Schmidt Peterson Motorsports brought both their cars home in the top ten in the Kohler Grand Prix at the Road America circuit in Wisconsin on Sunday.
Robert Wickens in the No.6 Lucas Oil Honda started the race from fifth place and ran up in third place for a time before ending the race in fifth place and speaking following the race the Canadian commented by saying:
It was a tough one for us today. We had a great start… I think something happened to Will [Power] so we moved up there. I made a move on [Alexander] Rossi in Turn 5, and suddenly I was P3. I thought it was all happy days from there, but Alex got back on the inside of me in Turn 6 — I gave him space, he pushed me off, and I fell back to sixth. It was kind of a struggle from there. We had a great car, but we didn’t have the track position to make a three-stop strategy work; there was no real flexibility on the strategy side. Everyone was pitting on the same laps, so in terms of trying to do something clever… I did see Scott [Dixon] was able to jump all of us there, so hats off to him, he deserved it. I think all things considered today, fifth place is a decent day. We struggled with a few things, so to come home fifth was good. We wanted the Lucas Oil car to be on the podium, but it wasn’t our day today. If we keep on hammering these top fives, eventually we’ll start having things go our way.
James Hinchcliffe in the No.5 Arrow Electronic Honda started the race from 16th place and ran as high as eighth before finishing the event in 10th place and speaking following the race the Mayor