Defending NTT IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon driving the No.9 PNC Bank Honda for Chip Ganassi Racing said that the traffic on day one of the 2019 season at the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg was horrendous.
Speaking following the day’s action he said:
The car has been OK to start. We just had a lot of traffic out there with the PNC Bank car. Traffic was just horrendous out there for one reason or another. We have some balance things we can work on to improve, but it’s definitely a top-three car as of right now.
Felix Rosenqvist in the No.10 NTT DATA Honda had a great start to the day as he led the opening session of the day and speaking following the day’s action he said:
“I think it was a really good first day in the NTT DATA car. The car felt good from the start. Everything is working smoothly. We’re just trying to get into the flow of it altogether. I was on the Firestone alternate tires this afternoon for the first time, and I learned a lot after screwing up a few laps. I think there is a lot more in the car and I’m excited for tomorrow.”