AJ Foyt Racing’s Jack Hawksworth in the No.41 ABC Supply Co Honda was extremely disappointed with his qualifying effort for the Honda Indy Toronto on Saturday. The Englishman will start Sunday’s race from 13th place on the grid after setting a fastest time of 01:00.6930s and speaking following the session he stated:
Really disappointing qualifying, a kick in the gut really. We were fast this morning and very quick on the blacks in qualifying but when we put the reds on, we picked up a bit too much understeer and missed out advancing by a fraction of a second. Disappointed but the ABC Supply Honda was strong on the blacks and has been strong all weekend. We’re starting in the middle of the pack so hopefully we can have a solid race. We look forward to tomorrow because we have a fast car.
Takuma Sato in the No.14 ABC Supply Co Honda also struggled in his qualifying session and will start the race from 20th place recording a qualifying time of 01:01.4012s and speaking following the session the Japanese driver commented by saying:
It was a disappointing result having had a strong practice session in the ABC Supply Honda yesterday. We seemed to struggle in practice this morning and now in qualifying. I don’t know why, we just couldn’t seem to get a good grip and good balance. We’re looking into the data now.