Andretti Autosport’s Romain Grosjean in the No.28 DHL Honda was joined at his Indianapolis Motor Speedway Rookie Orientation Programme test by 2016 Indianapolis 500 polesitter James Hinchcliffe and team owner Michael Andretti.
Andretti spoke to Grosjean about the Speedway oval saying:
Take your time, trust your butt and respect the place. “If you lose respect for this place …”
Romain Grosjean commented saying:
It’s funny. “I wasn’t that fast, but the lap was still 200 mph, which is fast, but it doesn’t feel like it. It feels smooth, and it flows. You can imagine during the race how can I plan (a pass), how can I get the momentum going.
“Qualifying? Yes, for sure it must be … pretty something.”