Defending NTT IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Honda for Chip Ganassi Racing said he was happy with the performance of his car following the opening day of practice for Sunday’s Honda Indy Toronto.
The Iceman lead the way in the opening session and speaking following the day of track activity he said:
“The PNC Bank car felt really good in both sessions. In the second practice, we tried something to help the rear end out, but, honestly, when we went for it on the red (Firestone alternate) tires we didn’t get one single, clear lap. The car is fast. The No. 15 car held us up once, then the No. 2 car a few times after that. I think we’re right there in the window and hope to be able to show speed tomorrow.”
Felix Rosenqvist in the No.10 NTT DATA Honda had a great afternoon session ending the day in second place and speaking following the session he said:
“I think the team brought a great set-up and a great car here to Toronto. We won here in Indy Lights twice in one weekend in 2016 and so I’ve always loved this layout. It’s cool having CESSNA with us this weekend as well. They’ve had a long history with Chip Ganassi Racing and it’s great to have them as co-primary with NTT DATA. We had a really strong start in Practice 1 and the car was even better in Practice 2. It’s always great having a teammate like Scott (Dixon) because there is such a wealth of knowledge on the No. 9 team. I hope we can keep things moving in the right direction for tomorrow, as qualifying is crucial here.”