Arrow McLaren’s Alexander Rossi in the No.7 NTT DATA Chevrolet says that the Sonsio Grand Prix of Road America this weekend is the kind of race that can define a driver’s season.
Rossi heads into this weekend’s race off the back of a fifth place finish in Detroit.
”Road America is a place of great memories for me. Each race is a new challenge, a new opportunity, and this one is no exception. The repave has certainly changed the characteristics of the track, but we had a great test here last week and feel prepared for the weekend. This is the kind of race that can define a season, so we’re not taking anything lightly. We want to deliver a strong result for our team, our partners and, of course, the incredible fans who always show up to support us.”
Felix Roseqvist in the No.6 onsemi Chevrolet is excited to be heading back to Road America and has plenty of momentum going into the race following his third place finish in Detroit.
We’re excited to be back to the most beautiful track in North America: Road America. We had a test day there last week, so I hope that will give us a little bit of an edge over our competitors. The track is newly paved, so it’s different from the past. It seems to be a lot quicker with more grip, so it creates a different challenge, and maybe it will reset the field a little bit.”
Pato O’Ward in the No.5 Arrow McLaren Chevrolet is looking forward to the race this weekend following a solid teat here last week.
After testing at Road America last week, I really loved driving the track with its new repaved surface. It is really fast, as it should be, and I’m curious to see how it races with either high or low tire degradation.”
Arrow McLaren Race Director Gavin Ward said:
Racing at Road America is always one of the highlights of the season with great fans and a stunning race track. It’s a classic road course that rewards bravery and punishes mistakes. The track has been freshly repaved since last year, so changes in grip, tire behavior and bumps will all be things that teams need to adapt to. All three of our drivers are in the top 10 in the points, and we’re looking to move upwards with more solid results this weekend.”