. It’s really hard to pass, especially in the train and we just want to be there and be close enough in the tow that if someone makes a mistake, we can definitely capitalize and have a good car at the start of the race. We have a little bit more engineering to do for Friday’s Carb Day and we’ll be good to go on Sunday.”