Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Graham Rahal in the No.15 United Rentals Hond will make his 252nd Honda-powered NTT INDYCAR SERIES race start on the streets of Toronto later today.
Rahal will start the Honda Indy Toronto, round ten of the 2023 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season, from 27th place on the grid. Rahal made his NTT INDYCAR SERIES debut in the Honda Grand Prix of St Petersburg on April 6, 2008, and took victory in the race and was the youngest race winner in INDYCAR SERIES history.
Graham Rahal made his debut in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES with Newman Haas Lanigan Racing, and since that first race win, Rahal has taken a total of six race wins.
Speaking following qualifying for the Honda Indy Toronto, Rahal said:
I just made two mistakes in Turn 7 on power down. The second time, I short-shifted up and she felt hooked up and just gave up. Ultimately, I don’t know if we could have made it when we went back out after the first spin. It depends on how much quicker the track was getting. I’m not sure we had a .74 in it but it’s slippery out there. Visibility was actually pretty good. I thought everything with the aero screen was much improved. But I’m certainly disappointed in the end result. It should’ve been a better result than that.
“Well, it’s (wet conditions) a major challenge for everybody ultimately. Starting at the front of the pit lane, I thought it was going to be a good advantage and it was. It was obviously up until the time of our first half spin, we were P2. But obviously, it derailed the whole session. I’m disappointed for United Rentals and will try to get some feedback to Christian and see what he can come up with and see if he can improve. It’s obviously done raining now so it should dry up and get pretty interesting here at the end.”